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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
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:19 am
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
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
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.
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.
Hey 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
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!"
Engineers sit 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