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Model: PLVA-218-50-518

PMI Model No. PLVA-218-50-518 is a 50 dB DLVA designed to operate between the 5.0 to 18.l0 GHz frequency range.  It employs planar diode detectors and integrated video circuitry for high speed performance and outstanding reliability.  itis of superior construction using state of the art MIC/MMIC technology.

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Product Feature



Frequency 5.0 to 18.0 GHz
Frequency Flatness ±1.0 dB max.
Tangential Signal Sensitivity -40 dBm min.
DLVA Type DC Coupled
Logging Range -40 dBm to 0 dBm
Log Linearity
(Over -40 to 0 dBm)
±1.0 dB max. (Over Temp. Range)
Log Slope 50 mV/ dB min.
Log Slope Accuracy ±10% max. over frequency and temperature
Pulse Response Time 50 ns to CW
Rise Time 20 ns max.
Settling Time 45 ns max.
Recovery Time 300 ns max.
VSWR 3.0:1 max.
Max. CW Input without damage +15 dBm CW
Video Output Level 0 to 2.2 Volts (50 Ohms min. load)
DC Power +15 V to +12 V
-15 V to -12 V
  RF Input SMA (F)
  Video Output SMA (F)
  DC Power Solder Pins
Finish Gold Plated
Size 2.2" x 1.5" x 0.4"
Operating Temperature -40 ºC to +85 ºC

Environmental Ratings:

Altitude MIL-810F, Method 500.4 Prodedure II
High Temperature - Storage/Operating 35 ºC to 85 ºC
Low Temperature - Storage MIL-810F, Method 502.4 Procedure I
Low Temerature - Operating MIL-810F, Method 502.4 Procedure II
Thermal Shock MIL-810F, Method 503.4
Rain-Drip Test MIL-810F, Method 506.4 Procedure II
Humidity MIL-810F, Method 507.4 Procedure III
Fungus (Mold Growth) MIL-810F, Method 508.5
Salt Fog MIL-810F, Method 509.4

Acceleration - Functional

MIL-810F, Method 513.5 Procedure I & II
Acceleration - Structural MIL-810F, Method 513.5 Procedure I & II
Random Vibration - Flight Envelope MIL-810F, Method 514.5 Procedure I
Sinusodial Vibration - Flight Envelope MIL-810F, Method 514.5 Procedure I
Shock - Functional (Shock Pulse Test) MIL-810F, Method 516.5 Procedure I
Transit Drop MIL-810F, Method 516.5 Procedure IV
Bench Handling MIL-810F, Method 516.5 Procedure IV
Arrestor Landing MIL-810F, Method 516.5 Procedure VIII
Combined Temp., Humidity, & Altitude (Cath) MIL-810F, Method 520.2 Procedure III
Gun Fire Vibration MIL-810F, Method 519.5
Solar Radiation (Actinic Effect) MIL-810F, Method 505.4 Procedure II
Blowing Rain MIL-810F, Method 506.4 Procedure I
Sand & Dust MIL-810F, Method 510.4 Procedure I & II
Fluid Contamination MIL-810F, Method 504.1
Icing/Freezing Rain MIL-810F, Method 521.2 Procedure I