American Microwave Corporation
7309-A Grove Road
Frederick, MD 21704


ISO -9001:2015

In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978


AMC Model AGH-4080-N is a Current
Controlled, Absorptive/Non-Reflective
Variable Attenuator Modulator.


 Frequency Range

4.0 – 8.0 GHz

 Insertion Loss

2.4 dB Maximum

 Attenuation Flatness

  0 – 10 dB: ±0.5 dB Maximum
10 – 20 dB: ±1.0 dB Maximum
20 – 40 dB: ±1.5 dB Maximum
40 – 60 dB: ±1.6 dB Maximum



 Temperature Coefficient

±0.025 dB/ºC

 Switching Time

Rise Time (90% to 10% RF): 1.5 us Maximum
Fall Time  (10% to 90% RF): 50 ns Maximum

 VSWR (All Attenuation Levels)

2.0:1 Maximum

 Power Handling

+20 dBm Maximum CW or Peak


Negative Bias Voltage, Current Controlled
50 mA Maximum for Minimum Attenuation


RF Input/Output: SMA Female
Control: Solder Pin


1.3″ X 1.4″ X 0.50″

Available Options:


One SMA Male,


J1 SMA Male, J2 SMA Female


Mounting Surface Unpainted


Analog Controlled Unit of 20 dB/Volt.  Pin 2 is Used
as Control.  (Other Control Voltages Available.) 
For Solder Pin Units Refer to Data Sheet


±15 VDC Power Supply


0 – 90 dB Dynamic Range


Extended Bandwidth (3.0 – 9.0 GHz)


Latching Strobe (Not Available With
Option A12)


9 Bit True Binary Logic


10 Bit True Binary Logic


11 Bit True Binary Logic


12 Bit True Binary Logic


High Speed 500 nS Maximum


Special Customer Specifications

Environmental Ratings:

Our standard
environmental ratings are as follows, for specific
requirements please contact us…

 -55 ºC to +85  
ºC Operating
ºC to +125 ºC Non-Operating
 Humidity:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 103B Cond. B
 Shock:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 213B Cond. B
 Vibration:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 204D Cond. B
 Altitude:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 105C Cond. B

 Temperature Cycle:
Method 107D Cond. A


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