Broadband 6-Bit Digital Step Attenuators Target High-Performance Wireless Apps
Wed, 01/05/2011 - 11:06am
RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced the launch of its broadband 6-bit digital step attenuator product portfolio, with the availability of the RFSA2614 and the RFSA2624. RFMD's newest high-performance components are optimized for operation across multiple market segments, including 3G/4G/LTE cellular infrastructure, WiMAX, wireless backhaul and other high-performance wireless communications applications. RFMD's RFSA2614 and RFSA2624 digital step attenuators (DSAs) feature a 6-bit design with both serial or parallel mode programming, covering a broad frequency range from 50MHz to 4000MHz. Radio designers can use RFMD's DSAs to adjust the gain of high linearity receive and transmit channels over a 31.5 dB range with 0.5 dB step resolution. The new DSAs deliver industry-leading performance, highlighted by superior settling time of 200ns, as well as a P1dB (1 dB compression point) of 27dBm and a IIP3 (3rd-order intercept point) of +48dBm. In addition to the RFSA2614 and RFSA2624, RFMD supplies a very broad range of high-performance, price competitive catalog components for use in multiple end markets and across numerous applications. Samples and production quantities are available now through RFMD's online store and through local RFMD sales channels.