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Extended Band Variable Attenuators
Frequencies from 160MHz to 9GHz
Linearized Voltage or Digital Controlled
Current or Voltage Controlled (Driver Less)
Excellent Linearity and Flatness
Temperature Compensated
Available with variety of options
- Specifications are subject to change without notice

- Click on  "" to see the actual response curves (subject to availability)

 
UMCC offers this  selection of pin-diode variable attenuators in  bands  from 160MHz to 9GHz.  Attenuators are equipped with a linearizer driver circuit for attenuation control setting.  Control signal is via a voltage or a digital word.  Attenuators are also available without a driver where control would be via a forward current.

RF Circuit

Voltage Control Driver

Digital Control Driver

  Common Specifications

  Available Options
   

> Specifications are subject to change without notice
> for Specifications-Sheet in PDF, click on  the product model number

> to see the actual response curves, click on  ""  (subject to availability)

 

Voltage Controlled Attenuator (VCA) / "AE-XXXX-40V" Models
Digital Controlled Attenuator (DCA) / "AE-XXXX-40D" Models
Current Controlled Attenuator (CCA) / "AE-XXXX-40C" Models

Specifications for Standard Models (40 dB Dynamic Range Maximum)

Model No.
Operating
Freq. Band
Phase-Invariant
Freq. Region (2)
Insertion
Loss
(dB) Max
VSWR
Max
Power Rating
Operating (CW/PK)
Survival (CW/AVG)
Settling
Time (1)
Attenuation Flatness (dB)
Peak-Peak
Outline
Dwg.
10dB 20dB 30dB

40dB

AE-A000-40V 160 - 500
(MHz)
Response Plots in PDF
260 - 500
(MHz)
1.8 1.6:1 +10dbm (O)
+30dbm (
S)
1s
(10s<PW<0.1S)
0.9 1.3 1.5 1.5 -HV
AE-A000-40D -HD
AE-A000-40C -HC
AE-AB00-40V 250 - 770
(MHz)
Response Plots in PDF
370 - 700
(MHz)
1.7 1.6:1 +10dbm (O)
+30dbm (
S)
1s
(10s<PW<0.1S)
0.6 1.0 1.4 1.6 -HV
AE-AB00-40D -HD
AE-AB00-40C -HC
AE-B000-40V 350 - 1100
(MHz)
Response Plots in PDF
540 - 890
(MHz)
1.7 1.5:1 +12dbm (O)
+30dbm (
S)
750 ns
(10s<PW<0.1S)
0.6 1.0 1.4 1.6 -HV
AE-B000-40D -HD
AE-B000-40C -HC
AE-C000-40V 0.75 - 2.25
(GHz)
Response Plots in PDF
1.12 - 1.65
(GHz)
1.7 1.4:1 +14dbm (O)
+30dbm (
S)
500 ns
(5s<PW<0.1S)
0.4 0.7 1.2 1.5 -HV
AE-C000-40D -HD
AE-C000-40C -HC
AE-CD00-40V 1.1 - 3.3
(GHz)
Response Plots in PDF
1.7 - 2.5
(GHz)
1.7 1.6:1 +17dbm (O)
+30dbm (
S)
500 ns
(5s<PW<0.1S)
0.5 0.9 1.2 1.5 -HV
AE-CD00-40D -HD
AE-CD00-40C -HC
AE-D000-40V 1.5 - 4.3
(GHz)
Response Plots in PDF
1.95 - 3.8
(GHz)
1.8 1.7:1 +20dbm (O)
+30dbm (
S)
500 ns
(5s<PW<0.1S)
0.5 0.9 1.2 1.5 -HV
AE-D000-40D -HD
AE-D000-40C -HC
AE-H000-40V 2.25 - 6.75
(GHz)
Response Plots in PDF
3.05 - 5.0
(GHz)
2.0 1.5:1 +20dbm (O)
+30dbm (
S)
500 ns
(5s<PW<0.1S)
1.0 1.2 1.5 1.9 -HV
AE-H000-40D -HD
AE-H000-40C -HC
AE-E000-40V 3 - 9
(GHz)
Response Plots in PDF
4.95 - 5.2
(GHz)
2.4 1.7:1 +20dbm (O)
+30dbm (
S)
500 ns
(5s<PW<0.1S)
1.1 1.3 1.9 2.8 -HV
AE-E000-40D -HD
AE-E000-40C -HC

1) "settling time" is defined as the time attenuation level transits from one attenuation level to within -/+1dB of another attenuation level
2) "Phase Invariant Freq. Region"  is where signal phase shift over entire attenuation range is less than 10 Degrees (normally highest at band edges)

 

All Standard Models:
 Impedance: 50 Ω
 
 Mean Attenuation Range: 40 dB Nominal
 
 Control Characteristics:
- Voltage Controlled Units (AE-XXXX-40V 0V  to +4V, Slope = 10dB/Volt, Impedance=5~10Kohms
(0V = 0dB Attenuation (Reference))
- Digital Controlled Units (AE-XXXX-40D)
8 Bit Positive Binary TTL
( LSB=0.25dB, MSB=32dB), Impedance=5~10Kohms
- Current Controlled Units (AE-XXXX-40C) 0 - 10 mA Forward Current (approx.)
 
 Transfer Function Accuracy (Mean Attenuation): 0 - 0.8 dB   50% Max
  >0.8 - 10 dB  0.40 dB Max
>10 - 30 dB 0.50 dB Max
>30 - 40 dB 0.90 dB Max
 
 Power Supplies: +12 to +15 VDC  @ 60mA Max

(Supplies are internally regulated)

-12 to -15 VDC  @ 60mA Max
 
 Connectors:
- RF Input / Output SMA (female), Removable
- Supply and Control (AE-XXXX-40V (-40C)) Solder Pins
- Supply and Control (AE-XXXX-40D) 15-Pin D-Type Subminiature Male
 
 Temperature Coefficient: 0.025 dB/C  (Over Operating Temperature Range)
 
Environmental Ratings:
 Temperature:
- Operating -40 C to +85C
- Storage -50 C to +100C
 Humidity: Mil-STD-202F, Method 103B Condition B
 Shock: Mil-STD-202F, Method 213B Condition B
 Vibration: Mil-STD-202F, Method 204D Condition B
 Altitude: Mil-STD-202F, Method 105C Condition B
 Temp. Cycle: Mil-STD-202F, Method 107D Condition B

Available Options:
1) Units with options listed here may be subject to  some specification tradeoffs from the standard, consult factory
2) Some options may not be available on all models, consult factory
 
 RF Connectors  Control Function Resolution (AE-XXXX-40D series <> "40dB Range" )
   B1   [ J1 SMA (male) ]   E1  [ LSB = 1/8 dB <> 9-Bits <> "fractional steps" ]
  B2   [ All SMA (male) ]   R1  [ LSB = 0.1 dB <> 9-Bits <> "decimal steps" ]
  E2  [ LSB = 1/16 dB <> 10-Bits <> "fractional steps" ]
 Control Connector (AE-XXXX-40V series)   R2  [ LSB = 0.05 dB <> 10-Bits <> "decimal steps" ]
C1   [ SMC (Jack), 50 Ω ] E3  [ LSB = 1/32 dB <> 11-Bits <> "fractional steps"]
  E4  [ LSB = 1/64 dB <> 12-Bits <> "fractional steps"]
C2   [ SMB (Jack), 50 Ω ]  
 Transfer Functions
C3   [ SMA (female) ]   F1  [ Slope = 5dB/Volt ] / (AE-XXXX-40V series)
    F3  [ Reverse Control Voltage (0V = Max Attenuation)] / (AE-XXXX-40V series)
Control Impedance   F3  [ Inverse Logic ("00.....00" = Max Attenuation)] / (AE-XXXX-40D series)
  D1   [ 50 Ω, Internally Terminated ]    
     
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