Fort Myers, Fla. Challenged to develop a miniature voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) with comparable performance to larger packages, Crystek Crystals Corp. has launched its smallest VCO package. Measuring 0.25 x 0.25 x 0.079 in. (6.35 x 6.35 x 2.0 mm), the tiny CVCO25 oscillator provides excellent electrical performance, and generates frequencies from 100 MHz to 1 GHz. Higher frequency capability is under development.
The CVCO25 provides reliable performance in an operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C, which is suited to industrial environments. The CVC025 family offers a variety of power supply voltages including 3.0 V, 3.3 V and 5 V. Typical phase noise performance at 1 GHz is
-105 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset.
Applications include digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications systems, base stations, personal communications systems, portable radios and test instruments.
Pricing for the CVCO25 is $11.25 in quantities of 1,000. Parts are available through catalog distributor Mouser Electronics.
Call (800) 237-3061