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Attenuator Design Data

The companies listed here can supply your needs for any type of attenuator, be it fixed, variable, or programmable. They provide not only a stock of off-the-shelf models, but can also design and manufacture custom models for meeting specialty decibel values, form factor, power handling, or other unique parameters. There is also a lot of design information available in the form of white papers, datasheets, and online write-ups. Please consider contacting RF Cafe advertisers first for your needs.








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Please click here to visit the JFW website JFW Industries
Indianapolis, IN
Toll-Free: 877-887-4539

JFW attenuatorsJFW Industries is a world leader in designing and manufacturing of passive RF components and application specific test systems. These components include attenuators, RF switches, and specialized test systems for use in the cellular, telecom, OEM test JFW switch matrixequipment, medical, automotive, defense, and automated test systems markets. Application specific designs are the cornerstone of JFW's continuous technical advances in RF components.

- JFW is an ISO 9000:2000 registered company -

  • Matrix Switches
  • Power Dividers
  • Test Accessories
  • Switched/Rotary
     Attenuators
  • Programmable
     Attenuators
• RF Switches
• Variable Attenuators
• RF Fuse Holders
• RF & DC Cable
   Assemblies
• Fixed Attenuators
   & Terminations
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All JFW test systems are available with GPIB, RS-232, Ethernet, or TTL interfaces. RoHS Compliant.

Click here to visit the Pulsar Microwave websitePulsar Microwave Corp.
Clifton, NJ
Tel: (973) 779-6262
Pulsar Microwave is celebrating its 26th anniversary as a valued supplier of passive microwave components covering the frequency range of 10 kHz to 40 GHz with both narrow band and ultra-broadband products for the wireless communications markets.  ISO and RoHS.

We Specialize in Custom Requirements

Power Dividers/Combiners - 2-32 Way, Low /
 High Power to 40 GHz. SMT & Connectorized.
Directional Couplers - Low and High Power to
 18 GHz, 2500 watts. SMT and Connectorized.
Attenuators - Pin Diode, Voltage/Current
 Controlled and Digital Controlled to 16 GHz.
Switches - Absorpt./Reflect., SP1T-8T to 18 GHz.
90° & 180° Hybrids - 10% BW, 2:1 to 4:1,
 2:1 to 6:1, 5:1 to 125:1, 3 & 4 Port, to 20 GHz.
Phase Shifters - Analog (Narrow, Octave) and
 Switched Bit Digital, to 4 GHz.
Mixers - High IP3, DC/AC Coupled, to 7 GHz.
 High Frequency to 18 GHz. SMT & Connectorized.
I & Q Networks - Modulators, Demodulators,
 and Image Reject Mixers, to 16 GHz.
Bias Tees - 0.01 to 40 GHz. SMT & Connector.
Frequency Doublers - 0.2-6000 MHz. SMT &
     Connectorized.
DC Blocks - To 18 GHz, SMT & Connectorized.

An Offset Attenuator for Radio Direction Finding | qsl.net/nz0i/projects/attenuator/attenuator.html
By Charles Scharlau, NZØI.

Attenuator Dissipation | microwaves101.com/encyclopedia/attenuatordiss.cfm
Equations for calculating the fractional dissipation of the individual resistors in an attenuator.

Attenuators | herley.com/index.cfm?act=app_notes&notes=attenuators
Application notes by Herley.
Click to visit the MECA Electronics website MECA Electronics
Denville, NJ   07834
Tel: 866-444-6322
Since 1961, MECA* has served the microwave industry specific to passive components in the DC to 20 GHz frequency range.

*Microwave Electronic Components of America

MECA Short Form Catalog MECA serves all areas of the RF/Microwave industries including world class network providers, and supporting supply chain infrastructure. We have long been the "backbone" of high performance wired and air-interfaced networks such as in-building applications, satellite communications, radar, radio communications, telemetry applications, mobile radio, aviation & air traffic communications.

Rugged & Reliable Components Since 1961
Made in the USA
   •   Power Dividers & Combiners
   • •   Directional Couplers
   • • •   3 dB Hybrid Couplers
   • • • •   Fixed Attenuators
   • • • • •   Variable Step Attenuators
   • • • • • •   Terminations & Loads  (Low PIM)
   • • • • • • •   Isolators & Circulators
   • • • • • • • •   DC Blocks & Bias Tees
   • • • • • • • • •   Adapters & Cables  (Low PIM)

Attenuators, PIN | skyworksinc.com/products_display_item.asp?did=2304
A Wideband General Purpose PIN Diode Attenuator by Skyworks.

Attenuators (variable) | americanmicrowavecorp.com/sform/appnotes2
Application notes by American Microwave.

Bridged T Pad Attenuator Design |
By FM Systems.

Build An Offset Attenuator | homingin.com/joek0ov/offatten.html
By Joe Moell, as featured in Homing In for May 1998.

Design of an Attenuator | eecircle.com/applets/013/attenuator.html
Attenuator applet by Hao Shi.

Homework: Attenuator Design | kondor.etf.bg.ac.yu/~tosic/atten.htm
Designing a symmetric matched resistive T-attenuator, by Dejan V. Tosic and Miroslav D. Lutovac.

PIN Diode Variable RF Attenuator Circuit | radio-electronics.com/info/circuits/diode-rf-attenuator/pin-diode-variable-rf-attenuators.php
A constant impedance circuit design for variable RF attenuators using PIN diodes for use in a variety of RF design applications including programmable RF attenuators. From Radio-electronics.com.

Program Designs Tee Attenuator To Minimize Stress | elecdesign.com/Articles/Index.cfm?AD=1&ArticleID=2259
Article from Electronic Design.

Resistive Attenuator Design | williamson-labs.com/attenuator.htm
By Williamson Labs.
 
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