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A Short Primer on RF / Microwave Power Sensors
Our latest power sensor models are capable of peak and average measurement up to 40 GHz adding more functionality and more value to our lineup. This short primer reviews the different types of RF power sensors, how they work and how to choose the best device for your application.
Mini-Circuits SWE Resource Group Leads Trivia Night in Person and Online
Mini-Circuits members across the U.S. recently came together in person and virtually to compete in a Trivia Night event focused on promoting women in STEM careers. Winners took home nifty microwave-to-erase notebooks (get it?), but the real prize was the chance to unwind together and share some laughs with good company after work.
Understanding Ceramic Coaxial Resonator Filters
Ceramic resonator filters boast impressive Q-factor and relative permittivity, allowing a unique combination of low passband insertion loss with minimal ripple, very steep roll-off and deep rejection floor on the order of 80 to 100 dB, all in a small, surface-mountable device. They're ideal solutions for many sensitive applications in crowded spectral environments where size is a critical requirement. Read on to learn more about the characteristics and advantages of these useful filters as well as Mini-Circuits' industry-leading design and manufacturing capabilities.
Spotlight on MCT: World-Class GaAs MMIC Design & Manufacturing in Penang
For over 23 years, Mini-Circuits Technologies (MCT) in Penang, Malaysia has been the epicenter of semiconductor design and manufacturing for Mini-Circuits. Learn more about MCT's history and some of the people who've been instrumental in the facility's development on our blog.
Understanding Suspended Substrate Stripline Filters
Suspended substrate stripline filter technology offers many advantages for designers looking for wide passbands, deep rejection and sharp roll-off in the transition. By utilizing air cavities instead of dielectric materials used in traditional stripline fabrications, these filters achieve better Q and better thermal stability, making them suitable for many high-performance applications in a wide range of operating conditions. This practical overview explains everything you need to know about Mini-Circuits' line of suspended substrate filters and multiplexers.
Women in Leadership: Meet Mini-Circuits Europe’s Sales Manager, Caroline Norris
For Caroline Norris, compassion, an open mind and a genuine desire to learn from every interaction create the conditions for a high-performing team. Learn more about how Mini-Circuits Europe’s sales manager is empowering her team members to take on new challenges and build on Mini-Circuits’ reputation for industry-leading customer support.
At Mini-Circuits’ Urjita Facilities, Resilience Filters Through
Innovation, team work and perseverance have long been a mainstays of operations at Mini-Circuits' Urjita facility in Chennai, India. And while, historically, that has applied largely to engineering, manufacturing and business challenges, recent events have proven these virtue go far beyond the parameters of business. Learn more about what makes our design and manufacturing center of excellence for RF filters one of the best in the industry.
Navigating Amplifier Thermal Analysis
Most Mini-Circuits connectorized amplifiers are offered with and without heat sinks to give customers the freedom to design their own custom heat sink if desired. Amplifier thermal characteristics are provided on every datasheet, but there's more than one way to go about thermal analysis depending on what information is explicitly specified. This app note reviews the basic calculations you'll need to navigate the process for any amplifier model in our portfolio!
Mini-Circuits Continues Global Unification of Quality Management System with ISO 9001 Audit Success in Florida, AS9100 on the Horizon
At Mini-Circuits, quality isn’t just a department or a policy. It’s a culture that permeates our entire organization at all our facilities around the globe. The recent success of Mini-Circuits’ Florida team on their ISO 9001 surveillance audit is just the latest example of the commitment to quality that’s earned customers’ trust for over 50 years.
Connector-O-Matic: The Only RF Adapter You’ll Ever Need
Why waste time searching the lab for that one exotic RF adapter you haven't seen in weeks when you can use one adapter to replace them all? Connector-O-Matic is the only RF interconnect solution that connects any connector type and gender combination from DC to 67 GHz. Read on to learn more!
RF/Microwave Equalizers: An Essential Ingredient for the Modern System Designer
Gain flatness specifications have become more demanding for receiver and transmitter operating across wider bandwidths as modern military, satellite and wireless communications systems evolve. Gain a better understanding of how fixed equalizers are an essential element in wideband system designs, as well as their effects on other system parameters like noise figure, IP3 and P1dB.
Test Equipment that Adapts to Your Changing Needs
Modular test systems give you the ability to configure hardware for your unique needs with fast turnaround times and lower cost than a custom design. But what happens when your needs change? Mini-Circuits ZTM-series modular test systems make it easy to reconfigure your hardware as needed at minimal cost and without replacing the whole system. See how our modular solution helped one communications equipment manufacturer save time and effort in their current and future test setups.