Microwave Journal

Z-Comm's new VCO features linear tuning

September 5, 2014

Z-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) model V844ME36-LF. The V844ME36-LF operates at 4100 to 4300 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc and provides better than 1.1:1 tuning linearity. This high performance VCO features a spectrally clean signal of -110 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 93 MHz/V.

The V844ME36-LF is designed to deliver 3 dBm of output power into a 50 Ω load while operating off a 5 Vdc supply and drawing typically 15 mA of current. This low powered VCO operates over the extended commercial temperature range of -40 to 85º C. The V844ME36-LF features typical second harmonic suppression of -18 dBc and comes in Z-Comm's standard, low profile MINI-14S-L package measuring 0.5 x 0.5  x 0.13". It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements making it ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.

The V844ME36-LF is well suited for microwave radio links and satellite communication applications that require low phase noise performance. Additional specifications for this product can be found on-line at www.zcomm.com

For further information on this model or any other product from Z-Communications, Inc. please contact our Applications department via e-mail at applications@zcomm.com or call us at 858-621-2700.