Low Phase Noise VCO targets digital radio applications.

Press Release Summary:

Operating at 2,875-2,950 MHz with tuning voltage of 1-18 Vdc, Model CRO2912A-LF features typical phase noise of -113 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset and typical tuning sensitivity of 9 MHz/V. RoHS-compliant unit delivers output power of 0.5 dBm at 8 Vdc supply while drawing 25 mA over temperature range of -40 to 85°C. Housed in 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.22 in. MINI-16-SM package, voltage controlled oscillator features typical second harmonic suppression of -15 dBc.

Original Press Release:

VCO: CRO2912A-LF Features Low Phase Noise

Z-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator) model CRO2912A-LF in S-band. The CRO2912A-LF operates at 2875-2950 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 1-18 Vdc. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -113 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 9 MHz/V.

The CRO2912A-LF is designed to deliver a typical output power of 0.5 dBm at 8 Vdc supply while drawing 25 mA (typical) over the temperature range of -40º to 85º C. This VCO features typical second harmonic suppression of -15 dBc and comes in Z-Comm's standard MINI-16-SM package measuring 0.5 in. x 0.5 in. x 0.22 in. It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements. The CRO2912A-LF is also ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.

CRO2912A-LF is well suited for digital radio applications that require ultra low phase noise performance. Additional specifications for this product can be found on-line at

For further information on this model or any other product from Z-Communications, Inc. please contact our Applications department via e-mail at applications@zcomm.com or call us at 858-621-2700.

Part Number: CRO2912A-LF

Delivery: Stock-4 weeks

Contact: Z-Communications, Inc.

Tel: 858-621-2700

Fax: 858-486-1927

Email Technical Support - mailto:applications@zcomm.com

Email Sales: mailto:sales@zcomm.com

URL: www.zcomm.com

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