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Post subject: VCO Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:06 am
Joined: Tue May 02,
2006 4:59 am
Does anyone have a good application for VCO design at ~2GHz ?
Post subject: Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:57 pm
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003
Post subject: Posted: Fri
Jan 04, 2008 11:27 am
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:07 pm
If you mean is there a good application for a VCO the smartass answer is yes: an oscillator
where the frequency is voltage controlled.
Did you mean "do we know of any design application notes to help
design these", then about the best source of articles I know of is by Ulrike Rohde.
If you google his name
then it should biff back some good papers he has written.
He now runs a US company making a wide range of
integrated assemblies for mixers amps and VCOs.
So he has found another good application for VCOs: making
money. All power to his elbow (as we say over here). I thought the days of successful microwave companies run by
excellent microwave engineers had long passed.
Post subject: Posted: Fri Jan
04, 2008 12:44 pm
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:19 am
Ohh, application NOTES!
I thought your VCO was so good people would create application just to use it.
More power to your thumb knukle I always say...here....in my cubicle...all alone....with my empty rfcafe
coffee cup...the sound of engineers laughing at me...
You could always try Skyworks for some app notes.
Post subject: Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:27 am
Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:07 pm
Location: London UK
The company I was trying to
remember is Synergy Microwave.
They have design app notes on their website at synergymwave.com.
Yendori: I should be so lucky. My colleagues laugh at me because one of them stole my RFCafe mug. How about that.
I knew the mugs were valuable but I never imagined someone would stoop to stealing one.
Post subject: Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:36 pm
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003
I understand about the coffee mug problem. The
thing is it's more than a coffee cup, it tells the world that "I know Kirt Blattenberger!"
in a circle in the lab while I tell stories about Kirt. I say his website has more links than grains of sand on
the beach and although he is only 5 feet tall he can squat 600lbs. Kirt is a very handsome man yet he still felt
it neccessary to PhotoShop out some blemishes on his home page picture. Kirt makes a mean glass of lemonade.
Then everybody takes a sip of non fat milk from the RFCafe mug and gets back to there Spectrum Analyzers with
envious, but satified grins on there faces.
Sorry Nubbage, I need a vacation