DC-18 GHz (L, S, C, X, Ku Band) 5-bit Digital Attenuator

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    End of Life announced January 30, 2024 (PCN 24-0005).
    Last Time Buy: August 10, 2024
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    Key Features

    • Wideband performance
    • Low insertion loss
    • Wide attenuation range
    • Pb-free RoHs compliant 3x3 QFN package

    Qorvo's CMD280C3 is a negative controlled, wideband GaAs MMIC 5-bit digital attenuator housed in a leadless 3x3 mm surface mount package. 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 CMD280C3 has a low insertion loss of 3 at 10 GHz and the attenuation accuracy is typically 0.1 dB step error. The CMD280C3 is a 50 ohm matched design which eliminates the need for RF port matching.

    Typical Applications

      • Electronic Warfare (EW)
      • Radar
      • Space
      • Satellite Communications (Satcom)
      • Test & Measurement
      • Phased Arrays
    Frequency Min(MHz) DC
    Frequency Max(MHz) 18,000
    Insertion Loss(dB) 3
    Attenuation Range(dB) 15.5
    IP0.1dB(dBm) 24
    IIP3(dBm) 42
    Interface Parallel
    Bits 5
    Step Size(dB) 0.5
    Voltage(V) -5
    Package Type Ceramic QFN
    Package(mm) 3.0 x 3.0
    RoHS Yes
    Lead Free Yes
    ITAR Restricted No
    ECCN EAR99

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