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Pasternack Launches New Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators that Offer Precision Stepped Attenuation Levels up to 127 dB

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New Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators Cover Broadband Frequencies from DC to 2000 MHz

Pasternack Launches New Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators that Offer Precision Stepped Attenuation Levels up to 127 dB - RF CafeIrvine, California - Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has released a new series of relay controlled programmable attenuators. Typical applications include signal conditioning and level control, matching impedances of sources and loads and measuring the gain or loss of two-port devices.

Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators offer accurate and stable performance with very low harmonic distortion (IMD) and cover multiple RF frequency bands down to DC. They are popular for use in military and commercial satellite and ground communication systems, cable modem and cellular telephone testing, radar, telecommunications and automatic test equipment (ATE).

Pasternack's six new models of relay controlled programmable attenuators cover broad frequency bands from DC to 2000 MHz with attenuation levels ranging from 0 to 127 dB. Depending on the model, attenuator designs have 6 to 8 relay bits with attenuation steps ranging from 0.25 dB to 64 dB for precise tuning capability. Typical performance includes low insertion loss ranging from 0.8 to 3.5 dB, attenuation accuracy of +/- 0.5 dB and input power up to 1 watt CW. For added convenience, models are offered in 50 and 75 Ohm configurations and feature bidirectional performance capability. 

These attenuator assemblies are oHS compliant and available in rugged nickel-plated brass packages with either female SMA or F-type connectors. Each relay bit has a designated RFI pin with a DC bias of +12 Vdc and 15 to 30 mA depending on the model. All models are export-rated as EAR99 and have an operational temperature range of -20°C to +85°C.

"Pasternack's comprehensive selection of relay controlled programmable attenuators provides designers with the precisely controlled attenuation step sizes desired for signal conditioning and testing applications. For added convenience, all models are available in rugged connectorized packages and are in stock and ready to ship," said Tim Galla, Product Manager at Pasternack.

Pasternack's relay controlled programmable attenuators are in stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity. For detailed information on these products, please visit Pasternack's website.

For inquiries, Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.

About Pasternack

Over the last 40+ years, a lot has changed in the RF and Microwave industries. However, some things remain the same, like Customers' demand for a reliable source of quality products supported by superior technical and customer service.

Since 1972, Pasternack has steadily grown by aligning its offerings to match the needs of our Customers. We maintain an inventory of more than 40,000 products that are always available which gives you access to products ranging from the rare, hard-to-find specials to the broadest array of industry standards.

Today, Pasternack is a global supplier of RF and Microwave components supported by a growing list of 19 International Distributors who service customers in more than 35 countries worldwide and partner with us in pursuit of our vision to be the world's most recognized and trusted provider of urgently needed RF/Microwave components and assemblies.

Pasternack continues its mission to provide the users of RF and Microwave components and assemblies the broadest and deepest selection of products available for same-day shipment worldwide.

Contact:

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc.
17802 Fitch
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 261-1920
Web: www.pasternack.com

 

 

Posted September 14, 2017

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