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


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Through Engineering since 1978

M-VVAN-8018-60 Series

Octave Band, 8.0 to 18.0 GHz, 60 dB Miniature Voltage Variable Attenuator.




Frequency Range 8.0 – 18.0 GHz
Insertion Loss 2.7 dB Typical Loss to 16 GHz,

3.7 dB Maximum Loss 16.0 – 18.0 GHz

VSWR 2.0:1 Maximum
Flatness @ 10 dB: ±0.8 dB

@ 20 dB: ±1.1 dB

@ 40 dB: ±1.5 dB

@ 60 dB: ±1.6 dB

Deviation From Linearity 0 – 30 dB: ±0.5 dB

30 – 50 dB: ±1.0 dB

50 – 60 dB: ±1.5 dB

Monoticity Guaranteed
Switching Speed 500 nS Maximum (Between Attenuation Settings)
Temperature Coeffiecient ±0.025 dB/ºC
RF Power Ratings +20 dBm Operating, +30 dBm Survival
Control 10 dB/Volt Analog Transfer Function

(5 dB/Volt Transfer Function Also Available)

DC Power Supply ±12 VDC (Standard) Or ±15 VDC

@ +125 mA, -50 mA Maximum

Connectors Removable SMA Female (Standard) For RF

15-Pin MultiPin (STANDARD, Option “MP”) For Power and
Control (Solder Pin Controls, Option “SP”, and Other
Options Available)

Size 1.34″ X 1.34″ X 0.5″
Weight ≤3 Oz

Available Options:

1 Two SMA Male Removable RF Connectors
2 One SMA Male and One SMA Female Removable RF Connector
3 5 dB/Volt Transfer Function
4 0 to 30 dB Attenuation Range
5 ±15 VDC Supply Voltage
6 Substitute M-CVAN Product Code for the M-VVAN Product Code
for Current Controlled (Non-Linearized) Attenuators
(Available With Options 1, 2, and 4 and Either MP, SP,
SMC, or SMA Control Connectors)
MP Standard Connector for Analog Units

(ITT Cannon 15-Pin Multipin Connector MDM-15PSP).

SP Solder Pins for Both Voltage and Control
SMA Solder Pins for Voltage and SMA Female Control Connector
SMC Solder Pins for Voltage and SMC Male Control Connector
GP Mounting Surface is Gold Plated
P Mounting Surface is Painted

Environmental Ratings:

Our standard
environmental ratings are as follows, for specific
requirements please contact us…
Temperature: -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 312B Cond. B
Vibration: MIL-STD-202F,
Method 204D Cond. B
Altitude: MIL-STD-202F,
Method 105C Cond. B
Temperature Cycle: MIL-STD-202F,
Method 107D Cond. A

Outline Drawing:

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Product Feature:

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the M-DVAN, M-VVAN and M-CVAN Series Attenuators

Test Report:

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Press Release:

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