Vaunix Technology Corp. announces the release of a new high resolution digital attenuator, the LDA-5018V.

The LDA-5018V digital attenuator is a highly accurate, bi-directional, 50-ohm step attenuator. It provides calibrated attenuation from 50 MHz to 18 GHz (VHF-, UHF-, L-, S-, C-, X- and Ku-Band frequencies) with an exceptionally precise step size of just 0.1 dB, while offering typical accuracy of < 1 dB over 50 dB of control range. This device is specifically designed for errorless switching in high data rate test system applications such as 5G and 802.11ac networks and is sized to fit into a single rack unit for ATE applications.

Vaunix’s Lab Brick programmable digital attenuators are easily programmable to accomplish fixed attenuation, swept attenuation ramps and fading profiles directly from the included Graphical User Interface (GUI). Alternatively, for users wishing to develop their own interface, Vaunix supplies LabVIEW drivers, Windows API DLL files, Linux drivers, Python examples and much more.