January 12, 2017
New Reflectionless High Pass Filters Provide Passbands to 30 GHz in 2x2mm QFN Packages
Mini-Circuits’ revolutionary XHF2-series of reflectionless high pass filters eliminates signal reflections and enables dramatic improvements in system performance. Covering a variety of passbands up to 30 GHz, these new, patented designs are perfect for pairing with sensitive devices such as mixers, multipliers, high-gain amplifiers and more!
December 07, 2016
Extra-Long Life Absorptive Electromechanical SP4T Switches, +12VDC, DC to 18 GHz
Mini-Circuits has added two new models to our popular line of absorptive electromechanical switches, controlled by a +12VDC with 0.2 dB insertion loss, 90 dB isolation, and extra-long switch life up to 10 million cycles.
December 05, 2016
Mini-Circuits Achieves Total Defect Rate Less than 3 DPPM for 3Q 2016
Mini-Circuits is proud to announce that we have achieved a defect rate of less than 3 DPPM over millions of units shipped in the third quarter of 2016.
November 11, 2016
Mini-Circuits Expands Selection of LTCC Bandpass Filters
Mini-Circuits has expanded our selection of low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) bandpass filters with 4 new models in tiny 1206 packages with high reliability and excellent repeatability.
November 10, 2016
Connectorized 2-Way 0° Splitter/Combiner Handles up to 35W, 500 to 10500 MHz
Mini-Circuits’ ZN2PD2-14W+ SMA connectorized 2-way 0° splitter/combiner provides power handling up to 35W as a splitter (1W as a combiner) for a wide range of applications from 500 to 10500 MHz.
October 17, 2016
Surface Mount Voltage Variable Attenuator Provides >30 dB Attenuation Range from 2000 to 6000 MHz
Mini-Circuits’ RVA-6000+ surface mount voltage variable attenuator provides a control voltage range from 0 to 12V with attenuation from 4 up to 37 dB with minimal phase deviation over its full attenuation range. It supports a wide range of applications from 2 to 6 GHz with 20 dB typical return loss and no external matching network required.
October 14, 2016
Rugged 100W Power Amplifier Module, 700 to 2700 MHz
Mini-Circuits’ ZHL-100W-272+ high-power amplifier module provides 48 dB gain with ±1.7 dB flatness across its entire operating bandwidth, +50 dBm IP3, and 89 dB reverse isolation. The amplifier features extensive built-in safety features and is ideal for a wide variety of high power test applications including EMI, reliability testing, RF stress testing and more!
October 12, 2016
New Surface Mount Bias Tee Expands Frequency Coverage from 10 MHz to 12 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ TCBT-123+ surface mount bias tee expands the coverage of our bias tee line, providing a frequency range from 10 MHz to 12 GHz in a single, tiny device. This model is perfect for a wide range of biasing applications including biasing of amplifiers, active antennas and more!
October 10, 2016
Mini-Circuits Expands Selection of Coaxial Precision Attenuators from DC to 40 GHz
Mini-Circuits has expanded our BW-K series of 40 GHz precision fixed attenuators with four new models to give you a wider selection of attenuation values. The series now offers attenuation values of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 and 20 dB, all with 2W power handling, excellent VSWR, and outstanding attenuation flatness.
October 05, 2016
4-Channel USB/Ethernet Programmable Attenuator, 0 to 95 dB, 1 to 6000 MHz
Mini-Circuits’ New RC4DAT-6G-95 USB/Ethernet controlled programmable attenuator provides four channels in one compact device with synchronized or independent control from a single interface. This model provides added capability and convenience for a wide range of multi-channel test applications such MIMO testing, handover system evaluation and more!
September 13, 2016
Ultra-High Dynamic Range MMIC Amplifier, 0.05 to 6 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ new LHA-1H+ high-dynamic-range MMIC amplifier delivers +41 dBm IP3, +22.5 dBm P1dB, and 2.1 dB noise figure for a wide range of applications from 0.05 to 6 GHz. This model comes in in a 3x3mm MCLP package.
September 12, 2016
High Performance 75Ω Surface-Mount Diplexers for DOCSIS® 3.1 Systems
Mini-Circuits’ new DPLB-series of 75Ω surface-mount diplexers provides very low passband insertion loss, high stopband rejection, and good return loss over the DC to 1220 MHz range with various channel splits for different bandwidth requirements.
September 9, 2016
Visit Mini-Circuits' Exhibit at European Microwave Week 2016 in London
October 4th – 6th, 2016 at ExCel, London, UK
Come see our exhibit at stand 56!
September 8, 2016
High Directivity MMIC Amplifier Supports 0.5 to 2.5 GHz in 5x6mm MCLP Package
Mini-Circuits’ VNA-28B+ MMIC amplifier provides 16-23 dB directivity, 23 dB gain, and 3.0 dB noise figure. The amplifier comes housed in a 5 x 6mm MCLP package with internal DC blocking at the input and output and no external biasing required.
September 07, 2016
Surface Mount 75Ω 2-Way 0˚ Splitter/Combiner for DOCSIS 3.1® Systems
Mini-Circuits’ TCP-2-152-75X+ 2-way 0˚ splitter/combiner provides 0.8 dB insertion loss, 28 dB isolation, 0.25 dB amplitude unbalance, and 1.5° phase unbalance from 5 to 1500 MHz, supporting bandwidth requirements for DOCSIS 3.1 compliant systems and equipment.
August 25, 2016
Free Webinar: Specifying Flexible Building Blocks for Automated Production Test Systems
Wednesday, September 7th, 11:00 AM EST on microwavejournal.com Presented by Lee Whiting, Applications Manager, Mini-Circuits.
August 24, 2016
New USB/RS232/SPI Programmable Attenuator Covers 10 to 13000 MHz, 0 – 90 dB
Mini-Circuits’ new RUDAT-13G-90 USB/RS232/SPI controlled programmable attenuator extends the coverage of our popular RUDAT/RCDAT programmable attenuator series up to 13 GHz with precise attenuation control from 0 to 90 dB in 0.5 dB steps
August 17, 2016
Ultra-Wideband MMIC Precision Fixed Attenuator Dice Usable to 40 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ YAT-D+ series of a fixed value, absorptive MMIC attenuator dice includes models with attenuation values from 0 to 30 dB with outstanding flatness and low VSWR from DC to 26.5 GHz. Application note AN-70-019 presents a simple technique to achieve excellent performance all the way up to 40 GHz!.
August 16, 2016
Ultra-High Dynamic Range MMIC Amplifier, 0.05 to 1.5 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ new PHA-101+ ultra-high dynamic range MMIC amplifier covers applications from 0.05 to 1.5 GHz with 15.2 dB gain, +26 dBm P1dB, and +45 dBm OIP3. This model operates on a single 9V supply and comes in a tiny SOT-89 package.
August 15, 2016
Mini-Circuits is Proud to Sponsor the University of South Florida’s WAMI Center for the 19th Consecutive Year
Annual needs-based donation of components and hardware supports student projects and faculty research. Mini-Circuits is deeply committed to supporting academic institutions in cultivating the next generation of intellectual talent in the fields of electronics and electrical engineering.
July 27, 2016
Mini-Circuits Publishes New Technical Article in Microwave Product Digest
Mini-Circuits has published a new technical article in Microwave Product Digest describing how our VAEQ-1220-75+ 75Ω voltage variable equalizer can be used to compensate for frequency-dependent cable loss and amplifier gain variations in CATV systems.
July 25, 2016
Mini-Circuits Publishes Block Diagrams Illustrating Popular Models in Common System Architectures
Explore the new “Block Diagrams” page in the Applications section of our website to see recommended Mini-Circuits components in common system architectures from phased array transceivers to QAM modulators and many more.
July 19, 2016
10W Connectorized 8-Way 0˚ Splitter/Combiner, 500 to 6000 MHz
Mini-Circuits’ ZN8PD1-63W+ 8-Way 0˚ splitter/combiner supports a wide range of applications requiring wideband coverage and high power capability. It provides 10W RF input power handling as a splitter, 1.5 dB insertion loss, and 24 dB isolation in a rugged, connectorized package with SMA connectors.
July 18, 2016
30W Connectorized 4-Way 0˚ Splitter/Combiner, 250 to 6000 MHz
Mini-Circuits’ ZN4PD1-63HP+ 4-Way 0˚ splitter/combiner supports a wide range of applications requiring wideband coverage and high power capability. It provides 30W RF input power handling as a splitter, 1 dB insertion loss, and 22 dB isolation in a rugged, connectorized package with SMA connectors.
July 15, 2016
Popular MMIC Wideband Low Noise Bypass Amplifier Adapted for +3V Supply Mini-Circuits’ TSS-53LNB3+ low noise bypass amplifier covers applications from 0.5 to 5 GHz with ±0.7 dB gain flatness over the 700 to 2100 MHz band. An internal switching feature bypasses the LNA in the presence of high-power signals, protecting the amplifier and extending usable dynamic range. This new model is designed for systems where +3V supply is available.
July 14, 2016
USB/Ethernet Controlled High-Sensitivity RMS Power Sensor, 50 to 6000 MHz, -45 to +10 dBm Mini-Circuits’ PWR-6LRMS-RC power sensor provides true RMS detection, allowing highly accurate measurements of CW, modulated, and multi-tone signals over frequencies from 50 to 6000 MHz with dynamic range from -45 to +10 dBm.
July 13, 2016
75Ω Surface-Mount Transformer Supports DOCSIS® 3.1 Upstream Path Mini-Circuits’ TC1-1T-75X+ 75Ω surface-mount transformer covers the 5 to 120 MHz bandwidth with 0.2 dB insertion loss, 28 dB return loss, 0.2 dB amplitude unbalance and 2° phase unbalance in a tiny core-and-wire form factor featuring Mini-Circuits’ TopHat® feature for faster, more accurate pick-and-place.
July 12, 2016
75Ω High-Dynamic Range MMIC Amplifier Supports DOCSIS® 3.1 Bandwidth Requirements Mini-Circuits’ PGA-122-75+ 75Ω MMIC amplifier provides +43 dBm and +54 dBm IP2 for applications from 40 to 1500 MHz, supporting requirements for DOCSIS 3.1 compliant systems and equipment. An additional application circuit has also been developed to extend performance down to the 5 to 200 MHz band.
June 22, 2016
Wideband MMIC Balun Covers 2000 to 7000 MHz in 3 x 3mm QFN
Mini-Circuits’ new MTX2-73+ MMIC balun transformer provides an impedance ratio of 2:1 with 0.6 dB insertion loss and power handling up to +34 dBm (2.5W). Fabricated using GaAs IPD process technology, the unit comes housed in a tiny, 12 pad 3 x 3 x 0.8mm QFN package.
June 21, 2016
Ultra-High Dynamic Range Dual Matched MMIC Amplifier, 50 to 3000 MHz Mini-Circuits’ PHA-22H+ dual matched MMIC amplifier achieves +81 dBm IP2 and +44 dBm IP3 in push-pull configuration, making this model ideal for suppressing unwanted second harmonics and for use in ultra-high dynamic range amplifiers.
June 20, 2016
Connectorized SPDT Solid State Absorptive RF Switch, 500 to 6000 MHz
Mini-Circuits’ ZFSWA2R-63DR+ connectorized SPDT solid state absorptive RF switch covers a wide range of applications from 500 to 6000 MHz with 35ns switching time, 65 dB isolation and 1.4 dB insertion loss. It features an integrated CMOS driver and operates on a single 3-5V supply with 5µA control current.
June 09, 2016
New MMIC Amplifier Provides High Directivity from 0.5 to 2.5 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ MNA-5A+ MMIC amplifier provides directivity up to 22 dB and operates on a single +2.8V to +5.0V supply. The amplifier integrates the entire matching network and majority of the bias circuit in a tiny 3 x 3mm MCLP package.
June 08, 2016
Mini-Circuits Receives 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon IDS Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (NYSE: RTN) has presented Mini-Circuits with its 4-Star Supplier Award for the sixth consecutive year.
June 02, 2016
Tiny 2-Way 0° MMIC Splitter/Combiners Cover 0.5 to 9.5 GHz in 5x5mm PackagesTo meet your needs for even more applications, Mini-Circuits has added two new models to our popular EP-series of ultra-wideband MMIC splitter/combiners, extending frequency coverage down to 0.5 GHz with industry-leading combinations of bandwidth and device size.
May 25, 2016
Mini-Circuits Expands Offering of Ceramic Resonator Band Pass Filters
To meet your needs, Mini-Circuits’ has introduced three new models to our popular line of surface-mount ceramic-resonator-based band pass filters, all with low passband insertion loss, high stopband rejection, and excellent selectivity.
May 24, 2016
Mini-Circuits Expands Selection of Ultra-Thin Splitter/Combiners with SMP Connectors To support your needs, Mini-Circuits has introduced three new coaxial splitter/combiners in ultra-thin packages (0.3”) with SMP snap-on connectors, ideal for dense system layouts. Our new models include 2-way, 4-way, and 12-way designs, all with high power handling, low insertion loss, high isolation, and low unbalance.
May 05, 2016
Mini-Circuits Publishes New Technical Article in Microwave Product Digest New technical article in Microwave Product Digest presents application circuits enabling 75Ω high-dynamic-range MMIC amplifier, PGA-122-75+ to be used in CATV upstream and downstream bandwidths.
April 21, 2016
Surface-Mount Bi-Directional Coupler Provides 200W Power Handling from 225 to 450 MHz Mini-Circuits’ new MBDA-30-451HP stripline-based bi-directional coupler achieves very-high power handling in a miniature, surface-mount printed wiring laminate measuring 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.051”. This model provides 30 dB coupling, 1.5 dB mainline loss, 30 dB return loss, and 28 dB directivity.
April 19, 2016
New USB/Ethernet Controlled Programmable Attenuators Cover 1 to 8 GHz Mini-Circuits’ has expanded our offering of programmable attenuators with two new models extending frequency coverage up to 8 GHz. Model RCDAT-8000-60 provides 0 to 60 dB attenuation range, and model RCDAT-8000-90 provides 0 to 90 dB attenuation range. Both models offer 0.25 dB step size, fast attenuation switching (800ns), and excellent accuracy.
April 18, 2016
USB Controlled High-Sensitivity Power Sensors, 50 to 6 GHz, -45 to +10 dBm Mini-Circuits’ new PWR-6LGHS USB-controlled power sensor provides high-sensitivity power measurement of CW signals over frequencies from 50 to 6000 MHz with wide dynamic range from -45 to +10 dBm.
April 11, 2016
Mini-Circuits is Proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of WAMICON 2016
Mini-Circuits is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2016 IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON), Marriott Suites on Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, FL, April 11th – 13th. Look for our exhibit at booth #5!
March 29, 2016
Coaxial 5W Amplifier Provides High Gain and High Dynamic Range from 5 to 500 MHz Mini-Circuits’ ZHL-5W-1+ connectorized high-power amplifier achieves 5W saturated output power, 40 dB gain with ±1.7 dB gain flatness, +37 dBm P1dB and +49 dBm IP3, ideal for VHF/UHF systems, lab use and more.
March 28, 2016
Coaxial Low-Noise Amplifier Provides High IP3 and Flat Gain from 1200 to 1700 MHz Mini-Circuits’ ZHL-1217MLN+ connectorized low noise amplifier covers applications from 1200 to 1700 MHz with 1.5 dB noise figure, +36 dBm IP3, and 29 dB gain with ±1.0 dB flatness over its full frequency range.
March 25, 2016
Ultra-Wideband MMIC Amplifier Provides Flat Gain from 0.01 to 12 GHz
Mini-Circuits’ new LVA-123+ ultra-wideband MMIC amplifier supports applications from 0.01 to 12 GHz with ±0.6 dB gain flatness from 0.05 to 6 GHz and excellent input/output return loss in a tiny 3x3 MCLP package.
March 22, 2016
Surface-Mount High Pass Filter Provides Passband from 5 to 400 MHz
Mini-Circuits’ SXHP-5+ surface-mount, high pass filter provides a passband from 5 to 400 MHz with 0.5 dB passband insertion loss, 29.71 dB stopband rejection, and 2W power handling in a miniature, shielded package.
March 21, 2016
Ceramic Resonator Diplexer Splits 1176 MHz and 1590 MHz Channels for Differential GPS Mini-Circuits’ new CDPL-1710A+ surface-mount, ceramic resonator-based diplexer provides out-of-channel rejection up to 50 dB, and 0.8 dB passband insertion loss, and RF input power handling up to 1W, making it ideal for duplexing signals in differential GPS and aeronautical radio navigation applications.
March 18, 2016
Low-Noise, High-IP3 MMIC Amplifier Die Supports Applications from 0.05 to 6 GHz Mini-Circuits’ PSA-0012-D+ MMIC amplifier die covers a wide range of applications from 0.05 to 6 GHz with 2.4 dB noise figure and +35 dBm IP3. Unpackaged dice allow integration directly into customer modules and may be ordered in gel-paks of 10, 50, and 100 KGD, as well as partial wafers or full wafers.
March 16, 2016
Free Webinar: RF and Microwave Filters Wednesday, March 23rd, 11:00 AM EST on microwavejournal.com Presented by Dr. Bob Froelich, Besser Associates and proudly sponsored by Mini-Circuits.
March 15, 2016
Mini-Circuits Publishes New Article in Microwave Product Digest
Mini-Circuits has published a new technical article in Microwave Product Digest describing a heat sink design to increase power handling in surface mount components.
March 10, 2016
New MMIC Amplifier Provides High Active Directivity from 1.5 to 6.0 GHz Covering applications from 1.5 to 6.0 GHz, Mini-Circuits’ new MNA-7A+ MMIC amplifier provides high directivity ranging from 18 to 33 dB. This model operates on a +2.8V to 5.0V supply and integrates the entire matching network and most of the bias circuit inside a tiny 3 x 3mm MCLP package.
March 04, 2016
New Hand-Flex™ Interconnect Cable Features Right-Angle SMP Snap-On Connectors Mini-Circuits’ new 086-8SMPR+ Hand-Flex interconnect cable simplifies connections of coaxial assemblies in tight spaces with right-angle SMP-F blind mate snap-on connectors, hand-formable construction, 24 dB return loss and 0.8 dB insertion loss for applications from DC to 18 GHz.
March 02, 2016
Ultra-High Dynamic Range MMIC Amplifier Supports Applications from 0.05 to 6 GHz Mini-Circuits’ new PHA-1H+ MMIC amplifier delivers ultra-high dynamic range with OIP3 of +40.4 dBm, P1dB of +22 dBm, and 2.2 dB noise figure in a tiny SOT-89 package.
February 19, 2016
Mini-Circuits to Exhibit at SATELLITE 2016 Mini-Circuits will exhibit our selection of products supporting SatCom applications at the SATELLITE 2016 conference, held at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD, March 7-10, 2016. Get free exhibit hall access, and come see use at Booth #123!
February 09, 2016
Band Pass Cavity and Slabline Resonator Filters Provide Narrow Bandwidth with High Selectivity Mini-Circuits’ new ZVBP-series of connectorized cavity and slabline resonator filters provides narrow passbands with excellent selectivity and very high stop band rejection for applications requiring sharp bandwidth definition and stringent blocking of interfering signals.
February 08, 2016
Ultra-Wideband MMIC Mixer Covers Applications from 5 to 21.5 GHz!
Mini-Circuits’ new MDB-24H+ ultra-wideband double-balanced MMIC mixer supports wideband systems and multiple narrowband applications in a single device. It operates on +15 dBm LO power and achieves low conversion loss and high isolation in a tiny 4 x 4mm MCLP package.
February 02, 2016
Two New MMIC Amplifiers Provide High Directivity and Wide Frequency Range Covering applications from 0.5 to 2.5 GHz and 0.5 to 4.5 GHz, respectively, new models MNA-4A+ and MNA-4W+ both provide high directivity ranging from 19 to 32 dB and integrate the entire matching network, and most of the bias circuit inside a tiny 3 x 3mm MCLP package.
February 01, 2016
New Compact Modular Test Systems Built Your Way – Specify Your Configuration Online To give you more flexibility for your test setup, Mini-Circuits has expanded our popular line of modular test systems. The new RCM-series of compact modular test systems offers three customizable hardware windows in a lightweight, half-rack sized chassis. Specify your configuration online for a fast quote and very fast turnaround!
January 27, 2016
New MMIC Frequency Doubler Generates Output Signals from 4 to 14 GHz Mini-Circuits’ new CY2-143+ MMIC frequency doubler converts input signals from 2 to 7 GHz into output signals from 4 to 14 GHz with low conversion loss and excellent harmonic suppression in a tiny 4 x 4 x 1mm MCLP package.
January 21, 2016
Surface Mount 75Ω 3-Way 0° Splitter/Combiner Supports DOCSIS® 3.1 Systems Mini-Circuits SYPS-3-152-75+ 3-way 0° splitter/combiner covers 75Ω applications from 5 to 1500 MHz with 1.0 dB insertion loss, 24 dB isolation, 0.4 dB amplitude unbalance, and 2° phase unbalance.
January 15, 2016
RF Electronics Blogger KF5OBS Produces Instructional Videos Using Mini-Circuits Products RF electronics engineering blogger KF5OBS has produced a series of informative online demos, tutorials, and short lectures using Mini-Circuits products. The video content is now available to view from the “Webinars” section of the Mini-Circuits website.
January 13, 2016
X4 Broadband Multiplier Delivers Output Signals from 800 to 1100 MHz Mini-Circuits’ RKK-4-112+ frequency multiplier converts input signals from 200 to 275 MHz into output signals from 800 to 1100 MHz with 22.5 dB conversion loss and high rejection of adjacent harmonics.
January 12, 2016
Pocket-sized USB/Ethernet Controlled True RMS Power Sensors, 50 to 6000 MHz Mini-Circuits’ PWR-6RMS-RC power sensor provides true RMS detection, allowing highly accurate measurements of CW, modulated, and multi-tone signals over frequencies from 50 to 6000 MHz with dynamic range from -35 to +20 dBm.
January 11, 2016
New 50Ω Negative Slope Equalizer Supports Applications from 1200 MHz to 1800 MHz Mini-Circuits’ new REQ-75-182+ surface-mount negative slope equalizer allows precise gain slope compensation for 50Ω systems from 1200 to 1800 MHz, making it especially suitable for L-band applications.
January 08, 2016
Surface-Mount 75Ω Balanced-to-Balanced Transformer Supports DOCSIS® 3.1 Requirements Mini-Circuits’ TRS2-1T-75+ surface mount 75Ω transformer provides a 2:1 impedance ratio with 1.0 dB insertion loss, 20 dB return loss, and power handling up to 0.25W for applications from 5 to 1200 MHz including PCS/DCS, CATV, and DOCSIS 3.1 systems.
January 06, 2016
Mini-Circuits Expands Selection of MMIC Amplifier Dice with Six New Models Mini-Circuits continues to grow our selection of MMIC amplifier dice with six new models to meet your needs. MMIC dice are available off the shelf in gel-paks of 10, 50 and 100 KGD and in partial and full wafers by request from authorized Mini-Circuits sales representatives.