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"Brooklyn, NY and Tel Aviv, Israel, 17 July 2018 –
Mini-Circuits is pleased to announce a new partnership with 3D imaging
sensor company Vayyar
Imaging to offer microwave transceiver project kits with broad applicability for
students and university programs spanning topics in electromagnetic theory, RF/microwave
engineering, RF systems, and radar technology.
The first project kit, UVNA-63 includes all the elements
students need to build a fully functioning vector network analyzer, develop S-Parameter
algorithms, and perform real-time measurements of 2-port RF devices. The kit comprises
Vayyar's high-performance transceiver chip with a variety of RF components from Mini-Circuits
along with control software, and a development environment for Python and MATLAB®. The
project addresses a gap in most RF curricula between classroom theory and the sophisticated
equipment engineers use in the lab to perform complex measurements with the push of a
Mini-Circuits President, Ted Heil commented, "Mini-Circuits has always been committed
to supporting the academic community in cultivating the next generation of RF engineering
talent. We believe this powerful, hands-on learning tool will help bridge the gap between
textbook S-Parameter theory and practical measurements in the lab, serving to better
educate engineers on the challenges and wonders of the RF world."
CEO of Vayyar, Raviv Melamed commented, "Following in the tradition of Mini-Circuits
founder Harvey Kaylie, Vayyar is proud to be helping make RF accessible to all. The VNA
Kit unlocks the ability to learn by doing, as students engage with the fundamentals of
UVNA-63 vector network analyzer project kits are available now for pre-order and will
be delivered in September, toward the onset of the new semester. Pre-orders may be placed
on the Mini-Circuits website, or by contacting our team directly. "
UVNA-63 microwave transceiver kit includes everything students need
to build a fully functioning vector network analyzer and bridge the gap between textbook
theory in the classroom and practical, real-world measurement in the lab.
About Vayyar Imaging
Vayyar Imaging is the global leader for imaging and sensing with its cutting edge
3D imaging sensor technology. Vayyar's exclusive sensors quickly and easily look into
objects or any defined volume and detect even the slightest anomalies and movements to
bring highly sophisticated imaging capabilities to many industries. Utilizing a state-of-the-art
embedded chip and advanced imaging algorithms, Vayyar's mission is to help people worldwide
improve their health, safety and quality of life using mobile, low-cost, and safe 3D
imaging sensors. Visit www.vayyar.com to learn more.
Mini-Circuits is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of RF,
IF, and microwave components and integrated modules covering the DC to 65 GHz band. With
over 25 different product lines and over 10,000 active models, demanding quality standards,
value pricing, on-time delivery, and top-notch customer service have helped make Mini-Circuits
the world's preferred supplier of RF and microwave products for over 50 years.
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