voltage-controlled oscillator


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

voltage-controlled oscillator

[′vōl·tij kən¦trōld ′äs·ə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
An oscillator whose frequency of oscillation can be varied by changing an applied voltage. Abbreviated VCO.
References in periodicals archive ?
HSINCHU, Taiwan -- UMC (NYSE:UMC)(TSE:2303), a world leading semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has fabricated a push-push Voltage-Controlled Oscillator (VCO) with an operating frequency of 192-GHz using its 0.
This technology is now the standard for replacing multiple discrete phase-locked-loop (PLL) components with a single IC that integrates digital signal processing (DSP) circuitry and an ultra low jitter voltage-controlled oscillator.
At the heart of this IC is a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) with an externally programmable minimum frequency.
a world leader in the manufacture of programmable oscillators, is introducing the CJ series of factory-configurable oscillators "XO" and voltage-controlled oscillators "VCXO".
Intended for researchers and practicing RF engineer, the book describes different oscillator noise models, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), MOS varactors and spiral inductors, wideband VCO circuits, and phase noise reduction techniques.

Full browser ?