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 5259)

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

5.2 – 5.9 GHz

 Frequency Flatness

±0.2 dB Maximum

 Logging Range

-40 to 0 dBm Minimum

 Useful Range

-40 to +5 dBm

 Log Linearity Error

±1.0 dB Maximum (±0.5
dB Typical

 Log Slope

50 mV/dB

 Log Slope Accuracy

±4% of Average Slope

 Temperature Stability

±1.0 dB Maximum (±0.5
dB Typical)
to +60

 Pulse Response

50 nS to CW

 Rise Time

20 nS Maximum, 15 nS Typical

 Settling Time

45 nS Maximum

 Recovery Time

150 nS Maximum


-42 dBm Minimum (-44 dBm Typical)


2.0:1 Maximum

 Maximum RF Input

+15 dBm

 Video Output Level

0 to 2.5 Volts (50 Ohm Minimum Load)

 DC Power (With 100 Ohm Load)

+V: 9 to 18V @ 120 mA Maximum
– V: 9 to 18V @   80 mA Maximum


2.2″ X 1.5″ X 0.4″

Available Options:


0.2 – 20 GHz RF Frequency Range


Extended 0.5 – 18 GHz RF Frequency Range


Faster Rise/Recovery Times


Alternate Log Slopes


High Power RF CW/Peak Protection


Extended Logging Range


Other Video Loads

Environmental Ratings:

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

 -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:
Method 107D Cond. A


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LVD-218-50 (Option 5259)


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