Model: PLVA-500M18G-50

 

PMI Model PLVA-500M18G-50 is a 50 dB Detector Log Video Amplifier designed to operate over the 500 MHz to 18.0 GHz frequency range.  This model 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.  The log slope of this DLVA is 50 mV/dB and has a log linearity error of less than ±0.5 dB.  The logging range is -40 to +5 dBm with a maximum rise time of 20 ns, maximum settling time of 45nsec and a recovery time of 150 ns typical.  The unit is offered in a small, compact housing that measures only 2.2" x 1.5" x 0.4"


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Specifications:

Frequency Range 0.5 to 18.0 GHz
Frequency Flatness ±1.0 dB Max. - Measured ±0.6 dB
Logging Range -40 dBm to +0 dBm (Useful Range up to +5 dBm)
Log Linearity Error

±0.5 dB Max. (+25 °C), ±1.0 dB Average (-54 °C to +85°C)

- Measured ± 0.8 @ -54 °C to +85 °C

Log Slope 50 mV/dB - Measured 50.1 mV/dB
Log Slope Accuracy ±4 % of Average Slope
Temperature Stability ±1.0 dB max. (-54 °C to +85 °C) - Measured ± 0.9 dB
Pulse Range 50 ns to CW
Rise Time 20 ns max. - Measured 16.5 ns
Settling Time 45 ns max. - Measured 35 ns
Recovery Time 150 ns typ., 300 ns max. - Measured 200 ns
TSS -42 dBm min. - Measured -43 dBm
Input Power +15 dBm CW max.
VSWR 3.0:1 max. - Measured 2.8:1
Video Output Level 0 to 2.5 V (50 Ohms minimum load)
DC Voltage +12 V @ 75 mA and -12 V @ 75 mA
Size 2.20" x 1.50" x 0.40"
Finish Gold Plated

Environmental Ratings:

Temperature:  -54 ºC 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