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. 121-8693
Mfr. Part No.LM331N/NOPB
MYR16.797
Each (In a Tube of 40)
units
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. 533-5755
Mfr. Part No.LM331N/NOPB
MYR18.68
Each
units
VFC - 100kHz ±0.14%FSR Single 12 V, 15 V, 18 V, 24 V, 28 V, 5 V, 9 V - Through Hole MDIP 8 9.27 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 9.27mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 100-0722
Mfr. Part No.LM2917N-8/NOPB
MYR7.252
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. 460-944
Mfr. Part No.LM2917N-8/NOPB
MYR8.536
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
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
MYR9.054
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. 175-0472
Mfr. Part No.VIPER115LSTR
MYR2.397
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
- Voltage - - Single 4.5 → 30 V - Surface Mount SSOP 10 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 5mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 175-0474
Mfr. Part No.VIPER115XSTR
MYR3.50
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- Voltage - - Single 4.5 → 30 V - Surface Mount SSOP 10 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 5mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 813-6671
Mfr. Part No.LM2907M/NOPB
MYR10.058
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
FVC - - +1% Single 0 → 28 V - Surface Mount SOIC 14 8.75 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 8.75mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 538-8175
Mfr. Part No.AD7740YRMZ
MYR12.19
Each
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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. 759-0907
Mfr. Part No.AD652AQ
MYR113.58
Each
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. 159-7770
Mfr. Part No.AD650KNZ
MYR120.264
Each (In a Tube of 25)
units
FVC, VFC Non-Synchronous 1000kHz ±0.1%FSR Dual - ±12 V, ±15 V Through Hole PDIP 14 19.05 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm 19.05mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 158-2578
Mfr. Part No.AD7741YRZ
MYR21.47
Each (In a Tube of 98)
units
VFC Synchronous 1350kHz ±0.024% of Span Single 5 V - Surface Mount SOIC 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 5mm +105 °C
RS Stock No. 709-5480
Mfr. Part No.AD652KPZ
MYR128.88
Each
units
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. 158-1945
Mfr. Part No.AD537JH
MYR104.844
Each (In a Box of 100)
units
VFC Non-Synchronous 150kHz ±0.25%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 TO-100 10 9.4 x 9.4 x 4.7mm 4.7mm 9.4mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 159-7732
Mfr. Part No.AD652BQ
MYR301.301
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. 175-0478
Mfr. Part No.VIPER114LSTR
MYR3.50
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- Voltage - - Single 4.5 → 30 V - Surface Mount SSOP 10 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 5mm +150 °C
RS Stock No. 460-948
Mfr. Part No.LM2917N/NOPB
MYR8.536
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. 709-4908
Mfr. Part No.AD7741BNZ
MYR28.92
Each
units
VFC Synchronous 1350kHz ±0.024% of Span Single 5 V - Through Hole PDIP 8 9.27 x 7.24 x 3.43mm 3.43mm 9.27mm +85 °C
RS Stock No. 709-6095
Mfr. Part No.AD650JPZ
MYR128.79
Each
units
FVC, VFC Non-Synchronous 1000kHz ±0.05%FSR Dual - ±12 V, ±15 V Surface Mount PLCC 20 9.04 x 9.04 x 3.68mm 3.68mm 9.04mm +70 °C
RS Stock No. 177-9688
Mfr. Part No.TC9400COD
BrandMicrochip
MYR28.67
Each (In a Tube of 57)
units
- 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
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