Voltage controlled oscillator

Crystek’s CVCO55CCQ-3500-3500 VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 to 4.9 V. The VCO features a typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity, according to Crystek. Output power is typically +6 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the U.S., the model CVCO55CCQ-3500-3500 is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5- x 0.5-in (12.7- x 12.7-mm) SMD package. Input voltage is 5 V typical, with a typical current consumption of 27 mA. Pulling and pushing are minimized to 0.3 MHz and 0.1 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is -12 dBc typical. The CVCO55CCQ-3500-3500 is suitable for use in applications such as digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications systems, and base stations.

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