Voltage Variable Attenuators from Pasternack Offer Up to 60 dB Attenuation Covering Frequencies
from 400 MHz to 18 GHz
Irvine, CA - Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and
millimeter wave products, introduces an all new line of
voltage variable attenuators offering up to 60 dB of attenuation across broad frequencies from 400
MHz to 18 GHz. This line of voltage variable attenuators is most commonly deployed in applications such
as electronic warfare, instrumentation, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, fiber optic and
broadband telecom, microwave radio and VSAT, military radios, radar, ECM, SATCOM and sensors, and R&D.
In most communications systems, the RF components used (transmitters, receivers, mixers, multipliers,
attenuators, amplifiers, VCO's, phase locked loops, etc.) may require specific power levels to run optimally.
These power levels may differ from one component to the next in a system network and may require the
attenuation level to be finely adjusted to account for changes in received signal levels or to optimally
match the input power into a sensitive circuit. Pasternack's new PIN diode-based voltage variable attenuators
(VVAs) provide accurate control and broadband flatness where the output level can be adjusted continuously
by varying an analog voltage on the input control line. These VVA's are ideally suited for use with
variable gain amplifiers, power level control, feed-forward amplifiers, and automatic level control
The new portfolio of voltage variable attenuators from Pasternack includes 6 models covering octave
broadband frequencies from 400 MHz to 18 GHz while boasting low insertion loss and wide dynamic range.
Moreover, these modules display excellent VSWR over all attenuation levels. CW input power is rated
up to +23 dBm. Each unit is designed into rugged coaxial packages to meet MIL-STD-202 environmental
"A high-rel design like these VVAs normally commands long lead-times from OEMs, however, Pasternack
has each model available from stock for immediate shipment," says Tim Galla, Active RF Components Product
Manager at Pasternack.
Pasternack’s new voltage variable attenuators are in-stock and ready to ship today. You can view
the new VVAs by visiting
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 shipping.
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92614
Posted August 23, 2016