Attenuators are linear passive bidirectional transition line components designed to be inserted between two coaxial lines in order to reduce the input power in a matched system by a predetermined ratio.
This ratio is expressed in logarithmic terms. 3 dB as a power ratio is 2, 6 dB is 4, 20 dB is 100 and 30 dB is 1000 etc… Attenuators are applied in Test & Measurement, defense, space and thermal vacuum applications.
- Low, Medium and High power
- Low VSWR