Qorvo's CMD279 is positive controlled, wideband GaAs MMIC 5-bit digital attenuator die which operates from 2 to 30 GHz. Each bit of the attenuator is controlled by a single voltage of either 0 V or +5 V. The attenuator bit values are 0.5 (LSB), 1, 2, 4, and 8 dB, for a total attenuation of 15.5 dB. The CMD279 has a low insertion loss of 3.5 at 10 GHz and the attenuation accuracy is typically 0.2 dB step error. The CMD279 is a 50 ohm matched design which eliminates the need for RF port matching. The CMD279 offers full passivation for increased reliability and moisture protection.
This product is available as an X-Microwave Block (X-MWblock) for evaluation.
X-MWblocks are RF and microwave "drop-in" components that can be used individually for prototyping or in production assemblies. X-MWblocks are easy to test, integrate, align, and configure to 60 GHz and beyond. No messy sweat soldering or silver epoxy processes are required. X-MWblocks are highly characterized with S-parameter models and connect with a patented solder-less interconnect technology.