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.

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Methodology for Computation of Maximum Power Handling in LTCC Low-Pass Filters

Methodology for Computation of Maximum Power Handling in LTCC Low-Pass Filters

LFCW series filters are made using LTCC (low temperature co-fired ceramic) technology. Due to low losses and high temperature handling capability of the ceramic material, they can handle reasonably high power levels, even though they are of small size.
VCO Test Methods

VCO Test Methods

Well regulated power supplies are recommended for tuning and VCO supplies. Bias tee's in the DC and tuning voltage lines help reduce the power supply noise. This article will cover information on tuning, harmonics and spurious level and more.
An Introduction to Filters

An Introduction to Filters

In the operation of electronic systems and circuits, the basic function of a filter is to selectively pass, by frequency, desired signals and to suppress undesired signals. The amount of insertion loss and phase shift encountered by a signal passing through the filter is a function of the filter design.
An Introduction to Frequency Multipliers

An Introduction to Frequency Multipliers

Mini-Circuits' frequency multipliers offer a new degree of freedom in designing frequency multiplier chains. Their multi-octave band width and excellent rejection of fundamental and third harmonics enable a significant reduction in filter requirements.
DAT-31R5A/31A/15R5A Series Evaluation Boards Operation to VDD=5.2V

DAT-31R5A/31A/15R5A Series Evaluation Boards Operation to VDD=5.2V

Mini-Circuits DAT series of 50Ω digital step attenuators support a wide variety of configurations including attenuation range, step size and operating power supply voltages. Read further for more information.
Band-pass Filters with Linear Phase Response

Band-pass Filters with Linear Phase Response

Filters with linear phase response are desirable, due to their flat group delay, in many applications, for example in image processing and digital data transmission. Such filters maximally preserve the wave shape of the passing signal, since they delay all frequency components of the signal by the same amount.
DIY Low-Cost Power Splitters

DIY Low-Cost Power Splitters

There is a continuing demand to reduce the cost and increase the performance and quality at the same time. Mini-Circuits is working to satisfy these goals and has introduced a new splitter series to meet the demands of the market.
Super Wide-band RF Choke

Super Wide-band RF Choke

Use of heterojunction bipolar transistor technology has resulted in development of super wide-band monolithic microwave amplifiers such as Mini-Circuits ERA series. These amplifiers cover a bandwidth from DC to 8 GHz.
High Power Limiter Modules

High Power Limiter Modules

In many applications, front end filtering is used to protect the receiver from unwanted high-power signals, but even with this reinforcement, high-power signals may still be present. A limiter can be used in a broadband device that will not degrade receiver sensitivity.
Performance Change vs. Flexure Using Cable Flexure Test Fixture

Performance Change vs. Flexure Using Cable Flexure Test Fixture

Mini-Circuits FLC Series test cables are specifically designed and manufactured for use in stringent test lab environments where cables often undergo bending during normal use. This can result in a change of performance vs. flexure.
Selecting the Right Mixer for Your Application Using YONI -The Advanced Search Engine

Selecting the Right Mixer for Your Application Using YONI -The Advanced Search Engine

Heterodyne architectures are often required to meet stringent spur performance and tight blocking specs, or coverage over broad frequency ranges. All heterodyne systems depend on a frequency mixer to facilitate the frequency conversion and it is this mixer that often defines critical system performance.
Mini-Circuits 2 and 5W Attenuators Display Tight Tolerance in the Broad DC to 18 GHz Band

Mini-Circuits 2 and 5W Attenuators Display Tight Tolerance in the Broad DC to 18 GHz Band

The need for cost effective, high performance components is greater than ever. Mini-Circuits is meeting that demand with the introduction of three families of low cost precision fixed attenuators.