Pasternack Introduces New Line of

Broadband PIN Diode Digital Step Attenuators

  • 5 Bit, 8 Bit & 10 Bit Programmable Attenuators
  • 0.03 GHz to 40 GHz Broad Frequency Range
  • 30 dB to 60 dB Attenuation
  • 0.03 dB to 1.0 dB Step Resolution
  • 10 dBm to 20 dBm P1dB
  • Meets MIL-STD-2002F
  • Excellent Attenuation Accuracy and Flatness
  • ECCN EAR99
All broadband attenuators in stock and ready for same-day shipping!

Broadband PIN Diode Digital Step Attenuators

Pasternack’s 5 Bit, 8 Bit and 10 Bit broadband PIN diode digital step attenuators are commonly used in electronic warfare, military and space communication systems, radar and test and measurement applications.

Our 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.

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