VCO Drops Phase Noise at 1050 MHz

Dec. 19, 2014
A low noise VCO tunes from 850 to 1050 MHz.

Developed for applications requiring excellent spectral purity, model V590ME09-LF is a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that tunes from 850 to 1050 MHz by means of 0.5 to 5.0 V. It delivers +5.5-dBm output power into a 50-Ω load with average tuning gain of 63 MHz/V/ The phase noise is controlled to a low -100 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from the carrier with second-harmonic suppression of -13 dBc, all the while drawing just 15 mA current from a +5-VDC supply. The RoHS-compliant VCO is designed for operating temperatures of -20 to +70°C and is supplied in the firm’s standard MINI-14S package measuring 0.5 × 0.5 × 0.22 in. The oscillator is available in tape-and-reel packaging for high-volume production.

Z-Communications, Inc., 14118 Stowe Dr., Ste. B, Poway, CA 92064; (858) 621-2700, FAX: (858) 486-1927

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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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