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PMI debuts 0.1 to 18 GHz variable gain amplifier

KEYWORDS attenuators

Planar Monolithics Industries (PMI) introduces model number PTB-40-0R118-6R5-21-120VAC-1U-SFF, an integrated microwave assembly that provides high gain and operates from 100 MHz to 18.0 GHz. This unit features integrated digitally controlled attenuators with ranges up to 60 dB. The attenuation can be controlled via the external optical encoded knob or via RS-232 and Ethernet. The amount of selected attenuation is displayed on the front panel LCD screen.

Standard features include: Six-foot power cord supplied; on/off power switch with LED indicator; attenuation level displayed on the LCD display; attenuation control via front panel optical encoded knob or via RS-232 and ethernet; and real-time attenuation control.

Available options include: Ultra-fine 0.25 dB/step attenuation resolution; internal high-speed modulator; other gain levels from 0 to 80 dB; frequency ranges from 10 MHz to 40 GHz; higher output power levels up to +30 dBm; and 220 VAC (European compatible) voltage supplies.

Source: Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.

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