Model: PLVA-218-50         


PMI Model No. PLVA-218-50 is a 50dB Detector Log Video Amplifier designed to operate over the 2.0 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 Data


Frequency Range 2.0 to 18.0GHz
Frequency Flatness @ -23dBm ±1.0 dB max
Logging Range -40dBm to +0dBm min
Useful Range -40 to +5dBm
Log Linearity ±0.75dB max (-40dBm to 0 dBm)
Log Slope 50 mV/dB
Output Level Stability ±4% of Average Slope
Pulse Response 50ns to CW
Rise Time 20ns max (At TSS to +10dB)
TSS -42dBm min
VSWR 2.0:1 max
Video Load 100 Ohms
DC Power (No Load +15V @ 95mA max
-15V @ 60mA max
Size 2.20" x 1.50" x 0.40"
Finish Gold Plated

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