MACOM's MAAVSS0008 is a GaAs MMIC voltage variable absorptive attenuator in a lead-free SOIC-8 surface mount plastic package. The MAAVSS0008is 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 MAAVSS0008 is fabricated with a monolithic GaAs MMIC using a mature 1-micron process. The process features full chip passivation for increased performance and reliability.