Electronic Design

Voltage-Controlled Oscillator Runs At 2745 To 2860 MHz

Crystek’s CVCO55CC-2745-2860 voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) operates from 2745 to 2860 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 ~ 4.5 V (see the figure). It features a typical phase noise of –106 dBc/Hz at 10-kHz offset and has excellent linearity, according to the company. Output power is typically +4 dBm. The CVCO55CC-2745-2860 comes in the industry-standard 0.5- by 0.5-in. surface-mount device (SMD) package.

Input voltage is 5 V, with a maximum current consumption of 35 mA. Pulling and pushing are minimized to 0.8 MHz and 1.3 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is –15 dBc typical. The CVCO55CC-2745-2860 is well suited for applications such as digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications systems, and base stations. Volume pricing will start at $18.46 each.

Crystek Corp.


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