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Department Spotlight: Test Solutions
Mini-Circuits’ RF test solutions team is a prime example of how the company's quality policy translates to enduring customer relationships and steady product line growth. RF test solutions department designs and builds software-controlled building blocks for automation of lab and production test environments. If you’re wondering what exactly that means and how it fits within our full portfolio of RF/microwave components and assemblies, read more to find out!
Mini-Circuits Opens New Sales Office to Support Japan & South Korea
Serving the global market for RF and microwave products while maintaining the high standards of quality and customer support that Mini-Circuits is known for comes with many challenges. Thomas Joyce recently joined Mini-Circuits as sales director for Japan and South Korea, to continue growing the company's global sales and service footprint.
Renewing Our Founding Values at a 50-Year-Old Startup
The Mini-Circuits story is well-known to many in the RF and microwave industry. Some know us for our advertising, some know us as one of the first companies to transform the pricing structure of RF components, and some know us through the personal relationships they had with Harvey Kaylie, our founder and chief executive for the first 50 years of our history.
Mini-Circuits ‘Steps Out’ to Stop Diabetes
On Sept. 21, nearly 100 members of the Mini-Circuits team hit the pavement in New York City’s Seaport District for the 2019 Step Out: New York City Walk to Stop Diabetes. Hosted by the American Diabetes Association, this year's event raised over $220,000 for diabetes research, advocacy and education. The company has actively supported Step Out for more than 25 years, and the number of participating members has grown from the four original walkers in 1993 to the 100 that came out in 2019.
Specifying VCOs for Clock Timing Circuits
Timing is everything for many systems, especially for modern electronic systems with high-speed data converters and high-resolution sampling. A clock source is "the keeper of time" in these systems and system timing performance is very much dependent upon the performance of its clock source. Many designers have learned to appreciate the flexibility of using voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) as clock sources.
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.