The V950ME36-LF is a C-band octave tuning VCO that operates at 5120 to 6120 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0 to 22 Vdc and provides better than 1.1:1 tuning linearity. This high performance VCO features a spectrally clean signal of -87 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 51 MHz/V. It is ideally suited for satellite communication equipment and test instrumentation applications that require low phase noise performance. The V950ME36-LF is designed to deliver 0 dBm of output power into a 50&Omega load while operating off a 5 Vdc supply and drawing typically 22 mA of current. This low noise VCO operates over the extended commercial temperature range of -40 to 85ºC. The V950ME36-LF features typical second harmonic suppression of -32 dBc and comes in Z-Comm&rsquos standard, low profile MINI-16HL-SM package measuring 0.5 in. x 0.5 in. x 0.13 in. It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements making it ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow.