Coaxial Resonator Oscillator Cuts Noise at 3.5 GHz

June 2, 2015
This compact coaxial resonator oscillator features low phase at a carrier frequency of 3500 MHz.

Model CVCO55CCQ-3500-3500 is a coaxial resonator oscillator designed for use at 3500 MHz. It operates on tuning voltages of +0.3 to +4.9 VDC with tuning sensitivity of 8 MHz/V, delivering +6 dBm output power that remains flat within ±2 dB. The oscillator features typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from the carrier and -135 dBc/Hz offset 100 kHz from the carrier. Second harmonics are no worse than –8 dBc. The oscillator draws 27 mA current from a supply voltage of +5 ±0.25 VDC and is built for an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C. It is supplied in a surface-mount housing measuring 0.50 × 0.50 in. (12.70 × 12.70 mm).  

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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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