Microwave Journal

Crystek Announces New Hermetically Sealed VCO

August 5, 2011

Crystek's CVCOT8BE-0800-1600 TO-8 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 800 to 1600 MHz and provides high-performance frequency control in harsh, demanding environments. These VCOs feature a typical phase noise of -92 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and excellent linearity. Tuning sensitivity is rated at 79 MHz/V. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 20.0 MHz and 4.0 MHz/V, respectively; second harmonic suppression is -10 dBc typical.

The CVCOT8BE line features a full-functioning VCO in a rugged, hermetically sealed TO-8 package to protect the VCO from moisture, contaminants and other elements. The metal-can construction features gold plated pins with no internal wire bonds for enhanced signal integrity.

Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the CVCOT8BE-0800-1600 VCO features a control voltage range of 0V~20V with an input voltage of 15V. Maximum current consumption is 20 mA and output power is +10 dBm. Crystek’s TO-8 VCO line has an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C.