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


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In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978

LVD-218-50SF OPTION 618, MS

AMC Model No.: LVD-218-50SF Option 618, MS is a Super-Fast
Detector Log Video Amplifier
Designed to Operate from 6 to 18 GHz Frequency Range, with
True DC Coupling.  This unit uses
Planar Diode Detectors and Integrated Video Circuitry for
High Speed Performance and Outstanding
Reliability.  This DLVA is of Superior Construction
using State-of-the-Art MIC/MMIC Technology.


 Frequency Range

6 to 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

 Pulse Response

50 nS to CW

 Rise Time (10% to 90% Points)

15 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)

 Thru-Put form RF in to Video Output

35 nS Maximum

 Video Output Matching between Set of 2

±2 dB Maximum, ±1.5 dB Typical

 DC Power with 100 Ohm Load

+12V @ 120 mA Maximum
-12V @ 80 mA Maximum


2.2″ x 1.5″ x 0.4″

Environmental Ratings:

Our standard
environmental ratings are as follows, for specific
requirements please contact us…

 -55 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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