VHF-Band VCO Yields Low Phase Noise
Performing from 284 MHz to 294 MHz with a tuning voltage range from 0.30 VDC to 3 VDC, Z-Communications’ SMV0290A-LF VHF-band VCO exhibits a typical phase noise of -118 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz. The 0.30” × 0.30” × 0.08” SUB-L-packaged component delivers a typical output power of -1 dBm from a 3.30 VDC supply while drawing 17 mA (typ.) over a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. The tape and reel-packaged product illustrates a typical tuning sensitivity of 9 MHz/V in handheld radio applications, and is appropriate for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.