Sub-Miniature VCO suits broadband transmission applications.

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RoHS-compliant, subminiature VCO SMV2165A-LF in S-band features typical phase noise of -90 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. From -40º to +85ºC, it has tuning sensitivity of 148 MHz/V typical and provides output power of 6 ± 3 dBm with 3.3 Vdc supply while drawing 16 mA typical. Unit is contained in SUB-L package measuring 0.30 x 0.30 x 0.08 in. and is suited for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.

Original Press Release:

Sub-Miniature VCO Boasts S-band Performance for Broadband Transmission

Featuring: Small Package, Ultra Low Phase Noise, Low Power Consumption, RoHS Complaint

SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2008: Z-Communications, Inc. announces the introduction of their new lead free, RoHS compliant sub miniature VCO (SMV2165A-LF) in S-band (2118-2218 MHz) featuring typical ultra low phase noise of -90dBc/Hz @10kHz offset. This design has a tuning sensitivity of 148 MHz/V (typ) and provides an output power of 6±3 dBm with 3.3Vdc supply while drawing only 16mA (typical) over the extended operating temperature range of -40º to 85ºC.

SMV2165A-LF comes in Z-COMM's industry standard SUB-L package measuring 0.30 in. x 0.30 in. x 0.08 in. This amazing VCO is ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow. This is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements. For further information on this model or any other VCO product from Z-Communications, Inc., please contact our sales department via e-mail at or call us at 858-621-2700 or you can visit our website at

About Z-Communications, Inc.
Z-Communications, Inc. is a pioneer in developing Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCO) and Phase Locked Loop (PLL) synthesizers for the commercial marketplace since 1987 and headquartered in 9939 Via Pasar, San Diego, CA 92126. With devoted customers, ZCommunications, Inc. serves wireless and communication industries by providing the most effective and competitively priced RF/microwave components, as well as custom component designed to meet customer specific needs. Our sophisticated automated manufacturing facility, located in the US at our headquarters in San Diego guarantees a high level of repeatability, reproducibility and control. For more information please visit us at or contact our sales department.

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