Z-Communications Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) model ZRO1833A1LF in L-band. The ZRO1833A1LF operates at 1832 to 1834 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 4.5 VDC. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -117 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 5 MHz/V.

The ZRO1833A1LF is designed to deliver a typical output power of 4.5 dBm at 5 VDC supply while drawing 25 mA (typical) over the temperature range of -40° to 85°C. This VCO features typical second harmonic suppression of -20 dBc and comes in Z-Comm's standard MINI-16-SM package measuring 0.5" x 0.5" x 0.22". It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements. The ZRO1833A1LF is also ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.

ZRO1833A1LF is well suited for satellite communication and fixed wireless applications that require ultra low phase noise performance.