RF Attenuators

An RF attenuator is an electronic device that reduces the power of a signal without appreciably distorting its waveform. An attenuator is effectively the opposite of an amplifier, while an amplifier provides gain, an attenuator provides loss, or gain less than 1.

An RF attenuator is a passive element, ever with a single fix attenuation, ie 30dB, or programmable in multiple step for more flexibility.