The new Susumu ATS series of chip attenuators is rated for operation at up to 30 GHz, making the products ideal for use in high-frequency communications systems, such as 5G networks.
The development of the ATS series drew on Susumu’s expertise in the design and production of innovative precision thin-film chip resistors – an attenuator is a resistor network with impedance matching. Thin film is a suitable material for high-frequency attenuators as it has no skin effect.
Susumu implemented a number of design innovations to enable the ATS series to operate at very high frequency:
The ATS series attenuators are offered in the 0805-size chip package, and are available with attenuation values from 0 dB to 10 dB, in 1 dB increments.