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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Diminutive Impedance-Matching Splitters

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

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions About RF Transformers

This article presents frequently asked questions about general properties and uses to specific applications of RF transformers.
GSM-EDGE Performance vs. Output Power (TAMP-960LN+)

GSM-EDGE Performance vs. Output Power (TAMP-960LN+)

Mini-Circuits TAMP-960LN+ ultra-low noise drop-in amplifier module is an ideal low noise amplifier for use in GSM-EDGE base station or tower mounted low noise applications.
Frequently Asked Questions About Amplifiers

Frequently Asked Questions About Amplifiers

This article presents frequently asked questions about general information and specific application requirements for amplifiers.
Low Profile, Low Cost, Fully Integrated Monolithic Microwave Amplifiers

Low Profile, Low Cost, Fully Integrated Monolithic Microwave Amplifiers

Monolithic microwave amplifiers are widely used in the industry for signal amplification. The majority of these amplifiers are specified to operate with fixed current.
Mini-Circuits Semiconductor Reliability and Quality Assurance

Mini-Circuits Semiconductor Reliability and Quality Assurance

This article will highlight key differences in the approach between Mini-Circuits' and typical market products. To be the world leader in RF and microwave products, we always insist on consistent performance, world-class quality and outstanding reliability in our products.
Uses and Advantages of “MERA” Dual Matched MMIC Amplifiers

Uses and Advantages of “MERA” Dual Matched MMIC Amplifiers

The Mini-Circuits ERA and Gali series of amplifiers are monolithic HBT devices in Darlington configuration. They are wide band 50Ω amplifiers that are easy to use, as they require very few external components.
ESD Sensitivity Testing of Mini-Circuits ERA-4XSM

ESD Sensitivity Testing of Mini-Circuits ERA-4XSM

To determine the electrostatic discharge sensitivity of Mini-Circuits amplifier ERA4XSM 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.
PHA-1+: TD-SCDMA Performance vs. Output Power

PHA-1+: TD-SCDMA Performance vs. Output Power

Mini-Circuits PHA-1+ Ultra high dynamic range MMIC amplifier is designed specifically for applications which require extremely linear performance, particularly wideband, advanced digital communications systems such as TD-SCDMA which require excellent ACLR suppression and low EVM.
Low Cost Very High IP3 Low Noise Amplifiers Cover 250 to 2300 MHz

Low Cost Very High IP3 Low Noise Amplifiers Cover 250 to 2300 MHz

Mini-Circuit’s Blue Cell Technology allows the use of its 90° splitters to enhance the performance of a family of medium power amplifiers. The foremost advantage is the improvement of both input and output return loss due to reflections canceling in the hybrid couplers.