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


ISO -9001:2015

In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978


AMC 0.5 to 18 GHz DLVA, Model
LVDS-0518-50, Offers 3 Separate Switched Video
Filters.  TTL control Signal Switches 30 MHz, 3 MHz, or
300 KHz Video Bandwidth
Filters Giving TSS of -42 dBm, -46 dBm, and -50 dBm. 
Selecting Video Filters Does
not Affect the -40 dBm to 0 dBm Dynamic Logging Range Which
has a Linearity Error
of ±0.5 dB, Frequency Flatness From 0.5 to 18 GHz of ±1.0 dB,
and Temperature
Stability (-54
to +85ºC)

±1.0 dB.


 Frequency Range

0.5 – 18 GHz

 Frequency Flatness

±1.0 dB Maximum

 Logging Range

-40 to 0 dBm Minimum

 Useful Range

-40 to +5 dBm

 Log Linearity Error

±0.5 dB Maximum

 Log Slope

50 mV/dB

 Log Slope Accuracy

±4% of Average Slope

 Temperature Stability

±1.0 dB Maximum (54ºC
to +85


Video Bandwidth 1 (30 MHz):
-42 dBm Minimum
Video Bandwidth 2 (3 MHz): -46 dBm Minimum
Video Bandwidth 3 (0.3 MHz): -50 dBm Minimum

 Pulse Response

50 nS to CW (Video Bandwidth 1)

 Rise Time

20 nS Maximum (Video Bandwidth 1)

 Settling Time

45 nS Maximum (Video Bandwidth 1)

 Recovery Time

150 nS Typical, 300 nS Maximum (Video Bandwidth 1)

 Video Output Range

0 to 2.5 Volts

 Video Offset

100 mV Maximum


3:1 Maximum

 Maximum RF Input

+15 dBm

 Video Load

50 Ohm Minimum

 DC Power (No Load)

+V: 9 to 15V @ 100 mA Maximum
– V: 9 to 15V @ 100 mA Maximum


3.2″ X 1.5″ X 0.5″


Available Options:


0.2 to 20 GHz RF Frequency Range


Alternative Log Slopes, As Desired


Alternative Video Bandwidths, As Desired


High RF CW/Peak Power Protection


Other Video Loads


Extended Dynamic Range

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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