Fairview Microwave Inc. a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, has released a new line of compact hot-switchable variable attenuators. RF attenuators are used to reduce the amplitude of an electronic signature in many common electronic scenarios including lab testing equipment, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and power and signal monitoring systems.

Fairview Microwave’s new line of variable step attenuators come in 3 and 6 GHz frequency models and several different connector configurations including SMA and N type connectors with side or rear mount positions. Several of these attenuators are hot-switchable, meaning attenuation can be changed on the fly without powering down the system, allowing test data to be read continuously. Several models with varying attenuation adjustments are available including 0 to 12 dB attenuation in 1 dB steps and 0 to 40 dB attenuation in 10 dB steps, with other options available upon request.

These new attenuator products also boast low attenuation tolerance and low insertion loss. “Our new lines of hot-switchable variable attenuators provide engineers the flexibility to adjust and customize the RF performance of their distributed systems while the system is live”, says Greg Arnold, Technical Sales Manager for Fairview Microwave. “This adds an invaluable tool to the arsenal of components available to engineers for efficiently optimizing their DAS, multi-element antenna arrays or any multi-channel system requiring individual amplitude adjustment.”

Fairview’s new hot-switchable variable attenuators are in-stock and available to ship today. You can view the complete offering of RF coaxial attenuators from Fairview Microwave by visiting http://www.fairviewmicrowave.com/coaxial_attenuators.htm. For additional information, Fairview can be contacted at +1-972-649-6678.