voltage-controlled oscillator


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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.
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The latest evolution in subminiaturized voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) technology has been announced.
The SMV1850 voltage-controlled oscillator has been developed specifically for the PCS hand-set market and addresses the need for a subminiature and extremely low power consumption signal source.
At the heart of this IC is a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) with an externally programmable minimum frequency.
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.
The Othello-G radio supports full quad-band operation and integrates virtually all the necessary components for a complete cellular handset radio design, including voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) and the associated tank circuits, phase locked loop (PLL) filters and power management.
Complementing Analog Devices' Blackfin SoftFone for EDGE platform is the Othello(R)-E transceiver, which integrates virtually all the necessary components, including voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), PLL loop filters and power management, for a complete quad-band EDGE radio design.
Based on Analog Devices' award-winning direct conversion Othello(R) radio architecture, the new Othello-E transceiver integrates virtually all the necessary components, including voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), PLL loop filters and power management, for a complete quad-band EDGE radio design.
Based on Silicon Laboratories' patented technology and CMOS design innovation, the Aero II transceiver integrates all sensitive components including RF and TX voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), VCO tuning components, loop filters and clock coupling capacitors.
Based on the company's patented technology and CMOS design innovation, the Aero II transceiver integrates all sensitive components including RF and TX voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), VCO tuning components, loop filters and clock coupling capacitors.
The Othello-G radio supports full quad-band operation and integrates virtually all the necessary components for a complete cellular handset radio design such as voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) and the associated tank circuits, PLL loop filters, and power management.

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