Attenuators

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Passive components Passive components

HUBER+SUHNER (H&S) offers a comprehensive range of high-quality RF components designed with stable characteristics for the varying needs of in-building or distributed antenna networks, railways, and other test and measurement applications. The adaptors, terminators, and attenuators are compatible with one another, and are very high quality due to H&S’s many years of experience in the development and production of radio frequency components.

40 GHz Fixed Attenuator: 50HFAH-XX 40 GHz Fixed Attenuator: 50HFAH-XX

The 50HFAH-XX fixed attenuator covers the DC – 40 GHz frequency range and is available in 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 20, or 30 dB attenuation values. It also features 50 Ohms nominal impedance.

Mini Benchtop Programmable Attenuator Assembly Mini Benchtop Programmable Attenuator Assembly

JFW’s 50BA-024-62 is a mini benchtop programmable attenuator assembly designed for mm-wave testing. It is configured with one solid-state programmable attenuator, and it features an attenuation range of 0 to 62 dB in 1 dB increments and 50 Ohms nominal impedance.

Multiple Programmable Attenuation System For 5G Development And Testing: 50PA-1019-XX Multiple Programmable Attenuation System For 5G Development And Testing: 50PA-1019-XX

JFW’s 50PA-1019-XX is a multiple programmable attenuator system designed for 5G development and testing. The system is configured with a selection of 1 to 16 solid-state programmable attenuators. With features including an attenuation range of 0 to 62 dB in 1 dB increments and 50 Ohms nominal impedance, the system is ideal for applications in the 100 MHz to 40 GHz frequency range.

Voltage Variable Attenuators Voltage Variable Attenuators

The TGL2767 and TGL2767-SM are wideband voltage-variable attenuators designed for numerous radar and communication bands, electronic warfare, instrumentation, and other RF applications. The TGL2767 operates in the 2 – 25 GHz frequency range, and offers more than 20 dBm of attenuation range with less than 2 dB insertion loss. The TGL2767-SM also offers more than 20 dBm of attenuation range and less than 2 dB of insertion, but operates over the 2 – 31 GHz range.

High IIP3 10 MHz To 1.5 GHz Voltage-Controlled Variable Attenuator: SKY12239-11 High IIP3 10 MHz To 1.5 GHz Voltage-Controlled Variable Attenuator: SKY12239-11

The new SKY12239-11 is a voltage-controlled variable attenuator from Skyworks’ series of broadband, flat attenuation, high third order intercept point (IIP3) components. With operation over the 10 MHz to 1.5 GHz frequencies, this device is ideal for use as a wide dynamic range, low distortion attenuator in many applications, including those with automatic power leveling/gain control circuits in cellular base stations and point-to-point radio IF chains, and general wireless systems for military communications.

UltraCMOS® Monolithic Phase And Amplitude Controller: PE46120 UltraCMOS® Monolithic Phase And Amplitude Controller: PE46120

Peregrine Semiconductor presents the PE46120 as a new monolithic phase and amplitude controller (MPAC) enhanced with HaRP™ technology. It is designed for precise phase and amplitude control of two independent RF paths, and is ideal for wireless infrastructure, precision phase shifter, dual polarization antenna alignment, and analog linearization applications. This controller optimizes system performance while reducing the manufacturing costs of utilized transmitters.

3 GHz Rotary Attenuators 3 GHz Rotary Attenuators

JFW offers a new family of rotary attenuators designed for applications with frequency ranges from DC to 3 GHz, and up to 3.6 GHz in one model. This family consists of dual concentric, bench top, and single rotary attenuators. They feature ranges of attenuation from 0 dB up to 110 dB in 1 dB or 10 dB increments, and have 50 Ohms impedance, and an input power average of 2 Watts.

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Attenuators

Attenuators are the exact opposite of an amplifier. It is used to reduce the intensity of either electricity or sound. For example the digital impulse that is used to drive a speaker may be stepped down to prevent the lower range speakers from failing. An equalizer in music is a form of amplifier and attenuator rolled up into one. It however targets on particular frequency. Every instrument in a musical symphony and even the human voice occupy a certain frequency range. Each not of a violin for example has a very specific frequency. The A string on a violin is exactly 440Hz. Using an attenuator, one can target the exact frequency of 440Hz and reduce its intensity. It can even be attenuated all the way down to zero. If this were to happen then every time an A not of a violin was played, it would not be heard.

This sort of technology is used to clean up sounds of recordings and other sounds in a recording. It is even possible to pin point the frequency range of the human voice then use an attenuator to reduce it to zero. Imagine if one were to take a recording of a song and attenuate just the vocal portion, the song will now resemble a minus one track.

Attenuators have other more sophisticated commercial uses. The can be used to reduce the electrical impulses that were amplified to travel long distances and may still carry strong energy when it arrives, so it needs to be attenuated before it is channeled for processing.