Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, releases an all new product line of voltage-controlled oscillators covering select bands from 10 MHz to 11 GHz. A comprehensive and growing portfolio of VCOs from Fairview includes over 60 different models in true surface mount and coaxial packaged versions available off-the-shelf from stock.
Fairview’s brand new lines of voltage controlled oscillators offer tuning voltages ranging from 0 to 20 volts, output power ranges from 0 to +12.5 dBm, and all models have an operational temperature range covering -40°C to +85°C. They also offer exceptional phase noise performance as low as -125 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset. SMT packages have gold plated mounting surfaces for ease of soldering. Designs are highly reliable and designed to meet MIL-STD-202 environmental test conditions for shock, vibration, and temperature cycle. Some models have added features which include hermetically sealed SMT packages, integrated buffer amplifiers and input modulation ports for increased design flexibility.
VCOs are a type of oscillator where the frequency of the output signal can be varied by adjusting the amplitude of the input tuning voltage. Unlike traditional oscillators with a single fixed frequency, VCOs have a range of frequencies making them desirable with designers. The line of voltage-controlled oscillators offered by Fairview is most commonly deployed in applications such as phase-locked loops, frequency synthesizers, electronic jamming equipment, and function generators.