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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.
Combining MMIC Reflectionless Filters to Create Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Bandpass Filters

Combining MMIC Reflectionless Filters to Create Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Bandpass Filters

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.
Demystifying Transformers: Baluns and Ununs

Demystifying Transformers: Baluns and Ununs

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.
Stabilizing Multiplier Chain Conversion Efficiency with Reflectionless Filters

Stabilizing Multiplier Chain Conversion Efficiency with Reflectionless Filters

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.
Impedance Matching Devices

Impedance Matching Devices

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.
Understanding Lumped Element Filters

Understanding Lumped Element Filters

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.
High-Q Ceramic Resonator Filters for GNSS Applications

High-Q Ceramic Resonator Filters for GNSS Applications

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.

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