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


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In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978

LVD-218-50A (Option 818-ASI-S)

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

 Frequency Flatness

±0.7 dB (Nominal @ ≤23 dBm)

 Logging Range

-40 to 0 dBm (Extended Logging Ranges Available)

 Useful Range

-40 to +5 dBm

 Log Linearity Error

±0.5 dB (-40 dBm to 0 dBm)

 Log Slope

100 mV/dB (Alternate Log Slopes Available)

 Rise Time (10% to 90% Points)

17 nS Typical, 20 nS Maximum

 Recovery Time
   (-40 dBm to 0 dBm)

150 nS Typical, 300 nS (Within ±200 mV of Baseline)


-42 dBm

 VSWR @ -23 dBm

2.0.1 Typical, 3.0:1 Maximum

 Maximum RF Input

+15 dBm (RF High Power Protection Available)

 Video Output

0 to 5 Volts (93 Ohm Load)
(Other Video Loads Available)

 Output Level Stability

±1 dB (-54°C to +85°C)

 DC Power Supply

+V: 15V @ 140 mA Maximum With CW
       (60 mA No Signal)
– V: 15V @ 70 mA Maximum With CW
       (60 mA No Signal)


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


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LVD-218-50A (Option 818-ASI-S)