Low-cost VCO offers high performance in a RoHS-compliant package - Embedded.com

Low-cost VCO offers high performance in a RoHS-compliant package

Z-Communications has developed the CLV1630A-LF voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) for demanding mobile communications systems. This RoHS compliant model utilizes patented design techniques to deliver a single-side-band (SSB) phase noise of -111 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz away from carrier with a second harmonic suppression better than -15 dBc. The VCO operates from a 5-Vdc supply and draws just 25 mA (typical) to generate frequencies between 1593 and 1654 MHz within 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc of the control voltage. This rugged device offers an average tuning sensitivity of 31 MHz/V and exhibits exceptional tuning linearity over the frequency band and over the extended operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.

The CLV1630A-LF comes in a standard MINI surface-mount RoHS-compliant package measuring 0.50 by 0.50 by 0.16 in. It's available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements, and sells for $24.95. For further information, visit the company's Web site at www.zcomm.com.

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