- Published in issue 2/1993 on page 26
INCLUDING SOME YOU BUILD YOURSELF
An attenuator ls a circult that reduces signal level, i.e., has an output signal level that is lower than the input signal level. In this respect, it is the opposite of an amplifier. Precision attenuators are trequently used in electronics to reduce signals a specitied amount, usually expressed in decibels (dB), tor some purpose such as measurement or stabilization.