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 ASI-S-811)

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

8 – 10.75 GHz
(Usable From 6 – 18 GHz)
(Extended Frequency Ranges to 0.2 – 20 GHz Available)

 Frequency Flatness

±1.0 dB Maximum (@ -20 dBm)

 Logging Range

-40 to 0 dBm (Extended Logging Ranges Available)

 Amplitude Variation

±1.5 dB (Over Temperature and Logging Range at any Single

 Useful Range

-40 to +5 dBm

 Baseling DC Offset

0 ±1 dB (±100 mV Maximum @ Room Temperature)

 Log Slope (93

100 mV/dB (Alternate Log Slopes Available)

 Log Non-Linearity

±1.5 dB Maximum (Best Fit Straight Line Over Temperature
of -28°C to +65°C and Logging Range)

 Average Video Output Level

500 ±100 mV Maximum (Over the Frequency Range @ -39 dBm
Input @ +20°C)

 Rise Time (10% to 90% Points)

35 nS Maximum

 Recovery Time

1 uS Maximum (Within 1 dB of Baseline)
250 nS Typical (≤0 dBm, ≤100 uS Input Pulse)

 TSS (100 nS Minimum Pulsewidth

-42 dBm

 VSWR @ -23 dBm

2.5:1 Maximum

 Maximum RF Input

+13 dBm CW
(RF High Power Protection Available)

 Video Output

0 to 5 Volts (93Ω Minimum Load, Other
Video Loads Available)

 DC Power Supply (No Load)

+V: 15V @ 100 mA Maximum
– V: 15V @ 100 mA Maximum


3.34″ x 2.47″ x 0.6″


Available Options:


Extended 0.2 to 20 GHz RF Frequency Range


Extended 0.5 to 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


Outline Drawing:

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