VCO: Low Cost SMV1220A-LF Features High Performance Solution in a Compact Package


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Z-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator) model SMV1220A-LF in the L-band. The SMV1220A-LF operates from 1170 to 1270 MHz within a tuning voltage range of 0.8 to 4.2 Vdc. This remarkable VCO features phase noise performance of -100 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset and covers the frequency range with an average sensitivity of 75 MHz/V and 1.1:1 linearity.

The SMV1220A-LF is designed to deliver 3±3 dBm of output power into a 50Ω load while operating over the industrial temperature range of -40 to 85°C. This low cost VCO is further enhanced by saving precious energy. It consumes 20 mA of current while operating off a 5.0 Vdc supply. The SMV1220A-LF features a typical 2nd harmonic suppression of -10 dBc and comes in Z-Comm’s industry standard SUB-L package measuring 0.3 in. x 0.3 in. x 0.08 in. It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements. The SMV1220A-LF is also ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.

The SMV1220A-LF is well suited for microwave radio systems that require exceptional phase noise performance and have demanding size constraints.

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