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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.
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.
Mini-Circuits Shows Up with a Strong Presence at IMS 2018
IMS is the pre-eminent annual gathering of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave researchers, technologists, and practitioners from industry and academia, and Mini-Circuits has long been a prominent presence at the event.
Model: ZYSWA-2-50DR+ (Redesigned Model)
Mini-Circuits has developed our own design to address the short operating life, long lead time, and high cost of using commercially available mechanical relay switches.
Frequently Asked Questions About Power Detectors
See inquiries about general functions and specific applications involving the use of power detectors.
Ultra-Wideband, Low-Loss Couplers for Cable TV and Broadband Access Systems (DOCSIS® 3.1)
This article discusses the use of ultra-low loss, broadband distributed couplers in 75Ω systems such as broadband services over cable television networks (CATV).
Mini-Circuits Named Rockwell-Collins’ Top Supplier for 2018
Mini-Circuits has been recognized by Rockwell-Collins as 2018 Supplier of the Year for Electronic Components, and with aerospace and defense leader's prestigious President’s Award, which confers status as Rockwell’s top supplier overall for 2018.
Demystifying Pin-Outs: What Do We Mean by “Not Connected?”
Mini-Circuits offers a wide range of products in miniature surface-mount (SMT) packages. This article explains by way of example what we mean when we denote signal pads this way, and how users may treat these pads when mounting the part on their board.