Crystek Corp. has introduced a new series of TO-8 VCOs
(Voltage Controlled Oscillators) to provide high-performance frequency control
in harsh, demanding environments. Crystek’s CVCOT8BE line features a
full-functioning VCO in a rugged, hermetically sealed TO-8 package to protect
the VCO from moisture, contaminants, and other environmental elements. The
metal-can construction features gold plated pins with no internal wire bonds
for enhanced signal integrity.
Two models are currently available: the CVCOT8BE-2100-2200
(2100-2200 MHz) and CVCOT8BE-2400-2500 (2400-2500MHz); additional models can be
configured from 1 to 5 GHz in bands. These VCOs feature a typical phase noise
of -101 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and excellent linearity. Tuning sensitivity is
rated at 55 MHz/V. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 11.0 MHz and 1.0 MHz/V,
respectively; second harmonic suppression is -15 dBc typical.
Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the CVCOT8BE
VCOs feature a control voltage range of 0.5 ~ 4.5 V with an input voltage of 8
V. Maximum current consumption is 25 mA and output power is 0 dBm. Crystek’s
TO-8 VCO line has an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C.