VCOs At-A-Glance
  • FREQUENCY: 40MHz to 18GHz
  • BANDWIDTHS: <1% to Multi-Octave
  • TECHNOLOGY: Bipolar transistor & Silicon Hyberabrupt Varactor​
  • CONFIGURATION/PACKAGING: Connectorized, Pin & SM
  • PLATFORMS: Ground, Airborne, Marine, Space
Teledyne RF & Microwave offers Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCOs) utilizing bipolar transistors & silicon varactors over the frequency range of 40 MHz to 18GHz. Many of the VCO designs incorporate internal filtering, regulation & amplifiers to meet total system requirements in a small integrated package. Additionally, our hermetic hybrid designs can be screened to the most demanding military and space applications.



VCO model OA2CP12001 operates from 8000 to 12000 MHz and combines oscillator circuit, voltage regulator, MMIC amplifier, and bandpass filter in a two-stage CougarPak™ housing. Typical performance includes post tuning drift of ±3.0 MHz at 1 msecs relative to frequency at 1 second, 2:1 tuning linearity over frequency, and suppresses harmonics to better than –20 dBc. Output power is 10 dBm minimum over the –54°C to 85°C temperature range, covers the frequency range in 0 to –12 volts, and draws 250 mA from a 15 VDC supply.

Teledyne's line of high performance VCOs are suitable for challenging signal processing applications: aerospace, military, and industrial.


Teledyne VCOs have been utilized on Ground, Airborne, Marine, and Space platforms. End use applications:

  • Military
  • Communications
  • EW, Missile
  • Commercial
  • Test and Measurement
  • Space Payload



  • Can be incorporated into larger systems with Phase Locked Loops (PLLs) or synthesizers
  • Low phase noise
  • Broad tuning range