Z-Communications Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) model SMV0290A-LF in VHF-band. The SMV0290A-LF operates from 284 to 294 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0.3-3 VDC. This VCO features an excellent typical phase noise of -118 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 9 MHz/V.

The SMV0290A-LF is designed to deliver a typical output power of -1 dBm at 3.3 VDC supply while drawing only 17 mA (typical) over the temperature range of -40° to 85°C. This VCO comes in Z-Comm’s industry standard SUB-L package with low shield measuring only 0.3" x 0.3" x 0.08". It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements. The SMV0290A-LF is also ideal for automated surface-mount assembly and reflow. For more information, visit www.zcomm.com.