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Modelithics and Mini-Circuits Expanded their Partnership by Developing New High-Accuracy Simulation for Several Packaged Mini-Circuits Amplifiers

Modelithics now offers over 68 models, representing over 130 individual Mini-Circuits components, that include amplifiers, filters and splitters, among others.

Tampa, Florida (April 9, 2020) – Modelithics, Inc. and Mini-Circuits have expanded their partnership by developing new high-accuracy simulation models for several packaged Mini-Circuits amplifiers.

In total, 14 new substrate amplifier models have been developed. These data-based models were extracted by performing broadband S-parameter and noise-parameter measurements with a Keysight PNA-X vector network analyzer (VNA), as part of a Maury Microwave ultra-fast noise parameter measurement setup.

Modelithics now offers over 68 models, representing over 130 individual Mini-Circuits components, that include amplifiers, filters and splitters, among others. All of the new amplifiers models are currently available for FREE for use within Keysight Technologies’ PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS). The models can be downloaded form the Mini-Circuits MVP page on the Modelithics website. The models are also conveniently available to all Modelithics Library customers in the newest version, v20, of the Modelithics COMPLETE Library™ for Keysight ADS. Free 90-day trials for the Modelithics Mini-Circuits Library are also available for use in other EDA simulation tools through the Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) Program. These tools include AWR Design Environment/Microwave Office™, Keysight Technologies’ Genesys, Ansys® HFSS™, Sonnet® Suites, and Cadence® Virtuoso Spectre RF.

Larry Dunleavy, President and CEO of Modelithics, said, “We have a very long-standing and strong partnership with Mini-Circuits and look forward to continuing to add value with high-accuracy design models that help accelerate design decisions for their customers.”

Ted Heil, President of Mini-Circuits, added, “We’re excited to continue growing our collaboration with Modelithics to offer more of the best design resources available to customers using Mini-Circuits products in their applications.”

Request a trial by visiting the Modelithics Mini-Circuits MVP landing page at: https://www.modelithics.com/MVP/MiniCircuits and clicking on “Free Trial.” The MVP program facilitates proactive communication and collaboration with leading component and integrated-circuit (IC) vendors as well as instrumentation and EDA software suppliers. Contact Modelithics at [email protected] for more information.

            

About Modelithics, Inc.

Modelithics, Inc. (www.Modelithics.com) was formed in 2001 to address the industry-wide need for high-accuracy RF and microwave active and passive simulation models for use in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Modelithics’ premium product is the Modelithics® COMPLETE Library™. This library includes measurement-based Microwave Global Models™ for a multitude of commercially-available passive component families in addition to a multitude of high accuracy non-linear diode and transistor models along with a wide range of system level component models for amplifiers, filters, attenuators and other functional blocks. Modelithics’ services also address a wide range of custom RF and microwave measurement and modeling needs. Modelithics® is a registered trademark of Modelithics, Inc. Microwave Global Models™, are also trademarks of Modelithics, Inc. The Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) Program allows for collaboration and open communication during the development of advanced data sets and models for commercially available microwave components and devices, with flexible sponsorship and distribution arrangements for the resulting data and models. An example of such an arrangement is the Mini-Circuits MVP relationship that provides free use of models under sponsorship of Mini-Circuits.

 

About Mini-Circuits

Mini-Circuits is the world’s preferred supplier of radio frequency (RF), and microwave and millimeter-wave components and systems. With 14 design, manufacturing and sales locations in nine countries, as well as hundreds of sales channel partners worldwide, Mini-Circuits offers 27 product lines comprising over 10,000 active models. Over 20,000 customers choose Mini-Circuits for the demanding quality standards, world-class customer support, on-time delivery and value pricing that have earned the industry’s trust for over 50 years.

Mini-Circuits Receives 10th Consecutive 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon IDS

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (March 27, 2020) – For the 10th consecutive year, Mini-Circuits has received a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from longtime customer Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).

Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements.

In 2019, Mini-Circuits supported Raytheon with 1,250 different models for production, development and prototyping. The total marked a 22% increase in product support from 2018.

“We are continuing to deepen our relationship with Raytheon by growing our volume while maintaining standards of quality, integrity, logistics and customer experience,” said Erick Olsen, Global Marketing Manager for Aerospace and Defense at Mini-Circuits. “Currently, Mini-Circuits supports 64 programs and 579 unique models across 14 Raytheon locations in the U.S. and U.K.”

Olsen reiterated Mini-Circuits’ end-of-life policy as a key value-add for global customers such as Raytheon.

“We will never voluntarily discontinue any product, even going as far as to redesign products in order to hold this promise,” Olsen said. “When Raytheon designs a Mini-Circuits product into their line, they know we will continue to build and deliver it on time and at the highest quality.”


About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2019 sales of $29 billion and 70,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 98 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I® products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.


About Mini-Circuits
Mini-Circuits is the world’s preferred supplier of radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components and systems. With 14 design, manufacturing and sales locations in nine countries, as well as hundreds of sales channel partners worldwide, Mini-Circuits offers 27 product lines comprising over 10,000 active models. Over 20,000 customers choose Mini-Circuits for the demanding quality standards, world-class customer support, on-time delivery and value pricing that have earned the industry’s trust for over 50 years.

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.