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Model: PDVAN-8018-120-8


PMI Model No. PDVAN-8018-120-8 is an 8-Bit programmable 120dB pin diode attenuator with step resolution as low as 1.0dB over the frequency range of 8.0 to 18.0GHz.

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Product Feature



Frequency Range 8.0 to 18.0GHz
Mean Attenuation Range 120dB
LSB 1.0dB
Insertion Loss 7.5dB max
VSWR 2.0:1 max at 0dB Attenuation
Power Rating +20dBm CW min (Operating)
+30dBm CW max (Survival)
Attenuation Flatness ±0.8dB @ 10dB Attenuation
  ±1.1dB @ 20dB Attenuation
  ±1.5dB @ 40dB Attenuation
  ±1.6dB @ 60dB Attenuation
  ±2.5dB @ 80dB Attenuation
  ±3.2dB @ 120dB Attenuation
Attenuation Accuracy ±0.5dB @ 0 to 30dB Attenuation
  ±1.0dB @ 30 to 50dB Attenuation
  ±1.5dB @ 50 to 60dB Attenuation
  ±2.0dB @ 60 to 80dB Attenuation
  ±2.5dB @ 80 to 120dB Attenuation
Switching Time 3usec max
Digital Control 8-BIT Binary TTL
Input Tracking Monotonic
Power Supply +12V to +15V @ 250mA max
-12V to -15V @ 100mA max
PWR/CTRL Connectors 15 Pin Micro-D Male
(Mating Connector Supplied)
RF Connectors SMA(F)
Size 2.00 x 1.80 x 0.50
Finish Painted Blue

Environmental Ratings:

Temperature:  -55ºC 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 107