Microwave Journal

7-Bit Digital Step Attenuator: PE43713

June 8, 2015

PE43713RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE43713, a 7-bit digital step attenuator featuring “glitch-less” attenuation state transitions, 1.8 V control voltage support and extended operating temperature range to 105 degrees Celsius.

These features, in addition to a bypass mode that improves spurious performance make the Peregrine PE43713 ideal for test and measurement applications. Operating from 9 kHz to 6 GHz, the PE43713 is capable of maintaining 0.25 dB monotonicity through 4 GHz, 0.5 dB monotonicity through 5 GHz and 1 dB monotonicity through 6 GHz. The attenuator incorporates both parallel and serial programming interfaces including the capability to program an initial attenuation state at power up.

Peregrine offers this silicon on insulator device in a 5 x 5 mm QFN package.