Z-Communications now offers the RoHS compliant VCO model SMV4596L-LF for highly stable clock generators. The device covers 4595MHz to 4598MHz within a tuning voltage range of 0 to 2.5VDC. This low-cost VCO consumes typically less than 15mW of power while still providing phase noise performance of -81dBc/Hz @ 10kHz offset. This unparalleled VCO operates off a 2.8VDC supply while drawing just 5mA of current.
The device is created to deliver -1±2dBm of output power into a 50Ohm load while operating over the industrial temperature range of -40C to 85C. This exceptional VCO is further enhanced by its better than 1.1:1 linearity making it simpler for PLL designers to integrate into systems due to its consistent behaviour. The device features a typical second harmonic suppression of -25dBc and comes in the company's industry-standard SUB-L package measuring 0.3" x 0.3" x 0.08". It is offered in tape and reel packaging for production demands. The device is also excellent for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.
As well as high precision clocks, the device is also ideal for mobile test equipment applications where low power consumption and small size is critical.