Model: PDVAT-0518-60-8-96       


PMI Model PDVAT-0518-60-8-96 is a 8-Bit programmable 60dB PIN diode attenuator with a step resolution as low as 0.25dB over the frequency range of 500MHz to 18.0GHz. This model offers excellent attenuation accuracy and flatness over the entire 500MHz 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 500MHz to 18.0GHz
Insertion Loss 4.0dB Max.
Attenuation Flatness

±0.9dB @ 10dB Attenuation Measured ±0.26dB


±1.5dB @ 20dB Attenuation – Measured ±0.56dB


±3.0dB @ 40dB Attenuation – Measured ±0.65dB


±5.0dB @ 60dB Attenuation– Measured ±4.58dB

Attenuation Accuracy

±1.0dB @ 0dB to 30dB Attenuation – Measured ±0.51dB


±1.3dB @ 30dB to 50dB Attenuation – Measured ±0.23dB


±1.5dB @ 50dB to 60dB Attenuation – Measured ±0.23dB

Monotonicity Guaranteed
Temperature Variation ±2.5dB (-10 to +85ºC)
  ±3.5dB @ (-40 to +95ºC)
Switching Time 1.5 micro sec max
Small Signal Bandwidth 150kHz Typ. (6dB with ±3dB sinewave)
Large Signal Bandwidth 75kHz Typ. (30dB with ±30dB sinewave)
Return Loss -12dB typ, -8.5dB max
Power Rating +20dBm (See Note 1)
Digital Control 8-BIT TTL
0.25dB Minimum Attenuation Step
Analog Control Option 0-6V Analog Voltage, 10dB/Volt
Power Supply +12 to +15 @ 150mA Max
DC Connector 15 Pin Micro-D Female (Mating Connector Supplied)
RF Connectors Field Replaceable SMA(F)
Size 2.00 x 1.81 x 0.50

*Note 1: Reduced Power Performance At Low Frequencies

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