Industrial Electronics

High Resolution 50 MHz to 18 GHz Programmable Digital Attenuator

09 October 2018

Vaunix Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of programmable wireless test equipment, announces the release of a new high resolution digital attenuator, the LDA-5018V.

The LDA-5018V digital attenuator is a highly accurate, bi-directional 50-ohm step attenuator. It provides calibrated attenuation from 50 MHz to 18 GHz (VHF-, UHF-, L-, S-, C-, X- and Ku-band frequencies) with an Source: Vaunix Technology CorporationSource: Vaunix Technology Corporationexceptionally precise step size of just 0.1 dB, while offering typical accuracy of less than 1.0 dB over 50 dB of control range. This device is specifically designed for errorless switching in high data rate test system applications such as 5G and 802.11ac networks and is sized to fit into a single rack unit for ATE applications.

Vaunix’s Lab Brick programmable digital attenuators are easily programmable to accomplish fixed attenuation, swept attenuation ramps and fading profiles directly from the included Graphical User Interface (GUI). Alternatively, for users wishing to develop their own interface, Vaunix supplies LabVIEW drivers, Windows API DLL files, Linux drivers, Python examples and much more.

For application engineering assistance, and to discuss customization options with Vaunix’s technical support team, visit Vaunix.

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