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


ISO -9001:2015

In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978

LVD-218-50 OPTION 24

AMC Model No.: LVD-218-50 Option 24 is Optimized for 2 to 4
GHz, -40 to 0 dBm,
Designed for measuring VSWR.  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


 Truly DC Coupled

 Fast Rise Times

 Short Recovery Times

 1.75 Ounces Weight

 Superior Accuracy

 Extended Dynamic Range Capability

 Miniature Size


 Frequency Range

2 to 4 GHz

 Frequency Flatness

±1.0 dB Maximum

 Logging Range

-40 to -0 dBm Minimum

 Useful Range

-40 to +5 dBm

 Log Linearity Error

±0.5 dB Maximum (Room
±1.0 dB Ave (-54°C to +85°C)

 Log Slope

50 mV/dB

 Log Slope Accuracy

±4% of Average Slope

 Temperature Stability

±1.0 dB Maximum (-54°C to

 Pulse Response

50 nS to CW

 Rise Time

20 nS Maximum

 Settling Time

45 nS Maximum

 Recovery Time

150 nS Typical, 300 nS Maximum


-42 dBm Typical (-40 dBm


3.0:1 Maximum

 Maximum RF Input

+15 dBm

 Video Output Level

0 to 2.5 Volts Typical (50
Ohms Minimum Load)

 DC Power (No Load)

+12V @ 75 mA Maximum
-12V @ 75 mA Maximum


2.2″ x 1.5″ x 0.4″

Available Options:


Optimized for 2 to 4 GHz RF Frequency Range

Environmental Ratings:

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

 -55 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


Outline Drawing:

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LVD-218-50 Option 24


Product Feature:

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LVD-218-50 Option 24