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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. 

Updates from our suppliers

From Mini-Circuits:

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 our suppliers

From Mini-Circuits:

2W MMIC Power Amplifier

Power for Test Instrumentation, Radar, EW & More

Mini-Circuits is pleased to introduce the PMA5-83-2W+ GaAs MMIC power amplifier capable of delivering 2W PSAT with an operating bandwidth from 0.01 to 10 GHz. Combined with a gain of 12 dB, this amplifier exhibits a low NF of 3.5 dB and high linearity (P1dB = +31 dBm and IP3 = +43.5 dBm). Inherently stable by virtue of having high input and output return loss…

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New Product Release:

Amplifiers:

  • 2W MMIC Power Amplifier, 12 dB Gain, 3.5 dB NF, OIP3, Typ. +43.5 dBm, 50Ω
    • PMA5-83-2W+, 0.01 to 10 GHz

Mixers

  • MMIC IQ Mixer, DC to 7 GHz IF, +18 dBm LO Power, 50Ω
    • SMIQ-1844H+, 18 GHz to 40 GHz
  • MMIC IQ Mixer Die, DC to 7 GHz IF, +18 dBm LO Power, 50Ω
    • SMIQ-1844H-DG+, 18 GHz to 43.5 GHz

Switches

  • GaAs MMIC SPDT Switch, Rise/Fall Time, 6.9 ns/7.1 ns, 50Ω
    • M3SWA2-34DR+, DC to 30 GHz
  • GaAs MMIC SPDT Switch Die, Rise/Fall Time, 6.9 ns/7.1 ns, 50Ω
    • M3SWA2-34DR-DG+, DC to 30 GHz
  • TTL SP8T Solid State Switch, SMA, 70 dB Typ. Isolation, 100 ns Switching Time, 50Ω
    • TTL-1SP8T-183, 0.1 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. 

New updates from our suppliers

Happy New Year 2024!

Best wishes for a prosperous New Year ahead.

From Mini-Circuits:

Mini-Circuits CEO Jin Bains in an interview with Microwave Journal

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MIMO Systems

A Brief Primer on Beams and Streams

In modern radio communications (particularly commercial cellular and Wi-Fi), Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) is a common method of utilizing multiple transmitting and receiving antennas to increase the capacity of the radio link, reduce errors, and maximize speed. 

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WR10 LNA for W-Band Applications

High Gain & Low NF for W-Band Test Solutions

Rise above the noise floor challenges of W-Band with the Mini-Circuits’ WVA-751103LNX WR10 waveguide LNA. Whether the application is an imaging or cruise control radar, or even satellite communications, the 21 ±3 dB of gain at a typical NF of 3.5 dB eases the burden of characterizing the system. 

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New Product Release:

Amplifiers:

  • 1W VGA, 30 to 47 dB Gain, Analog & TTL Control, with Heatsink, 50Ω
    • ZVA-18443VG+, 18 GHz to 43.5 GHz
  • 1W VGA, 30 to 47 dB Gain, Analog & TTL Control, without Heatsink, 50Ω
    • ZVA-8433VGX+, 18 GHz to 43.5 GHz
  • SMT LNA, 15 dB Gain, 2.4 dB NF, SOT-363, 50Ω
    • PSA2-6+, DC to 7 GHz
  • 50W SSPA for RF Energy, Integrated Signal Source & Control, 50Ω
    • RFS-2G425050X+, 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz
  • Coaxial LNA, 2.5 dB NF, 12 dB Gain, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX60-04183LN+, 4 GHz to 18 GHz
  • 2W Power Amplifier Die, 13 dB Gain, 3.5 dB NF, 43.5 dBm OIP3, 50Ω
    • PMA5-83-2W-DG+, 10 MHz to 10 GHz

Filters

  • LTCC High Pass Filter, 0805, 2W, 50Ω
    • HFCG-650+, 730 MHz to 6.5 GHZ
  • LTCC High Pass Filter, 0805, 2W, 50Ω
    • HFCG-740+, 880 MHz to 7 GHz
  • LTCC High Pass Filter, 0805, 3W, 50Ω
    • HFCG-880+, 990 MHz to 8 GHz
  • LTCC High Pass Filter, 1kV in/out Breakdown Voltage, 1206, 7W, 50Ω
    • HFCN-1000+, 1080 MHz to 4 GHz
  • LTCC High Pass Filter, 1812, 7W, 50Ω
    • HFCU-1782+, 18.3 GHz to 34 GHz
  • LTCC High Pass Filter, 1812, 7W, 50Ω
    • HFCU-1882+, 19.5 GHz to 35 GHz
  • LTCC Thru-Line, 0.8 dB Insertion Loss, 1206, 9.75W, 50Ω
    • TPCN-143+, DC to 14 GHz
  • LTCC Thru-Line, 0.4 dB Insertion Loss, 1210, 6W, 50Ω
    • TPCV-333+, DC to 33 GHz
  • MMIC Reflectionless Low Pass Filter, 4×4 mm QFN, 50Ω
    • XLF-222H+, DC to 2.2 GHz
  • MMIC Reflectionless Low Pass Filter, 3×3 mm QFN, 50Ω
    • XLF-272M+, DC to 2.7 GHz
  • LTCC Bandpass Filter & Balun, 1:2, 0805, 2W, 50Ω
    • BBFCG2-252+, 2.3 GHz to 2.69 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. 

Weekly updates from our suppliers

From Mini-Circuits:

A Brief Overview of Phase Array Systems

The concept of the phased array antenna system was first put into practice by German Physicist Ferdinand Braun and his assistants in the spring of 1905. In short, he and his assistants carefully controlled the excitation phase of each antenna in an array and determined that the combined effect exhibited significant directivity. In the nearly 12 decades since Braun first described the phased array antenna system, this technology has become commonplace in 4G/5G communications, electronic warfare, radar, nonlethal weaponry, and advanced imaging applications.1

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Power Sensors for Any Requirement

Power sensors are an essential tool for any RF/microwave test engineer. Mini-Circuits developed its extensive PWR series of smart power sensors to provide an option for any test requirement, budget and experience level. The PWR series includes a range of high-performance sensors up to 40 GHz supporting measurements of any signal type, from CW / single tone applications to pulsed signals and most modern digital modulations.

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Core and Wire Components

Core and wire components are essential building blocks in RF systems. Few technologies achieve comparable wideband performance, size and cost for VHF/UHF communications, CATV and broadband networks, satellite IF circuitry and many more operating bands.

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New Product Release:

Amplifiers:

  • WR10 Waveguide LNA, 3.5 dB NF, 21 dB Gain, 50Ω
    • WVA-751103LNX+, 75 GHz to 110 GHz

Switches:

  • TTL-Controlled SP4T Solid State Switch, SMA, 50Ω
    • TTL-1SP4T-183, 100 MHz 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. 

Updates from our suppliers

From Mini-Circuits:

Channelization for High-Power Couplers

Directional couplers are ubiquitous in RF/microwave system architectures. An ideal directional coupler has 0 dB of insertion loss, a constant coupling value vs. frequency, and infinite isolation and directivity. However, the physical, internal construction of directional couplers introduces frequency-dependent losses and finite isolation and directivity. Compounding these internal effects, PCB-mounted couplers face additional challenges.

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New Product Release:

Amplifiers:

  • Coaxial Wideband Gain Block, Positive Gain Slope, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX60-R5183P+, 500 MHz 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. 

Weekly Updates from our suppliers

From Mini-Circuits:

Ultra-Low Noise, Non-Magnetic MMIC Transistors

Mini-Circuits continues to expand their selection of MMIC transistors with two new models built with non-ferrous leadframes, suitable for MRI systems and other applications where non-magnetic materials are a requirement. Both models have outstanding combinations of noise figure, gain and OIP3 performance packaged in a tiny 1.4×1.2mm QFN-style package.

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Optimizing High-Rejection LTCC Filter Performance in Co-Planar Waveguide

Implementations

Mini-Circuits’ BFHK-series of high-rejection LTCC filters have been characterized with stopband rejection floors on the order of 90 dB. The unique design of these devices features coaxial input and output pins on the bottom surface of the structure requiring blind vias to the conductive layer of a stripline circuit board.

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New Product Release:

Attenuators:

  • USB, Ethernet & PoE 4-Channel Programmable Attenuator, 0-95 dB, 50Ω
    • RC4DAT-8G-95PE, 1 MHz to 8 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

From Mini-Circuits:

Optimizing High-Rejection LTCC Filter Performance in Co-Planar Waveguide

Implementations

Mini-Circuits’ BFHK-series of high-rejection LTCC filters have been characterized with stopband rejection floors on the order of 90 dB. The unique design of these devices features coaxial input and output pins on the bottom surface of the structure requiring blind vias to the conductive layer of a stripline circuit board.

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MMIC Splitters and Combiners: The Widest SMT Bandwiths in the Industry

Mini-Circuits’ EP-series of MMIC splitters offer multi-octave bandwidths up to 43.5 GHz in QFN-style packages as small as 2×2 mm, as well as bare die formats, making them an essential building block for signal distribution in a wide range of systems. 

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Low Phase Noise Amplifiers LVA-273PN+ & ZX60-123LPN+

From the feedback about additive phase noise data MCL are designing and characterizing more models especially for low phase noise applications. The latest additions include connectorized and MMIC models with ultra-wide bandwidth for a variety of applications. Additive phase noise specs and data plots are conveniently provided on the datasheet and on the standard documentation for each model.

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New Product Release:

Filters:

  • LTCC Low Pass Filter, 1W, 1210, 50Ω
    • LFCV-2402+, DC to 23.8 GHz
  • Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX75BP-440-S+, 410 MHz to 470 MHz
  • Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX75BP-400-S+, 292 MHz to 490 MHz
  • Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX75BP-263-S+, 230 MHz to 297 MHz
  • Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX75BP-253-S+, 186 MHz to 340 MHz
  • Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX75BP-188-S+, 138 MHz to 238 MHz
  • Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX75BP-160-S+, 120 MHz to 210 MHz
  • Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX75BP-140-S+, 130 MHz to 150 MHz
  • Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX75BP-135-S+, 120 MHz to 150 MHz
  • Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX75BP-130-S+, 95 MHz to 180 MHz
  • Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX75BP-98-S+, 75 MHz to 131 MHz
  • Coaxial Bandpass Filter, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZX75BP-75-S+, 60 MHz to 90 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. 

Updates from our suppliers

From Mini-Circuits:

Low Phase Noise Amplifiers LVA-273PN+ & ZX60-123LPN+

From the feedback about additive phase noise data MCL are designing and characterizing more models especially for low phase noise applications. The latest additions include connectorized and MMIC models with ultra-wide bandwidth for a variety of applications. Additive phase noise specs and data plots are conveniently provided on the datasheet and on the standard documentation for each model.

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RF & Microwave Switches – Electromechanical and Solid State


Mini-Circuits has been designing and building RF and microwave switches in-house for over 20 years with industry-leading quality and reliability. The ortfolio has grown to include a wide offering of MMICs, electromechanical switches and solid-state modules for operating frequencies up to 67 GHz with flexible, cost-effective, integrated solutions for signal routing in test setups, from USB and Ethernet-controlled modules in stock to modular and custom rack mount systems for more complex requirements.

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New Product Release:

Amplifiers

  • Low Noise E-pHEMT Transistor, Non-Magnetic, 1.4×1.2mm, 50Ω
    • TAV1-541NM+, 45 MHz to 6 GHz
  • MMIC Low Noise Bypass Amplifier, 2x2mm, 50Ω
    • TSS2-B+, 500 MHz to 5 GHz

Test Solutions

  • USB/Ethernet 8 x SPDT Mechanical Switch Module, SMA, 50Ω
    • RC-8SPDT-A26, DC to 26.5 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. 

Email issue resolved

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These issues have now been resolved in full. If you have not received an answer that you were expecting from us during this week, please resend your email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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