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


ISO -9001:2015

In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978

VVAN-8018-60 Series

Octave Band, 8.0 to 18.0 GHz, 60 dB
Voltage Variable


 Frequency Range

8.0 – 18.0 GHz

 Insertion Loss

2.7 dB Typical Loss to 16 GHz,
3.7 dB Maximum Loss From 16.0 – 18.0 GHz


2.0:1 Maximum


@ 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



 Switching Speed

500 nS Maximum (Between Attenuation Settings)

 Temperature Coeffiecient

±0.025 dB/ºC

 RF Power Ratings

+20 dBm Operating, +30 dBm Survival


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


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)


2.0″ X 1.80″ X 0.5″


≤4 Oz


Available Options:


Two SMA Male Removable  RF Connectors


One SMA Male and One SMA Female Removable RF Connector


5 dB/Volt Transfer Function


0 to 30 dB Attenuation Range


±15 VDC Supply Voltage


Substitute CVAN Product Code for the VVAN Product Code for
Current Controlled (Non-Linearized) Attenuators.
(Available With Options 1, 2, and 4 and Either MP, SP, SMA
Control Connectors)


Standard Connector for Analog Units
(ITT Cannon 15-Pin MultiPin Connector MDM-15PSP)


Solder Pins for Both Voltage and Control


Solder Pins for Voltage & SMA Female Control Connector


Solder Pins for Voltage and SMC Male Control Connector


Mounting Surface is Gold Plated


Mounting Surface is Painted

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 312B 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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Product Feature:

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DVAN, VVAN and CVAN Series Attenuators


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