San Diego, CA — Z-Communications has announced an RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator), designated CRO0410A-LF, for the UHF band. The VCO operates over 390 to 430 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc. It features a typical phase noise of -117 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 17 MHz/V.
The CRO0410A-LF is designed to deliver a typical output power of -4 dBm at 5 Vdc supply while drawing 36 mA (typical) over the temperature range of -30 to 70 degrees Celsius. This VCO features typical 2nd harmonic suppression of -15 dBc and comes in the comapny's industry standard MINI-16 package measuring 1.27- x 1.27- x 0.56-cm (0.5 x 0.5 x 0.22 inches). It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements. The device is also ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.
CRO0410A-LF is well suited for base station and portable radio applications that require ultra low phase noise performance.
Additional specifications for this product and a data sheet can be found on-line.