Fort Myers, FL - October 28, 2010 - Crystek Corporation has introduced a new series of TO-8 VCOs (Voltage Controlled Oscillators) to provide high-performance frequency control in harsh, demanding environments. Crystek's CVCOT8BE line features a full-functioning VCO in a rugged, hermetically sealed TO-8 package to protect the VCO from moisture, contaminants and other environmental elements. The metal-can construction features gold plated pins with no internal wire bonds for enhanced signal integrity.

Two models are currently available: the CVCOT8BE-2100-2200 (2100-2200 MHz) and CVCOT8BE-2400-2500 (2400-2500MHz); additional models can be configured from 1GHz to 5GHz in bands. These VCOs feature a typical phase noise of -101 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and excellent linearity. Tuning sensitivity is rated at 55 MHz/V. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 11.0 MHz and 1.0 MHz/V, respectively; second harmonic suppression is -15 dBc typical.

Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the CVCOT8BE VCOs feature a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V with an input voltage of 8 V. Maximum current consumption is 25 mA and output power is 0 dBm. Crystek's TO-8 VCO line has an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C.