Programmable attenuator for cellular fading simulation

September 02, 2013 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Renaissance has developed a new solid state programmable attenuator that can be used to perform fading simulations.

The device operates from DC – 3 GHz with 5.5 dB insertion loss and can attenuate 90 dB in 0.5 dB steps. The attenuator can handle 20 dBm over -40 to +85 C.

The attenuator featues TTL control, 16 dB return loss and 100 ns switching time. It is easily integrated into existing systems, has an industry standard footprint and offers an operating life of 10E9 cycles.

The attenuator measures 2.17 x 2.50 x 0.54 inches and operates over a tempearture range of -40 to +85°C.