American Microwave Corporation
7309-A Grove Road
Frederick, MD 21704


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In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978



AMC Model Number DLA-218BW-SK45 is a compact DLVA offering

Multi-Functional capabilities of DC Coupling or CW Immune,
Adjustable Threshold

Detection, Built-In-Test RF Generator and Output Blanking.
Ideal for Radar and Radar

Simulation Systems and Subsystems Applications.  The DLVA
offers a true 45 dB

Dynamic Range over the full 2-18 GHz Bandwidth with DC
Coupling.  These units

use Planar Diode Detectors and Monolithic Circuitry design for
High Speed

performance and outstanding reliability.


Frequency Range
2-18 GHz

Frequency Flatness
±1.5 dB Typical

Dynamic Range
45 dB

Logging Range
-40 to +5 dBm

-40 dBm

Log Slope
50 ± 10% mV/dB

Log Linearity
±1 dB (-40 to 0 dBm)

3.0:1 Typical

Temperature Stability
±1 dB(-55°C to +85°C)

Pulse Width Range
50 nS to 100 uS (CW Immune Mode)

50 nS To CW (DC Mode)

Rise Time
20 nS Typical

Recover Time from 0 dB
150 nS Typical

Threshold Detection
-25 to -5 dBm (External Analog Voltage Control)

Output Blanking
TTL Controlled

RF Test Generator
TTL Controlled

DC Coupling/CW Immune Mode
TTL Controlled

CW Immunity Range
-40 to -10 dBm  (>=100 uS Pulse to CW)

(CW Immune Mode)

DC Power
+12 VDC @ 120 mA Maximum with Load

(80 mA with no RF Signal)

-12 VDC @ 80 mA Maximum

Video Load
93 Ohms ±5% Tolerance

2.52″ x 1.97″ x 0.4″

<3.0 Ounces

Available Options:
Other options available please
contact factory.

Environmental Ratings:

Our standard
environmental ratings are as follows, for specific
requirements please contact us…

 -54 ºC to +85
ºC Operating
ºC to +125 ºC Non-Operating
 Humidity:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 103B Cond. B
 Shock:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 213B Cond. B
 Vibration:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 204D Cond. B
 Altitude:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 105C Cond. B

Temperature Cycle:
Method 107D Cond. A

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