Attenuators

ATTENUATORS PRODUCTS

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.

0.1 To 40 GHz Digital Attenuators: 4209 Series 0.1 To 40 GHz Digital Attenuators: 4209 Series

RFMW, Ltd. introduces the API Weinschel 4209 series of digital attenuators interfaced with popular, high frequency test equipment. The 4209-31.5-1 is equipped with 2.92 mm Female connectors while the 4209-31.5-2 offers 2.4 mm Female connectors. Both the 4209-31.5-1 and 4209-31.5-2 provide 31.5 dB of attenuation range in 0.5 dB steps and operate from 100 MHz to 40 GHz.

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.

75 Ohm Programmable Attenuator: Model 75P-217 75 Ohm Programmable Attenuator: Model 75P-217

JFW’s Model 75P-217 is a solid-state programmable attenuator system featuring an attenuation range of 0 to 95 dB by 1 dB increments and a 5 to 2150 MHz frequency range. With 75 Ohm BNC, F or N female RF connectors, the attenuator has seven individually controlled attenuation steps:  1 dB, 2 dB, 4 dB, 8 dB, 16 dB, 32 dB and 32 dB.

30 – 3000 MHz Mini Benchtop Programmable Attenuator Assembly: 50BA-034-127 30 – 3000 MHz Mini Benchtop Programmable Attenuator Assembly: 50BA-034-127

JFW’s 50BA-034-127 is a mini benchtop programmable attenuator assembly designed for mm-wave testing in the 30 – 3000 MHz frequency range. It is configured with one solid-state programmable attenuator, and it features an attenuation range of 0 to 127 dB in 1 dB increments and 50 Ohms nominal impedance.

Attenuator Chip: TS0503F Attenuator Chip: TS0503F

The TS05XX Series chip attenuator is designed with increased power handling and requalified to higher power levels. The increased power handling capability is based on individual device attenuation values as follows: 0-1 dB attenuators are rated at 5 W, 2-3 dB rated at 2 W, 4-10 dB rated at 1 W, and 11-20 dB rated at 0.75 Watts.  It can be used for mobile networks, broadcast, high power amplifier, military, and instrumentation applications.

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.

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.

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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.