Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Precision programmable attenuator

16 May 2018 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Mini-Circuits’ RCDAT-30G-30 is a precision programmable attenuator covering an extremely wide bandwidth, from 0,1 to 30 GHz. Its design allows attenuation settings to be programmed from 0 to 30 dB, in 0,5 dB steps with monotonic attenuation change per dB, even at the highest frequencies and attenuation settings.

The attenuator can be controlled via USB or Ethernet, allowing control directly from a PC or remotely over a network. Full software support is provided, including a user-friendly GUI application for Windows and a full API with programming instructions for Windows and Linux environments (both 32-bit and 64-bit systems).

This model also includes Mini-Circuits’ novel dynamic addressing daisy-chaining interface which allows multiple RCDAT-30G-30 attenuators to be connected together into a master/slave chain, with independent control of each attenuator channel through the single USB or Ethernet connection of the master unit and no need for the user to set addresses or use any specialised control unit.

The RCDAT is ideal for lab testing of 5G network infrastructure, microwave point-to-point links and VHF/UHF/L/S/C/X/Ku/K band testing.

For more information contact Conical Technologies, +27 (0)66 231 1900, minicircuits@conical.co.za, www.conical.co.za



Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

RF amplifier for linear and saturated applications
28 October 2020, RFiber Solutions , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
The MAPC-A1103 is a high-power GaN-on-silicon-carbide HEMT D-mode amplifier suitable for DC to 2,7 GHz frequency operation. The device supports both CW and pulsed operation with peak output power levels ...

Read more...
Antennas from Linx available from RS
25 November 2020, RS Components (SA) , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
RS Components is now stocking a comprehensive range of antennas from wireless technology specialist, Linx Technologies. Linx, headquartered in Oregon, USA, produces antennas that enable design engineers ...

Read more...
Major update to GNSS firewall software strengthens protection
25 November 2020, Comtest , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Critical infrastructure systems including power utilities, financial services, mobile networks and transportation rely on Global Positioning System (GPS)-delivered timing to ensure ongoing operations. ...

Read more...
The difference between RF limiters and attenuators
25 November 2020, RF Design , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Both RF limiters and attenuators reduce the power of an RF signal. However, they do so in different ways that are key to understanding their use. These components are often used to protect sensitive RF ...

Read more...
RTLS tag module for real-time positioning
25 November 2020, Altron Arrow , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Inpixon announced the launch of its newest smart tag module, the swarm bee LE V3, supporting a range of indoor and outdoor location applications including real-time location systems (RTLS). This is ...

Read more...
Antenna selection and design for small IoT devices
25 November 2020, Avnet Abacus , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
IoT devices are typically small and often have a severely limited power budget to operate for long periods from a small energy source such as a primary coin cell. While careful selection of ICs and modules, ...

Read more...
Connectivity for IoT Devices with SoftSIM platform
25 November 2020, Otto Wireless Solutions , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
IoT device vendors are facing more and more complex cellular connectivity issues these days. Manufacturing is often outsourced to third-party factories and finished devices are being distributed to many ...

Read more...
Otto Wireless Solutions’ evolution into a wireless connectivity powerhouse
25 November 2020, Otto Wireless Solutions , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Otto Wireless Solutions, established in 2010, has gradually evolved into a South African powerhouse of industrial wireless connectivity, offering solutions which cover multiple industries with its suite ...

Read more...
Nordic supports development of Amazon Sidewalk devices
25 November 2020, RF Design , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Nordic Semiconductor is cooperating with Amazon to develop Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) solutions for Amazon Sidewalk. Amazon Sidewalk is a neighbourhood network designed to help customer devices ...

Read more...
4G USB device gateway makes IoT retrofitting easy
25 November 2020, Gemalto IoT (Cinterion Wireless Modules) , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
As 2G and 3G networks phase out around the world, the Cinterion DGL61-W USB Device Gateway offers a simple and powerful solution for retrofitting existing IoT applications while providing seamless evolution ...

Read more...