Voltage-to-Frequency & Frequency-to-Voltage Converters

Converters are electrical devices that can you can use to change the frequency and voltage of a power source.

 
A VFC (voltage to frequency converter) is an oscillator with a frequency that is linearly proportional to a control voltage and consumes a very small amount of power.

 
An FVC (frequency to voltage converter) is an electronic device that converts current signal inputs to corresponding voltage outputs. They use analogue and digital channels.


What are voltage to frequency converters and frequency to voltage converters used for?

Voltage to frequency converters are typical components in analogue-to-digital conversion applications of engines, telecommunication devices and automotive components. 

 
Frequency to voltage converters are suitable for speed governors, tachometers, timers, encoders and switches.


Types of voltage to frequency converters and frequency to voltage converters

VFCs come with either single or integrated circuit adaptations. Single circuit converters consist of analogue voltage amplifiers, oscillator circuits, resistors, capacitors and driving power supplies.

 
FVCs have integral, low pass or programmable filtering capabilities. Integral filters allow some signal frequencies through, but bar others. Low pass filters have a set threshold. Signals below the threshold are allowed to pass, while signals above are blocked. 


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Description Price Converter Function Converter Type Full Scale Frequency Linearity Error Power Supply Type Typical Single Supply Voltage Typical Dual Supply Voltage Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Dimensions Height Length Maximum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 533-5755
Mfr. Part No.LM331N/NOPB
MYR15.02
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VFC - 100kHz ±0.14%FSR Single 5 V, 9 V, 12 V, 15 V, 18 V, 24 V, 28 V - Through Hole MDIP 8 9.27 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 9.27mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 121-8693
Mfr. Part No.LM331N/NOPB
MYR8.95
Each (In a Tube of 40)
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VFC - 100kHz ±0.14%FSR Single 5 V, 9 V, 12 V, 15 V, 18 V, 24 V, 28 V - Through Hole MDIP 8 9.27 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 9.27mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 460-944
Mfr. Part No.LM2917N-8/NOPB
MYR12.024
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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FVC Voltage - ±1%FSR Single 12 V - Through Hole MDIP 8 9.27 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 9.27mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 100-0722
Mfr. Part No.LM2917N-8/NOPB
MYR5.68
Each (In a Tube of 40)
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FVC Voltage - ±1%FSR Single 12 V - Through Hole MDIP 8 9.27 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 9.27mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 461-032
Mfr. Part No.LM2907N-8/NOPB
MYR9.178
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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FVC Voltage 10kHz ±1%FSR Single 12 V - Through Hole MDIP 8 9.27 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 9.27mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 100-0730
Mfr. Part No.LM2907N-8/NOPB
MYR5.68
Each (In a Tube of 40)
units
FVC Voltage 10kHz ±1%FSR Single 12 V - Through Hole MDIP 8 9.27 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 9.27mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 461-036
Mfr. Part No.LM2907N/NOPB
MYR8.626
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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FVC - - ±1%FSR Single 12 V - Through Hole MDIP 14 19.05 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 19.05mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 177-9726
Mfr. Part No.TC9400COD
MYR46.70
Each
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- Voltage 100kHz 0.05 %FSR @ 10 kHz Single 8 → 15 V ±4 to ±7.5V Surface Mount SOIC 14 8.65 x 3.9 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 8.65mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 709-5480
Mfr. Part No.AD652KPZ
MYR139.77
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VFC Synchronous 2000kHz ±0.02%FSR Dual, Single 15 V, 18 V, 24 V ±15V Surface Mount PLCC 20 9.04 x 9.04 x 3.68mm 3.68mm 9.04mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 158-5261
Mfr. Part No.AD652JPZ
MYR103.159
Each (In a Tube of 49)
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VFC Synchronous 2000kHz ±0.05%FSR Dual, Single 15 V, 18 V, 24 V ±15V Surface Mount PLCC 20 9.04 x 9.04 x 3.68mm 3.68mm 9.04mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 522-8944
Mfr. Part No.AD654JNZ
MYR46.13
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VFC Non-Synchronous 500kHz ±0.4%FSR Dual, Single 5 V, 9 V, 12 V, 15 V, 18 V, 24 V, 28 V ±12 V, ±15 V, ±9 V Through Hole PDIP 8 9.27 x 7.24 x 3.43mm 3.43mm 9.27mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 111-2216
Mfr. Part No.ADVFC32KNZ
MYR73.06
Each (In a Tube of 25)
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FVC, VFC Non-Synchronous 500kHz ±0.2%FSR Dual - ±15V Through Hole PDIP 14 19.05 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 19.05mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 923-3681
Mfr. Part No.VFC32KP
MYR44.807
Each (In a Tube of 25)
units
FVC, VFC - 100kHz ±0.05%FSR Dual - ±15V Through Hole PDIP 14 19.3 x 6.35 x 4.57mm 4.57mm 19.3mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 162-4943
Mfr. Part No.VFC320BP
MYR157.226
Each (In a Tube of 25)
units
FVC, VFC - 1000kHz ±0.1%FSR Dual - ±15V Through Hole PDIP 14 19.3 x 6.35 x 4.57mm 4.57mm 19.3mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 159-7630
Mfr. Part No.AD652AQ
MYR107.65
Each (In a Tube of 25)
units
VFC Synchronous 2000kHz 0.005% of Span Dual, Single 12 → 36 V ±15V Through Hole CERDIP 16 21.34 x 7.87 x 3.56mm 3.56mm 21.34mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 460-948
Mfr. Part No.LM2917N/NOPB
MYR9.368
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
FVC - - ±1%FSR Single 12 V - Through Hole MDIP 14 19.05 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 19.05mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 538-4218
Mfr. Part No.ADVFC32KNZ
MYR88.16
Each
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FVC, VFC Non-Synchronous 500kHz ±0.2%FSR Dual - ±15V Through Hole PDIP 14 19.05 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 19.05mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 876-6701
Mfr. Part No.TC9400CPD
BrandMicrochip
MYR22.983
Each (In a Tube of 30)
units
FVC, VFC - 100kHz ±0.25%FSR Dual, Single 9 V, 12 V ±5V Through Hole PDIP 14 19.05 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 19.05mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 158-0438
Mfr. Part No.AD7740YRMZ
MYR9.465
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
VFC Synchronous 1000kHz ±0.018% of Span Single 3.3 V, 5 V - Surface Mount USOIC 8 3 x 3 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 3mm +105 °C
RS Stock No. 660-4535
Mfr. Part No.VFC110AP
MYR134.43
Each
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VFC - 4000kHz ±1%FSR Dual - ±15V Through Hole PDIP 14 19.3 x 6.35 x 4.57mm 4.57mm 19.3mm +85 °C
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