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A Simple Trick to Protect Your High-Frequency VNA and Save on Lab Expenses

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

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.
A Primer on RF Semiconductors (MMICs)

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

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

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.
Additive Phase Noise in Amplifiers

Additive Phase Noise in Amplifiers

Phase noise is increasingly a concern for high-performance transceiver designs, and a number of customers have asked us about phase noise specs for our amplifiers. Our new white paper explains the various sources of additive phase noise in RF amplifiers as well as typical application requirements and measurement challenges.
Go to School on RF Power Amplifier Classes

Go to School on RF Power Amplifier Classes

Learn about the differences in how Class-A, B, AB, C and other classes of solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) are biased and how they perform with respect to linearity, efficiency and output power.
Extending the Performance and Frequency Envelope for QFN Packaging Technology

Extending the Performance and Frequency Envelope for QFN Packaging Technology

High-frequency packaging has historically been a significant factor in total BOM costs. See how Mini-Circuits has developed innovative techniques for to push frequency range of standard, over-molded QFN packaging up to 50 GHz!
Choosing the Right RF Coaxial Cable Assembly for Your Application

Choosing the Right RF Coaxial Cable Assembly for Your Application

Choosing the right RF coaxial cable from thousands of options on the market can be a daunting task. Review the fundamentals of cable construction, connector types, performance parameters and common tradeoffs in this guide to choosing the right cable for your application.
Reflectionless Filters Minimize Switching Transients in Wideband ADCs

Reflectionless Filters Minimize Switching Transients in Wideband ADCs

Designers are finding new techniques to improve system performance with Mini-Circuits' patented reflectionless filters all the time. Learn how reflectionless filters can be used to minimize the effect of switching transients and other non-linear products in wideband ADCs.
Directional Couplers: Their Operation and Application

Directional Couplers: Their Operation and Application

Ever get confused about the differences between directional, bi-directional and dual-directional couplers? Here's everything you need to know about the different coupler types, their functions and common applications.
Understanding Power Splitter/Combiner Power Handling with Coherent and Non-Coherent Signals

Understanding Power Splitter/Combiner Power Handling with Coherent and Non-Coherent Signals

Understand the effects of phase and amplitude unbalances on power handling in power splitters and combiners.

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