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The History of the Radio Telescope
Radio astronomy has brought star gazing to a whole new level since its invention in 1931. Learn about the evolution of the radio telescope and the people who helped bring this revolutionary technology to life.
Mini-Circuits Members Organize Heartfelt COVID-19 Relief Fund; Company Matches
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Mini-Circuits has supported our neighbors in need through our COVID-19 Relief Fund. Learn more about the work of our team in lending a helping hand to those who need it most in a time of uncertainty.
Combining MMIC Reflectionless Filters to Create Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Bandpass Filters
Ultra-wideband or "UWB" technology has become the focus of a promising variety of emerging applications from consumer devices to short-range M2M communications and more. See how Mini-Circuits reflectionless filters solve some of the challenges associated with filtering wide passbands while meeting FCC requirements.
Arts and Sciences Find Strange Harmony in Radio Art
Radio has been used for centuries in countless practical applications, but in the 1990s, a new form of contemporary art sought to use radio transmission as an artistic medium.
Demystifying Transformers: Baluns and Ununs
Baluns and ununs are as essential in RF and microwave signal chains as they are confusing to engineers working with them. Review the basics, key parameters, different types and common applications of these critical building blocks for any circuit utilizing both single-ended and balanced architectures.
When Martians Took Over the World Through a Radio Broadcast
Read about the 1938 radio drama that led to mass hysteria about visitors from outer space, adapted from the classic novel by H.G Wells, War of the Worlds.
Stabilizing Multiplier Chain Conversion Efficiency with Reflectionless Filters
Reflections from out of band signals in multiplier chains have been a longstanding problem for circuit designers grappling with unwanted effects of frequency translation. This experiment shows how reflectionless filters can eliminate standing waves and dramatically improve conversion loss efficiency when paired with frequency doublers and X4 multiplier chains.
How Mini-Circuits is Helping Fuel the Quantum Computing Revolution
Quantum computing is among the most exotic applications of Mini-Circuits products, and also one of the most advanced on the continuum of scientific progress. See how Mini-Circuits is working with the quantum computing community to revolutionize computing technology as we know it.
Mini-Circuits Designer Kits Offer Solution for Drone Designers
From fighting fires to filming the nightly news or enforcing social distancing in public spaces, drones continue to take on greater importance for commercial and government applications. See how Mini-Circuits' LTCC designer kits are helping designers prototyping this powerful new technology.
Moments in Radio History: The Advent of Motorola and the Car Radio
Next time you turn up the radio on a long drive, remember brothers Paul and Joseph Galvin, who started the company that would become Motorola and first introduced car radios to the U.S. in 1930.
Solving Problems through Teamwork: Mini-Circuits Members “Escape the Room”
If you like the adrenaline rush of solving complex problems under pressure, maybe you should give escape rooms a try. After work on Thursday, Feb. 5, sixteen Mini-Circuits members participated in an escape room challenge as part of an ongoing initiative to cultivate the leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills needed to thrive at Mini-Circuits.
Impedance Matching Devices
Explore impedance matching techniques and understand the differences between the various types of impedance matching devices, from step transitions to L-C networks, quarter-wave transformers and more.