Crystek's CVCO55FLM VCOs (Voltage
Controlled Oscillators) contain an extra modulation port
(TX modulation) for transmitter applications. The modulation port has a
negative slope and a typical modulation sensitivity of -20KHz/V.
from 172 to 210 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.2
to 4.8V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -119 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz
offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is
typically 0 dBm.
Model CVCO55FLM-0172-0210 is packaged in the
industry-standard 0.5 x 0.5 in. SMD
package. Input voltage is 3V, with a max. current consumption of 9 mA. Pulling
and Pushing are minimized to 1.0 MHz and 0.5 MHz/V, respectively. Second
harmonic suppression is -20 dBc typical.
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