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Optimizing Transistor Stages for Different Operating Bandwidths
Often, the same transistor can be utilized in a variety of different ways depending on the peripheral circuitry utilized by the designer. This application note describes narrowband and broadband use cases Mini-Circuits SAV-541+ E-pHEMT as a demonstration of the versatility this simple device and other discrete transistors in our portfolio can provide.
Mini-Circuits’ Ceramic Resonator Filters Answer the Call for Reliable Long-Term Supply
Recent disruptions in the supply base for ceramic resonators have sent waves of end-of-life notifications through the RF component market. Customers utilizing ceramic-resonator-based filters and other parts are left with the problem of finding alternative suppliers or redesign their systems. Mini-Circuits' supply chain for ceramic resonators remains unaffected by these changes elsewhere in the market, and we have the unique capabilities in-house to support additional customer demand and accommodate customers seeking a partner to replace filters facing obsolescence in their designs. with the assurance of reliable supply through the life of your system.
RF & Microwave Adapters
We've updated our already extensive selection of coaxial adapters with a new series of 1.0mm models in all gender combinations, as well as inter-series designs transitioning to 1.85mm. Now, with over 80 adapter models in stock from DC to 110 GHz including a wide selection of coaxial and waveguide interfaces, connector gender combinations, mounting types and orientations, Mini-Circuits is your trusted partner for these essential accessories on every test bench.
New MMIC Amps – Improve Your System Dynamic Range
Mini-Circuits has expanded its AVA-family of wideband MMIC amplifiers with three new models offering wide bandwidths up to 20 GHz and high dynamic range. All models come in 4x4mm QFN-style packages and are ideal for sensitive, wideband receiver applications where keeping your noise floor low is a priority in test and measurement equipment to defense systems and more.
The Ups and Downs of Amplitude Modulation
Arguably no modulation scheme has been of greater significance in world history than amplitude modulation (AM). In this article we examine the history of AM radio, basic principles and theory in the time and frequency domains, traditional applications as well as some contemporary extensions.
New I/Q Mixers for Your Image Reject & SSB Applications
Based on your feedback, we've expanded our lineup of I/Q mixers with MMIC surface mount, bare die and connectorized models for microwave and mmWave applications. These models are usable in both image reject and single-sideband (SSB) applications and offer wide IF bandwidths, high dynamic range and excellent port-to-port isolation.
Modernizing a Legacy 16-Way Receiver Multicoupler with Mini-Circuits Parts
When a 1990's vintage 16-way receiver multi-coupler for a SATCOM system came up for redesign, many of the old components were obsolete. This customer was able to modernize the design using almost entirely Mini-Circuits parts. Read on to see how...
Turnkey System for 2.4 – 2.5 GHz ISM RF & Microwave Energy Applications
In this short tutorial, Mini-Circuits field applications engineer, Kit Cox introduces a turnkey system for applications in the 2.4 to 2.5 GHz band...
More Power for Your E-Band Test Applications
To support your needs for E-band test applications, we've introduced the ZVA-50953G+ to our lineup of high frequency connectorized amplifiers. This model covers the 50 to 95 GHz range with an outstanding combination of medium power, high gain and broadband gain flatness.
Earth Station to Orbit
With 30+ years of experience supporting the unique requirements of the satellite industry, Mini-Circuits offers an extensive selection of off-the-shelf components for almost every block in your signal chain from L-Band to Ka Band. In-house capabilities include space level upscreening, part customizations and more to meet your special requirements.
1.7kW Amplifier and 4-Channel Driver for 27 MHz RF Energy Applications
Meet the latest additions to Mini-Circuits’ RF & microwave energy amplifier portfolio, the RFE-24M30M1K7X+ and RFE-24M30M075X+. These solid-state power amplifiers are designed to work together, bringing a new level of performance and ease of use to high-power systems for a wide range of industrial, scientific, medical and semiconductor applications in the 27 MHz band.
Our new ZX60-83MP-S+ and ZX60-14LN-S+ amplifiers build on the industry-leading performance of our popular connectorized amplifier model, the ZX60-83LN-S+. These models offer outstanding combinations of bandwidth, low noise and high dynamic range for an even wider range of applications including C-Band radar and SATCOM, UWB, Wi-Fi 6E and more!