January 10, 2013 Press Release
-- VCO: CRO1200A-LF Features Low Phase Noise
Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) model CRO1200A-LF for
high speed analog to digital converters. The CRO1200A-LF is designed to operate at 1200 MHz
within a tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc. This VCO features phase noise of -119 dBc/Hz
@ 10 kHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 2 MHz/V.
The robust CRO1200A-LF
provides the end user typical output power of -3.0 dBm into a 50Ω load while operating off a
5 Vdc supply and drawing 20 mA, typically, over the temperature range of -40 to 85º C. This
VCO features typical second harmonic suppression of -25 dBc and comes in Z-Comm's standard MINI-16-SM
package measuring 0.5 in. x 0.5 in. x 0.22 in. This low noise VCO is further heightened by pushing
less than 0.5 MHz/V, with 5% change of the supply voltage, and pulling less than 0.5 MHz with
a 12 dB return loss, any phase.
further information on this model or any other product from Z-Communications, Inc. please contact
our Applications department via e-mail at
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. 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
www.zcomm.com or contact our sales department.
Phone: (858) 621-2700
Fax: (858) 486-1927