Model: PLVA-218-50-618        


PMI Model PLVA-218-50-618 is a 50dB Detector Log Video Amplifier designed to operate over the 2.0 to 18.0GHz frequency range, but is optimized for the 6.0 to 18.0GHz frequency range.  It employs planar diode detectors and integrated video circuitry for high speed performance and outstanding reliability.  It is of superior construction using state-of-the-art MIC/MMIC technology.

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Product Feature

Test Report
Unit Data







Frequency Range 6.0 to 18.0 GHz
Frequency Flatness ±1.0 dB - Measured ±0.8 dB
Logging Range -40 dBm to +0 dBm (Useful Range up to +5 dBm)
Log Linearity ±1.0 dB max. - Measured ±0.39 dB
Log Slope 50 mV/dB - Measured 50.6 mV/dB
Log Slope Accuracy ±4% of Average Slope
Temperature Stability ±1.0 dB max. (-54C to +85C)
Measured ±0.9 dB
Pulse Range 50 ns to CW
Rise Time 20 ns max. - Measured 10.4 ns
Settling Time 45 ns max. - Measured 31 ns
Recovery Time

150 ns typ., 300 ns max.

Measured 110 ns

TSS -40 dBm min. - Measured -42 dBm
Input Power +15 dBm CW max.
VSWR 3.0:1 max. - Measured 2.45:1
Video Output Level 0 to 2.5 V (50 Ohms minimum load)
DC Voltage

+15 V @ 75 mA - Measured 40 mA

-15 V @ 75 mA - Measured 40 mA

Size 2.20" x 1.50" x 0.40"

Environmental Ratings:

Temperature:  -54ºC to +85 ºC Operating
 -65 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:  MIL-STD-202F, Method 107D Cond. A