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X-Microwave Drop-In Format Supports 800-Plus Mini-Circuits Components

The X-Microwave portfolio of Mini-Circuits products now includes over 800 Mini-Circuits models on over 1,000 X-MWblock drop-in modules. It more than doubles the number of offerings that were first available when the partnership between the two companies began in 2017. The expanded selection features models in 12 categories, which include:

  • Amplifiers
  • Attenuators
  • Couplers
  • Equalizers
  • Filters
  • Limiters
  • Mixers
  • Multipliers
  • Splitters
  • Switches
  • Transformers and baluns
  • VCOs

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

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Mini-Circuits Gali-51+

X-Microwave’s X-MWsystem is a modular, solderless evaluation system that incorporates 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. As a result, simulation and physical configuration through X-Microwave’s free online tools for nonlinear simulation and mechanical layout becomes an easier task. This modular approach, which eliminates the need for custom evaluation board layouts, has turned into a popular solution within 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,” says Steven Scheinkopf, VP of technical marketing at Mini-Circuits. “We’re very pleased to continue expanding the partnership to support our customers’ design efforts with even more options.”

John Richardson, president of X-Microwave adds, “We are very excited about the number of Mini-Circuits parts that are now available on our drop-in format. 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.”