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. 

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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. 

Recent News

From Mini-Circuits

Mini-Circuits Welcomes Jin Bains as Next CEO

2023 – June 13, Mini-Circuits President, Ted Heil, and Board Chair, Alicia Kaylie Yacoby announced that Jin Bains will join Mini-Circuits as CEO starting in July. Heil, who plans to step down as President, will continue in his current role through the remainder of 2023 supporting Bains during the transition. He will remain engaged on special projects and in governance and oversight indefinitely. Bains will serve as the third chief executive in Mini-Circuits’ nearly 55-year history, following founder Harvey Kaylie and Ted Heil in leading the company, which is privately held.

New Product Releases

From Mini-Circuits

2023 is going fast, and In case you’re losing track, the Mini-Circuits Q2 2023 New Product Guide provides an update on all the models released to the product catalog in the past three months

https://lp.minicircuits.com/hubfs/Rep%20Materials/2023_Q2_New_Products%20(2).pdf

Push-Pull Amplifiers

Remarkably, the concept of the push-pull connection spans three centuries.  William W. Dean of the Bell Telephone Company of Missouri first described the push-pull-connected telephone transmitter in Patent No. 549,477, dated November 5, 1895.1  Next, Sir John Ambrose Fleming invented the first vacuum tube in 19042 and while Lee De Forest added the grid to Fleming’s “valve” in 1906, calling it the “audion,” it was Fritz Lowenstein in his April 24, 1912 patent application who first discovered that applying a negative bias to the grid of De Forest’s tube turned it into an audio amplifier.

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https://blog.minicircuits.com/understanding-rf-microwave-push-pull-amplifier

MMIC Low Noise Amplifiers

For Sensitive Wideband Receiver Applications

Mini-Circuits’ PMA3-series of MMIC LNAs have become a mainstay in countless systems across the industry because of their unmatched combinations of bandwidth, noise figure and dynamic range.

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Optimizing Transistor Stages for Different Operating Bandwidths

Since their invention by John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley at Bell Labs in 1947, transistors have become a defining (if not the defining) feature of the contemporary technology landscape. Electric vehicles can have over 5 billion transistors in a given build, and today’s smartphones more than 10 billion!

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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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New Products Added

Adapters

  • SMP Female to SMA Female Adapter, 50Ω
    • SMPF-SF50-27+, DC to 27 GHz
  • SMP Male (Full Detent) to SMA Female Adapter, 50Ω
    • SMPM-SF50-27+, DC to 27 GHz

Amplifiers

  • WR12 Waveguide Medium Power Amplifier, 39 dB Gain, +24.5 dBm P1dB, with Heatsink, 50Ω
    • WVA-71863HP+, 71 GHz to 86 GHz
  • WR12 Waveguide Medium Power Amplifier, 39 dB Gain, +24.5 dBm P1dB, without Heatsink, 50Ω
    • WVA-71863HPX+, 71 GHz to 86 GHz
  • WR12 Waveguide LNA, 39 dB Gain, 4.5 dB NF, 50Ω
    • WVA-71863LNX+, 71 GHz to 86 GHz
  • Coaxial LNA, 45 dB Gain, 2.7 dB NF, +20 dBm PSAT, 1.85mm, with Heatsink, 50Ω
    • ZVA-44703LN+, 44 GHz to 70 GHz
  • Coaxial LNA, 45 dB Gain, 2.7 dB NF, +20 dBm PSAT, 1.85mm, without Heatsink, 50Ω
    • ZVA-44703LNX+, 44 GHz to 70 GHz
  • MMIC Voltage Variable Gain Amplifier, -4.5 to +16.8 dB Gain Range, 3x3mm, 50Ω
    • PVGA-123+, 400 MHz to 12 GHz

Power Detectors

  • Ultra-Wideband Coaxial Power Detector, -35 to 0 dBm, 1.85 mm, 50Ω
    • ZV47-E673RMS+, 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. 

Weekly updates from our suppliers

New Products Added

Amplifiers

  • Q- and V-Band Medium Power Amplifier, PSAT +24 dBm, 1.85mm, with Heatsink, 50Ω
    • ZVA-40703G+, 40 GHZ to 70 GHz
  • Q- and V-Band Medium Power Amplifier, PSAT +24 dBm, 1.85mm, without Heatsink, 50Ω
    • ZVA-40703GX+, 40 GHz to 70 GHz
  • Coaxial LNA, 3.5 dB NF, 40 dB Gain, 1.85mm, with Heatsink, 50Ω
    • ZVA-543LN+, 20 GHz to 54 GHz
  • Coaxial LNA, 3.5 dB NF, 40 dB Gain, 1.85mm, without Heatsink, 50Ω
    • ZVA-543LNX+, 20 GHz to 54 GHZ

Couplers

  • Coaxial 6 dB Directional Coupler, 0.5W, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZFDC-6-23B-S+, 20 MHz to 2 GHz

Test Solutions

  • USB & Daisy Chain Programmable Attenuator, 0 to 31.5 dB, 0.5 dB Step, 1.85mm, 50Ω
    • EDAT-67G-30, 10 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. 

New release from our suppliers

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Mixers

  • MMIC I/Q Mixer, DC to 6 GHz IF, 32 dB Image Rejection, 4x4mm QFN, 50Ω
    • ZMIQ-6243H+, 6 to 24 GHz

Test Solutions

  • 3 x SPDT Mechanical Switch Module, USB & Ethernet Control, F-Type, 75Ω
    • RCM-3SPDT-75F, DC to 2150 MHz
  • 19″, 1U Rack Mount, 3 x SPDT Mechanical Switch Array, USB & Ethernet Control, N-Type 50Ω
    • ZT-317, DC to 18 GHz
  • 19″, 2U Rack Mount 6-Port Mesh Network Emulator, 0-95 dB Attenuation, 

N-Type, 50Ω

  • ZTMN-0695B-N, 600 MHz to 6 GHz
  • 19″, 2U Rack Mount 6-Port Mesh Network Emulator, 0-95 dB Attenuation, SMA, 50Ω
    • ZTMN-0695C-S, 2 to 8 GHz
  • 19″, 2U Rack Mount 8-Port Mesh Network Emulator, 0-95 dB Attenuation, 

N-Type, 50Ω

  • ZTMN-0895A-N, 30 MHz to 30 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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On the blog

Balanced Amplifier Theory, Operations and Applications

A balanced amplifier is the proper term for a pair of devices operated in quadrature phase and combined to amplify a signal. Quadrature simply means that signals incident upon the devices are 90⁰ out-of-phase with one another. The term “quadrature-combined pair” (often shortened to simply “quad-combined pair”) is perhaps just as common as “balanced amplifier,” and both are as identical as “PTFE” is to “Teflon®.”

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Product News

Amplifiers:

  • Wideband Wideband Amplifier, 37 dB Gain, ±2.0 dB Flatness, 50Ω
    • ZVA-02443HPX+, 2 GHz to 43.5 GHz
  • Wideband LNA, 45 dB Gain, 1.7 dB NF, 50Ω
    • ZVA-24443G1X+, 24 GHz to 43.5 GHz

Filters

  • LTCC Low Pass Filter, 1W, 1210, 50Ω
    • LFCV-2022+, DC to 20 GHz
  • LTCC Low Pass Filter, 1W, 1210, 50Ω
    • LFCV-2202+, DC to 22 GHz

Switch

  • Solid State SP4T Switch, USB control, Daisy Chain up to 25 Devices
    • USB-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. 

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New on the Blog:

High Frequency Signal Conditioning for Your Test Setup

Mini-Circuits continue to expand their selection of USB- and Ethernet-controlled programmable attenuators for high frequency test applications, and the RCDAT-44G-63 is the latest addition to the family.

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Ultra-Wideband MMIC LNA with Adjustable Gain

Mini-Circuits’ new AVA-0233LN+ is a GaAs pHEMT MMIC low noise amplifier with a wide operating frequency range from 2 to 30 GHz. This model achieves typical noise figure of 2.4 dB with characteristic performance <2 dB up to 18 GHz.

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2022 Highlights

A Year of Innovation

2022 was a year of many breakthroughs for Mini-Circuits’ product line, from amplifiers extending up to E-Band to high-rejection LTCC filters and much more.

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Product News

Filters:

  • LTCC High Pass Filter, 1W, 1210, 50Ω
    • HFCV-2020+, 19.6 to 47 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

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New on the Blog:

Applying Proper Torque to Microwave Connectors

Review the standard torque specifications for some of the most common microwave connector types and our recommendations for tightening connectors on Mini-Circuits products. 

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Lab Tools & Accessories

  • Torque Calibrated Break-Over Wrenches, Available for Type- N, SMA, 3.5mm, 2.92mm, 2.4mm & 1.85mm connectors
  • Extended SMA Wrenches for Tight Spaces
  • Precision Connector Gauges
  • VNA Mechanical Calibration Kit
  • Learn more at www.mini-circuits.com

Product News:

Filters

  • Bandpass Balun Filters, 10 tiny ceramic models – 5 per model. LTCC technology.
    • K1-BBFCG+, 2150 to 5700 MHz, SMT

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