Attenuators have 1-20 dB of signal attenuation.

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Packaged in rugged SMA housing, Crystek CATTEN series operate in frequency range of DC to 3 GHz. They provide 1 W of power dissipation (0.5 W for 15 dB and 20 dB models) and impedance of 50 W. With operating temperature range between -40 to +85°C, products suit test equipment, RF lab use and embedded applications.

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Crystek Introduces New Line of Attenuators in Rugged SMA Housing

Fort Myers, FL, February 6, 2009 - Crystek Microwave has introduced a new line of attenuators, the Crystek CATTEN series. Ranging from 1 to 20 dB signal attenuation, Crystek's CATTEN models are designed in a rugged SMA housing for easy in-line connection and operation in test equipment, RF lab use and other embedded applications. Every attenuator is made in the U.S.A. and subjected to rigorous quality testing before leaving the factory.

The frequency of Crystek's attenuators ranges from DC to 3GHz. These units provide 1W of power dissipation (0.5W for 15dB and 20dB models) and impedance of 50 Ohms. Tolerance matching is used to provide superior temperature tracking to individual components. The attenuator's operating temperature range is -40 to +85°C.

Crystek's CATTEN attenuators are available in-stock from catalog distributors for approximately $18 each. For additional pricing details, contact Crystek Corporation.

Crystek Corporation® is a leading manufacturer of Frequency Control Products - quartz crystals, XOs (clock oscillators), TCXOs (temperature compensated oscillators), VCOs (voltage controlled oscillators), VCXOs (voltage controlled crystal oscillators), and TCVCXOs (temperature compensated voltage controlled oscillators). Founded in 1958, Crystek's capabilities include custom manufacturing of quartz crystal and oscillators from quartz bars through packaged and tested finished products. Crystek's facilities include climate controlled manufacturing plants and state-of-the-art product validation centers. Crystek's on-site warehousing facility boasts an inventory of more than five million items, which allows the company to respond to most customer requests on a next day basis.

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Crystek Corporation, 12730 Commonwealth Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33913.
Tel: 800-237-3061 or 239-561-3311; Fax: 239-561-1025; E-mail:;Web:

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