VCO Cuts Phase Noise at 3650 MHz

Aug. 11, 2015
A low-noise VCO tunes to 3650 MHz and delivers +7 dBm output power in a compact, surface-mount package.

Model CVCO55CC-3650-3650 is a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) designed to operate at 3650 MHz with a control voltage range of +0.5 to +4.5 VDC. It delivers +7 dBm typical output power at that frequency with typical phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from the carrier. The VCO, which is suitable for use in digital radios and satellite-communications (satcom) systems, is supplied in an industry-standard 0.5 × 0.5 in. surface-mount package. Current consumption is typically 35 mA at a supply voltage of +8 VDC. Second-harmonic suppression is typically -15 dBc. Pulling and pushing are 1.0 MHz and 0.2 MHz/V, respectively.

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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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