Overview

Features and Benefits

  • 0.5 dB LSB Steps to 31.5 dB
  • Single Control Line Per Bit
  • ±0.5 dB Typical Bit Error
  • Die Size: 1.45 x 0.85 x 0.1 mm

Product Details

The HMC424A die is a broadband 6-bit GaAs IC digital attenuator MMIC chip. Covering DC to 13 GHz, the insertion loss is less then 4 dB typical. The attenuator bit values are 0.5 (LSB), 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 dB for a total attenuation of 31.5 dB. Attenuation accuracy is excellent at ± 0.5 dB typical step error with an IIP3 of +42 dBm. Six control voltage inputs, toggled between 0 and -5V, are used to select each attenuation state. A single Vee bias of -5V allows operation at frequencies down to DC.

Applications

  • Fiber Optics & Broadband Telecom
  • Microwave Radio & VSAT
  • Military Radios, Radar & ECM
  • Space Applications

Product Lifecycle icon-recommended Production

At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.

Tools & Simulations

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ADIsimRF

ADIsimRF is an easy-to-use RF signal chain calculator. Cascaded gain, noise, distortion and power consumption can be calculated, plotted and exported for signal chains with up to 50 stages. ADIsimRF also includes an extensive data base of device models for ADI’s RF and mixed signal components.

Design Resources

ADI has always placed the highest emphasis on delivering products that meet the maximum levels of quality and reliability. We achieve this by incorporating quality and reliability checks in every scope of product and process design, and in the manufacturing process as well.  "Zero defects" for shipped products is always our goal.

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