Varactor Diodes

The Varactor Diode gets its name from the variable nature of the diode its self. It is a special type of diode designed for variable capacitance.
How do they work?
In order to achieve a specific variance in capacitance, the 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.
Features and benefits:
• Very small and light weight
• Little noise from the component
• Very low cost
• Increase in a reverse bias will increase the capacitance
• Very easy to mount and replace
• High capacitance ratios
• Very low resistance
Where might I use one?
• Satellites
• TV tuners
• DVD devices
• RF Tuning
• Frequency synthesizers

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Description Price Diode Configuration Application Number of Elements per Chip Minimum Diode Capacitance Maximum Reverse Voltage Minimum Quality Factor Minimum Tuning Ratio Package Type Pin Count Tuning Ratio Test Condition Dimensions Height Length Maximum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 826-9373
Mfr. Part No.BB837E6327HTSA1
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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. 161-1528
Mfr. Part No.5.0SMDJ26A
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
Single - 1 - 26V - - DO-214AB (SMC) 2 - 7.11 x 6.22 x 2.31mm 2.31mm 7.11mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 166-0534
Mfr. Part No.BB208-03,115
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
Single TCXO, Tune, VCXO 1 19.9pF 10V - 3.7 SOD-323 2 1 → 7.5V 1.8 x 1.35 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 1.8mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 826-9314
Mfr. Part No.BB814E6327GR1HTSA1
Each (In a Pack of 100)
Common Cathode Tuner 2 43pF 18V 200 2.05 SOT-23 3 2 → 8V 2.9 x 1.3 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 2.9mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 826-9377
Mfr. Part No.BBY5303WE6327HTSA1
Each (In a Pack of 100)
Single Tuner, VCO 1 4.8pF 6V - 1.8 SOD-323 2 1 → 3V 1.7 x 1.25 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 1.7mm +125 °C