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Directional Couplers: Their Operation and Application
Ever get confused about the differences between directional, bi-directional and dual-directional couplers? Here's everything you need to know about the different coupler types, their functions and common applications.
Mini-Circuits and Liberty Defense Innovate RF Technology to Save Lives
Mini-Circuits is aiding in the fight for better public security with Liberty Defense, a startup specializing in weapons detection. Learn about their innovative new system improving efficiency at security check points and saving lives.
USF & Mini-Circuits Shine Together: Mini-Circuits Members Pursue USF Graduate Certificates in Brooklyn WAMI Lab
At Mini-Circuits, we believe that education is a life-long journey. Learn about Mini-Circuits’ partnership with the University of South Florida and how we are making education more accessible for engineers in the work force.
Understanding Power Splitter/Combiner Power Handling with Coherent and Non-Coherent Signals
Understand the effects of phase and amplitude unbalances on power handling in power splitters and combiners.
Mini-Circuits Helps Pioneer New Remote Soil Sensing Technology in NASA’s SNoOPI Mission
Learn how Mini-Circuits is supporting NASA in launching a revolutionary new satellite system for soil moisture detection.
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.