Crysteks CRO

CRO Generates 2950-MHz Signals

April 28, 2014
A surface-mount CRO provides stable output signals at 2950 MHz.

Designed for a stable output frequency of 2950 MHz, model CVCO55CC-2950-2950 is a voltage-controlled coaxial-resonator oscillator (CRO) that provides at least +5 dBm output power and typically +7 dBm output power at that frequency. It offers tuning sensitivity of 7 MHz/V across a tuning range of 0.5 to 4.5 VDC for use in such applications as phase-locked-loop (PLL) synthesizers. The phase noise offset 10 kHz from the carrier is typically -115 dBc/Hz while the phase noise offset 100 kHz from the carrier drops to -135 dBc/Hz. Harmonics are typically -15 dBc. The 50-Ω CRO, which typically draws 30 mA from a +8-VDC supply, features an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C. It is supplied in a surface-mount-device (SMD) package measuring 0.5 × 0.5 in. (12.7 × 12.7 mm).

Crystek Corp., 12730 Commonwealth Dr., Fort Meyers, FL 33913; (239) 561-3311, (800) 237-3061, FAX: (239) 561-1025

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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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