- on RF (radio)
- Published in issue 7/2000 on page 0
10 to 100 MHz Oscillator
Nowadays, it is no longer necessary to use discrete components to build oscillators. Instead, many manufacturers provide ready-made voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) ICs that need only a few frequency-determining external components. One example is the RF Micro Devices RF2506. This IC operates with a supply voltage between 2.7 and 3.6 V (3.3 V nominal) and provides a low-noise oscillator transistor with integrated DC bias setting.