VCO features 2nd harmonic suppression of -30 dBc.

Press Release Summary:

Operating from 3,220-3,580 MHz with tuning voltage of 0.5-3 Vdc, S-band Model SMV3400A-LF features typical phase noise of -80 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and typical tuning sensitivity of 230 MHz/V. Unit delivers typical output power of 5 dBm at 3.3 Vdc supply while drawing 16 mA over temperature range of -30 to 85ºC. Housed in SUB MINI-L package measuring 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.08 in., VCO is suited for satellite communications applications.

Original Press Release:

S-Band VCO: SMV3400A-LF - Excellent Harmonic Suppression

SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2008: Z-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator) model SMV3400A-LF in S-band. The SMV3400A-LF operates from 3220-3580 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0.5-3 Vdc. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -80 dBc/Hz @10KHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 230 MHz/V.

The SMV3400A-LF is designed to deliver a typical output power of 5 dBm at 3.3V DC supply while drawing only 16 mA (typical) over the temperature range of -30º to 85ºC. This VCO features excellent typical 2nd harmonic suppression of -30 dBc and comes in Z-Comm's industry SUB MINI-L package measuring only 0.3 in. x 0.3 in. x 0.08 in. It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements. The SMV3400A-LF is also ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.

SMV3400A-LF is well suited for satellite communication applications that require superior 2nd harmonic suppression and 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 sales department via e-mail at or call us at 858-621-2700 or visit our website at

Part Number: SMV3400A-LF

Delivery: Stock-4 weeks

Contact: Z-Communications, Inc.

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