Pasternack Introduces New Lines of Digitally Programmable Attenuators

November 13, 2014

Irvine, CA - Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. announces the release of their new 5 Bit, 8 Bit and 10 Bit broadband PIN diode digital step attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz depending on the configuration. These programmable, variable step attenuators are commonly used in electronic warfare, military and space communication systems, radar and test and measurement applications.

Pasternack’s new 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 ranges from 4 dB to 8 dB and P1dB (power) ranges from 10 to 20 dBm depending on the chosen unit. These new 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.

“Our latest addition of PIN diode digital step attenuators provide our customers an off-the-shelf solution previously not available for these types of high reliability products where long lead times can exceed 8-12 weeks,” explains Michael Rachlin, Director of Product Management at Pasternack. “We are continually expanding our active RF component offering to provide our customers a true one-stop-shop for all their RF requirements.”

The new digitally programmable step attenuators are in-stock and available to ship from Pasternack today.

For detailed specs, visit http://www.pasternack.com/pages/Featured_Products/broadband-pin-diode-digital-step-attenuators.htm

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