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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. 

 

Attenuator Vendor Page

 

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.

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.

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.