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Z-Communications, Inc. Press Release - May 13, 2010

Z-Comm Backhaul Radio VCO Exhibits Superior Phase Noise Performance

Z-Communications, Inc.
ZRO2460B1LF phase noiseSan Diego, CA, May 13, 2010 --
A new remarkable low noise Voltage Controlled Oscillator from Z-Communications, Inc. (San Diego, CA) has been specially designed for the backhaul radio market. The ZRO2460B1LF is a technology breakthrough device featuring amazingly low phase noise with unmatched stability. This compact yet robust device operates from 2435-2485 MHz within a tuning voltage range of 1-10 Vdc.  The ZRO2460B1LF offers superior SSB spectral purity of -113 dBc/Hz, typically, at 10 kHz from the carrier while covering the bandwidth with an average tuning gain of 8 MHz/V.
Z-Comm ZRO2460B1LFThe ZRO2460B1LF utilizes voltage bias and temperature stabilization to further enhance the VCO's performance.  This rugged oscillator is designed to deliver a typical output power of 6 dBm into a 50W load while drawing only 30 mA, typically, from a 8Vdc supply.

The ZRO2460B1LF operates over the industrial temperature range of -40 to 85ºC and attenuates the second harmonic to better than -15dBc.  This low cost device is also heightened by its extremely low pushing and pulling specification.  ZRO2460B1LF pushes less than 0.7 MHz/V within a 5% change of the supply voltage and pulls less than 0.7 MHz with a 14 dB return loss, any phase.
This ZRO2460B1LF comes in Z-Communications' industry standard MINI-16-SM surface mount package measuring 0.50 in. x 0.50 in. x 0.22 in.   This exceptional VCO is ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow; it is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements.  For further information on the ZRO2460B1LF or any other VCO product from Z-Communications, please contact an Applications Engineer via e-mail at

 zro2460B1lf Specs

Part Number: ZRO2460B1LF
Delivery: Stock - 4 weeks
Contact: Z-Communications, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Tel: 858-621-2700
Fax: 858-621-2722
Email Technical Support –
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For further information on this model or any other product from Z-Communications, Inc. please contact our Applications department via e-mail at or call us at 858-621-2700.

RoHS logoAbout Z-Communications, Inc.

Z-Communications, Inc. is a pioneer in developing Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCO) and Phase Locked Loop (PLL) synthesizers for the commercial marketplace since 1987 and headquartered in 9939 Via Pasar, San Diego, CA 92126.

With devoted customers, Z-Communications, Inc. serves wireless and communication industries by providing the most effective and competitively priced RF/microwave components, as well as custom component designed to meet customer specific needs. Our sophisticated automated manufacturing facility, located in the US at our headquarters in San Diego guarantees a high level of repeatability, reproducibility and control. For more information please visit us at or contact our sales department.

Posted  5/18/2010

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