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Rakon releases high frequency, low phase noise defence VCO

Rakon 25 May 2021

Rakon has released the RVC1414D, a Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) designed for defence and high reliability communication applications. Nominal frequencies are available in the range of 980 to 1215 MHz. Based on thick film technology developed in-house, additionally the RVC1414D integrates a unique low-pass filter, to reach a high level of harmonics. Bipolar transistors are core components, optimising the oscillator’s phase noise, down to -90 dBc/Hz @ 50 kHz offset.

The RVC1414D is available in a hermetically sealed TO-8 metal can with gold plated pins. This package type, combined with its wire bonding circuitry design, enables enhanced signal integrity for end applications. The hybrid design also protects the VCO from moisture, contaminants and other environmental impacts. These special characteristics make the RVC1414D an ideal choice for applications operating within extreme environments, where resistance to radiation, shock and vibration is required.

The RVC1414D complies with MIL-STD-883 and is a 4 pin device in a Ø14 mm package size.


Key Features:

  • Thick film technology
  • Hermetically sealed in a hybrid TO-8 package
  • Wide temperature range: -40 to 100°C
  • Supply voltage: 12 V ±5%
  • Tuning voltage: 0 to 10 V
  • Power level: 12 dBm min
  • Phase noise: -90 dBc/Hz, @ 50 kHz


  • Digitally tuned oscillators
  • Frequency synthesizers
  • Applications where low phase noise and fast tuning is required
  • Identification, friend or foe (IFF) radar receivers

With a broad product portfolio and comprehensive clocking domain expertise, Rakon can quickly customise, simulate and manufacture complex hybrid VCOs to operate within the most extreme environments.


Product Enquires:

Email For more information, please view the RVC1414D datasheet.


Rakon India Heritage

Rakon India (RI) has been providing high reliability defence XOs, VCOs, VCXOs, TCXOs, OCXOs, VCSOs and VTFs (Voltage Tunable Filters) to the Indian market for more than ten years, and has helped to build India’s domestic heritage in space missions. Our VCO products meet our customers’ most demanding stability and low phase noise requirements; featuring wide tuning octave bandwidth. RI has in-house assembly, testing, screening and qualification capability for oscillators and in accordance with a wide variety of classes and levels required by aerospace agencies.

Rakon’s High-Reliability Solutions

Rakon has a long history of providing high-reliability products, with some customers having an association with Rakon for 40 years or more. Rakon is one of the world’s largest solutions providers of high reliability, frequency control products. Government and commercial programmes across the globe use Rakon solutions in systems where high performance is required under the most demanding conditions.