DLVA Scours 7 To 18 GHz

Jan. 31, 2014
This DLVA offers a wide dynamic range from 7 to 18 GHz.

Model GMDA-D1003 is a detector log video amplifier (DLVA) for use from 7 to 18 GHz. It can detect signals across a level range from -70 to +5 dBm, with tangential signal sensitivity (TSS) of -75 dBm. The amplifier features a log slope of 25 mV/dB and nominal video bandwidth of 12 MHz. Based on GaAs technology, it achieves 30-ns maximum video rise time with 1-μs maximum recovery time and 30-ns maximum throughput time. The DLVA, which handles temperatures from -25 to +85°C, measures 2.9 × 3.0 × 0.5 in. It draws a maximum of 300 mA current at +12 VDC and 150 mA at -12 VDC.

Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc., 4921 Robert J. Mathews Pkwy., Ste. 1, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762; (916) 542-1401, FAX: (301) 662-1731.

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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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