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SmallSats and the Future of Space Surveillance Technology
The development of small satellites or "SmallSats" has accelerated the proliferation of satellite technology by dramatically reducing mission costs and enabling entirely new architectures. See how Mini-Circuits is helping HawkEye360 provide powerful space-based intelligence to stop illegal fishing and poaching, improve cellular network coverage and more.
Branson, MO, World-Class Entertainment, Breathtaking Scenery and an Essential Mini-Circuits Team
Branson, Missouri is not only home to great entertainment and beautiful scenery, but also to one of our essential sales teams. Learn more about how our Branson office maintains a fun, close-knit environment while serving as valuable partners to our customers.
A Primer on RF Semiconductors (MMICs)
Learn the fundamentals of the science behind RF semiconductors in the first article in our new series exploring Mini-Circuits' MMIC technology. Review everything from atomic structures and band gap theory to different material types, junctions and much more!
LTCC Filters Enhance Differential Circuit Designs
Today's RF transceiver designs are using differential circuits for more of the signal chain before the ADC and after the DAC. See how Mini-Circuits' LTCC dual/differential filters and integrated balun-filters provide an ideal solution for anti-aliasing while simplifying implementation and saving board space.
Peak and RMS RF Power Detectors for High-Frequency Signal Measurement
Different signal types require different measurement methods. Review the differences between peak/envelope and RMS power detectors as well as common use cases, and learn about Mini-Circuits' latest models for applications up to 43.5 GHz.
NASA’s Helicopter, Ingenuity, Uses RF Technology to Explore Mars from a Different Perspective
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has pushed the limits of technology and human knowledge with the breathtaking color photographs and data it’s gathered from Mars. Learn more about the RF systems that make the mission possible in our latest blog post.
Moments in Radio History: The Legacy of Guglielmo Marconi
Today, Mini-Circuits joins the RF industry in celebrating the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi, the man who is widely recognized as the first person to send and receive radio signals over long distances. Marconi revolutionized long-distance communication and blazed the trail for the advent of the wireless age. Learn more about his life and career on our blog.
The RF Systems Powering Scientific Study of Climate Change
It's Earth Day, and we're looking at some of the ways RF technology supports the vast networks of instruments and systems scientists use to observe and measure changes in the climate.
Additive Phase Noise in Amplifiers
Phase noise is increasingly a concern for high-performance transceiver designs, and a number of customers have asked us about phase noise specs for our amplifiers. Our new white paper explains the various sources of additive phase noise in RF amplifiers as well as typical application requirements and measurement challenges.
Mini-Circuits Interviews Dalma Novak, Optical Comms Innovator and Advocate for Gender Equality in Engineering
Read Mini-Circuits' exclusive interview with Dalma Novak, a pioneering figure in RF and fiber optic communications, co-founder of Octane Wireless and prominent leader for gender equality in the engineering field.
Go to School on RF Power Amplifier Classes
Learn about the differences in how Class-A, B, AB, C and other classes of solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) are biased and how they perform with respect to linearity, efficiency and output power.
Capacitance, Heterodyning and The Strange Music of the Theremin
See how basic principles of capacitance and heterodyning come together in the unique music of the theremin, an electronic instrument you play without touching it.