354A Agilent Step Attenuator
The 354A is a 12.4 GHz step attenuator from Agilent. Attenuators are a type of radio frequency (RF) test equipment that’s useful during RF design. When an engineer needs to reduce (attenuate) the level of an electronic signal, he or she uses an attenuator. Attenuation can protect circuit stages from receiving signal levels that are too high. RF attenuators may be fixed, switched, or variable, depending on their capabilities and applications.
- Mode of Operation: Manual
- Attenuation: 0-60 in 10 dB steps
- Frequency Range: DC-12.4 GHz
- Accuracy: +2 dB
- Impedance: 50 ohms
- Power Dissipation: 2 watts avg., 100 peak
- Max. SWR: 1.5, DC - 8 GHz; 1.75, 8 - 12.4 GHz
- Max. Insertion Loss: <1.5 dB
The Agilent 354A is a turret-type coaxial attenuator which provides 0 to 60 dB of attenuation in 10-dB steps over the frequency range from DC to 12.4 GHz. Attenuation changes are made with a simple knob rotation: no pull-turn-push sequence is required. For bench use the attenuator is supplied with a base; however, the base is removable for easy conversion to rack mount.