What is attenuation?

Attenuation refers to the loss of amplitude of a wave or a signal as it travels.

Two types of typical attenuators exist, optical attenuators and electrical attenuators. The former is used in fibre optic communications to test power level margins.

Technology Term:

Attenuation

Standard Definition Exists?

A telecommunications term that refers to a reduction in signal strength commonly occurring while transmitting analog or digital signals over long distances.

Accepted Acronym:

Attenuate

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