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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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.
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.