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


ISO -9001:2015

In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978


AMC Model No.: DVAN-8018-60-8-COMDEV is a 8.3 to 11.7 GHz,
8-Bit Digitally
Variable Attenuator having and Insertion Loss of 3.0 dB
Maximum and a VSWR
of 1.8:1 Maximum.


 Frequency Range

8.3 to 11.7 GHz

 Insertion Loss

3.0 dB Maximum


1.8:1 Maximum


@ 10 dB: ±0.8 dB Maximum
@ 20 dB: ±1.1 dB Maximum
@ 40 dB: ±1.5 dB Maximum
@ 60 dB: ±1.6 dB Maximum


0-30 dB: ±0.5 dB Maximum
30-50 dB: ±1.0 dB Maximum
50-60 dB: ±1.5 dB Maximum



 Switching Speed

1 uSec Maximum

 RF Power Ratings

+20 dBm (Operating), +30 dBm


8-Bit Positive True Binary

 DC Power Supply

+12V @ 150 mA Maximum
-12V @ 75 mA Maximum


Removable SMA Female for RF
15-Pin Multipin for Power and Control


2.00″ x 1.80″ x 0.50″


<4 Ounces

Environmental Ratings:

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

 0 ºC to +75
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


Outline Drawing:

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Product Feature:

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Pin Numbering Chart for
Multipin Connector:

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Numbering Chart


Test Data (09/19/97):

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Test Data (11/29/05):

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First Article Test Report:

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