Pasternack Intro New Lines of Digitally Programmable Attenuators
Brand New 5-10 Bit PIN Diode Digital Step Attenuators Up to 40 GHz Now Available from Pasternack
November 13, 2014 – Irvine, CA - Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF,
microwave and millimeter wave products, 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 on these products, please visit
can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.
About Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and supplier that offers
the industry’s largest selection of passive and active RF, microwave and millimeter wave products available for same-day
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92614
Posted November 13, 2014