Attenuators

ATTENUATORS PRODUCTS

70 dB E-Band Programmable Attenuator: STA-60-12-P8 70 dB E-Band Programmable Attenuator: STA-60-12-P8

The STA-60-12-P8 from SAGE Millimeter is a high-precision motorized programmable attenuator designed for millimeter wave systems across the E-band frequency range (60 – 90 GHz). The attenuation control and power interface is an integrated and pre-configured Lantronix Xport AR device with an Ethernet port (RJ45) which is used to accommodate remote operations from 0 to 60 dB and up to 70 dB attenuation value.

0.1 – 18 GHz Solid State Programmable Attenuator: 50P-2068 0.1 – 18 GHz Solid State Programmable Attenuator: 50P-2068

JFW’s 50P-2068 is a programmable attenuator designed for testing applications covering the 0.1 to 18 GHz frequency range. The system has a total 31 dB attenuation (in 1 dB steps), is rated for +20 dBm RF input power, and comes with SMA female coaxial RF connectors.

0.1-18 GHz Rack Mount 50 Ohm Attenuator Assembly: 50PA-1144-XX 0.1-18 GHz Rack Mount 50 Ohm Attenuator Assembly: 50PA-1144-XX

JFW offers the 50PA-1144-XX 19-inch rack mount attenuator assembly comprising 50 Ohm sold-state step attenuators with an attenuation range of 0 to 62dB by 1dB steps and operation from 100 MHz to 18 GHz.

Solid State Programmable Attenuator System: 50PA-506 Solid State Programmable Attenuator System: 50PA-506

JFW offers the 50PA-506 Solid State Programmable Attenuator System that operates from 200 MHz to 6 GHz. It has eight individually controlled attenuation channels that each provide a total attenuation range of 63 dB with 1 dB steps. Each attenuation channel has an insertion loss of less than 6.6 dB and can handle up to 33 dBm of input power.

70 dB W-Band Direct Reading Attenuator: STA-60-10-D8 70 dB W-Band Direct Reading Attenuator: STA-60-10-D8

The STA-60-10-D8 from SAGE Millimeter is a high-precision rotary vane attenuator designed for millimeter wave test set applications across the W-band frequency range (75 – 110 GHz). With a large scale calibrated dial indicating direct values of attenuation, this instrument is ideal in waveguide systems where a broad direct reading of attenuation is required.

Solid State Programmable Attenuator: 50P-2072 Solid State Programmable Attenuator: 50P-2072

JFW’s 50P-2072 is a programmable attenuator designed with TTL control, making it ideal for R&D labs or other flexible test environments. It covers the 100 MHz – 40 GHz frequency range, and it has a 31 dB attenuation total (in 1dB steps).

5 – 2150 MHz Solid State Programmable Attenuator: 75P-223 5 – 2150 MHz Solid State Programmable Attenuator: 75P-223

JFW offers the 75P-223 solid state programmable attenuator for applications operating over the 5 to 2150 MHz range with 0 to 63.75 dB attenuation by 0.25 dB steps.

100 Watt Fixed Attenuator With Narrow 2.25″ Diameter: 50FHLB-XXX-100 100 Watt Fixed Attenuator With Narrow 2.25″ Diameter: 50FHLB-XXX-100

JFW offers the 50FHLB-XXX-100 100 Watt fixed attenuator with 50 Ohm impedance for engineers with restricted dimensions in a rack mount RF system. The heatsink is only 2.25 inches in diameter and 9.08 inches in length for engineers with restricted dimension in a rack mount RF system.

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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.