Available from Caelera , RF Micro Devices has introduced the RFVC1800, a broadband voltage control oscillator (VCO) targeting multiple radio frequency markets such as Military, Satcom and industrial sectors.
The RFVC1800 is a single-placement integrated circuit (IC) with integrated resonator and buffer amplifier. The voltage control oscillator is first in a family of broadband IC VCOs to be introduced by RFMD. Jeff Shealy, VP and general manager of RFMD's Defence and Power business unit, said, "We are pleased to release the RFVC1800 and introduce RFMD's new family of broadband VCOs.
The RFVC1800 voltage control oscillator draws upon RFMD's hybrid VCO design expertise to deliver a broadband, miniaturized MMIC VCO solution targeting performance-driven RF requirements.
Additionally, by providing effective phase noise performance and broadband capabilities, the RFVC1800 provides a highly integrated multi-purpose VCO solution that meets the stringent design requirements of engineers across multiple RF applications.
Manufactured on RFMD's Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT) process and packaged in a small 4 x 4 mm QFN package, the RFVC1800 broadband voltage control oscillator is suitable for use in military communications, radar, test instrumentation, satellite communications and industrial/medical applications.