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How RF Transformers Work and How They Are Measured
This article will describe the relationship between impedance relationships and transformer circuits with reference to transformers with turns ratios greater than 1:1 described as step-up.
Surface Mount Assembly of Mini-Circuits Components
While all surface mount parts are designed to meet industry standards for SMD assembly, the wise customer will understand that variations in process and materials need to be accounted for when developing an assembly method. This article is intended as a primer to assist the customer in hi development of an efficient and controlled process.
RF Transformer Fundamentals
The purpose of this article is to describe the fundamentals of RF and microwave transformers and to provide guidelines to users in selecting proper transformer to suit their applications. It is limited to core-and-wire and LTCC transformers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Phase Detectors
Read through frequently asked questions about phase detectors for general information and tips for specific applications.
Soldering Turret Terminal Pins on ZX Series Models
The following article is a guide for soldering wire connections to turret pin terminals on the Mini-Circuits ZX series amplifier, power detector, voltage variable attenuator, digital step attenuator, RF switch, bias-tee, and VCO models. The information below is intended to ensure proper soldering of wire connections to the turret terminals on the Mini-Circuits models while maintaining optimum reliability.
Heat Sinking of High-Power Surface Mount Components
The purpose of this article is to describe a method for heat sinking of Mini‐Circuits high‐power surface mount components to prevent overheating when operating at high power.
Operating Precautions for RF Amplifiers
RF amplifiers are used in many applications because they provide maximum performance in many characteristics. To do this, amplifiers utilize high performance semiconductor components.
Frequently Asked Questions About Attenuators
Read frequently asked questions about attenuators for general information and for specific applications to best fir your needs.
High Performance, Low Cost, Surface-Mount Quadrature Couplers
Mini-Circuits has developed series of high performance 3 dB quadrature couplers. These products exhibit low insertion loss, amplitude unbalance and phase unbalance with good isolation covering the 800 to 2400 MHz frequency range.
Terms and Definitions: Attenuators
All the terms you need to make an informed decision about the right attenuator for your application.
Using Model PSW-1211 as a SPST Switch
This article discusses the similarities between models PSW-1211 and PSW-1111, and the addition of a 50-ohm resistor into PSW-1211.
Miniature Power Splitter
Mini-Circuits now has developed a wide band miniature splitter in a small package, 0.15x 0.15 x 0.15", which does not need any external components. This reduced size is made possible by a technique that integrates all the elements into the package.