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Understand the effects of phase and amplitude unbalances on power handling in power splitters and combiners.
Ultra-wideband or “UWB” technology has become the focus of a promising variety of emerging applications from consumer devices to short-range M2M communications and more. See how Mini-Circuits reflectionless filters solve some of the challenges associated with filtering wide passbands while meeting FCC requirements.
Baluns and ununs are as essential in RF and microwave signal chains as they are confusing to engineers working with them. Review the basics, key parameters, different types and common applications of these critical building blocks for any circuit utilizing both single-ended and balanced architectures.
Reflections from out of band signals in multiplier chains have been a longstanding problem for circuit designers grappling with unwanted effects of frequency translation. This experiment shows how reflectionless filters can eliminate standing waves and dramatically improve conversion loss efficiency when paired with frequency doublers and X4 multiplier chains.
Explore impedance matching techniques and understand the differences between the various types of impedance matching devices, from step transitions to L-C networks, quarter-wave transformers and more.
Review the fundamentals and design considerations of lumped element filters including the different filter responses, as well as advantages and disadvantages relative to other technologies.
GNSS has become an increasingly prevalent RF application for both military and commercial use. Advanced technology allows for miniaturization and cost reduction of LBS-enabled devices, which has opened up a large and growing commercial market.
The advent of broad bandwidth amplifiers, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analog converters (DACs), and software-defined radios has brought about growing interest in broadband communications, radar, and sensing applications.
Timing is everything for many systems, especially for modern electronic systems with high-speed data converters and high-resolution sampling. A clock source is “the keeper of time” in these systems and system timing performance is very much dependent upon the performance of its clock source. Many designers have learned to appreciate the flexibility of using voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) as clock sources.