Custom Rack Mount Attenuators Speed Up Wireless Network Testing through 8 GHz

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Vaunix announces the launch of built-to-spec fully integrated attenuators. These RF/microwave, solid-state, rack-mount digital attenuators are fully programmable and can be designed to unique wireless testing requirements. Among our most recent achievements is an expandable, highly accurate, bi-directional attenuator offering 16 channels in a 19” rack unit chassis. It is USB powered and programmed via PC and provides calibrated attenuation from 200 MHz to 8 GHz with an ultra-fine step size of just 0.1 dB. Typical accuracy is < 2.5 dB over 120 dB of control range.

 

Vaunix custom digital attenuators can be custom-tailored for specific bandwidths, attenuation ranges, and mechanical configurations, while offering errorless attenuation transitions, such as needed in ultra-high speed 5G, WiFi, and PTP networks. They are programmable in the field for fixed attenuation and swept attenuation ramps and fading profiles directly from the included Graphical User Interface (GUI). Alternatively, for users who want to develop their own interface, Vaunix supplies LabVIEW drivers, Windows API DLL files, Linux drivers, Python examples, and more.

 

Vaunix is recognized worldwide for our easy-to-use software featuring a native USB HID interface to avoid difficulties inherent in using older serial or IEEE-488 interfaces. As a result, wireless test system designers do not need to install kernel level drivers, making set up fast using low-cost embedded computers using Linux or similar operating systems. Optional Ethernet control is also available.

 

For additional details on these unique digital step attenuator solutions, or to place a request for quote visit vaunix.com/rfq/

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