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


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LVD-218-70/75 (Option 15)

The LVD-218 Series DLVA’s Are Available in Extended 70/75 dB Dynamic Range  Over the Range of 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.  The Size is 3.0 x 3.5 x 0.5″.  AMC Model LVD-218-70/75 (Option 15) has Positive and Negative Complimentary Outputs.  


Frequency Range
15 GHz, ±0.5 GHz

Frequency Flatness
±1.50 dB Maximum, (15 GHz ±0.5 GHz)±1.0 dB Typical

-80 dBm (15 GHz ±0.5 GHz)

2.5:1 Maximum (@ -20 dBm, 15 GHz ±0.5 GHz),2.0:1 Typical

Logging Range
-75 dBm to -30 dBm

Log Linearity
±2.5 dB Maximum (-75 dBm to -30 dBm)1.5 dB Typical

Log Slope (
50 mV/dB (±10% Tolerance in 75 Ohm Load)

Log Slope (Negative)
50 mV/dB (±10%
Tolerance in 75 Ohm Load)

Log Slope Accuracy
Maximum of Average Slope

Log Temperature Stability
±2.5 dB (0ºC
to 60

±1.5 dB

Rise Time (10% to 90% Points)
50 nS Typical

Recovery Time
250 nS Typical (-80 to -40 dBm)

Output Video Source Impedance
75 Ohms ±10% Tolerance

DC Power (No Load)
+V: 15V @ 250 mA Maximum- V: 15V @ 100 mA Maximum

Other Voltages Available

3.00″ X 3.5″ X 0.5″

Available Options:

 A01 Any Frequency Value in the0.2 to 20 GHz Range
 A02 ±1 dB Frequency Flatness at any Frequency in the 0.2 to 20
GHz Range
 A03 Faster Rise/Recovery Times
 A04 Alternate Log Slopes
 A05 High Power RF CW/Peak Protection

Extended Logging Range

Other Video Loads

Other RF Bandwidth

Log Linearity of ±1.5 dB Maximum

25 nS Rise Time Maximum

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

Outline Drawing:

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