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


ISO -9001:2015

In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978


The LVD-218 Series DLVA’s Are Available in Standard 50 dB and Extended 70/75 dB Dynamic Range Over the Full 2-18 GHz Bandwidth, With True DC Coupling.

Units Employ Planar Diode Detectors and Integrated Video Circuitry for High Speed Performance and Outstanding Reliability. The DLVA’s are of Superior Construction Using State-Of-The-Art MIC/MMIC Technology.



Frequency Range 100 MHz to 18 GHz
Frequency Flatness ±1.0 dB Maximum @ -20 dBm(0.1 to 18 GHz)
Logging Range -40 to -0 dBm Minimum
Useful Range -40 to +5 dBm
Log Linearity ±1.0 dB Maximum (-40 to 0 dBm)
Log Slope 50 mV/dB (Other Slopes Available)
Log Slope Accuracy ±4% of Average Slope
Temperature Stability ±1.0 dB Maximum (-54º to +85ºC)
Pulse Response 50 nS to CW
Rise Time 20 nS Maximum (10% to 90% Points)
Settling Time 45 nS Maximum
Recovery Time 200 nS Typical, 300 nS Maximum
TSS -40 dBm Minimum
VSWR (RF) 3:1 Maximum @ -20 dBm(0.1 to 18 GHz)
Maximum RF Input +13 dBm Maximum
Video Output Level 0 – 2.5 Volts (50 Ohm Minimum Load)
DC Power (No Load) +V: 5V @ 120 mA
– V: 15V @ 80 mA Maximum
Size 2.2″ X 1.5″ X 0.4″

Available Options:

A01 0.2 – 20 GHz RF Frequency Range
A02 Mounting Surface Unpainted
A03 Faster Rise/Recovery Times
A04 Alternate Log Slopes
A05 High Power RF CW/Peak Protection
A06 Extended Logging Range
A07 Other Video Loads

Environmental Ratings:

Our standard
environmental ratings are as follows, for specific
requirements please contact us…
Temperature: -54 ºC to +85
ºC Operating
ºC to +100 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: MIL-STD-202F,
Method 107D Cond. A

Outline Drawing:

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Product Feature:

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