Crystek Corp. has released its model CVS575S-500, a 500 MHz voltage-controlled SAW (surface acoustic wave) oscillator, or VCSO. SAW crystal technology provides low-noise and low-jitter performance with true sinewave output.

The lead-free, RoHS-compliant CVS575S-500 is offered in a 5 x 7.5 x 2.5 mm SMD package. Phase noise is excellent at -135 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. The oscillator has no sub-harmonic, and the second harmonic is typically -14 dBc. The CVS575S-500 operates from -20° to +70°C from a +3.3 V power supply.

Applications for the CVS575S-500 VCSO include frequency translation, test and measurement, avionics, point-to-point radios, and multi-point radios.