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3 To N PORTS

Mesh Network Simulators

WiFi, IoT, Defense Radio Comms & More

Mini-Circuits has expanded the range of test systems for characterizing wireless mesh network devices, now with standard configurations up to 16-ports built to order with fast turnaround. All external ports of the mesh are interconnected to simulate an over-the-air wireless mesh configuration. Programmable attenuators on each internal path allow the path loss to be varied independently between any pair of devices, without affecting communication between any other pair.

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New Product Releases

Filters

  • LTCC Coaxial High Pass Filter, 2.92mm, 3W, 50Ω
    • ZHFG-K3250+, 3.65 GHz to 16.5 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial High Pass Filter, 2.92mm, 3W, 50Ω
    • ZHFG-K4000+, 4.5 GHz to 18 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial High Pass Filter, 2.92mm, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZHFW-K1042+, 11.5 GHz to 20 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial High Pass Filter, 2.92mm, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZHFW-K133+, 14.2 GHz to 20.5 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial High Pass Filter, 2.92mm, 1.75W, 50Ω
    • ZHFW-K5000+, 5.5 GHz to 20 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial High Pass Filter, 2.92mm, 1.75W, 50Ω
    • ZHFW-K5500+, 6.1 GHz to 20 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial High Pass Filter, 2.92mm, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZHFW-K6600+, 7.2 GHz to 20 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial High Pass Filter, 2.92mm, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZHFW-K7000+, 7.6 GHz to 20 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial High Pass Filter, 2.92mm, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZHFW-K8400+, 9.2 GHz to 18 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial Low Pass Filter, 2.92mm, 6.5W, 50Ω
    • ZLFV-K1552+, DC to 15.5 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial Low Pass Filter, 2.92mm, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZLFW-K1292+, DC to 12.9 GHz
  • Cavity Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 100W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-778-S+, 773 MHz 783 MHz
  • LTCC High Pass Filter, 1206, 1W, 50Ω
    • HFCN-3052+, 30.5 GHz to 56.2 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial High Pass Filter, SMA, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • VHFG-1230+, 1.4 GHz to 8 GHz
  • LTCC Coaxial Low Pass Filter, SMA, 4.5W, 50Ω
    • VLFG-2275+, DC to 2.275 GHz

Together with our suppliers we are constantly working to shorten the time between order and delivery however due to current material shortage lead times for some models are still longer than usual so please take this into account when placing your order. 

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Recent News:

High Pass Filters – Compact, Cost-Effective and Extending to 60 GHz

When designing mmWave frequency systems that span Q-band and half of V-band, engineers are often faced with difficult tradeoffs when it comes to filter selection. Mini-Circuits has broken through with the HFCQ (1008), HFCN (1206) and HFCV (1210) series high pass filters. These latest LTCC filters from Mini-Circuits exhibit passbands that cover Q-band and the lower half of V-band while offering a combination of insertion loss, return loss, rejection, size, cost, repeatability, ruggedness and reliability that has only now become available.

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New Product Releases

Filters

  • LTCC SMT Diplexer, 0.4 dB Insertion Loss, 4W, 50Ω
    • LDPQ-550-252+, F-low – DC to 0.5 GHz. F-High – 1.3 to 2.5 GHz

Test Solutions

  • USB & Ethernet Signal Generator, -40 to +17 dBm, 2.92mm, CW & Pulsed, 50Ω
    • SSG-44G-RC, 0.1 GHz to 44 GHz

Together with our suppliers we are constantly working to shorten the time between order and delivery however due to current material shortage lead times for some models are still longer than usual so please take this into account when placing your order. 

Updates from Mini-Circuits

New Product Releases

Filters

  • Thin-Film SMT Bandpass Filter, 12 x 12 x 2.54mm, 50Ω
    • ABF-3R3G+, 3.1 GHz to 3.5 GHz

Splitters

  • Stripline SMT Quadrature Hybrid, 250W, 50Ω
    • QCH-451+, 225 MHz to 450 MHz

Together with our suppliers we are constantly working to shorten the time between order and delivery however due to current material shortage lead times for some models are still longer than usual so please take this into account when placing your order.

Update from Mini-Circuits

Recent News:

TTL-Controlled Solid State Switches

Solid State Switches

Fast Switching for Automated Test Systems

Mini-Circuits has expanded its lineup of switching solutions for test applications with new 4-way and 8-way TTL-controlled solid-state switches. These models feature a unique architecture that ensures high isolation across a wide bandwidth from 0.1 to 18 GHz. TTL logic-level control without the latency associated with USB or Ethernet enables 100 ns switching time with no delay contribution from the control.

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New Product Releases

Couplers

  • Bi-Directional Coupler, 10 dB, 180W, SMT, 50Ω
    • BDCH-10-63+, 2 GHz to 6 GHz
  • Bi-Directional Coupler, 20 dB, 180W, SMT, 50Ω
    • BDCH-20-63+, 2 GHz to 6 GHz
  • Bi-Directional Coupler, 20 dB, 150W, SMT, 50Ω
    • BDCH-20-272+, 700 MHz to 2.5 GHz
  • Bi-Directional Coupler, 35 dB, 150W, SMT, 50Ω
    • BDCH-35-272+, 700 MHz to 2.5 GHz

Filters

  • Thin-Film Bandpass Filter, 1.4 dB Insertion Loss, 6W, 50Ω
    • ABF-7R625G+, 7.45 GHz to 7.8 GHz
  • Thin-Film Bandpass Filter, 1.3 dB Insertion Loss, 1W, 50Ω
    • ABF-8R75G+, 8.6 GHz to 8.9 GHz
  • Thin-Film Bandpass Filter, 1.2 dB Insertion Loss, 1W, 50Ω
    • ABF-9R3G+, 9.2 GHz to 9.4 GHz
  • Thin-Film Low Pass Filter, 1 dB Insertion Loss, 8W, 50Ω
    • ALF-5000+, DC to 5 GHz
  • Thin-Film Low Pass Filter, 0.7 dB Insertion Loss, 15W, 50Ω
    • ALF-6000+, DC to 6 GHz
  • Thin-Film Low Pass Filter, 1 dB Insertion Loss, 9W, 50Ω
    • ALF-9000+, DC to 9 GHz
  • SMT Bandpass Filter, 1.6 dB Insertion Loss, 0.25W, 50Ω
    • SXBP-75+, 62 MHz to 88 MHz
  • Cavity Bandpass Filter, 0.4 dB Insertion Loss, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-K27G+, 24 GHz to 30 GHz
  • Cavity Bandpass Filter, 0.7 dB Insertion Loss, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-V40R5G+, 37 GHz to 44 GHz
  • Cavity Bandpass Filter, 0.8 dB Insertion Loss, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-V48R5G+, 47 GHz to 50 GHz
  • Cavity Bandpass Filter, 1 dB Insertion Loss, 30W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-1537-S+, 1533.4 MHz to 1541.1 MHz
  • Cavity Bandpass Filter, 3 dB Insertion Loss, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-27925-K1+, 27.5 GHz to 28.38 Hz
  • Cavity Bandpass Filter, 0.7 dB Insertion Loss, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-28000-K1+, 26.5 GHz to 29.5 GHz
  • Cavity Bandpass Filter, 0.2 dB Insertion Loss, 50W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-323-S+, 300 MHz to 346 MHz
  • Cavity Bandpass Filter, 3 dB Insertion Loss, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-38500-K1+, 37 GHz to 40 GHz
  • Cavity Bandpass Filter, 1.8 dB Insertion Loss, 2.5W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-40600-K1+, 37.7 GHz to 43.5 GHz
  • Cavity Bandpass Filter, 0.9 dB Insertion Loss, 50W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-435-S+, 425 MHz to 445 MHz
  • Cavity Bandpass Filter, 0.5 dB Insertion Loss, 10W, 50Ω
    • ZVBP-7916R25-S+, 7.68 GHz to 8.15 GHz

Together with our suppliers we are constantly working to shorten the time between order and delivery however due to current material shortage lead times for some models are still longer than usual so please take this into account when placing your order.

Updates from Mini-Circuits

Wideband Amplifier with Positive Gain Slope

Mini-Circuits’ ZX60-R5183P+ positive gain slope amplifier is a perfect gain block for wideband systems where losses inevitably increase with frequency. This model operates over the 0.5 to 18 GHz frequency range, exhibiting low noise figure and high dynamic range in conjunction with a 3 dB positive gain slope.

Read More and Explore ZX60-R5183P+:

New Product Release:

Amplifiers:

– Coaxial Wideband Gain Block, 24 dB Gain, 1.7 dB NF, Positive Gain Slope, SMA, 50Ω

o ZX60-06183P+, 6 GHz to 18 GHz

Together with our suppliers we are constantly working to shorten the time between order and delivery however due to current material shortage lead times for some models are still longer than usual so please take this into account when placing your order.

Recent News From Mini-Circuits

Disruptive Filter Technology: 90 dB Rejection in an 1812 Footprint

4.3 TO 36 GHz  High Rejection LTCC Filters

The BFHK-series of high-rejection LTCC filters has been characterized with stopband rejection on the order of 90 dB and higher with a combination of size, reliability, and cost unmatched by other filter technologies with comparable performance. These proprietary designs are self-shielded and resistant to detuning in a standard, 1812 case style suitable for high-volume pick and place.

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New Product Release:

Amplifiers

  • WR19 Waveguide LNA, 46 dB Gain, 21 dBm PSAT, 2.5 dB NF, with Heatsink, 50Ω
    • WVA-44603LN+, 44 GHz to 60 GHz
  • WR19 Waveguide LNA, 46 dB Gain, 21 dBm PSAT, 2.5 dB NF, without Heatsink, 50Ω
    • WVA-44603LNX+, 44 GHz to 60 GHz
  • Coaxial Ultra-Wideband Amplifier, 12 dGain, 2.4mm, 50Ω
    • ZVA-503GX+, 50 kHz to 50 GHz
  • Low Phase Noise MMIC Amplifier Die, -172dBc/Hz @ 10kHz Offset, 50Ω
    • LVA-273PN-DG+, 10 MHz to 26.5 GHz
  • Low Phase Noise MMIC Amplifier,  -172dBc/Hz @ 10kHz Offset, 4x4mm QFN, 50Ω
    • LVA-273PN+, 10 MHz to 26.5 GHz
  • Wideband MMIC LNA, +25 dBm P1dB, +34 dBm IP3, 2.8 dB NF, +6VDC, 3x3mm, 50Ω
    • PMA3-83LP+, 400 MHz to 8 GHz

Filters

  • LTCC Bandpass Filter on Interposer Board, 50 dB Rejection, 1W, 4.95 x 3.65mm, 50Ω
    • BFHKI-7851+, 6.7 GHz to 8.6 GHz

Together with our suppliers we are constantly working to shorten the time between order and delivery however due to current material shortage lead times for some models are still longer than usual so please take this into account when placing your order. 

European Microwave Week Still Ongoing

This week we will be at the European Microwave Week, Messe Berlin HUB27, Berlin 17-22 September. 

Updates from Mini-Circuits:

A Primer on Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM)

While other modulation schemes discussed in this blog series (pulse, frequency, amplitude, phase) date back to the early chapters of RF engineering history, quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) was first described by C. R. Cahn in 19602 and evolved steadily over the next few decades.  In the last 25 to 30 years, no modulation scheme has seen such widespread development and application as QAM. The technology has played a pivotal role in the industry’s ability to scale data speed and capacity with user demand by packing more data onto the carrier waveform and pushing a fixed channel bandwidth closer to Shannon’s limit. QAM modulation is used widely in cellular networks and backhaul, CATV networks and fixed wireless access points (802.11), and satellite communications to name a few. 

This article describes QAM using basic mathematics and illustrate how a QAM modulator operates. 

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New Product Release:

Filters

  • LTCC Low Pass Filter, 1W, 1210, 50Ω
    • LFCV-2302+, DC to 23 GHz

Together with our suppliers we are constantly working to shorten the time between order and delivery however due to current material shortage, lead times for some models are still longer than usual so please take this into account when placing your order. 

European Microwave Week, Messe Berlin HUB27, 17-22 September

Along with a number of our Suppliers we will be in Berlin for the European Microwave Week next week. Please feel free to reach out for a meeting with us and our suppliers.

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Recent News:

Waveguide Amplifier WVA-60903G+

+21 dBm Power for E-Band OTA Testing

Mini-Circuits continue to grow the amplifier lineup for millimeter-wave test applications with the introduction of the WVA-60903G+ E-Band WR12 waveguide amplifier. The model covers the entire 60 to 90 GHz range with 29.5 dB gain, ±1.5 dB gain flatness and +21 dBm saturated output power and makes it an ideal driver amplifier for high-frequency test sets such as automotive radar, 5G FR2 network equipment, millimeter-wave backhaul et cetera.

Read more:

https://blog.minicircuits.com/wr12-waveguide-amplifier-delivers-21-dbm-power

Switches

  • USB/Ethernet/Daisy-Chain SP4T Solid State Switch, 1.85mm, 50Ω
    • RCS-1SP4T-A673, 100 MHz to 67 GHz

Together with our suppliers we are constantly working to shorten the time between order and delivery however due to current material shortage lead times for some models are still longer than usual so please take this into account when placing your order. 

Updates from our suppliers

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Recent News:

Diplexers

  • Suspended Substrate Diplexer, 2.92mm, 50Ω
    • ZDSS-K10G13G+
      • F Low DC to 10.5GHz
      • F High 13.5 to 20 GHz

Filters

  • Suspended Substrate Low Pass Filter, 100W RF Power, 50Ω
    • ZLSS252-100W-S+, DC to 2.5 GHz

Together with our suppliers we are constantly working to shorten the time between order and delivery however due to current material shortage lead times for some models are still longer than usual so please take this into account when placing your order. 

Updates from our suppliers

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Adapters

  • SMA-F to SMA-M Coaxial Adapter, 50Ω,
    • SF-SM50-27+, DC to 27 GHz

Test Solutions

  • USB/Daisy Chain Programmable Attenuator, 0-63 dB, 0.5 dB Step,1.85mm, 50Ω
    • EDAT-67G-60, 10MHz to 67 GHz

Together with our suppliers we are constantly working to shorten the time between order and delivery however due to current material shortage lead times for some models are still longer than usual so please take this into account when placing your order.