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New Relay Controlled
Programmable Attenuators Cover Broadband Frequencies from DC to 2000 MHz
Irvine, California - Pasternack, a leading provider of
RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has released a new series of
relay controlled programmable attenuators. Typical applications include
signal conditioning and level control, matching impedances of sources and loads and measuring
the gain or loss of two-port devices.
Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators offer accurate and stable performance with very
low harmonic distortion (IMD) and cover multiple RF frequency bands down to DC. They are popular
for use in military and commercial satellite and ground communication systems, cable modem
and cellular telephone testing, radar, telecommunications and automatic test equipment (ATE).
Pasternack’s six new models of relay controlled programmable attenuators cover broad frequency
bands from DC to 2000 MHz with attenuation levels ranging from 0 to 127 dB. Depending
on the model, attenuator designs have 6 to 8 relay bits with attenuation steps ranging from
0.25 dB to 64 dB for precise tuning capability. Typical performance includes low insertion
loss ranging from 0.8 to 3.5 dB, attenuation accuracy of +/- 0.5 dB and input power
up to 1 watt CW. For added convenience, models are offered in 50 and 75 Ohm configurations
and feature bidirectional performance capability.
These attenuator assemblies are oHS compliant and available in rugged nickel-plated brass
packages with either female SMA or F-type connectors. Each relay bit has a designated RFI
pin with a DC bias of +12 Vdc and 15 to 30 mA depending on the model. All models are export-rated
as EAR99 and have an operational temperature range of -20°C to +85°C.
“Pasternack’s comprehensive selection of relay controlled programmable attenuators provides
designers with the precisely controlled attenuation step sizes desired for signal conditioning
and testing applications. For added convenience, all models are available in rugged connectorized
packages and are in stock and ready to ship,” said Tim Galla, Product Manager at Pasternack.
Pasternack’s relay controlled programmable attenuators are in stock and ready for immediate
shipment with no minimum order quantity. For detailed information on these products, please
For inquiries, Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.
Over the last 40+ years, a lot has changed in the RF and Microwave industries. However,
some things remain the same, like Customers' demand for a reliable source of quality products
supported by superior technical and customer service.
Since 1972, Pasternack has steadily grown by aligning its offerings to match the needs
of our Customers. We maintain an inventory of more than 40,000 products that are always available
which gives you access to products ranging from the rare, hard-to-find specials to the broadest
array of industry standards.
Today, Pasternack is a global supplier of RF and Microwave components supported by a growing
list of 19 International Distributors who service customers in more than 35 countries worldwide
and partner with us in pursuit of our vision to be the world's most recognized and trusted
provider of urgently needed RF/Microwave components and assemblies.
Pasternack continues its mission to provide the users of RF and Microwave components and
assemblies the broadest and deepest selection of products available for same-day shipment
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92614
Posted September 14, 2017