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Line Stretchers Ease VCO Load-Pull Testing
It is a standard industry practice to measure frequency variation when the VCO output realizes a load with 12 dB return loss. A skilled technician may take several minutes to several hours to do this manually. Mini-Circuits has developed an electronic line stretcher to execute this automatically and quickly.
USB/Ethernet Power Detector PWR Series Quick Start Guide
Now that you have a Mini-Circuits PWR power detector, you can make key measurements of all kinds of RF components. This articles lists instructions with everything you need to know set up your computer with the power detector.
Low-Cost Ultra High Isolation SPDT Switch
Mini-Circuits has developed a pair of low-cost, high isolation, fast switching, TTL-driven, connectorized-switches that have a typical isolation of 85 dB at 1 GHz and 60 dB at 5 GHz.
Biasing of HSWA2-30DR+ SPDT Switch with a 5V Supply Voltage
The HSWA2-30DR+ switch uses a patented CMOS technology and operates with single positive supply voltage from 2.7V to 3.3V. This model has a patent pending low noise negative voltage generator which produces internally the negative supply voltage required for CMOS logic.
A wide variety of PIN diode and GaAs high-speed, high-isolation switches are available from Mini-Circuits, including models with built-in TTL drivers, operating up to 5 GHz. Select from SPST, SPDT, and SP4T models in EMI-shielded plug-in, TO-8, surface-mount and connectorized packages.
Enabling Performance in the presence of DC on LTCC Dual Filters
Mini-Circuits LFCN-291-1PM+ is a sharp rejection, dual LTCC filter designed for use in a variety of applications including a differential filter in an IF section of a heterodyne transceiver system.
How VCO Parameters Affect Each Other
This article provides tables and instructions on VCO functions and their effects on certain performance parameters.
Handling Moisture Sensitive Devices
The following article is a guide for handling moisture sensitive surface mount devices and is based on the IPC/JEDEC industry standard J-STD-033 available from JEDEC.
A 10 MHz to 6 GHz Power Meter
With tiny surface mount components diverting attention from the circuit, glancing at a meter on another device may result with the measuring probe slipping away with disastrous effects. There needs to be a handheld device with local readout. This is particularly important in today's crammed circuits where it is difficult to look away from the point of measurement, lest the probe start to slip.
Optimizing VCO PLL Evaluations & PLL Synthesizer Designs
Today's mobile communications systems demand higher communication quality, higher data rates, higher frequency operation, and more channels per unit bandwidth. Typical synthesized oscillators combine a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) with a phase-locked loop IC (PLL), frequency reference (e.g. crystal / TCXO) and a loop filter.
LTCC Mixer or Instrumentation & Military Applications
This high-performance mixer leverages LTCC, semiconductor technology, and patented circuit techniques to achieve high frequency low loss up-conversion for instrumentation and military applications.
WiMAX Mixer Provides High IP3
This high-performance mixer leverages LTCC, semiconductor technology, and patented circuit techniques to achieve low-loss upconversion for WiMAX systems.