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An attenuator is an electronic device that reduces the power of a signal without appreciably distorting its waveform.

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Smith Chart Explanation

I'm working on designing some hopefully simple RF (912 MHz) attenuators. I need a few different levels of attenuation but each different attenuator can be fixed. I have prototyped one using just off ...
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How can I make a simple voltage-controlled attenuator?

Having discovered just how awful the AC ripple is on some of my 5VDC wall-adaptors, I decided to make an Arduino program to calculate the RMS AC component and DC component of an adaptor under varying ...
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Best topology for active attenuator

What are the advantages and drawbacks of each op-amp attenuator topology ? Which one would you use ? Resistor divider followed by a buffer : Inverting op amp attenuator :
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What are the mechanism and effects of non-linearity in an attenuating barrier in the presence of a high-strength EM field?

It's my understanding that in electromagnetics, if an attenuating device is functioning linearly, it means that 1) input and output signal strengths are proportional; and 2) input f = output f. How ...
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Voltage Controlled Attenuator

I'm trying to create a DC voltage attenuator which linearly scales the loss relative to an applied control voltage "Vc". In other words, K = Vout/Vin is a linear function of Vc. Vin is guaranteed to ...
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The electric and magnetic components of far field EMR and shielding thereof

This is a newbie question. I'm pretty sure of the answer, but I would like confirmation. I found this thread in this forum that came close to what I was looking for, but I think my question is ...
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Linear and non-linear attenuator

[edit 3/2/18] There are problems with the title and wording of this question. I would edit, but to do so would alter the relationship between the question and the answer that I accepted. So, I have re-...