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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GVA-81+: LTE Performance vs Output Power

GVA-81+: LTE Performance vs Output Power

Mini-Circuits GVA-81+ high dynamic range MMIC amplifier is designed specifically for applications which require high linear performance, particularly wideband, advanced digital communications systems such as LTE which require excellent ACLR suppression and low EVM.
PHA-1+: LTE Performance vs. Output Power

PHA-1+: LTE 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 LTE which require excellent ACLR suppression and low EVM.
Surface Mount LTCC Quadrature Splitters

Surface Mount LTCC Quadrature Splitters

Transmission line 90° splitters (also called quadrature splitters) are quarter-wave in length. Thus, the overall length is dictated by the frequency of operation.
Frequently Asked Questions About VCO’s

Frequently Asked Questions About VCO’s

This article presents frequently asked questions regarding general information and specific applications for voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs).
GVA-82+: LTE Performance vs Output Power

GVA-82+: LTE Performance vs Output Power

Mini-Circuits GVA-82+ high dynamic range MMIC amplifier is designed specifically for applications which require high linear performance, particularly wideband, advanced digital communications systems such as LTE which require excellent ACLR suppression and low EVM.
Using the Catalog Specifications to Determine MMIC Reliability

Using the Catalog Specifications to Determine MMIC Reliability

Specification pages for MMIC (microwave monolithic integrated circuit) amplifiers in the Mini-Circuits catalog contain graphs of typical MTTF (mean time to failure) as a function of junction temperature. To use one of these graphs it is necessary to know the junction temperature of the particular device. This article provides guidance for determining the junction temperature.
GVA-83+: LTE Performance vs Output Power

GVA-83+: LTE Performance vs Output Power

Mini-Circuits GVA-83+ high dynamic range MMIC amplifier is designed specifically for applications which require high linear performance, particularly wideband, advanced digital communications systems such as LTE which require excellent ACLR suppression and low EVM.
Understanding Noise Parameter Measurements

Understanding Noise Parameter Measurements

This article reviews noise theory & measurements and S-parameter measurements used to characterize transistors and amplifiers at Modelithics, Inc.
UMTS (WCDMA) Performance vs. Output Power (TAMP-242GLN+)

UMTS (WCDMA) Performance vs. Output Power (TAMP-242GLN+)

Mini-Circuits TAMP-242GLN+ ultra-low noise drop-in amplifier module is an ideal low noise amplifier for use in UMTS (WCDMA) base station or tower mounted low noise applications. The TAMP-242GLN+ provides an optimized combination of critical performance: low noise/high dynamic range/input & output match/unconditional stability.
Transient Protection of Darlington Gain Block Amplifiers

Transient Protection of Darlington Gain Block Amplifiers

Monolithic wideband amplifiers are widely used in the RF and microwave systems. Many of these amplifiers use Darlington configuration. Mini-Circuits monolithic amplifiers with model prefix MAR and ERA, for example, use this configuration.
PMA-545+: LTE Performance vs. Output Power

PMA-545+: LTE Performance vs. Output Power

Mini-Circuits PMA-545+ high dynamic range and super low noise MMIC amplifier is designed specifically for applications which require high linear performance, particularly wideband, advanced digital communications systems such as LTE which require excellent ACLR suppression and low EVM.
MMIC Test Boards: Instructions for Use

MMIC Test Boards: Instructions for Use

Mini-Circuits manufactures a wide range of 4-pin MMIC surface-mount and drop-in amplifiers. A family of test boards for evaluating these devices has been designed to make them easy to use by customers.