Mini-Circuits Components Now Available in Modular Drop-In Format from X-Microwave

Mini-Circuits and X-Microwave have collaborated to offer a wide selection of Mini-Circuits' components in the X-MWblock drop-in format. X-Microwave has developed the X-MWsystem, the first truly modular, solderless evaluation system with a growing portfolio of physically compatible drop-in building blocks for prototyping microwave assemblies.

The partnership launched with an initial offering of over 400 X-MWblocks for Mini-Circuits components, including their popular LTCC filters, patented MMIC reflectionless filters, attenuators, mixers, multipliers, limiters, couplers, splitters and high-performance MMIC amplifiers, with more models planned for future release. System blocks come fully characterized and modeled with X-parameters and S-Parameters, enabling easy simulation through X-Microwave's free, online, non-linear simulation tool based on Keysight's Genesys Spectrasys engine. After simulation, designers can quickly configure signal chains using an online Mechanical Layout Tool (MLT) by moving 2-D models of the components around on the grid. The X-MWblocks for Mini-Circuits components are then physically configured on a solderless prototyping plate to build integrated microwave assemblies for testing and design validation. The same drop-in components can then be moved into compatible production housings. This novel, modular approach eliminates the need for custom evaluation board layouts, dramatically shortening design cycles and accelerating time to market.

Look for the X-Microwave link on selected Mini-Circuits product dashboard pages to view the corresponding X-Microwave dashboard. Mini-Circuits will also maintain an online directory of their part numbers referenced to equivalent X-Microwave part numbers to make it easy for customers to identify.