Mini-Circuits Blog Offers New Access to Corporate Knowledge and Insights
Mini-Circuits has announced the launch of its new corporate blog, offering a variety of valuable content including technical resources for engineers, executive thought leadership and company news.
Reflectionless Filter Basics: A Brief History of the Genesis of Reflectionless Filters
The advent of broad bandwidth amplifiers, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analog converters (DACs), and software-defined radios has brought about growing interest in broadband communications, radar, and sensing applications.
Improving Conversion Loss Efficiency in Multiplier Chains with Reflectionless Filters
In this episode of Mini-Circuits’ WaveSpace, applications engineer, Rohan Shrotriya explains the distinctions between reflective and reflectionless filters and how reflectionless filters can improve conversion loss efficiency in multiplier chains. Read more about reflectionless filter theory and applications in our white paper: https://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/print/32831-filtering-without-reflections-flattening-multiplier-chain-conversion-efficiency-more To browse Mini-Circuits selection of reflectionless filters visit: https://www.minicircuits.com/WebStore/RF-Filters.html
RF Balun Transformers Demystified
In Episode 5 of Mini-Circuits WaveSpace, applications engineer William Yu explains everything you need to know about RF balun transformers, how they're used, and which technologies are best suited for different applications.
DOCSIS 4.0 – The Move to 1800 MHz
The major challenge to delivering high speed data, new HD video channels or digital streaming services in a cable system is the limitation on available RF spectrum. The typical RF bandwidth in the majority of HFC networks today is still 750 MHz. DOCSIS 3.1 defined an upper bandwidth limit of 1.8 GHz but only provided specific requirements for operation up to 1.2 GHz. To fend off fiber and future wireless competitors, cable operators need a multi-gigabit-capable symmetrical network with up to 10 Gbps downstream capacity. The CableLabs DOCSIS 4.0 specification initiative will define the requirements needed for operation of the entire 1.8 GHz bandwidth allocation. There are a number of advantages that 1.8 GHz DOCSIS 4.0 can provide for network operators once it is released early next year. Primary among these is the ability to maintain their existing Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) node plus amplifier cascade architecture as an alternative to the more costly 1.2 GHz Fiber Deep N+0 network design. But there are also significant challenges related to higher coax attenuation loss and other impacts that come with higher frequency operation. This webinar discusses the benefits and tradeoffs associated with migrating to a 1.8 GHz network along with the new RF components now in development at Mini-Circuits that are needed to meet the exacting requirements for this expanded frequency bandwidth.
Mini-Circuits Recognized Among Top 100 Suppliers at Keysight Conference
Mini-Circuits has been recognized by Keysight Technologies as one of its top 100 suppliers at Keysight Supplier Conference in Penang, Malaysia.
Mini-Circuits Opens Regional Sales Office to Serve Japan, South Korea
Mini-Circuits has opened a regional sales office in Yokohama, Japan to expand service to customers in Japan and South Korea.
EDICON Online: IMAGEVK-74 – 3D mmWave Imaging Kit
IMAGEVK-74 is a revolutionary radar chip, that allows the exploration of mmWave imaging and sensing, without building your own hardware system from scratch. This technology provides unprecedented flexibility for hardware developers. Damian Hoffman delves into the inner-workings of the chip. NOTE: This video refers to the imaging kit by its old product number, VTRIG-74, which has since been renamed to IMAGEVK-74.
EDICON Online: The Journey to LTCC Solutions for mmWave Applications
With the rise of 5G and high speed wifi, there is a new demand for cost effective, miniature technology to operate at mmWave frequencies. The question then becomes; Are LTCC's the right technology to access mmWave frequencies? Aaron Vaisman tackles the problem, and the limitations of LTCC components.
EDICONOnline Welcome to EDI CON Online
Ovi Jacob describes the development of radar usage from the 1920's, to modern day. Beginning as something explicit to lab testing and military use, radar evolved into an accessible resource for the common person; a process described as the "Democritization of Radar." NOTE: This video refers to the imaging kit by its old product number, VTRIG-74, which has since been renamed to IMAGEVK-74.
EDICONOnline mmWave LTCC Products Today
Aaron Vaisman prescribes faster, and cost effective solutions to meet custom design requirements in LTCC mmWave Applications with new material systems. These material system updates reduce insertion loss on narrow bandwidth pass filters, and unit variations.
Mini-Circuits and Vayyar Offer Development Kits for 4D Millimeter Wave Imaging
Mini-Circuits has expanded its collaboration with Vayyar, the global leader in 4D radar imaging, to offer a new development kit enabling researchers to explore and rapidly develop 4D millimeter wave imaging and sensing applications.