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Turnkey Solid-State Amplifiers for ISM RF & Microwave Energy
Take a closer look at Mini-Circuits' first solid state power amplifier for RF and microwave energy, ZHL-2425-250X+. In this deep dive, we'll explore some of the unique design features and capabilities that make this new model a game changer for many emerging applications for RF power in the ISM 2.4-2.5 GHz band.
A Simple Trick to Protect Your High-Frequency VNA and Save on Lab Expenses
Sometimes a simple trick can save a lot of time and headaches. See how Mini-Circuits 2.92 mm and 2.4 mm NMD adapters can protect your high-frequency test instrumentation from damage and save on other common lab expenses.
Best Practices for Additive Phase Noise Measurements in Amplifiers
Go deep into the challenges and complexities of additive phase noise measurement and learn about the techniques Mini-Circuits uses in its labs to minimize interference and achieve accurate, reliable results.
James Clerk Maxwell: Equations that Set the Foundation for the RF Industry
This June we’re celebrating the birth of James Clerk Maxwell, considered a founding father of modern physics and engineering for his four classical equations that proposed the existence of electromagnetic radiation. His discoveries are regarded with equal reverence to those of Newton and Einstein, and their profound impact on the development of RF technology remains fundamental to our field today.
Talking Quality, Culture and Leadership with Ketan Patel, Mini-Circuits’ Global VP of Quality and Reliability
Mini-Circuits' global VP of quality and reliability shares his perspective quality at Mini-Circuits, how he sees the company and the industry evolving, and what he's doing to lead us into the future.
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.