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


ISO -9001:2015

In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978

LVD-218-70/75 (Option 0512)

LVD-218 Series DLVA’s Are Available in Extended 70/75 dB and
Standard 50 dB
Dynamic Range Over the Full 0.5-18 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.  The Size is
3.0 x 3.5 x 0.5″.


 Frequency Range

0.5 – 12 GHz

 Frequency Flatness

±2.0 dB Maximum


-68 dBm


3.0:1 Maximum (2.5:1 Typical)

 Dynamic Range

80 dB

 Logging Range

-70 to +10 dBm

 Log Linearity

±1.75 dB

 Log Slope

50 mV/dB or As Desired

 Log Slope Accuracy

Maximum of Average Slope

 Log Temperature Stability

±1.5 dB (0ºC
to 60

 Rise Time

30 nS Maximum, 20 nS Typical

 Recovery Time

250 nS Typical, 350 nS Maximum

 Video Load

50 Ohms (Typical), or as Desired

 DC Power (No Load)

+V: 15V @ 350 mA Typical, 375 mA Maximum
– V: 15V @ 200 mA Maximum
Other Voltages Available


3.00″ X 3.5″ X 0.5″

Available Options:


Extended 0.2 – 20 GHz RF Frequency Range


Extended 0.5 – 18 GHz RF Frequency Range


Faster Rise/Recovery Times


Alternate Log Slopes


High Power RF CW/Peak Protection


Extended Logging Range


Other Video Loads


to +85
ºC With Log
Stability of

±1.75 dB

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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