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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 low-power (calibrated levels from pW to 2W) 818 series detectors operate from 200 to 1800 nm and feature matching patented, removable OD3 attenuators for each photodetector.
Karris covers basic electronic concepts and signals, semiconductor electronics, diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors and PNPN devices, operational amplifiers, integrated circuits, pulse circuits and waveforms generators, frequency characteristics of single-stage and cascaded amplifiers, tuned amplifiers, sinusoidal oscillators, compensated attenuators, and more.
Figure 1 shows a typical vector modulator architecture with a 90[degrees] splitter, two attenuators and an in-phase combiner.
Agilent Technologies (Palo Alto, CA) has introduced the N5530S measuring receiver system for calibrating RF- and microwave-signal generators and attenuators.
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No user intervention is required to insert or remove attenuators on the front end of the high-bandwidth sampling oscilloscope.