Model: PLVA-218-50-9G10G        


PMI Model PLVA-218-50-9G10G is a 50dB Detector Log Video Amplifier designed to operate over the 2.0 to 18.0GHz frequency range, but is optimized for the 9.0 to 10.0GHz 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


Frequency Range 9.0 to 10.0GHz
Frequency Flatness ±1.0 dB
Logging Range -40dBm to +0dBm (Useful Range up to +5dBm)
Log Linearity ±0.5dB max.
Log Slope 50mV/dB
Log Slope Accuracy ±4% of Average Slope
Temperature Stability ±1.0dB max. (-54C to +85C)
Pulse Range 50nsec to CW
Rise Time 20nsec max.
Settling Time 45nsec max.
Recovery Time 150nsec typ., 300nsec max.
TSS -42dBm min.
Input Power +15dBm CW max.
VSWR 3.0:1 max.
Video Output Level 0 to 2.5V (50 Ohms minimum load)
DC Voltage +15V @ 75mA and -15V @ 75mA
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