VCO: Low Powered V480MEM2-LF Features Excellent Phase Noise Performance


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Z-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) model V480MEM2-LF. The V480MEM2-LF operates at 445 to 480 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 2.5 Vdc. This high performance VCO features a spectrally clean signal of -113 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 25 MHz/V.

The V480MEM2-LF is designed to deliver 0 dBm of output power into a 50Ω load while operating off a 3.3 Vdc supply and drawing typically 12 mA of current. This low powered VCO operates over the industrial temperature range of -40 to 85ºC and features typical second harmonic suppression of -12 dBc. The low noise V480MEM2-LF comes in Z-Comm’s standard, low profile MINI-16M-L package measuring 0.5 in. x 0.5 in. x 0.13 in. It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements making it ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.

The V480MEM2-LF is well suited for UHF radios and portable satellite modem applications that require low phase noise performance.

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