fixed attenuator

fixed attenuator

[¦fikst ə′ten·yə‚wād·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
pad
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It consists of a 50 dB ([+ or -]2 dB) high power fixed attenuator integrated into the same package with a variable attenuator with continuous resolution from 0 to 15 dB.
These fixed attenuator pads feature an innovative GroundWrap design that eliminates the need for separate ground bonding.
A cascade of two such phase shifters buffered by a 3 dB fixed attenuator produces a 40 [degrees] tuning range.
Common applications for these fixed attenuators include power limiting, impedance matching and signal leveling inside RF test systems.
These fixed attenuators operate from DC up to 6 GHz and are offered in economical brass or stainless steel construction for durability.
Pasternack's new 40 GHz fixed attenuators are designed with 2.92mm connectors and allow input power of 2 Watts.