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USB/Ethernet Power Detector PWR Series Quick Start Guide

USB/Ethernet Power Detector PWR Series Quick Start Guide

Now that you have a Mini-Circuits PWR power detector, you can make key measurements of all kinds of RF components. This articles lists instructions with everything you need to know set up your computer with the power detector.
Low-Cost Ultra High Isolation SPDT Switch

Low-Cost Ultra High Isolation SPDT Switch

Mini-Circuits has developed a pair of low-cost, high isolation, fast switching, TTL-driven, connectorized-switches that have a typical isolation of 85 dB at 1 GHz and 60 dB at 5 GHz.
Biasing of HSWA2-30DR+ SPDT Switch with a 5V Supply Voltage

Biasing of HSWA2-30DR+ SPDT Switch with a 5V Supply Voltage

The HSWA2-30DR+ switch uses a patented CMOS technology and operates with single positive supply voltage from 2.7V to 3.3V. This model has a patent pending low noise negative voltage generator which produces internally the negative supply voltage required for CMOS logic.
Switches

Switches

A wide variety of PIN diode and GaAs high-speed, high-isolation switches are available from Mini-Circuits, including models with built-in TTL drivers, operating up to 5 GHz. Select from SPST, SPDT, and SP4T models in EMI-shielded plug-in, TO-8, surface-mount and connectorized packages.
Enabling Performance in the presence of DC on LTCC Dual Filters

Enabling Performance in the presence of DC on LTCC Dual Filters

Mini-Circuits LFCN-291-1PM+ is a sharp rejection, dual LTCC filter designed for use in a variety of applications including a differential filter in an IF section of a heterodyne transceiver system.
How VCO Parameters Affect Each Other

How VCO Parameters Affect Each Other

This article provides tables and instructions on VCO functions and their effects on certain performance parameters.
A 10 MHz to 6 GHz Power Meter

A 10 MHz to 6 GHz Power Meter

With tiny surface mount components diverting attention from the circuit, glancing at a meter on another device may result with the measuring probe slipping away with disastrous effects. There needs to be a handheld device with local readout. This is particularly important in today's crammed circuits where it is difficult to look away from the point of measurement, lest the probe start to slip.
Optimizing VCO PLL Evaluations & PLL Synthesizer Designs

Optimizing VCO PLL Evaluations & PLL Synthesizer Designs

Today's mobile communications systems demand higher communication quality, higher data rates, higher frequency operation, and more channels per unit bandwidth. Typical synthesized oscillators combine a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) with a phase-locked loop IC (PLL), frequency reference (e.g. crystal / TCXO) and a loop filter.