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75PA-080 Multiple Programmable Attenuator System

JFW Model #: 75PA-080
Impedance: 75 Ohms
Configuration: 2 Attenuators
Attenuator Type: Solid-state step attenuators
dB Total: 63 dB
dB Step: 1 dB
Frequency Start: 5 MHz
Frequency Stop: 1000 MHz
Remote Control: Ethernet, RS-232
Enclosure Type: 19 inch rack mount @ 1RU high
Documentation: Data Sheet | Drawing


Model 75PA-080 is a 1RU tall 19 inch rack mount attenuator assembly containing 2 solid-state step attenuators with 75 Ohm impedance.  The attenuators have attenuation range 0 to 63 by 1dB steps and operate 5-1000 MHz.  The attenuators are bi-directional.  The attenuators can be controlled remotely via Ethernet or serial connections.  It is available with F female 75 Ohm coaxial RF connectors.  The RF connectors are located on the front panel.

Default Settings
Attenuator assemblies with Ethernet/RS-232 remote control are shipped from JFW with the network interface set to DHCP mode and the serial baud rate set at 57600.  These settings can be changed remotely using the NET or SERIAL remote commands.

Remote Attenuator Control
This attenuator assembly can be remotely controlled via an Ethernet connection or a serial connection (i.e. RS-232).  The network settings can be changed remotely using the NET remote command.  The network interface can be set to either DHCP mode or Fixed Address mode.  A RS-232 connection to the test system is made using a null modem type serial cable.  Baud rates up to 155200 baud are available.  The baud rate can be changed remotely with the SERIAL remote command.

Remote Command Set
The firmware manual for our latest generation firmware is available for download.  This manual lists all of our remote commands with command syntax and examples.  Our firmware uses simple ASCII formatted remote commands.  If you are connected to a JFW test system and send the HELP command, it will respond back with a list of all remote commands for that specific test system.