MMIC VCO w/Buffer Amplifier
Hittite Microwave Corp. introduces its MMIC VCO which provides low phase noise and high output power for point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, VSAT, military and test equipment applications from 7.1 to 7.9 GHz. The HMC532LP4 (E) low noise VCO integrates the resonator, negative resistance generator, varactor diode and buffer amplifier. With a +5 V tuning voltage, the device exhibits high output power of +14 dBm and low single sideband phase noise of 𤩕 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset. Output power and phase noise performance are exceptional over temperature, shock and vibration due to the oscillator’s monolithic structure.