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


ISO -9001:2015

In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978

LVD-218-50SF (Option 0518)

The LVD-218-50SF (Option 0518) Series
are Super-Fast DLVA’s and 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

0.5 – 18 GHz

 Frequency Flatness @ -20 dBm

±1.5 dB

 Logging Range

-40 to 0 dBm Minimum

 Useful Range

-40 to +5 dBm

 Log Linearity Error

±1.0 dB Maximum (-40 to 0 dBm)

 Log Slope

50 mV/dB

 Log Slope Accuracy

±4% of Average Slope

 Temperature Stability

±1.0 dB Maximum, ±0.5 dB Typical (0ºC
to +60

 Pulse Response

50 nS to CW

 Rise Time (10% to 90% Points)

10 nS Maximum (5 nS Typical)

 Settling Time

45 nS Maximum

 Recovery Time

150 nS Typical, 300 nS Maximum


-40 dBm Minimum



 Maximum RF Input

+15 dBm

 Video Output Level

0 to 2.5 Volts (50 Ohm Minimum Load)

 DC Power (50 Ohm Load)

+V: 12V @ 120 mA Maximum
– V: 12V @   80 mA Maximum


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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