Model: PVVAN-0R4G6G-40-MP-1         


PMI Model PVVAN-0R4G6G-40-MP-1 is a non-reflective, linearized, voltage controlled pin diode attenuator.  This model operates over the 400MHz to 6.0GHz frequency range and provides up to 40dB of attenuation range from a 0 to +10VDC control voltage.  Typical insertion loss is 2.8dB with a typical speed of 5usec.  Operating power levels are up to +23dBm CW which is the typical input P1dB.  This attenuator is supplied in a small housing measuring only 2.0"L x 1.81"W x 0.88"H.

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Product Feature

Typical Characteristics - Updated 10-19-2017

Additional Test Data


Typical Input Power versus Frequency and Harmonic Content on PVVA-0R4G6G-40-MP-1



Frequency Range 0.4GHz to 6.0GHz
Attenuation Range 40dB Min.
Insertion Loss

2.8dB Typ., 4.0dB Max. - Measured 2.7dB

VSWR 2.0:1 Max. - Measured 1.4:1
Operating Input Power

+23dBm CW (Typical P1dB)

Speed 5usec Typ., 10usec Max. - Measured 5us
Attenuation Control 0 to +10VDC (Linearized)
DC Control Voltage

+12V @ 70mA Typ. - Measured 68mA

-12V @ 40mA Typ. - Measured 36mA

RF Connectors SMA Female
DC Connector 15 Pin D- Male - Mating Connector Supplied
Housing 2.00" x 1.81 x 0.88"

Environmental Ratings:

Temperature:  -50ºC to +100 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