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MMIC Amplifiers with Shutdown and Bypass Features De-Mystified
RF amplifiers with integrated shutdown and bypass functionality are useful building blocks for a wide range of RF/microwave systems. These functions often lead to questions about the differences between the two functions, which models have which, and the benefits of each. Read on and learn everything you need to know.
MMIC Technologies: Pseudomorphic High Electron Mobility Transistor (pHEMT)
Learn the fundamentals of Pseudomorphic High-Electron-Mobility Transistor (pHEMT) technology, one of the key semiconductor processes Mini-CIrcuits uses to design and fabricate our MMIC amplifiers.
Positive Gain Slope Amplifiers Compensate for Gain Roll-Off in Wideband Systems
Meeting gain flatness requirements is a common challenge in a variety of systems from wideband receivers to long cable runs. See how Mini-Circuits' wideband positive-gain-slope MMIC amplifiers compensate for frequency-dependent gain roll-off without sacrificing overall gain or RF link budget.
Mesh Network Simulators for Wireless Device Testing
Mesh networks are used in a growing number of wireless architectures from military communications to smart home and more. Learn how mesh networks function, explore real-world examples, and see how Mini-Circuits' mesh network simulators allow designers to emulate real-world mesh conditions in the lab environment.
LTCC Meets 5G: Advanced Filter Designs Achieve True mmWave Performance
Take an in-depth look at Mini-Circuits' new mmWave LTCC filters and their advantages for a variety of systems including phased array radar, backhaul and 5G small cell architectures.
Success Story: Test Equipment that Adapts to Your Changing Needs
See how Mini-Circuits' ZTM-series modular switching systems helped a wireless communications OEM solve a routing problem for an immediate need while allowing flexibility to reconfigure as their needs changed with minimal cost and downtime.
Turnkey Solid-State Amplifiers for ISM RF & Microwave Energy
Take a closer look at Mini-Circuits' first solid state power amplifier for RF and microwave energy, ZHL-2425-250X+. In this deep dive, we'll explore some of the unique design features and capabilities that make this new model a game changer for many emerging applications for RF power in the ISM 2.4-2.5 GHz band.
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
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)
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
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
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.
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