Varactor Diodes

Varactor Diode are a semiconductor diode that is is utilised in RF tuning to circuits voltage-controlled variable capacitance. This type of diode can be used in a multitude of areas where a capacitance level needs to be controlled by a voltage.

How does a varactor diode work?

In order to achieve a specific variance in capacitance, this type of diode works with the different region types of a capacitor known as P-type and N-type. These types can be manipulated to give out higher depletion sizes or narrowed and decreased in size, this will give you the variable capacitance you wish out of the device.

Varactor diodes can also provide analogue control of voltage and can also alongside digitally generated voltage in microprocessors. an ADC can then be utilised to convert from analogue voltage to control the diode.

Where are varactor diodes used?

Varactor diodes have a range of application use such as;

  • Satellites
  • TV tuning
  • DVD devices
  • RF Tuning
  • Frequency synthesizers

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RS Stock No. 165-7447
Mfr. Part No.BBY5702VH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
$0.256
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Single VCO 1 4pF 10V - 3 SC-79 2 1 → 4V 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 1.2mm +125 °C
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Mfr. Part No.BBY5702VH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
$0.603
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Single VCO 1 4pF 10V - 3 SC-79 2 1 → 4V 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 1.2mm +125 °C
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Mfr. Part No.SVC704-TL-E
$0.276
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Single VCO 1 3.4pF 16V - 6 MCPH 3 1 → 7V 2 x 1.6 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 2mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 890-2588
Mfr. Part No.1SV285(TPH3,F)
BrandToshiba
$0.24
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Single UHF Band Radio 1 1.85pF 10V - - 1-1G1A 2 1 → 4V 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.6mm 0.6mm 1.2mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 791-9591
Mfr. Part No.SVC704-TL-E
$0.66
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Single VCO 1 3.4pF 16V - 6 MCPH 3 1 → 7V 2 x 1.6 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 2mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 166-0382
Mfr. Part No.BB131,115
BrandNXP
$0.154
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Single Tuner, VCO 1 8pF 30V - 12 SOD-323 2 0.5 → 28V 1.8 x 1.35 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 1.8mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 626-1879
Mfr. Part No.BB131,115
BrandNXP
$0.532
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Single Tuner, VCO 1 8pF 30V - 12 SOD-323 2 0.5 to 28V 1.8 x 1.35 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 1.8mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 170-2060
Mfr. Part No.BB207
BrandNXP
$0.521
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Common Cathode Tuner 2 76pF 15V - 2.6 SOT-23 (TO-236AB) 3 1 → 7.5V 3 x 1.4 x 1mm 1mm 3mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 165-7472
Mfr. Part No.BB639E7904HTSA1
BrandInfineon
$0.08
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Single Tuner 1 36pF 30V - 13.5 SOD-323 2 1 → 28V 1.7 x 1.25 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 1.7mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 653-1415
Mfr. Part No.BB639E7904HTSA1
BrandInfineon
$0.451
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Single Tuner 1 36pF 30V - 13.5 SOD-323 2 1 → 28V 1.7 x 1.25 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 1.7mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 626-2046
Mfr. Part No.BB207
BrandNXP
$0.677
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Common Cathode Tuner 2 76pF 15V - 2.6 SOT-23 (TO-236AB) 3 1 → 7.5V 3 x 1.4 x 1mm 1mm 3mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 166-0399
Mfr. Part No.BB145B,115
BrandNXP
$0.192
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Single VCO 1 6.4pF 6V - 2 SOD-523 2 1 → 4V 1.25 x 0.85 x 0.65mm 0.65mm 1.25mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 826-9373
Mfr. Part No.BB837E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
$0.333
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Single Tuner 1 6pF 30V - 10.2 SOD-323 2 1 → 28V 1.7 x 1.25 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 1.7mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 436-7874
Mfr. Part No.BBY40,215
BrandNXP
$0.715
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Single Tuner 1 26pF 30V - 5 SOT-23 (TO-236AB) 3 3 → 25V 3 x 1.4 x 1mm 1mm 3mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 165-7448
Mfr. Part No.BBY5302VH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
$0.245
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Single VCO 1 1.85pF 6V - 1.8 SC-79 2 1 → 3V 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 1.2mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 179-1056
Mfr. Part No.BB135,115
BrandNXP
$0.15
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Single Tuner, VCO 1 17.5pF 30V - 8.9 SOD-323 2 0.5 → 28V 1.8 x 1.35 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 1.8mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 165-5627
Mfr. Part No.BBY6602VH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
$0.22
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Single Tuner, VCO 1 66pF 12V - 5 SC-79 2 1 → 4.5V 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 1.2mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 505-8521
Mfr. Part No.BB640E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
$0.666
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Single Tuner 1 62pF 30V - 19.5 SOD-323 2 1 → 28V 1.7 x 1.25 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 1.7mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 145-8825
Mfr. Part No.BB914E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
$0.188
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Common Cathode FM Radio Tuner 2 17.6pF 18V - 2.28 SOT-23 3 8V 2.9 x 1.3 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 2.9mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 166-1005
Mfr. Part No.BB639CE7904HTSA1
BrandInfineon
$0.175
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Single Tuner 1 2.4pF 30V - 9.5 SOD-323 2 - 1.7 x 1.25 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 1.7mm +150 °C