Narda High-Speed Switched-Bit 63-dB Attenuator Offers Extremely High Performance from 2 to 6 GHz
HAUPPAUGE, NY – December 20, 2010 -- Narda, an L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) company, today introduced the
Model DA64-63B switched-bit attenuator, which offers the high level of performance required in electronic
warfare and radar systems as well as precision automated test equipment.
Like all models in Narda’s DA Series of switched-bit attenuators, the attenuation values of the DA64-63B are
guaranteed to be monotonic, and the unit is hermetically sealed. It operates over a temperature range of –54 to
+95 C, meets MIL-STD-202F for humidity (95 h at 95%), shock (76G for 6 ms), altitude (50,000 ft.), vibration (0.06
in. double amplitude or 15G), and thermal shock (5 cycles). Its SMA female connectors are removable, making the
attenuator suitable for drop-in mounting.
Model DA64-63B is a 6-bit device that provides attenuation of 0 to 63 dB in 1-dB steps, and operates from 2 to
6 GHz with a switching speed of 30 ns (50% TTL to 90% RF) and rise and fall times of 10 ns. It has insertion loss
of 4.3 dB or less, VSWR of less than 2:1, and attenuation flatness of +/-0.5 dB to 31 dB and +/-1 dB to 63 dB. The
Model DA64-63B will handle up to +23 dBm RF input power, operates from +5 VDC at 350 mA, and measures 1 x 0.75
x 0.24 in. Control is provided by TTL.
Model DA64-63B attenuator is available from Narda for immediate delivery.
Please note that the direct link for the DA Series attenuators data sheet can be found at:
Phone: (631) 231-1700
About Narda Microwave-East
Microwave-East is a division of L-3 Communications Company, a
$14 billion electronics manufacturer serving the
military and commercial communication markets. For more than 50 years, Narda has developed and manufactured
state-of-the-art RF and microwave components, microwave integrated circuits (MICs), multi-function assemblies, and
subsystems in the frequency range from DC to 60 GHz for both commercial and military applications. Narda is also
the world leader in RF safety products, and a leading manufacturer of fiber optic modulator drivers and
oscillators for OC-192 and OC-768 applications. Narda maintains the world's largest inventory of RF and microwave
components, many available from stock.
About L-3 Communications
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading
provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft
modernization, training, and government services. The company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad array of
high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion
systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption,
intelligence systems, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland Security
initiatives with products and services. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland
Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.
Kirt Blattenberger, BSEE, UVM 1989