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Digital Programmable Step Attenuators

digital programmable step attenuators from pasternack

Digital Programmable Step Attenuators from Pasternack

New digital programmable step attenuators in 5 bit, 8 bit and 10 bit have been added. These broadband PIN diode digital step attenuators performance is up to 40 GHz depending on the configuration. Pasternack’s newly introduced programmable digital step attenuators are commonly used in electronic warfare, military and space communication systems, radar and test and measurement applications.

Digital step attenuators come in 30 dB and 60 dB values and have attenuation step resolution of 0.25 dB to 1 dB depending on the model. These programmable RF attenuators from Pasternack offer excellent attenuation accuracy and flatness over a broad frequency range of 0.3 GHz all the way up to 40 GHz. Insertion loss of our step digital attenuators ranges from 4 dB to 8 dB and P1dB (power) ranges from 10 to 20 dBm depending on the chosen unit. These new digital variable attenuators meet MIL-STD-202F standards for shock, vibration, altitude, humidity and temperature and are constructed using a durable, but slim line housing, measuring only 0.5” thick.

The new high precision PIN diode digital attenuators from Pasternack offer fast and reliable switch speeds and high linearity. The lower frequency 0.03 to 18 GHz digital step RF attenuators are equipped with female SMA connectors, while the high frequency units reaching 40 GHz use female 2.4mm connectors. The power control connector for each unit is a 15 PIN Micro-D-Female connector.