News | January 6, 2014

Richardson RFPD Introduces New 30 dB Attenuator From Wavelex


Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 30 dB, SMA-connectorized attenuator from Wavelex.

The WAT06E precision attenuator operates from DC to 6 GHz, with 50 Ohm impedance, with up to 30 dB attenuation, and features 20W continuous wave (CW) RF power handling and 1.2:1 VSWR. It is ideallysuited for wideband power attenuation, high power measurement, high power IP measurement, and RF bench test applications.

The new attenuator is packaged with precision machine housings in Wavelex's IP-11 package. Wavelex products are 100% production-tested on all minimum and maximum electrical specifications.

Key features of the WAT06E include:

Frequency (GHz)

Attenuation (dB)

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Richardson RFPD's design advisors provide extensive technical expertise and design-in assistance for all Wavelex products, including the WAT06E. To find more information, or to order this device today on the Richardson RFPD website, please visit the WAT06E webpage. The device is also available by calling 1- 800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Wavelex, please visit the Wavelex storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD, Inc.
Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry’s top component suppliers enable Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Richardson RFPD, Inc.