Z-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) model CRO3650B-LF. The CRO3650B-LF is guaranteed to cover 3600 to 3700 MHz within a tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc. This high performance VCO features a spectrally clean signal of -101 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 60 MHz/V.
The CRO3650B-LF is designed to deliver 3±3 dBm of output power into a 50Ω load while operating off a 5 Vdc supply and drawing typically 26 mA of current. This low noise VCO operates over the extended commercial temperature range of -40 to 85ºC. The CRO3650B-LF features typical second harmonic suppression of -20 dBc and comes in Z-Comm’s standard, MINI-16-SM package measuring 0.5 in. x 0.5 in. x 0.22 in. It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements making it ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.
The CRO3650B-LF is well suited for satellite communication systems and digital microwave radio equipment applications that require low phase noise performance.