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ISM RF/Microwave Energy Market Trends & New Products

Mini-Circuits Global Market Manager for RF and Microwave Energy, Mark Murphy caught up with our friend, Pat Hindle from Microwave Journal recently to talk about the latest developments in our product line and trends we’re observing in the market.

RF & Microwave Switches

Mini-Circuits has been designing and building RF and microwave switches in-house for over 20 years with industry-leading quality and reliability. Our portfolio has grown to include a wide offering of MMICs, electromechanical switches and solid-state modules for operating frequencies up to 67 GHz.

A Primer on Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM)

Quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) has played a pivotal role in the industry’s ability to scale data speed and capacity with user demand over the last 30 years. In this article we describe QAM using basic mathematics and illustrate how a QAM modulator operates.

MMIC Voltage Variable Gain Amplifier

Mini-Circuits continues to grow our MMIC product line with more capabilities to support your needs. The new PVGA-123+ is an E-pHEMT wideband gain block with 16 dB voltage variable gain control. This model combines outstanding wideband performance with integrated control capability, making it ideal for AGC circuits and remote compensation for power variations in a…

Low Phase Noise Amplifiers

Amplifier phase noise is a significant contributor to transceiver phase noise performance and many designers are increasingly looking for phase noise specifications before choosing an amplifier for their systems. Mini-Circuits’ engineering team..

Wideband MMIC Balun Transformers

Mini-Circuits’ baluns are an essential building block for any system utilizing differential signaling. Our MTX- and MTY-series MMIC baluns have become popular solutions for transitioning between single-ended and balanced lines in wideband application circuits where board space

RF/Microwave Bias Tees from Theory to Practice

In this article, we examine narrowband bias tee design, component SRFs and how they impact the design, then extend those ideas to broadband bias tees. We will also compare the electrical and physical performance attributes of different types of broadband bias tee designs including conical inductors and MMICs.