Every Block Covered
A prior article in our Every Block Covered series explained cascade analysis of noise level, noise floor, bandwidth and signal-to-noise ratio in a simple RF front end with a single gain stage. This installment builds on those concepts using a more complex front-end for the 5G n258 (26 GHz) band components from Mini-Circuits' catalog by way of example.
Mini-Circuits’ reflectionless filters are the only commercially available filters that absorb and internally terminate stopband signals rather than reflecting them back up the signal chain. Based on a novel, patented filter topology and produced with Mini-Circuits' industry-leading MMIC design and manufacturing capability, these devices are a revolutionary solution to a number of unwanted effects related to embedding conventional filters in system designs. Learn more below, and be sure to check out our full selection to see what they can do for your design!
Inspiring Team Spirit with A Night at the Lanes
The Mini-Circuits team spent a night out at FunFest Bar & Lounge for a night of bowling, snacks, and quality time with their fellow coworkers. As one of the crowd favorites, this outing sparked a lot of excitement among the Mini-Circuits community as well as healthy competition.
Every Block Covered: Noise and Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) in a 26 GHz 5G Front-End
This installment of our Every Block Covered series builds on the concepts we established for cascading system noise parameters in a simple microwave receiver front-end. Using a more complex front-end for the 5G n258 (26 GHz) band, we'll explain how multiple non-linear components and shifts in bandwidth between stages affect the analysis.
Mini-Circuits Team Member by Day, Pro-Structure Baseball Star by Night
Devin Braswell is Mini-Circuits’ Inside Sale Representative Manager, but he has a hidden talent as a pro-structure baseball player. A baseball fan and player since the age of four, Braswell has picked up his bat and glove once again to compete in a pro-structure league for his second season at the finals.
Mini-Circuits offers a wide selection of designer kits featuring handy combinations of components in small quantities for a great value. Whether you're stocking up on essentials for your test bench, evaluating component performance for your system or building prototypes, with over 100 unique kits in stock, chances are we have a kit for your needs!
Jumpstarting Our Team’s Learning and Developmental Success
A strong learning and development program is a pillar of Mini-Circuits’ vision for a best-in-class human resources function and the future of the organization, and no question is more important than how our team members grow with the company. It’s a question Bridget McCarthy has asked and answered for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to global NGOs and even the U.S. government, and now she’s answering it for Mini-Circuits.
MMIC X3 Multiplier Die
Mini-Circuits’ new CY3-453-D+ MMIC X3 multiplier die converts input signals from 6.66 to 15 GHz into output signals from 20 to 45 GHz. With an input power range from +12 to +17 dBm, it’s an excellent candidate for frequency conversion in mmWave applications including 5G backhaul systems, Satcom, radar and more.
Digital Step Attenuator
Mini-Circuits continues to expand our selection of connectorized components covering wide operating bandwidths well into the mmWave range to support your full signal chain. With an operating frequency range from 0.1 to 50 GHz, our new ZX76-50G-30-V+ digital step attenuator is an ideal solution for signal conditioning and gain control in test setups and assembled systems from 5G equipment to Satcom and Radar through Ka-Band, and more!
A Mini-Circuits Legend Retires After 33 Years of Dedication
Mini-Circuits team members came together to celebrate the retirement of applications manager, Ron Beagle. Having been with the company for 33 years, Ron is a paragon for the Mini-Circuits way and the core values that make up our culture. Along with cake, refreshments and a fun evening, Ron’s team members and friends shared fond memories and well wishes for the future.
MCDI Earns Elta Systems, Ltd. Supplier Excellence Award
MCDI, Mini-Circuits’ exclusive rep and distributor in Israel, earns a supplier excellence award by Elta Systems, Ltd., a prestigious provider of defense products and services. This achievement was made possible by the capable team at MCDI and the contributions of Mini-Circuits’ team around the globe.
Adapter Patch Panels
Mini-Circuits’ adapter patch panels provide clean, organized management of cable runs and connections in complex, high-volume test setups. In addition to dozens of custom structures, we now offer six popular configurations for purchase directly from our webstore, made to order in as little as 2 weeks.