MAAV-008022 is a GaAs MMIC voltage variable absorptive attenuator in a lead-free low-cost SOIC 8-lead surface mount plastic package. The MAAV-008022 is ideally suited for use where linear attenuation fine tuning and very low power consumption are required. Typical applications include radio, cellular, GPS equipment and automatic gain/level control circuits. The MAAV-008022 is fabricated with a monolithic GaAs MMIC using a mature 1-micron process. The process features full chip passivation for increased performance and reliability.