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Z-Communications Intros New S-Band Miniaturized VCO

Z-Communications, Inc.

September 27, 2012 Press Release

-- VCO: V846ME24-LF Features Linear Tuning
Z-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) model V846ME24-LF in the S-band. The V846ME24-LF operates at 3100 to 3500 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 1 to 12 Vdc and provides better than 1.1:1 tuning linearity. This high performance VCO features a spectrally clean signal of -114 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 62 MHz/V.
V846ME24-LF Phase Noise - RF CafeThe V846ME24-LF is designed to deliver 3 dBm of output power into a 50 Ω load while operating off a 5 Vdc supply and drawing typically 22 mA of current. This low noise VCO operates over the extended commercial temperature range of -30 to 80ºC. The V846ME24-LF features typical second harmonic suppression of -20 dBc and comes in Z-Comm's standard, low profile MINI-14H-L package measuring 0.5 in. x 0.5 in. x 0.13 in. It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements making it ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.
The V846ME24-LF is well suited for radio broadcast links and satellite communication applications that require low phase noise performance. Additional specifications for this product can be found on-line at: 
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.

V846ME24-LF specifications - RF Cafe

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. 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.

Z-Communications, Inc.
Phone: (858) 621-2700
Fax: (858) 486-1927

Posted  9/28/2012