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February 13, 2018 -
Mini-Circuits announces the
availability of four new devices in its lineup of RF and microwave components. Included
are a high pass filter with a passband of 8 to 24 GHz, an ultra-high dynamic range
MMIC amplifier matched to 50 Ω from 30 MHz to 2 GHz, an absorptive solid
state SP4T switch controlled by USB and I2C connection, and an LTCC band pass filter
having a pass band from 4620 to 6640 MHz.
Suspended Substrate High Pass Filter Features Wide
Passband from 8 to 24 GHz
Mini-Circuits' ZHSS-8G-S+ high pass filter has a broad passband of 8 to 24 GHz
with sharp cutoff and high stopband rejection. Fabricated with reliable suspended-substrate-stripline
circuit technology, the RoHS-compliant filter has typical passband insertion loss of
1 dB with typical passband VSWR of 2.0:1.
Typical stopband rejection is 85 dB from DC to 4000 MHz, 50 dB from
4000 to 5300 MHz, and 30 dB from 5300 to 5800 MHz. The low pass filter
is suitable for rejection of unwanted harmonic signal content in a wide range of transmitter
and receiver applications. The filter handles input power levels up to 3 W and is
designed for operating temperatures from -40 to +85°C. It is supplied in a compact coaxial
package measuring 0.70 x 0.50 x 0.50 in. (17.78 x 12.70 x 12.70 mm) with SMA connectors.
MMIC Amplifier Stretches the Boundaries of
Dynamic Range from 30 MHz to 2 GHz
Mini-Circuits' PHA-23HLN+ ultra-high dynamic range MMIC amplifier sets the new industry
standard for noise figure and IP3 in VHF/UHF communications. This model is well matched
to 50 Ω from 30 MHz to 2 GHz and provides 1.4 dB noise figure, +44.4 dBm
IP3, making it ideal for maximizing sensitivity and dynamic range in high-performance
It delivers 21 dB typical gain with ±1.8 dB flatness, +28.4 dBm
output power at 1 dB compression. The amplifier is fabricated using E-PHEMT technology
with excellent repeatability. It operates on a single 8 V supply, and comes housed
in a tiny SOT-89 package with excellent thermal performance, allowing reliable performance
over operating temperatures from -40 to +95°C.
High Isolation Solid State Switch SP4T with USB &
I2C Control, 2 to 6000 MHz
Mini-Circuits' U2C-1SP4T-63H is an absorptive, solid state SP4T switch controlled
by USB and I2C connection, supporting a wide range of applications from 2 to 6000 MHz.
This model provides typical switching speed of 250 ns, input power handling up to
+30 dBm, 80 dB isolation, and +55 dBm IP3.
The switch comes housed in a rugged, compact metal case (3.75 x 2.50 x 0.60 inch)
with SMA RF connectors, a USB Mini-B port and a 9-pin D-sub connector for I2C control
and power. The dual control interface gives the user versatility for control of the switch
directly via USB or for easy system integration via I2C connection. The switch is supplied
with Mini-Circuits user-friendly GUI software for Windows as well as an API supported
by most programming environments, allowing integration and automation within the user's
native software with programming instructions for Windows and Linux environments.
Tiny LTCC Band Pass Filter, 4620 to 6640 MHz
Mini-Circuits' BFCN-5540+ LTCC band pass filter has a pass band from 4620 to 6640 MHz,
supporting harmonic rejection in a variety of transmitter/receiver applications including
aviation, WLAN and more.
This model provides 1.2 dB passband insertion loss, 22 dB lower stopband
rejection, 30 dB upper stopband rejection and RF input power handling up to 1 W.
LTCC construction provides tiny size (0.12 x 0.06 x 0.04 inch), excellent thermal
stability from -55 to +100°C, and outstanding reliability for tough operating conditions.
Click here to view all new products from Mini-Circuits
Mini-Circuits is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of
RF, IF, and microwave components and integrated modules covering the DC to 50 GHz band,
for commercial, industrial, space, and military applications, including: WiMax, CATV,
Cellular Wireless, RFID, Medical Equipment, Test Equipment, Receivers, Transmitters Aerospace,
Mil-Spec and Satellite applications. Rapid response, innovative design, demanding quality
standards, fast turnaround, value pricing, on-time delivery, and top-notch customer service
have helped make Mini-Circuits an industry leader. With 27 different product lines representing
thousands of off-the-shelf and custom models, Mini-Circuits offers the world's largest
variety of over 10,000 signal processing products.
Posted February 14, 2018