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Rack mounted RF Test and Measurement Solutions

  • Flexible USB, Ethernet, SPI & I2C mechanical and solid state switch arrays and matrices
  • Single & multi-channel programmable attenuators
  • Cost-effective signal generators, instrument amplifiers and power sensors

Much More Than Catalog Products

A Rich History of Custom Integrated Assemblies

Mini-Circuits has a well established history of supporting customers in custom integration to achieve highly functional systems and sub-systems.

Leveraging our wealth of standard components, our application and systems engineers work directly with customers at the engineering level, up front and early in the development process following our method of design definition to provide both the customer and Mini-Circuits with a proven framework to define requirements accurately ensuring a successful development effort. 

Mini-Circuits offers 4 different families of Test Solutions: 

Portable | Rack Mounted | Modular Matrices | Custom

Rapid growth in the number and variety of wireless applications and connected devices in the market has driven the need for more innovative, and highly customized test solutions. Customers are lookingfor equipment to multiplex application-specific test systems across multiple DUTs, which requires signal routing, distribution and conditioning functions in a variety of configurations.

At Mini-Circuits, our experience in the test space has evolved according to the needs of our customers, following a progression from test accessories like cables, adapters, and attenuators, to benchtop programmable test modules, to modular and fully customized rack-mountable systems. The diversity of customer test requirements has led us to build our business in this area around principles ofcompetence, flexibility, and speed.Customers are looking to the industry to partner with them to define the test solution for their needs. This requires the competence and expertise of our applications engineers to understand customers’ needs and develop a clear system definition. The specifications for these solutions are usually being definedconcurrently with the design process, which requires our organization to be agile in design and fabrication of a wide range of unique, user-defined solutions in a very short period of time.The turnaround time on these test systems directly affects customers’ time to market, so they’re depending on us to deliver a tailored solution, fast. To support speed and flexibility, we have capitalized on a building-block approach to developing custom equipment for each customer’s unique needs. Ourwealth and variety of components and subassemblies in stock allows us to create integrated assemblies for a wide range of custom specifications with exceptionally fast turnaround times.Mini-Circuits can help improve efficiency and save cost for your test setup. Reach out tocontact for information about anything you see here or any unique requirementsyou might have. We’re here to support you!

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ALL RACK MOUNTED RF TEST AND MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS

 

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ZTM – Series | ZTM2 – Series


ZTM Series – Modular Test Systems

Configured and Built to Order in 2-Weeks or Less!

  • 6 customizable hardware windows, each of which can be populated with your choice of:
    • Up to 2 SPDT mechanical switches (DC to 18 GHz)
    • Up to 2 mechanical transfer (DPDT) switches (DC to 18 GHz)
    • SP4T mechanical switch (DC to 18 GHz)
    • SP6T mechanical switch (DC to 12 GHz)
    • Up to 2 programmable attenuators (0 to 30, 60, 90, 110, and 120 dB)
  • Control via USB and Ethernet-TCP/IP (HTTP and Telnet Protocols)
  • User-friendly GUI software included
  • DLLs and complete programming instructions also included
  • Easy maintenance
  • Ultra-Fast Turnaround – Shipment within 2 weeks from order or less!

To simplify and accelerate the development and delivery of custom test solutions, Mini-Circuits developed the ZTM-series of modular test systems. The design consists of a 3U, 19-inch, rack- mountable chassis with six open hardware windows in the front panel, each of which may be equipped with one of several components to meet your requirements. This modular structure allows an extremely wide variety of custom configurations with exceptionally fast turnaround times – within 2 weeks or less!

ZTM-series systems may be outfitted with your choice of mechanical SPDT, SP4T, SP6T, and transfer switches as well as programmable attenuators (0-30, 60, 90, 110, and 120 dB) resulting in hundreds of possible configurations. All models are controlled via USB and Ethernet-TCP/IP (HTTP and Telnet protocols), allowing setup flexibility and easy remote test management.

All units come supplied with Mini-Circuits’ user-frriendly GUI software, DLLs for 32- and 64-Bit windows® systems, complete programming instructions for Windows and Linux® environments, a user’s manual, and all accessories needed for immediate use right out of the box. No drivers required; just plug and play!

Example of configured ZTM Test System

Example of blank ZTM Test System to be configured

 
Options include: Programmable Attenuators, SP2T Switches, SP4T Switches, SP6T Switches & Transfer Switches
 

Included accessories:

  • AC power cord
  • USB control cable – 6.8 ft (USB-CBL-AB-7+)
  • Ethernet control cable – 5 ft (CBL-RJ45-MM-5+)
  • Full software & documentation (including GUI, DLL API files, user & programming manual)
  • HT-Series Tight Spot SMA Wrench

Download the Datasheet

Download the Mechanical Outline

 

 

 

 

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ZTM2 Series – Modular Test Systems

  • High Reliability mechanical switches
  • USB & Ethernet control
  • Full software support

Mini-Circuits’ ZTM2 Series is a rack-mounted, modular switch system with up to 24 customizable hardware locations on the front panel. The platform supports a wide range of high-reliability mechanical switch options and passive components. Choose from:

  • SPDT mechanical switches (DC to 26.5 GHz)
  • DPDT (transfer) mechanical switches (DC to 18 GHz)
  • SP4T mechanical switches (DC to 18 GHz)
  • SP6T mechanical switches (DC to 12 GHz)
  • SP8T mechanical switches (DC to 12 GHz)
  • 2-way power splitter / combiners (0.35 to 6 GHz)
  • Custom component options and switches up to 40 GHz available on request

The design consists of a 5U, 19-inch rack-mountable chassis with a flexible front panel design supporting a range of off-the-shelf switch modules. This modular structure allows an extremely wide variety of custom configurations with exceptionally fast turnaround times.

The system can be controlled via USB or Ethernet (supporting both HTTP and Telnet network protocols). Full software support is provided, including our user-friendly GUI application for Windows and a full API with programming instructions for Windows and Linux environments (both 32-bit and 64-bit systems).

 

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RCM Series – Modular Test Systems

Configured and Built to Order in 2-Weeks or Less!

Mini-Circuits’ RCM series modular test systems offer flexibility and fast turnaround for compact test setups. The design consists of a small, light-weight chassis with up to three open hardware windows, each of which may be outfitted with your choice of programmable attenuators or switches.

RCM-100 Series:

  • 4 – 6 programmable attenuator channels
  • 0 to 30, 60, 90 or 110 dB attenuation range per channel (1 – 6000 MHz)
  • 0 to 120 dB attenuation range per channel (1 – 4000 MHz)
  • Models up to 8 GHz also available on request

RCM-200 series:

  • 6 mechanical SPDT or transfer (DC-18 GHz) switches
  • 3 mechanical SP4T (DC-18 GHz) or SP6T (DC-12 GHz) switches
  • 2 mechanical SP8T switches (DC-12 GHz)
  • Custom combinations of SPDT, SP4T, SP6T and transfer switches

The system can be controlled via USB or Ethernet (supporting both HTTP and Telnet network protocols). Full software support is provided, including our user-friendly GUI application for Windows and a full API with programming instructions for Windows and Linux environments (both 32-bit and 64-bit systems).

RCM-100 Data Sheet

RCM-200 Data Sheet

Mechanical Outline

Reconfigurable Switch Systems

ModelFrequency (MHz)HeightDescriptionDetails
ZTRC-4SPDT-A18DC – 18 GHz1U4 x MSP2TA-18XL+
ZTRC-8SPDT-A18DC – 18 GHz2U8 x MSP2TA-18XL+
ZTRC-4SPDT-A26DC – 26.5 GHz1U4 x MSP2TA-26XL+
ZTRC-8SPDT-A26DC – 26.5 GHz2U8 x MSP2TA-26XL+
ZT-4SP8T-12DC – 12 GHz3U4 x MSP8TA-12-12D+
ZT-12SP4T-18DC – 18 GHz4U12 x MSP4TA-18+
ZT-12SP6T-12RDC – 12 GHz4U12 x MSP6TA-12+ (Rear Panel)
ZT-166DC – 18 GHz4U10 x MSP4TA-18+, 1 x MSP2TA-18XL+
ZT-196DC – 12 GHz4U12 x MSP6TA-12+
ZT-252DC – 12 GHz
DC – 18 GHz
0.4 – 6 GHz
5U5 x MSP6TA-12+,
6 x MSP2TA-18XL+,
4 x ZN2PD2-63-S+
ZTM-201DC – 12 GHz
DC – 18 GHz
5U8 x MSP6TA-12+,
3 x MSP4TA-18+, 1 x MSP2TA-18XL+

N x M Switch Systems

Model NumberDescriptionDetails
ZTVX-n-12 Series2 x 8, 2 x 10, 2 x12, 2 x 16 Switch matrices, DC-12 GHz
ZTVX-n-18 Series2 x 8, 2 x 10, 2 x12, 2 x 16 Switch matrices, DC-18 GHz
ZT-150Multi-Function VNA Port Expander, DC-18 GHz
ZT-1756 x 8 Non-Blocking Switch Matrix, DC-12 GHz
ZT-1774 x 4 Blocking Switch Matrix, 400-6000 MHz
ZT-20X6NB20 x 6 Non-Blocking Switch Matrix, 600-6000 MHz
ZT-24X8B24 x 8 Blocking Switch Matrix, 600-6000 MHz

Multi-Channel Attenuation Systems

Model NumberDescriptionDetails
ZTDAT-SeriesMulti-Channel Attenuation Systems, DC-6 GHz, 0-95 dB

Mesh Network Test Systems

Model NumberDescriptionConnectorsDatasheet
OverviewSummary of N-Port Mesh Network Systems 
ZTMN-0495AS4 Port Mesh Network (350-6000 MHz)SMA/N-type/TNC
ZTMN-0695A6 Port Mesh Network (2000-6000 MHz)SMA/N-type/TNC
ZTMN-0695B6 Port Mesh Network (600-6000 MHz)SMA/N-type/TNC
ZTMN-0890A8 Port Mesh Network (30-2000 MHz)SMA/N-type/TNC
ZT-211Custom 6 Port Mesh Network Test DrawerSMA

Solid State Switch Matrices

Model NumberDescriptionDetails
ZTS SeriesPanel Mounted Solid State Switch Matrices
ZT-24SP2T-63VH24x SP2T Switch Chassis, 100 dB isolation, 4W power, 100-6000 MHz

Signal Distribution Assemblies

Model NumberDescriptionDetails
ZT-10416-Way Active Splitter, BNC,10 MHz
ZT-20120×2-Way Splitter Array, Type N, 350-6000 MHz
ZT-2076x 2-Way Splitter Array, Type N/SMA, 350-6000 MHz
ZT-2084x 4-Way Splitter Array, Type N, 380-4600 MHz
ZT-24616x 2-Way Splitter Array, SMA, 350-6000 MHz

High Power Test Systems

Model NumberDescriptionDetails
HPA-25W-272+25W Rack Mounted Power Amplifier
HPA-272+100W Rack Mount Amplifier
HPA-50W-63+50W Rack Mounted Power Amplifier
HPA-100W-63+100W Rack Mount Amplifier
ZT-10HPS-272100W 10-Way Splitter Chassis
ZT-20HPS-63-S100W 20-Way Splitter Chassis
ZT-18440 Channel Splitter Panel

Panel-Mounted Structures

ModelFrequency (MHz)HeightDescription 
ZT-182DC – 60004U48x N-N Adapters 
ZT-184600 – 60003U10x ZN4PD1-63LW-S+, SMA, 4-Way Splitters 
ZT-222350 – 60004U20x ZN2PD2-63-N+, N-Type, 2-Way Splitters 
ZT-223350 – 60004U20x ZN2PD2-63-N+, N-Type, 2-Way Splitter 
ZT-226DC – 60002U24x N-N Adapters 
ZT-229B0.5 – 6002U16x Z99SC-62-S+, SMA, 2-Way Splitters 
ZT-2301 – 5002U8x ZFDC-10-1-S+, SMA, 10dB Couplers 
ZT-240DC – 60004U36x N-N Adapters, Custom Brackets 
ZT-240BKDC – 60004U36x N-N Adapters, Black Anodized 
ZT-245300 – 10001U1x ZC8PD1-10+, SMA, 8-Way Splitters 
ZT-255500 – 85002U8x ZX10-2-852, SMA, 2-Way Splitter 

CATV (75Ω) Test Solutions

Model NumberDescriptionDetails
ZTVX-n-75 Series2 x 8, 2 x 10, 2 x12, 2 x 16 Switch matrices, 5-2500 MHz
ZT-2414x 4-Way Splitter, BNC, 5-500 MHz
ZT-249CMTS Diplexed Test Box, F-Type, 5-1218 MHz

Custom Test Systems

Model Number Description Details
ZT-228 4x Wi-Fi Diplexing Amplifier (2400-2500 & 5700-5900 MHz)
ZT-188 Wireless Base-Station / Handset Test Station (1600-2300 MHz)
ZT-254 Switched Filter Bank (1000-3000 MHz)
ZT-234 High Power (100W) Switched Load (1-3000 MHz)

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