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Low Cost, Triple Balanced, LTCC Mixer
Double balanced mixers are used widely in frequency translation applications. Some of the advantages of the double balanced mixer are good L-R and L-I isolation and moderate R-I isolation.
Using the RSW-2-25PA+ Switch
Model RSW-2-25PA+ is a single-pole 2-throw (SPDT) RF switch. The switched (output) ports are reflective with high impedance in the OFF state.
Understanding VCO Concepts
This article presents all you need to know about voltage controlled oscillators including fundamentals and design examples.
Mixers: Measuring Performance
Mini-Circuits policy for product measurement and preparation of specifications is straightforward: present the facts so the design engineer can evaluate product data for his or her circuit and system requirements and arrive at a proper design decision. For mixers, which involve control of three signals at different frequencies, particular care is necessary.
An Introduction to Phase Detectors
Mini-Circuits high efficiency phase detectors are the only units in the world offering a figure-of-merit greater than 125.
Semiconductor Die Ordering and Packaging Information
This article includes packaging information on a number of semiconductor die packaging options that we offer at Mini-Circuits.
An Introduction to Fixed Attenuators/Terminations
Fixed attenuators are found in a wide variety of electronic equipment for extending the dynamic range of measuring equipment, for preventing signal overload in transmitters and receivers.
ESD Sensitivity Testing of Mini-Circuits ERA-5XSM
To determine the electrostatic discharge sensitivity of Mini-Circuits amplifier ERA-5XSM in accordance with human body model (HBM) and machine model (MM) ESD sensitivity standards. The failure criterion is: 1 dB change in gain and/or 10% change in device voltage.
Diminutive Impedance-Matching Splitters
These tiny power splitters deliver full-sized performance transforming between 50Ω and 75Ω, from 5 to 1000 MHz. Traditionally, power splitters/combiners are invaluable passive components that allow transmitters and receivers to combine or divide signals as necessary.
PGA-103+ Stablilizing Network
The PGA-103+ is a monolithic amplifier for the 50-4000 MHz range with excellent noise figure and a high dynamic range. Due to the intrinsic nature of the GaAs PHEMT, it is not unconditionally stable (stability factor k>1 and stability measure B>0) as k.
Understanding Power Splitters
This article presents all you need to know about the basic properties, characteristics and applications of a power splitter.
Frequently Asked Questions About RF Transformers
This article presents frequently asked questions about general properties and uses to specific applications of RF transformers.