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 John Pelose, director of the wireless products business unit. "RFMD is pleased to debut this product and bolster its presence in the RF attenuator market."

Real world applications for the RFSA2113 microwave voltage-controlled attenuator include wireless backhaul, test instrumentation, military and satellite communications.