SDLVA Captures Signals To 6 GHz

March 14, 2013
A miniature SDLVA provides fast pulse detection and processing with a 70-dB dynamic range from 0.25 to 6.0 GHz.

Successive-detection log-video amplifiers (SDLVAs) such as the model SDLVA-250M6G-CD-1 help process pulsed and continuous signals over a wide dynamic range. This particular unit operates from 0.25 to 6.0 GHz with a dynamic range from -70 to 0 dBm and ±2.5-dB worst-case logarithmic linearity. It features a fast rise time of 10 ns or less and recovery time of less than 60 ns. Supplied in a compact housing measuring just 3.2 x 1.8 x 0.4 in. with female SMA connectors, the SDLVA achieves typical tangential signal sensitivity (TSS) of -73 dBm and exhibits maximum VSWR of 2.0:1. It can handle input power levels as high as +17 dBm and draws nominal current of 350 mA at +15 VDC and 180 mA at -15 VDC. The amplifier, which is designed for operating temperatures from -40 to +70°C, meets the applicable requirements of MIL-STD-202F for humidty, shock, vibration, and altitude.

Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc., 7311-F Grove Rd., Frederick, MD 21704; (301) 662-5019, FAX: (301) 662-1731, e-mail: [email protected],

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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