High IIP3 Voltage Variable Attenuator from RFMW

Skyworks SKY12239-11 10 to 1500MHz wide dynamic range ultra-low distortion voltage controlled variable attenuator RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a Skyworks, wide dynamic range, ultra-low distortion attenuator. The SKY12239-11 offers up to 51dB of voltage-controlled, variable attenuation ideal for low frequency applications in the 10MHz to 1.5GHz range such as IF chains in cellular base stations and point-to-point radios. Input IP3 is 50dBm and mid-band insertion loss is 2.5dB. No external components needed for implementation into a circuit. Control voltage range is 1 to 5 volts and the SKY12239-11 draws <2mA from a 2.7V supply. Offered in a 3.8×3.8mm package.

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John Hamilton has over 40 years of experience in RF and Microwave technology, applications, technical support and marketing. He is the Vice President of Marketing at RFMW, holds multiple degrees and has a background in Test & Measurement.

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