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ATAS CA trademark name short for ATA Socket, a 40-pin grounded connector designed to accept 80-conductor cable.
Attenuation A reduction in power. Occurs naturally during wave travel through lines, waveguides, space or medium such as water. Attenuation may be produced intentionally by placing an attenuator in a circuit. Amount of attenuation is generally expressed in decibels.
AWG American Wire Gauge - System of numerical designations for wire size. The higher the number, the smaller the wire.