Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc.
7311-G Grove Road Frederick, MD 21704 USA

Tel: 301-631-1579 Fax: 301-662-2029
ISO 9001:2000 Certified



Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc. is very proud to announce that effective December 17, 2003 PMI has become ISO 9001:2000 Certified for the following scope of registration: Research, Development, Custom Design and Manufacture of RF/ Microwave Components, Super Components and Subsystems, in the DC to 40 GHz Frequency Range.  Please click here to see PMI's ISO Certificate.



PMI Model Number LSP-0518-SK is an Analog Level, Scan and Pulse Modulation Module that is capable of exponential (linear in dB) Modulation, for rugged and high reliability applications using digital process techniques, that works from 0.5 to 18.0 GHz.


  Frequency Range 0.5 to 18.0 GHz
  Output P1 dB +12 dBm Minimum
  IP3 +22 dBm Minimum
  RF Input Power +14 dBm Maximum
+12 dBm Operational
  Harmonics at P1 dB -20.0 dBc Minimum
  Spurious Outputs -60 dBc Minimum
  VSWR (RF Input) 2.2:1 Maximum
  VSWR (RF Output) 2.2:1 Maximum
  Level Set (Power Attenuation) 70 dB Range
  Scan Modulation (Attenuation) 70 dB Range
  Combined Attenuation 100 dB Minimum
  Scan and Level Bandwidth 10 kHz
  Scan Pulse Response (Settling) 50 uS Maximum
  Scan Pulse Response (Rise/Fall) 15 uS Maximum
  Digital Processing Jitter 10 uS Maximum
  System Frequency Flatness 2 dB
  Attenuation Frequency Flatness 0-40 dB (2 dB)
40-60 dB (3 dB)
  Attenuation Linearity 1.5 dB
  Pulse Modulation Depth 60 dB Minimum
  RF Pulse Width Range 50 nS to CW
  RF Pulse (Rise Time 10-90%) 9 nS Maximum
  RF Pulse (Fall Time 90-10%) 9 nS Maximum
  RF Pulse Repetition Rate 10 MHz Maximum
  RF Pulse Distortion 0.3 dB Maximum
  Pulse / CW Differential 0.4 dB Maximum
  Pulse Width Fidelity 10 nS Maximum
  Sensitivity 6 dB/Volt
  Bias Voltages / Currents +15 vdc @ 1.5 Amps Maximum
-15 vdc @ 1.0 Amps Maximum
  Size 4.00" x 3.30" x 0.70"


Available Options:

  A01 Hermetically Sealed
  A02 Digital Control Modulation
  A03 10 dB/Volt Sensitivity
  052 Frequency Range 0.5 to 2.0 GHz
  218 Frequency Range 2.0 to 18.0 GHz
  412 Frequency Range 4.0 to 12.0 GHz
  618 Frequency Range 6.0 to 18.0 GHz
  1218 Frequency Range 12.0 to 18.0 GHz


Environmental Ratings:


Our standard environmental ratings are as follows, for specific requirements please contact us...
 Temperature:  -55 C to +85 C Operating
 -65 C to +125 C 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



Outline Drawing:

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Product Feature:

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Test Report:
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