Z-Comm Backhaul Radio VCO Exhibits Superior Phase Noise Performance
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
or any other VCO product from Z-Communications, please contact an Applications Engineer via e-mail
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.
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
or contact our sales department.