Tunable Oscillators Cover Multiple Bands

June 4, 2013
These novel tunable oscillators produce more than one frequency band, making it possible to reduce the number of oscillators required in multiple-band designs.

Visitors to the two IMS booths (Nos. 404 and 405) for Synergy Microwave Corp. will find that it is now possible to cover two frequency bands with one oscillator. The firm’s new line of reconfigurable concurrent oscillators (RCOs), as detailed in the Cover Feature of the May 2013 issue of Microwaves & RF, are capable of generating signals for different communications bands concurrently, available for use as needed. For example, a single RCO could serve multiple-frequency-band applications in wireless local area networks (WLANs), such as 2.40 to 2.50 GHz and 5.15 to 5.85 GHz, saving the cost of separate oscillators. Without sacrificing spectral performance, such as harmonic levels and phase noise, these new RCOs represent significantly reduced size and power consumption at the application level compared to separate voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), giving engineers a new starting strategy for many radio designs.

Editor's Note: For more show coverage, be sure to visit Microwaves & RF's IMS 2013 page.

About the Author

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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