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Continuously Variable Waveguide Attenuators for Millimeter Wave Application with Performance Up to 110 GHz

We are introducing continuously variable waveguide attenuators for millimeter wave applications with performance up to 110 GHz. These millimeter wave waveguide attenuators are commonly used in the aerospace, defense, industrial, telecom, instrumentation and medical industries for applications such as high efficiency RF/microwave transmissions, test benches, SATCOM, MILCOM and radar testing.
Pasternack’s new continuously variable waveguide attenuators are offered in 5 unique models covering a broad frequency range of 33 GHz to 110 GHz in five millimeter wave bands. RF Engineers often use this type variable attenuator for waveguide when they are designing a system and are testing their design concepts in the lab. These ultra-high frequency variable waveguide attenuator products allow the designer to see how the system will perform at various signal strengths and can also be used to determine the optimum signal performance of the system.
Continuously variable waveguide attenuators can vary the attenuation level from 0 to 30 dB over the specified band allowing the user to dial in the attenuation level needed for the application. Another valuable feature of these waveguide attenuator products is that the attenuation level is adjusted using a micrometer, enabling repeatable and rapid re-setting to different attenuation levels. These Pasternack variable attenuators also boast flat performance across a wide band low insertion loss.