IM-348 INSTALLATION & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Models 4226 & 4228 Pin Switched Programmable Attenuators This documentation may not be reproduced in any form, for any purpose unless authorized in writing by Aeroflex / Weinschel, Inc. © Aeroflex / Weinschel, Inc. Frederick, Maryland 2002, 2009, 2013 REV. 4-3-2013 IM-348 GENERAL This manual provides general installation instructions and wiring data to be used as an aid in installing the Aeroflex / Weinschel Model 4226 & 4228 Series Pin Switched Programmable Attenuators into any subsystem or application. Also included are specifications and other technical data to help in the installation and operation of your 4226 & 4228 Series Programmable Attenuator. CONTROL CONFIGURATION: Units are supplied with a built-in TTL interface. Each unit is supplied with a mating 10 pin connector (Amp 746285-1). Refer to connector pin/wiring for mating details. Two wires are specified for supply voltage and ground. The remaining wires will accept TTL control signals to activate or deactivate a particular attenuation cell. A TTL high will energize a cell to the high attenuation state, whereas a TTL low will maintain a cell in its zero attenuation state. CELL CONFIGURATION The table below list all the standard attenuation ranges and cell configurations for Aeroflex / Weinschel Model 4226 & 4228 Series Pin Switched Programmable Attenuators. Note the dash number is the attenuation value of your attenuator. Model Number NO. Cells Attenuation Range/Steps (dB) 4228-103 8 103/1 4228-63.75 8 63.75/0.25 4226-63 6 63/1 2 Cell Increments (dB) 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 48 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 Pin Switched Programmable Attenuators INSTALLATION MOUNTING: Each Programmable Attenuator is supplied with two #4-40 UNC-2B X3.0 [0.12] mounting holes on either side of the attenuator. There are also two #2-56 UNC-2B X 3.0 [0.12] on the top and bottom of the attenuator which allows the attenuator to be mounted in any direction. RF CABLE INSTALLATION: Care should be taken to prevent strain on the interconnecting cables, since damage here may not always be apparent. Check the attaching RF cables and the SMA connectors for signs of cracked insulation and/or bent or worn pins prior to connection. Tests show that connectors must be clean for accuracy and stability. This requires an inspection and cleaning of each connector immediately before use. When cleaning precautions are observed regularly, connectors can maintain their stability for over several thousand connection cycles. Weinschel recommends a torque value of 7 to 10 inch pounds when connecting any RF cable to the attenuator's RF connectors. CONTROL CONNECTOR PIN/WIRING: The table below shows the connectors contact pin numbering scheme and the signal designator for signal present at each contact pin. Control Connector J3 Pin Locations: J3 TTL Conn PIN No. (J3) 4226-63 dB (Cell) 4228-63.75 dB (Cell) 4228-103 dB (Cell ) 1 1 0.25 1 2 2 0.50 2 3 4 1 4 4 8 2 8 5 16 4 16 PIN 2 PIN 1 6 32 8 24 7 NC 16 48 NC* 8 NC 32 9 +5V +5V +5V 10 COM COM COM NC = Not Connected * For Factory use only. DRIVER SPECFICATIONS: VIH Input High Level minimum 2.0 V maximum 5.3 V VIL Input Low Level -0.3 V 0.8 V VPU Input Pull-up Current 500 m A Typical Note: Inputs have 10K pull-up resistors. 3 IM-348 SPECIFICATIONS NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 50 W FREQUENCY RANGE: Model 4226-63: Model 4228-63.75: Model 4228-103: 0.8 to 3.0 GHz 0.8 to 2.5 GHz 0.8 to 3.0 GHz SWR (Maximum): 0.8 to 3.0 (2.5) GHz: 1.50 MONOTONICITY: 4226-63 & 4228-103: 4228-63.75: 0.8 to 3.0 GHz 0.8 to 2.5 GHz INCREMENTAL ATTENUATION ACCURACY: CELL 0.25 0.50 1 2 4 8 16 24 32 48 dB +0.1 +0.15 +0.2 +0.2 +0.2 +0.2 +0.3 +0.4 +0.6 +0.8 INSERTION LOSS, Maximum (dB): 4226-63: 4228-63.75: 4228-103: 3.75 4.50 5.50 3rd ORDER INTERMODULATION (IM3): -55 dBm typical, measured with two +10 dBm tones @ 869 MHz (f1) and 891 MHz (f2), the IM3 frequeny being 847 MHz (2f1-f2). IP3 (input) = +41 dBm The input IP3 is derived from the following relationship: IP3 = 3(Pin-a)-IM3 + a 2 where a = the insertion loss (dB) at the IM3 frequency; Pin=single tone input power (dBm). POWER RATING: +24 dBm operating +30 dBm (1 dB compression point) SWITCHING TIME: 2 m sec. maximum OPERATING VOLTAGE: +5 V + 5% @ 160 mA for 6 cell/ 200 mA for 8 cell typical TEMPERATURE RANGE (Operating): 0°C to +70°C TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT: 0.002 dB/dB/°C CONNECTORS: SMA female connectors - mate nondestructively with MIL-C-39012 connectors. CONTROL CONNECTOR: AMP-Latch 10 pin ribbon cable connector mates with AMP P/N 746285-1 (supplied with each unit) WEIGHT: 4 4226-X 4228-X 160 g (5.7 oz) 210 g (7.4 oz) Pin Switched Programmable Attenuators PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS: J3 Model No. NOTE: A B C D 4226-X 94.79 (3.73) 71.15 (2.80) 76.20 (3.00) 71.15 (2.80) 4228-X 123.24 (4.85) 99.59 (4.85) 76.20 (3.00) 99.59 (4.85) All dimensions are given in mm (inches) and are maximum, unless otherwise specified. 5 IM-348 Aeroflex / Weinschel Warranty PRODUCTS: Aeroflex / Weinschel warrants each product it manufactures to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service anywhere in the world. Weinschel Corporation's only obligation under this Warranty is to repair or replace, at its plant, any product or part thereof that is returned with transportation charges prepaid to Aeroflex / Weinschel by the original purchaser within ONE YEAR from the date of shipment. The foregoing Warranty does not apply to, and in Aeroflex / Weinschel's sole opinion, products that have been subject to improper or inadequate maintenance, unauthorized modifications, misuse, or operation outside the environmental specifications for the product. SOFTWARE PRODUCTS: Aeroflex / Weinschel software products are supplied without representation or Warranty of any kind. Aeroflex / Weinschel, therefore, assumes no responsibility and will not accept liability (consequential or otherwise) arising from the use of program materials, disk, or tape. The Warranty period is controlled by the Warranty document furnished with each product and begins on the date of shipment. All Warranty returns must be authorized by Aeroflex / Weinschel prior to their return. Aeroflex / Weinschel's Quality System Certified to: 6 Pin Switched Programmable Attenuators CONTACTING Aeroflex / Weinschel In the event you're having difficulty or believe that the components are defective, please contact Weinschel immediately. An apparent malfunction may be corrected over the phone by contacting the Customer Service Department at Weinschel. DO NOT send the product back to the factory without prior authorization (RMA number). When it is necessary to return an item, state the symptoms or problems, catalog and type number of the attenuator, and date of original purchase. Also write the company name, your name, and phone number on an index card. Then attach the card to the attenuator to be returned. For more information or any questions about your Programmable Step Attenuators and/or other Aeroflex / Weinschel products, contact the Sales Department at Aeroflex / Weinschel. 7 IM-348 5305 Spectrum Drive, Frederick, Maryland 21703-7362 TEL: (301) 846-9222, 800-638-2048, FAX: (301) 846-9116 Web: www.aeroflex.com/weinschel, e-mail: [email protected] © 2002, 2009, 2013 Aeroflex / Weinschel, Inc.