Model: PDVAT-0518-60-8-93-10M18        


PMI Model No. PDVAT-0518-60-8-93-10M18 is a 8-Bit programmable 60dB PIN diode attenuator with a step resolution as low as 0.25dB over the frequency range of 10MHz to 18.0GHz. This model offers excellent attenuation accuracy and flatness over the entire 10MHz to 18.0GHz frequency range. This model operates on a single +12VDC to +15VDC supply.

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Product Feature
Test Report



Frequency Range 10MHz to 18.0GHz
Insertion Loss 5.25dB max
Attenuation Flatness

±0.9dB @ 10dB Attenuation

±1.5dB @ 20dB Attenuation

±3.0dB @ 40dB Attenuation

±5.0dB @ 60dB Attenuation

Attenuation Accuracy

±1.0dB @ 0dB to 30dB Attenuation

±1.3dB @ 30dB to 50dB Attenuation

±1.5dB @ 50dB to 60dB Attenuation

Monotonicity Guaranteed
Temperature Variation ±2.5dB -10 to 85 deg C typ
±3.5dB -40 to 95 deg C typ
Swiching Time 5 uSec max
Small Signal Bandwidth 100kHz typ (6dB with ±3dB sinewave)
Large Signal Bandwidth 50kHz typ (30dB with ±30dB sinewave)
Return Loss -12dB typ, -8.5dB max
Power Rating +20dBm
Digital Control 8 Bit TTL
0.25dB Minimum Attenuation Step
Analog Control Option 0-6V Analog Voltage, 10dB/Volt
Power Supply +12V to +15V @ 2mA max (may be omitted)
Negative Supply is Optional 0 to -15V @ 2mA max (may be omitted)
  RF In/Out Field Replaceable SMA(F)
  Power & Controls 15 Pin Micro-D Female
Mating Connector (Male) Furnished
Size 2.00 x 1.81 x 0.50

Environmental Ratings:

Temperature:  -40ºC to +85 ºC Operating
 -65 ºC to +125 ºC Non-Operating
 Humidity:  MIL-STD-202F, Method 103B Cond. B
 Shock:  MIL-STD-202F, Method 213B Cond. B
 Vibration:  MIL-STD-202F, Method 204D Cond. B
 Altitude:  MIL-STD-202F, Method 105C Cond. B
 Temperature Cycle:  MIL-STD-202F, Method 107D Cond. A