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Mini-Circuits and Vayyar Offer Development Kits for 4D Millimeter Wave Imaging

Mini-Circuits has expanded its collaboration with Vayyar, the global leader in 4D radar imaging, to offer a new development kit enabling researchers to explore and rapidly develop 4D millimeter wave imaging and sensing applications.

 

BROOKLYN, NY and TEL AVIV, Israel (November 7, 2019) – Mini-Circuits has expanded its collaboration with 4D radar imaging pioneer, Vayyar to offer researchers in the radio frequency and microwave industry and academia a ready-to-use, 4D millimeter wave (mmWave) imaging and sensing application development platform.

 

The VTRIG-74 is a mmWave imaging and sensing development kit powered by Vayyar’s high-resolution integrated RF transceiver technology and radar IP. This kit enables researchers and application developers to explore and rapidly develop mmWave imaging and sensing applications without the cost and overhead of building their own bespoke hardware. Potential applications already include industrial IoT, robotics, smart homes, motion and obstacle detection, vehicular operator and passenger detection, medical patient monitoring and many more.

 

The kit comprises Vayyar’s high-performance transceiver chip with the entire mmWave front-end and analog baseband signal chain for up to 40 antennas. Key features of the kit include:

 

  • Out-of-the-box ready mmWave transceiver module for 4D imaging and sensing application development
  • 20 transmit by 20 receive integrated antenna array for high-resolution 4D imaging
  • Flexible operation anywhere within the 62 to 69 GHz band
  • Real-time data processing of transmit and receive pair phasors for each swept frequency point
  • Pre-configured profiles to adjust receiver resolution and imaging processing time
  • Complete API for Python® and Matlab®

 

Mini-Circuits President, Ted Heil commented, “Our partnership with Vayyar began with a shared mission to provide innovative, hands-on learning tools to university students and educators in the RF/microwave field. The VTRIG-74 builds on that effort to put Vayyar’s extraordinary radar technology into the hands of researchers working to develop the next generation of imaging and sensing applications. We’re very pleased to continue expanding this collaboration.”

 

CEO of Vayyar, Raviv Melamed commented, “We are delighted to continue and expand our partnership with Mini-Circuits. The launch of our VTRIG-74 development kit now brings advanced and affordable radar functionality for everyone to explore.”

 

VTRIG-74 4D mmWave imaging and sensing development kits are available now from the Mini-Circuits website, with significant discounts for university students, educators and researchers.

 

Learn more and pre-order now >

 

 

About Vayyar Imaging

 

Vayyar Imaging is a global leader in 4D radar imaging technology, providing highly advanced intelligent sensors to a wide variety of industries including automotive, smart home, robotics, retail and medical. Vayyar’s sensors can see through walls and objects and track and map everything happening in an environment in real-time. Unlike other products that rely on cameras and optics, Vayyar’s sensors do not collect any optic data, protecting users’ privacy at all times.

Vayyar’s mission is to advance a world where intelligent sensing is part of the everyday, helping people worldwide improve their health, safety and quality of life using miniature, affordable and versatile intelligent imaging sensors. In 2018, Vayyar Imaging was named a Technology Pioneer with the potential to transform society and industry by the World Economic Forum. Visit vayyar.com to learn more.

 

About Mini-Circuits

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 86 GHz range. With 27 different product lines and over 10,000 active models, demanding quality standards, value pricing, on-time delivery, and world-class support have made Mini-Circuits the world’s preferred supplier of RF and microwave products for over 50 years.

Over 800 Mini-Circuits Components Now Available in X-Microwave Drop-In Format

Expanded offering of Mini-Circuits products on X-Microwave’s modular drop-in format gives designers even more options to accelerate design cycles with the innovative X-MWsystem®.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and ROUND ROCK, Texas (Oct. 14, 2019) – The X-Microwave portfolio of Mini-Circuits products now features over 800 Mini-Circuits models on over 1000 X-MWblock® drop-in modules, more than doubling the offering since the companies’ partnership launched in 2017. The expanded selection now includes models in 12 categories including:

  • Amplifiers
  • Attenuators
  • Couplers
  • Equalizers
  • Filters
  • Limiters
  • Mixers
  • Multipliers
  • Splitters
  • Switches
  • Transformers & Baluns
  • VCOs

 

In addition to the growing variety of drop-in blocks, X-Microwave has also introduced over 700 part numbers for Mini-Circuits components in connectorized housings for evaluation and integration into subassemblies.

X-Microwave’s innovative X-MWsystem® is the industry’s first truly modular, solderless evaluation system, incorporating thousands of physically compatible drop-in building blocks from multiple manufacturers for prototyping microwave assemblies. System blocks come fully characterized and modeled with X-Parameters®, S-Parameters and Sys-Parameters enabling easy simulation and physical configuration through X-Microwave’s free, online tools for non-linear simulation and mechanical layout. This unique, modular approach eliminates the need for custom evaluation board layouts, and has become a popular solution in the industry to shorten design cycles and accelerate time to market.

“Our partnership with X-Microwave has allowed us to offer a valuable and truly innovative resource to customers using Mini-Circuits components in their designs,” said Mini-Circuits Vice President of Technical Marketing, Steven Scheinkopf. “We’re very pleased to continue expanding the partnership to support our customers’ design efforts with even more options.”

“We are very excited about the number of Mini-Circuits parts that are now available on our drop-in format,” said X-Microwave President, John Richardson.  “Mini-Circuits’ broad range of parts and our modular system make it easy for designers to quickly transition from prototype to production hardware.  For maximum flexibility, we are aggressively designing in the full portfolio of Mini-Circuits SMT and die parts.”

Browse the full selection of X-MWblock drop-in modules for Mini-Circuits parts through our online directory of Mini-Circuits models referenced to X-Microwave part numbers, or on the X-Microwave website.

About X-Microwave
X-Microwave, LLC, is the founder of the innovative modular building block system called X-MWsystem. X-Microwave’s modular drop-in components and industry leading online tools address every phase of the RF and microwave development process from concept to prototype to production hardware. To “Get on the Grid” and realize the full potential of X-Microwave’s modular system, visit www.xmicrowave.com.

About Mini-Circuits
Mini-Circuits is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of RF and microwave components and systems with 27 product lines and over 10,000 active models from DC to 86 GHz. Demanding quality standards, value pricing, on-time delivery and world class customer support have made Mini-Circuits the world’s preferred supplier of RF and microwave products for over 50 years.

Mini-Circuits Expands Amplifier Design Capability, Welcomes Rhode Island-Based Design Group

 

Mini-Circuits has expanded its amplifier design capabilities with the addition of a new design engineering group dedicated to developing high-power amplifiers up to and beyond 1 kW through 8 GHz.

 

Lincoln, R.I. (Oct. 22, 2019) – Mini-Circuits has expanded its amplifier design capabilities with the addition of a new design engineering group dedicated to developing high-power amplifiers up to and beyond 1 kW through 8 GHz. The new team, which will be based in a new corporate design center in Lincoln with a satellite office at the Novio Tech Campus in Nijmegen, Netherlands, brings over 100 years of combined experience designing and developing RF amplifiers and power products.

Mini-Circuits currently offers over 75 standard power amplifier models from 2W to 100W covering bandwidths up to 18 GHz. The expansion will build on the popularity of the company’s existing power amplifier line and respond to industry demand with a wide range of new products and capabilities.

“We’re very excited to welcome this talented team to the Mini-Circuits family,” said Mini-Circuits Vice President of Technical Marketing, Steven Scheinkopf. “This expansion continues our long-term focus and success in the amplifier space. The knowledge and experience of the Rhode Island group will bring our offering to the next level both in terms of selection and truly leading-edge technology.”

The Lincoln team will be led by Product Line Manager, Korne Vennema. “We’re very fortunate to be part of a company with such a depth in RF components and solutions. We can’t wait to help further expand Mini-Circuits’ reliable high-power amplifier product offering,” said Mr. Vennema.

Before joining Mini-Circuits, Mr. Vennema held various design engineering, application support and management roles at Phillips, NXP Semiconductor and MACOM.

The Lincoln and Nijmegen offices now number among Mini-Circuits’ 14 design, manufacturing and sales locations spanning nine countries.

CONTACT

Mark Murphy
Product Line Marketing Manager
Transistorweg 7
6534 AT
Nijmegen
The Netherlands
PHONE: +31653136385
EMAIL: [email protected]

About Mini-Circuits
Mini-Circuits is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of RF and microwave components and systems with 27 product lines and over 10,000 active models from DC to 86 GHz. Demanding quality standards, value pricing, on-time delivery and world class customer support have made Mini-Circuits the world’s preferred supplier of RF and microwave products for over 50 years.