Voltage Controlled Oscillators target radio applications.

Press Release Summary:

Integrated into phase lock loop using divide-by-2 output, Models MAOC-009871, MAOC-009872, and MAOC-010334 feature frequency ranges of 9.2-10.2, 11.0-11.8, and 8.4-9.25 GHz with phase noise of -113, -112, and -115 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset, respectively. Units are packaged in lead-free, 5 mm, 32-lead PQFN package and operate with case temperature at or below +85°C. Applications include point-to-point radio, point-to-multipoint radio, and communications systems.

Original Press Release:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New Additions to Family of Voltage Controlled Oscillators

VCOs Deliver Low Phase Noise, Wide Tuning Range, and Low Current Consumption

Lowell, MA, - M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today a new set of voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) for radio applications. The VCOs are ideal for point-to-point radio, point to multipoint radio, communications systems, and low phase noise applications. The InGaP HBT-based VCOs are easily integrated into a phase lock loop, using a divide-by-two output. The MAOC-009871, MAOC-009872, and MAOC-010334 meet the high performance requirements of high capacity digital radios by optimizing for low phase noise, wide tuning range, and low current consumption.

"The MAOC-009871, MAOC-009872, and MAOC-010334 are expansions to M/A-COM Tech's point-to-point VCO product family. Low phase noise and low DC power consumption are key product features that are beneficial for cellular backhaul radios," said Jack Redus, Product Manager. "The full product family consists of 15 standard product VCOs covering 5.7 to 14.2 GHz. Custom frequency ranges are available upon request."

Packaged in a lead-free 5mm, 32-lead PQFN package, the VCOs feature an integrated buffer amplifier and excellent temperature stability. The package also features low lead inductance and an excellent thermal path. Operating with case temperature at or below +85°C, the VCOs allows for a MTBF of 2,500,000 hours. With a 5.0 V bias supply, these VCOs operate between the 8.4 GHz to 11.8 GHz frequency band.
The table below outlines typical part number performance:
                                  MAOC-009871     MAOC-009872      MAOC-010334
Parameters Units Typ Typ Typ
Frequency GHz 9.2 - 10.2 11.0 - 11.8 8.4 - 9.25
Phase Noise (at 100 KHz Offset)
dBc/Hz -113 -112 -115
Output Power RF Port dBm 7 7 10
Output Power RF/2 Port dBm 6 5 3
Supply Current mA 185 165 168
Tuning Sensitivity @ RF Port GHz/V 0.18 0.19 0.14
Tuning Current Leakage µA 5 5 7

Production quantities and samples of MAOC-009871, MAOC-009872, and MAOC-010334 are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech website at: www.macomtech.com.


M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions for use in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave applications. Recognized for its broad portfolio of products, M/A-COM Tech serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. M/A-COM Tech builds on more than 60 years of experience designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


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