VCOs cover frequency ranges between 10 MHz to 11 GHz
Pasternack’s line of voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) can vary the frequency of the output signal by adjusting the amplitude of the input tuning voltage. The VCOs cover select bands from 10 MHz to 11 GHz in a variety of package options. VCOs have a range of frequencies, and are most commonly deployed in applications such as phase-locked loops, frequency synthesizers, electronic jamming equipment, and function generators.
Some of the models have added features which include integrated buffer amplifiers and input modulation ports. Tuning voltages can range from 0 to 20 volts, with output power ranges from 0 to +12.5 dBm, and all models have an operational temperature range covering -40 °C to +85 °C. These VCOs also boast phase noise performance as low as -125 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset. All designs meet a series of MIL-STD-202 environmental test conditions, which include shock, vibration, and temperature cycle.