3000 MHz VCO delivers high linearity

April 03, 2015 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
The CVCO55CC-3000-3000 voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) from Crystek operates at 3000 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V.

This VCO features a typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has excellent linearity. Typical output power is +7.0 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model CVCO55CC-3000-3000 is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5-i x 0.5-inch (1.27- x 1.27-cm) SMD package.

The device has an input voltage of 8.0 V, with a typical current consumption of 35 mA. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 1.0 MHz and 0.2 MHz/V, respectively, while second harmonic suppression is -15 dBc typical.