RF Micro Devices Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced its release of a broadband, microwave voltage-controlled attenuator, the RFSA2113.
The RFSA2113 provides a complete monolithic solution in a small 3mm x 3mm QFN package and operates over a frequency range of 50MHz to 18GHz. The RFSA2113 also incorporates a new circuit architecture that offers high IP3, high attenuation range, low DC current, broad bandwidth and a temperature compensated linear-in-dB control voltage characteristic. The attenuator's temperature-stable operation allows for the elimination of off-chip calibration and correction circuitry, reducing both cost and DC power requirements.
"The introduction of the RFSA2113 is another example of RFMD's continued commitment to its customers to deliver high-quality products and solutions that improve performance for a variety of industry applications," said
Real world applications for the RFSA2113 microwave voltage-controlled attenuator include wireless backhaul, test instrumentation, military and satellite communications.