Low-Noise VCO Tunes 5685 to 5780 MHz

March 4, 2015
A low-noise VCO tunes from 5685 to 5780 MHz for applications in digital radios.

Model CVCO55CXT-5685-5780 is a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that tunes from 5685 to 5780 MHz by merit of a control voltage range of +0.3 to +4.7 VDC. The oscillator achieves typical phase noise of -102 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from the carrier with 0-dBm typical output power. Supplied in a 0.5 × 0.5 in. surface-mount SMD package, the VCO controls second-harmonic levels to typically -30 dBc and exhibits pulling of 0.5 MHz and pushing of 1.5 MHz/V. The source is well suited for wireless access, digital radios, satellite-communications (satcom) systems, and cellular base stations. Typical current consumption is 25 mA from a +5 VDC supply.

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

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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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