Military-Grade Chip Attenuators in Compact Form Factor

17 January 2024

The new HR TXS series of SMD chip attenuators adds to Smiths Interconnect’s already extensive product portfolio in this area. These components offer industry-leading power handling (reaching 3W).

Attenuation values of 1-10 dB, 15dB and 20dB can be specified. They are capable of supporting a broad frequency range - going from DC all the way up to 50GHz. The upshot of this is these components can be specified for various uses (thereby keeping the number of different items needing to be stocked to a minimum). Fully compliant with the MIL-PRF-55342 standard, they are highly suited to use in space and defence related hardware. Their 0604 size format means that they take up very little board real estate. 

“The HR TXS is a cost effective, easy-to-implement,  qualified surface mount attenuator solution,” Tullio Panerello, VP of Smiths’ Fibre Optics & RF Components Business Unit, explains. "It provides excellent attenuation performance, compact in size and provides MIL spec test data for program assurance.” 

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