Whether you have been in the RF and microwave world for five years or 50 years, we have seen the industry change at a continuously accelerating pace. We have watched consolidation on a historic scale, where brand names in the 70s, 80s and even 90s, like Watkins Johnson, Avantek, Anzac, RHG disappeared, leaving fewer suppliers in the RF space than we have seen in a long time. As this evolution takes place, there is an undercurrent in our industry—and a fear for some—that we are moving to a commoditized market; that soon, one product will be interchangeable with the next and that the applications engineer will be replaced by an online widget. Designing in a part may eventually be as simple as picking a part number out of a catalog, plugging it in and bingo! It works. In this future, you do not have to think anymore.
ACCELERATING RF COMPONENT SELECTION WITH YONI2® ADVANCED SEARCH ENGINE FOR RF COMPONENTS By Brandon Kaplan, Mini-Circuits Selecting RF components for a system design can be one of the more time-consuming tasks in the development cycle. To begin with, a designer may have to sift through hundreds of possible options for […]
Since the advent of Network Synthesis Theory at the turn of the last century, filter designers have been developing ever more sophisticated solutions to translate polynomial transfer functions into working, physical components.
Adapting Non-Sealed Surface Mount Parts for Hi-Rel Customer Assembly Processes By Jonid Xhakollari, Manufacturing Process Engineer – Mini-Circuits The perfect integration of a product within the customer’s assembly process can be just as critical to the success of that product as the electrical performance. Mini-Circuits and many RF/microwave component manufacturers […]
ADVANTAGES OF CASCADING REFLECTIONLESS FILTERS The insertion loss curves for the conventional filter exhibit an expected increase in stopband rejection when two filters are cascaded in series. However, obvious ripple appears across the stopband in the two-section curve. This is due to the unstable phase relationship between the through-signal and […]