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


ISO -9001:2015

In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978


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

2 – 18 GHz

 Frequency Flatness

±2.0 dB Maximum @ -20 dBm

 Logging Range

-40 to -0 dBm Minimum

 Useful Range

-40 to +5 dBm

 Log Linearity

±1.5 dB Maximum (-40 to 0 dBm)

 Log Slope

50 mV/dB ±10%

 Log Sloe Accuracy

±4% of Average Slope

 Temperature Stability

±1.0 dB Maximum (-54º
to +85ºC)

 Pulse Response

50 nS to CW

 Rise Time

20 nS Maximum

 Settling Time

45 nS Maximum

 Recovery Time

300 nS Maximum


-40 dBm Minimum


2.7:1 Maximum

 Maximum RF Input

+15 dBm

 Video Output Level

0 to 2.5 Volts (50 Ohm Minimum Load)

 DC Power (No Load)

+V: 12V @ 120 mA Maximum
– V: 12V @ 80 mA Maximum
Other Voltages Available


2.2″ X 1.5″ X 0.4″


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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