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New Oscillator Ics

for operation from 45 to 650 MHz

Based on a Labs project | October 2011 | Find it here
With the introduction of the MAX260x series of oscillator chips from Maxim it is possible to build a stable oscillator circuit with predictable characteristics. An external inductor is all that is necessary to set the centre frequency of the oscillator.More and more of today’s electronic systems have the need for a good quality, reliable and compact frequency source e.g. radio system local oscillators and phase lock loops (PLL) or microprocessor and data acquisition circuits. The MAX260x series of oscillator chips from Maxim combines an integrated voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) together with on-chip varacter diode and differential output drivers. The differential output can be used as a symmetrical HF output or as two single ended outputs with good decoupling as typically required in PLL applications.
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