Electronic Components Blog

Friday, 28 June 2013 09:49

Flexible, Low-Cost, Programmable Attenuator Units for your test-bench applications

Weinschel Attenuator

Aeroflex / Weinschel's New Series of Programmable Attenuator Units represent a new streamlined approach in programmable attenuation which will help you implement your bench test and subsystem applications.

These units will provide you with single or dual channel configurations housed in half rack enclosures or multi-channel configurations are housed in 19 inch enclosures. Most Units are multi-channel configurations where RF signal is routed through either the front or rear mounted Ports. You can configure these series with up to 12 independent channels of attenuation which  can be controlled via ethernet, USB and Serial communications interfaces.

Labview based Attenuator Control Center Software (ACCS) can be used in conjunction with the operation of the this series of programmable attenuator units and allows the user to setup, control and perform test and measurements over standard communication interfaces such as USB, Ethernet or RS-232.

Aeroflex / Weinschel also provides custom subsystems where a variety of test configurations can be incorporated within a single unit. Contact your Heynen account manager if you have specialized needs.