The Keysight 8494H DC to 18 GHz programmable step attenuator offers exceptional repeatability and reliability. Attenuation is provided 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). A maximum switching time of 20 ms (including contact settling) speeds automatic testing. Custom step attenuator/switch combinations are possible. The 11716A/B/C interconnect kits provide quick connection of 8494/5/6/7 1 dB and 10 dB step attenuators in series for greater dynamic range with 1 dB steps.
Option 001: Type N female connectors
To improve measurement accuracy, NIST traceable data (SWR and attenuation) is available as Option 890.
Keysight 8494H Specs
||DC to 18 GHz
|Insertion loss at 0 dB
||0.6 dB + 0.09 dB/GHz
||1.5 GHz to 8 GHz, 1.6 GHz to 12.4 GHz, 1.9 GHz to 18 GHz
||0.03 dB maximum
|5 million cycles per section
|Maximum RF input power
||1 W (average), 100 W (peak)
||Choice of Type-N female, SMA female, APC-7
||12-pin Viking, optional 14-pin DIP