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


ISO -9001:2015

In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978


LVD-218-50-811 is a Custom Designed DLVA With -40 to +5 dBm
Dynamic Range,

100 nSec Recovery Time, 8 to 11 GHz Frequency Range and High
Accuracy.  Other

Series of DLVA’s Are Available in Standard 50 dB and Extended
70/75 dB Dynamic

Range Over the Full 0.5-18 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
8 – 11 GHz

Frequency Flatness @ -20 dBm
±1.0 dB Maximum

Logging Range
-40 to +5 dBm

Log Linearity Error
±1.5 dB Maximum (±1.0 dB Typical)

(-40 dBm to +5 dBm)

Log Slope
50 mV/dB

Log Slope Accuracy
of Average Slope

Temperature Stability
±1.0 dB Maximum, ±0.5 dB
Typical (-40ºC
to +70ºC

Pulse Response
50 nS to CW

Rise Time (10 to 90% Points)
10 nS Maximum

Settling Time
25 nS Maximum

Recovery Time
100 nS Maximum Within 1 dB of Noise Floor

-40 dBm Minimum


Maximum RF Input
+15 dBm

Video Output Level
0 to 2.5 Volts (50 Ohm Minimum Load)

DC Power (100 Ohm Load)
+V: 15V @ 120 mA Maximum

– V: 15V @ 80 mA Maximum

2.2″ X 1.5″ X 0.4″

Available Options:

 A01 Extended 0.2 – 20 GHz RF Frequency Range
 A02 Extended 0.5 – 18 GHz RF Frequency Range
 A03 Faster Rise/Recovery Times
 A04 Alternate Log Slopes
 A05 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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