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Three basic types of VCO's are manufactured by Mini-Circuits: plug-in, surface mount, and connectorized versions. To obtain the best overall performance from Mini-Circuits VCO's, good RF practices should be used. A double sided printed circuit board with plated through holes is recommended.
Harvey Kaylie’s Legacy Lives On through Mini-Circuits Honors Scholarship Winners
In 1960, Mini-Circuits founder, Harvey Kaylie, graduated from the City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering. In 2012, to give back to his alma mater, the Kaylie family founded the Mini-Circuits Honors Scholars Program in Engineering. The scholarship gives gifted students of financial need the opportunity to attend the City College of New York with fully funded tuition.
A Practical Approach to the Design and Implementation of Scalable, High-Performance, Custom SMT Packages for mmWave Applications
After many years of research and development, electrical engineers, physicists, mathematicians and scientists have come to realize the benefits of operating communications systems at higher frequencies.
Achieving First-Spin Success in LTCC Components with Advanced Material Simulation Models
Since the advent of network synthesis theory at the turn of the last century, filter designers have been developing ever more sophisticated solutions to translate polynomial transfer functions into working, physical components.
Mini-Circuits and Virginia Diodes Forge Partnership to Introduce Waveguide Bandpass Filters
Mini-Circuits is pleased to announce our partnership with Virginia Diodes to introduce a new line of waveguide filters for millimeter wave applications. In case you're unfamiliar with the term, a waveguide is a physical structure (essentially a hollow metal tube) that guides RF and microwave signals through space.
Mini-Circuits Toy Drive Brings Holiday Spirit to Kings County Hospital Pediatric Department
As the year winds to a close and we all look forward to spending time with family and friends, it’s important to share the spirit of giving with those who need it most. For over 10 years, team members of Mini-Circuits' Brooklyn offices have rallied together at holiday time to donate toys for pediatric patients at Kings County Hospital.
Solid State Switching for Next Generation Wireless Test Applications
Rapid growth in the number of connected devices for next generation wireless applications is driving demand for faster, more innovative, and more cost-effective test solutions. The need for reduction in cost and improvement in test throughput is found both at the design verification stage as well as in high-volume production testing.
Flattening Negative Gain Slope with MMIC Fixed Equalizers
Unlike a standard attenuator with a flat frequency response, an equalizer is a unique kind of attenuator which exhibits lower insertion loss as frequency increases with some known slope. This is a useful characteristic for system designers working in wideband applications where the gain response of circuit elements or of the entire RF chain often varies across frequency.
More than Just a Phase: Understanding Phase Stability in RF Test Cables
One important factor in ensuring accurate, repeatable measurements in RF test applications is the stability of performance of the test cable used. Therefore, in choosing the right test cable for your needs, it’s important to consider how bending affects cable phase performance and how a cable is (or isn’t) qualified for stability of phase versus flexure.
Bridging the Gap between the University and the RF Industry
With 5G standards barely off the drawing board and headlines filled with speculation about all the related capabilities, what sometimes gets lost in the buzz is that these technologies will depend heavily on a new generation of RF engineers to develop the circuits and systems to realize the dream.
MMIC Die Testing Made Easy with Ultra-Wideband 0 dB Attenuator (Thru-Line) Die
This article presents a method for die performance characterization using Mini-Circuits’ commercially available 0 dB attenuator/thru-line die (KAT-0-DG+) that effectively addresses both of these issues.
Summer Sun and Fun at the 2018 Company Picnic
Members enjoyed getting outside the familiar setting and sharing a new experience together. The feeling of camaraderie among the team was high as members boarded the bus at the end of the evening.