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Achieving First-Spin Success in LTCC Components with Advanced Material Simulation Models
Since the advent of network synthesis theory at the turn of the last century, filter designers have been developing ever more sophisticated solutions to translate polynomial transfer functions into working, physical components.
Solid State Switching for Next Generation Wireless Test Applications
Rapid growth in the number of connected devices for next generation wireless applications is driving demand for faster, more innovative, and more cost-effective test solutions. The need for reduction in cost and improvement in test throughput is found both at the design verification stage as well as in high-volume production testing.
Flattening Negative Gain Slope with MMIC Fixed Equalizers
Unlike a standard attenuator with a flat frequency response, an equalizer is a unique kind of attenuator which exhibits lower insertion loss as frequency increases with some known slope. This is a useful characteristic for system designers working in wideband applications where the gain response of circuit elements or of the entire RF chain often varies across frequency.
More than Just a Phase: Understanding Phase Stability in RF Test Cables
One important factor in ensuring accurate, repeatable measurements in RF test applications is the stability of performance of the test cable used. Therefore, in choosing the right test cable for your needs, it’s important to consider how bending affects cable phase performance and how a cable is (or isn’t) qualified for stability of phase versus flexure.
MMIC Die Testing Made Easy with Ultra-Wideband 0 dB Attenuator (Thru-Line) Die
This article presents a method for die performance characterization using Mini-Circuits’ commercially available 0 dB attenuator/thru-line die (KAT-0-DG+) that effectively addresses both of these issues.
Frequently Asked Questions About Power Detectors
See inquiries about general functions and specific applications involving the use of power detectors.
Ultra-Wideband, Low-Loss Couplers for Cable TV and Broadband Access Systems (DOCSIS® 3.1)
This article discusses the use of ultra-low loss, broadband distributed couplers in 75Ω systems such as broadband services over cable television networks (CATV).
Demystifying Pin-Outs: What Do We Mean by “Not Connected?”
Mini-Circuits offers a wide range of products in miniature surface-mount (SMT) packages. This article explains by way of example what we mean when we denote signal pads this way, and how users may treat these pads when mounting the part on their board.
Small surface mount components are used to manufacture electronic assemblies that are significantly smaller than the similar function assemblies using thru-hole components. This is why the utilization of surface mount technology is so popular today.
Interface Dimension Measuring Gauge
Mini Circuits manufactures a comprehensive line of connector gauges for measuring the critical interface dimensions of coaxial connectors .Testing the interfaces of connectors on any device at incoming inspection is not only highly recommended, it is definitely a necessity.
Hi-Rel Components for Space Applications
Mini-Circuits has a successful track record of screening components for space applications, and our experience in this area has led to robust testing and qualification programs for the parts we supply for these systems.
A Guide to Surface-Mount Assembly
What automated soldering methods can be considered for Mini-Circuits surface-mount components? There are two basic methods: reflow and wave soldering. Read more about the benefits and purposes of each method.