By Steve Walley, dB Control
When service is required for RF and microwave electronic products, some original equipment manufacturers find it more convenient and economical to replace the product rather than repair it in-house. For these manufacturers, the time and money required to process authorized returns, hire repair technicians, buy test equipment, and manage the quality of repaired products simply aren't worth it. This is especially true in the defense sector, where stringent performance requirements must be met.
The 50BA-010-127 is a configuration with two individually controlled solid state programmable attenuators in a miniature benchtop enclosure. It operates in the 700- to 3000 -Hz frequency range and has an impedance of 50 Ohms (nominal).