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Article on Transformers (AN-20-002)

Article on Transformers (AN-20-002)

The purpose of this article is to describe the fundamentals of RF and microwave transformers and to provide guidelines to users in selecting proper transformer to suit their applications. It is limited to core-and-wire and LTCC transformers.
Soldering Turret Terminal Pins on ZX Series Models

Soldering Turret Terminal Pins on ZX Series Models

The following article is a guide for soldering wire connections to turret pin terminals on the Mini-Circuits ZX series amplifier, power detector, voltage variable attenuator, digital step attenuator, RF switch, bias-tee, and VCO models. The information below is intended to ensure proper soldering of wire connections to the turret terminals on the Mini-Circuits models while maintaining optimum reliability.
Heat Sinking of High-Power Surface Mount Components

Heat Sinking of High-Power Surface Mount Components

The purpose of this article is to describe a method for heat sinking of Mini‐Circuits high‐power surface mount components to prevent overheating when operating at high power.
Controlling Programmable Attenuators via Ethernet using HTTP and Telnet Protocols

Controlling Programmable Attenuators via Ethernet using HTTP and Telnet Protocols

A short tutorial on how to control Mini-Circuits' RCDAT-series programmable attenuators via Ethernet using HTTP and Telnet communication protocols.
High Performance, Low Cost, Surface-Mount Quadrature Couplers

High Performance, Low Cost, Surface-Mount Quadrature Couplers

Mini-Circuits has developed series of high performance 3 dB quadrature couplers. These products exhibit low insertion loss, amplitude unbalance and phase unbalance with good isolation covering the 800 to 2400 MHz frequency range.
Line Stretchers Ease VCO Load-Pull Testing

Line Stretchers Ease VCO Load-Pull Testing

It is a standard industry practice to measure frequency variation when the VCO output realizes a load with 12 dB return loss. A skilled technician may take several minutes to several hours to do this manually. Mini-Circuits has developed an electronic line stretcher to execute this automatically and quickly.