VCO Features Low Phase Noise

Oct. 9, 2008
Z-Communications has introduced its model CLV1625A-LF RoHS-compliant voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) for L-band applications from 1510 to 1740 MHz. It exhibits low phase noise of -107 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from the carrier. The VCO, which delivers 0 ...
Z-Communications has introduced its model CLV1625A-LF RoHS-compliant voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) for L-band applications from 1510 to 1740 MHz. It exhibits low phase noise of -107 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from the carrier. The VCO, which delivers 0 dBm output power, tunes with voltages of 0.5 to 11.5 V and has typical tuning sensitivity of 28 MHz/V. It draws typical current of 28 mA from a +3.3-VDC supply. The oscillator maintains low second-harmonic content, at -15 dBc, and is supplied in a miniature package measuring jus 0.50 x 0.50 x 0.13 in. It is available in tape-and-reel packaging for use with automated assembly equipment in manufacturing.
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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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