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A device that attenuates an electrical signal.


1. (General Physics) physics any device designed to reduce the power of a wave or electrical signal without distorting it
2. a person or thing that attenuates


(əˈtɛn yuˌeɪ tər)

a device for reducing the amplitude of an electronic signal.
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Noun1.attenuator - an electrical device for attenuating the strength of an electrical signal
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
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The microwave measuring receiver, which provides frequency coverage up to 50 GHz, will be used by AFMETCAL for calibrating signal generators and step attenuators to meet stringent government and commercial accuracy requirements.
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The Variable Optical Attenuator Module is an important tool for determining a fibre link's optical margin, for performing insertion loss testing and verification, as well as for providing power control and equalisation on the network.
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Pasternack said it has introduced a new family of in-stock continuously variable waveguide attenuators with performance up to 110 GHz.
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The power is varied by either adjusting the laser power itself (if the laser output power can be stabilized at all power levels) or by using a variable high-power laser attenuator.
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This latter attenuator design inhibits the creation of noise in the first place instead of just muffling it after it already exists as described in the original article.
MEMSCAP (Paris:MEMS), the leading provider of innovative solutions based on MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) technology, including optical components, today announces the qualification of its High Voltage Electrostatic MEMS Variable Optical Attenuator in accordance with Telcordia standards.