Highlights

Superior RF performance

  • Frequency range: dc to 18 GHz
  • Insertion loss at 0 dB: 0.6 dB + 0.09 dB / GHz
  • Maximum SWR: 1.5 to 8 GHz, 1.6 to 12.4 GHz, 1.9 to 18 GHz

Repeatability and life span

  • Repeatability life: 0.03 dB max 5 million cycles per section, typical
  • 5 million cycles per section

Power handling

  • Maximum RF input power: 1 W (average), 100 W (peak)

Features

  • Connector Type: choice of type-N female, SMA female, APC-7

The Keysight 8494B dc to 18 GHz manual step attenuator offers exceptional repeatability and reliability. It provides attenuation in 1-dB steps from 0 to 11 dB. Precision gold-plated leaf springs ensure long life (over 5 million cycles) and very high attenuator repeatability (typically 0.01 dB). To improve measurement accuracy, Option UK6 provides NIST traceable data (SWR and attenuation). Custom step attenuator / switch combinations are possible. Use the The Keysight 11716A / B / C interconnect kits to quickly connect 8494 / 5 / 6 / 7 1-dB and 10-dB step attenuators in series for greater dynamic range with 1-dB steps.

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