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 purpose of a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) is to generate an output signal ([u.sup.i.sub.out]) with an oscillation frequency that is proportional to the control voltage signal ([u.sup.i.sub.in]) [22].
Ting-Ping, "A 6.5 GHz monolithic CMOS voltage-controlled oscillator", in IEEE Int.
Measuring 0.380" x 0.380" X 0.220", Crystek Corporation's CVCO38CC-3660-3700 voltage-controlled oscillator is presented as the smallest device of its type.
By having one frequency fixed and the other variable - perhaps using a voltage-controlled oscillator - a wide range of output frequencies can be obtained.
The model USSP0175 is an ultra-compact surface-mount voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that is designed for quick integration into PLLs.
By having one frequency fixed and the other variable - perhaps a voltage-controlled oscillator - a wide range of output frequencies are obtainable.
This voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) family is specifically designed to be utilized as a dielectric resonator (DRO) replacement.
National Semiconductor Corporation has introduced a stand-alone, monolithic voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) for mobile handsets.
With one frequency fixed and the other variable - as in a voltage-controlled oscillator - a wide range of output frequencies can be obtained.
By having one frequency fixed and the other variable (perhaps via a voltage-controlled oscillator), a wide range of output frequencies can be obtained.
The model 9OSC0313 is a gallium arsenide hetero-bipolar transistor monolithic microwave integrated circuit voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO).

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