The MAX19790 is a dual, general-purpose analog voltage variable attenuator (VVA) designed to interface with 50Ω systems operating in the 250MHz to 4000MHz frequency range. Each attenuator includes a control circuit that provides 22dB of attenuation range with a linear control slope of 10dB/V.
Both attenuators share a common analog control and can be cascaded together to yield 44dB of total dynamic range, with a combined linear control slope of 20dB/V.
The IC is a monolithic device designed on one of Maxim's proprietary SiGe BiCMOS processes. The device operates from a single +5.0V supply and is available in a compact, 36-pin thin QFN package (6mm x 6mm x 0.8mm) with an exposed pad. Electrical performance is guaranteed over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range.