Crystek's CVCO55CC-3500-3700 VCO
(Voltage Controlled Oscillator) is designed to operate from 3500 MHz to
3700 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.1 V to 16 V. The VCO features
a typical phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz at 10KHz offset and has excellent
linearity. Output power is typically +5 dBm.
The model CVCO55CC-3500-3700 is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5- x
0.5-inch SMD package. Input voltage is 8 V, with a maximum current
consumption of 30 mA. Pulling and pushing are minimized to 2.5 MHz and
1.0 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is -20 dBc
The CVCO55CC-3500-3700 is ideal for use in applications such as digital
radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications
systems, and base stations.
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