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 26)

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


 Frequency Range

2 – 6 GHz

 Frequency Flatness

±1.75 dB Maximum, ±1.5 dB Typical


-70 dBm Minimum


2.5:1 Maximum

 Dynamic Range

80 dB

 Logging Range

-70 to +10 dBm

 Log Linearity

±1.75 dB, ±1.5 dB Typical

 Log Slope (
±10% Tolerance)

50 mV/dB or As Desired

 Log Slope Accuracy

Maximum of Average Slope

 Log Temperature Stability

±1.75 dB Maximum (0ºC
to 60

±1.5 dB Typical

 Rise Time (10% to 90% Points)

30 nS Maximum

 Recovery Time

350 nS Maximum

 Video Load

50 Ohms (Typical), or as Desired

 DC Power (No Load)

+V: 15V @ 350 mA Maximum
– V: 15V @ 200 mA Maximum


3.00″ X 3.5″ X 0.50″

Available Options:


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


Other Supply Voltages


±1.0 dB Log Linearity


±1.0 dB Frequency Flatness


±1.5 dB Output Stability


to +85
ºC Operation

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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LVD-218-70/75 (Option 26)


Product Feature:

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LVD-218-70/75 (Option 26)


Test Data (50 Ohm Impedance):

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LVD-218-70 (Options 26, 50OHM)