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.

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Choosing an LNA for your Receiver Front End

Choosing an LNA for your Receiver Front End

Gain an understanding of why the low noise amplifier (LNA) is so important to the performance of your receiver chain, review the common tradeoffs designers make in choosing the right LNA for a given system, and explore some of Mini-Circuits' popular LNA designs.
A Quick Guide to RF & Microwave Filter Topologies

A Quick Guide to RF & Microwave Filter Topologies

A brief guide on the basic performance characteristics of the common topologies used to design RF filters, as well as the general application requirements each topology can (and can’t) support.
Just In Time for the Holidays

Just In Time for the Holidays

Mini-Circuits' Test Solutions team is in the business of performing miracles for customers, but this success story from holiday seasons past really demonstrates the speed, flexibility and quality that's earned the trust of some of the telecom industry's biggest names.
Understanding Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs)

Understanding Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs)

Radha Setty, Technical Advisor, Mini-Circuits Introduction Prior to the invention of the transistor, telephone exchanges were built using bulky vacuum tubes and mechanical relays. Bell Labs engineers were tasked with developing the ...
Mini-Circuits Israel Embraces Changing of the Guard in Engineering Manager Role

Mini-Circuits Israel Embraces Changing of the Guard in Engineering Manager Role

After over 40 years of service as engineering manager at our office in Kiryat, Bialik, Israel, David Elmaleh is passing the torch to his capable successor, Efron Fleisher. Read about how Elmaleh grew with Mini-Circuits Israel since its inception and the years of expertise Fleisher brings to the table as the new head of engineering at MCIL.
Wideband Connectorized Amplifiers Support Over-The-Air (OTA) Transmitter & Receiver Testing for 5G FR2 Bands

Wideband Connectorized Amplifiers Support Over-The-Air (OTA) Transmitter & Receiver Testing for 5G FR2 Bands

Over-the-air (OTA) testing allows engineers to simulate real-world device performance under different conditions in the lab environment. See how Mini-Circuits high-frequency amplifiers support OTA test setups for transmit and receive paths in mmWave applications.
Novel MMIC Splitter/Combiner Designs Achieve High Isolation Down to DC

Novel MMIC Splitter/Combiner Designs Achieve High Isolation Down to DC

Designers typically face a tradeoff in selecting splitter/combiners between the low frequency coverage, bandwidth and low unbalance of resistive designs, and the better insertion loss and isolation of Wilkinson designs at higher frequencies. Learn about how Mini-Circuits' novel, patent-pending, resistive / reactive MMIC splitter/combiners achieve the best of both worlds.
Distributed RF Amplifier Designs for Ultra-Wideband Applications

Distributed RF Amplifier Designs for Ultra-Wideband Applications

Distributed amplifier architectures can achieve multi-decade frequency range with outstanding all-around performance for wideband applications like fiberoptic networks and EW systems. Explore the differences between traditional, reactively-matched and distributed amplifier designs, and see some examples of Mini-Circuits' distributed MMIC amplifier designs up to 50 GHz.
An Interview with Alexander C. Frank, ETH Zurich

An Interview with Alexander C. Frank, ETH Zurich

Alexander Frank is a quantum electrician, and a senior RF design engineer at the @Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). Since first encountering Mini-Circuits products early in his career nearly 20 years ago, Frank has become a big fan of the quality and reliability our products offer. Now, he’s even using Mini-Circuits components as examples of RF circuit design to educate young engineers.
Honoring Veteran’s Day: Mini-Circuits Supports Our Troops

Honoring Veteran’s Day: Mini-Circuits Supports Our Troops

On Veteran’s Day, November 11, Mini-Circuits is proud to support all who have served in the armed forces. For over 30 years, Mini-Circuits has been designing cutting-edge technology to help bring our troops home safe.
Regional Focus, Global Impact Fuel Strong Growth for Mini-Circuits Japan

Regional Focus, Global Impact Fuel Strong Growth for Mini-Circuits Japan

Opened in 2019, Mini-Circuits’ office in Shin-Yokohama, Japan is located in the epicenter of an RF and microwave business hub. Under the leadership of Regional Sales Director Thomas Joyce, the office has seen tremendous growth in just its first year of operation while providing more direct, convenient access to Mini-Circuits’ full range of products and services for customers in the Asia-Pacific region.
MMIC Amplifiers with Shutdown and Bypass Features De-Mystified

MMIC Amplifiers with Shutdown and Bypass Features De-Mystified

RF amplifiers with integrated shutdown and bypass functionality are useful building blocks for a wide range of RF/microwave systems. These functions often lead to questions about the differences between the two functions, which models have which, and the benefits of each. Read on and learn everything you need to know.