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. 179-1056
Mfr. Part No.BB135,115
BrandNXP
TWD2.80
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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. 626-1891
Mfr. Part No.BB135,115
BrandNXP
TWD8.80
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Single Tuner, VCO 1 17.5pF 30V - 8.9 SOD-323 2 0.5 to 28V 1.8 x 1.35 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 1.8mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 890-2588
Mfr. Part No.1SV285(TPH3,F)
BrandToshiba
TWD4.60
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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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. 165-7448
Mfr. Part No.BBY5302VH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD4.10
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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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. 823-5655
Mfr. Part No.BB857H7902XTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD6.90
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Single SAT Tuners - - 30V - - SCD-80 2 - 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.7 (With Pin)mm 0.7mm 1.3mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 826-9373
Mfr. Part No.BB837E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD6.50
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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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. 826-9005
Mfr. Part No.BB914E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD7.30
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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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. 752-7899
Mfr. Part No.BBY5302VH6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD11.40
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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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. 179-1058
Mfr. Part No.BB202,115
BrandNXP
TWD8.10
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Single Tuner, VCO 1 28.2pF 6V - 2.5 SOD-523 2 0.2 → 2.3V 1.25 x 0.85 x 0.65mm 0.65mm 1.25mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 165-5623
Mfr. Part No.BBY5303WE6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD4.10
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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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
RS Stock No. 145-9418
Mfr. Part No.BB439E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD7.90
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Single Tuner 1 4.3pF 28V - 5 SOD-323 2 - 1.7 x 1.25 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 1.7mm +125 °C
RS Stock No. 892-2393
Mfr. Part No.BB535E7904HTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD4.00
Each (In a Pack of 120)
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Single UHF-TV Tuner 1 1.9pF 30V - 8.2 SOD-323 2 1 → 28V 1.7 x 1.25 x 1mm 1mm 1.7mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 626-2074
Mfr. Part No.BB202,115
BrandNXP
TWD19.60
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Single Tuner, VCO 1 28.2pF 6V - 2.5 SOD-523 2 0.2 to 2.3V 1.25 x 0.85 x 0.65mm 0.65mm 1.25mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 145-9549
Mfr. Part No.BB535E7904HTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD2.10
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Single UHF-TV Tuner 1 1.9pF 30V - 8.2 SOD-323 2 1 → 28V 1.7 x 1.25 x 1mm 1mm 1.7mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 791-9585
Mfr. Part No.SVC270-TL-E
TWD8.70
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Common Cathode Tuner 2 25.1pF 16V 100 1.65 MCPH 3 2 → 8V 2 x 1.6 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 2mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 165-7472
Mfr. Part No.BB639E7904HTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD1.60
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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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. 166-0382
Mfr. Part No.BB131,115
BrandNXP
TWD3.00
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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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. 166-1176
Mfr. Part No.BB640E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD3.00
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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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. 626-1992
Mfr. Part No.BB181,115
BrandNXP
TWD9.70
Each (In a Pack of 30)
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Single Tuner, VCO 1 8pF 30V - 12 SOD-523 2 0.5 to 28V 1.25 x 0.85 x 0.65mm 0.65mm 1.25mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 653-1415
Mfr. Part No.BB639E7904HTSA1
BrandInfineon
TWD8.30
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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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