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Hand Soldering of MNA-Family Amplifiers

Hand Soldering of MNA-Family Amplifiers

This articles presents hand soldering techniques appropriate for Mini-Circuits' MNA-Family amplifiers. Mini-Circuits MNA amplifiers are manufactured in a 3 x 3 mm (.118 x .118-inch) plastic molded package, case style DQ849.
PMA-545G1+: LTE Performance vs. Output Power

PMA-545G1+: LTE Performance vs. Output Power

Mini-Circuits PMA-545G1+ high dynamic range and super low noise MMIC amplifier is designed specifically for applications which require high linear performance, advanced digital communications systems such as LTE which require excellent ACLR suppression and low EVM.
Digital Step Attenuators offer Precision and Linearity

Digital Step Attenuators offer Precision and Linearity

Mini-Circuits new series of digital step attenuators (DAT family) manufactured using Super RF CMOS technology, has an unprecedented combination of accuracy, linearity, programmability, ESD tolerance, and wide bandwidth in a small 4x4x0.9 mm surface mount package.
GVA-84+: LTE Performance vs Output Power

GVA-84+: LTE Performance vs Output Power

Mini-Circuits GVA-84+ 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.
CBL Series Ruggedized Test Cable – Super Flex Testing

CBL Series Ruggedized Test Cable – Super Flex Testing

Mini-Circuits CBL series test cables are specifically designed and manufactured for use in stringent test lab environments where cables are often bent and twisted many times during normal use.
Super Wide-bandwidth Power Splitter

Super Wide-bandwidth Power Splitter

Microwave splitters are generally octave bandwidth or lower. In lab and instrumentation applications, this poses a problem, as one has to buy a series of splitters to cover a bandwidth. Mini-Circuits has designed a 2-way and 4-way splitter covering 10:1 band width, 500-5000 MHz.
Wide Modulation Bandwidth Measurements

Wide Modulation Bandwidth Measurements

Frequency of a voltage controlled oscillator is proportional to the amplitude of the tuning voltage. Hence, it can be treated as an FM modulator. Every VCO has a tuning voltage range specified.
New Low-Profile Hermetic LTCC Mixer Series Raises the Bar for Reliability, Performance, and Price

New Low-Profile Hermetic LTCC Mixer Series Raises the Bar for Reliability, Performance, and Price

A new family of ultra‐reliable mixers, developed by Mini‐Circuits, combines low‐temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) circuitry and specially selected semiconductor dice in a hermetically sealed case — at 1/10th the price of comparable products on the market.