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VCO Tunes At 6 GHz

May 15, 2013
A 6-GHz VCO provides clean spectral purity and stability in a compact surface-mount housing.

Designed for operation at 6000 MHz, model CVCO33BE-6000-6000 is a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) from Crystek Corp. with control voltage range of 0.5 to 4.5 V. It delivers +5-dBm typical output power at 6 GHz, with typical phase noise of -85 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from the carrier. Second-harmonic levels are typically -20 dBc. The oscillator draws maximum current of 40 mA from a +5-VDC supply. Pulling and pushing are minimized to 8.0 MHz and 5.0 MHz/V, respectively. The VCO, which is well suited for applications in digital radios and satellite-communications (satcom) equipment, is supplied in a surface-mount package measuring just 0.5 x 0.5 in.

Crystek Corp., 12730 Commonwealth Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33913; (800) 237-3061, (239) 561-3311; FAX: (239) 561-1025; e-mail: [email protected], www.crystek.com.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

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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