Digitally Controlled Programmable Attenuators from Fairview Cover Broadband Frequencies up to 40
Allen, TX - Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave
and RF components, announces the release of their new
digitally controlled programmable attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz and
up to 60 dB attenuation range with 0.03 dB minimum step size. These programmable attenuators are commonly
used in electronic warfare, military and space communication systems, radar and test and measurement
Fairview's digitally controlled attenuators perform the important function of adjusting the amplitude
of signal levels in RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave systems. The designs utilize PIN diode semiconductor
technology that generates extremely fast switching performance between attenuation states over wide
frequency bands. This performance is highly desirable and widely used in transceiver RF and IF sections
and in equipment applications such as signal generators to adjust the output level of test signals.
attenuators from Fairview Microwave have integrated TTL driver logic control bit
circuitry that ranges from 5 to 10 binary bits depending on the model. This number of bits benefits
in very precise and linear digital control of attenuation step sizes that can be as low as 0.03 dB to
1 dB maximum over the entire attenuation range. The command control interface is via a 15 pin female
Micro-D socket or USB connector. The circuits are enclosed in environmentally sealed metal packages
with epoxy paint finish with either stainless steel SMA or 2.92mm connectors. Guaranteed operating performance
covers a temperature range of -50°C to +85°C.
"This selection of programmable digital attenuators is available in rugged coaxial packages and offer
accurate and controlled levels of attenuation for use in a variety of signal processing applications
in RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave systems," explains Brian McCutcheon, Vice President and General
Manager at Fairview Microwave. "We have all models available in-stock and ready for immediate shipment."
Fairview's new digitally controlled programmable attenuators are in-stock and available to ship today.
You can view these new attenuators by visiting
Fairview Microwave can be contacted at +1-972-649-6678.
About Fairview Microwave
A leading supplier of on-demand RF and microwave products since 1992, Fairview Microwave offers immediate
delivery of RF components including attenuators, adapters, coaxial cable assemblies, connectors, terminations
and much more. All products are shipped same-day from the company’s ISO 9001:2008 certified production
facilities in Allen, Texas.
1130 Junction Dr. #100
Allen, TX 75013
Posted March 23, 2016