The 14 new narrowband voltage controlled oscillators are optimised for the point-to-point radio market, with cellular backhaul being the leading application. The voltage controlled oscillators are also suitable for satellite communications, test and measurement, aerospace and defense, and other defense and commercial applications.
The point-to-point radio market is growing rapidly as the proliferation of smartphones and the increasing demand for mobile data are forcing cellular operators to expand capacity in cellular backhaul networks.
RF Micro Devices' new narrowband MMIC voltage controlled oscillators satisfy the operator's capacity expansion requirements by delivering industry-leading phase noise performance and minimal power consumption.
These new MMIC voltage controlled oscillators also feature monolithic construction and exhibit optimal performance related to temperature, shock, and vibration.
The RF Micro Device RFVC1831 - RFVC1844 family of MMIC voltage controlled oscillators complement the company's existing RFUV and RFRX product families of integrated up-converters and down-converters, extending their commitment to providing the industry's most comprehensive and technically advanced product portfolio for point-to-point microwave radio applications.
The excellent phase noise performance of these MMIC voltage controlled oscillators enables the development of next-generation high capacity radios using complex modulation schemes.
These voltage controlled oscillators also feature a common footprint, providing radio designers extra flexibility in designing outdoor base station units covering discrete radio bands from 6GHz to 38GHz.
Finally, these voltage controlled oscillators feature integrated dividers that can be disabled if not required in particular applications.