LTCC Filters Enhance Differential Circuit Designs

Today’s RF transceiver designs are using differential circuits for more of the signal chain before the ADC and after the DAC. See how Mini-Circuits’ LTCC dual/differential filters and integrated balun-filters provide an ideal solution for anti-aliasing while simplifying implementation and saving board space.

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Harvey Kaylie’s Legacy Lives On through Mini-Circuits Honors Scholarship Winners

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Branson, Missouri Community Recovers from Duck Boat Tragedy

Branson, Missouri Community Recovers from Duck Boat Tragedy

The Mini-Circuits office on West Main Street is about a 15-minute drive from Table Rock Lake where Thursday, July 19, an amphibious Duck Boat sank in a severe thunderstorm, killing 16 passengers and one crew member.