Attenuation switching functions usually call for multiple attenuator devices. The MTAQ1225 multi-tap attenuator vows to eliminate this need while conserving board space and inventory costs. Constructed using high-stability, thick-film resistor elements on alumina, these single-chip devices are available in four standard attenuation values of 1, 3, 6, and 10 dB. The VSWR for all four values is less than 1.50:1 with attenuation tolerance of 0.5 dB or 10 percentwhichever is greater. P&A: under $1.90 each in production quantities; stock to eight weeks.

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