The RF2516 provides a phase-locked frequency source for use in local oscillator or transmitter applications. The integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), phase-locked loop (PLL), and reference oscillator require only the addition of an external crystal to provide a complete phase-locked oscillator.
Operating from a +2 to +3.6 VDC power supply, the new transmitter features low current and power-down capability, as well as an automatic lock detect feature that disables the transmitter output when the PLL is out-of-lock. It is manufactured using a silicon bipolar CMOS (Bi-CMOS) process and is offered in a 16-pin SSOP package.
The RF2516 is available at a unit price of less than $1.00 in order quantities exceeding 1,000 units. For more information, contact RFMD at 336-664-1233 ext. 6652.