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

Tel: 301-662-5019, Fax: 301-662-1731
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.



The Model SDLVA-0120-70 Options EADS, 100MV, 09103 is a Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier (SDLVA) operates over the 950 to 1250 MHz Range.  These units have a Dynamic Range of 65 to 70 dB, a TSS of -60 dBm and a Nominal Video bandwidth of 20 MHz.  Furthermore, these units are designed using cutting edge GaAs Technology which provides stunning performance and reliability in a compact package making it an optimum solution for high speed channelized receiver applications.  These units offer typical fast rise time of ≤20 nS, Rapid fall time of ≤25 nS as well as superior delay time of 8 nS.

The logging slope is 25 mV/dB and the accuracy is less than 1.0 dB over the -55 to 0 dBm power input range.  Dynamic Range can be extended to -65/+5 with log error of 1.5 dB.  Options are available with adjustable logging slope and DC offsets.

Guaranteed rise times are less than 25 nS and maximum recovery times are less than 30 nS.  Recovery times at lower power are faster.

The SDLVA-0120-70 SDLVA is commercially screened and characterized from -55 to +85C.  Sizes available are 3.75" x 1.50" x 0.50" or to any other customized configuration desired.


  Frequency Range 950 MHz to 1250 MHz
  Dynamic Range >65 dB
  Log Linearity 1.0 dB Maximum
  Minimum Logging Range -55 dBm (-55 dBm to 0 dBm)
  VSWR Input 2.5:1 Maximum (2.0:1 Typical)
  Tangential Sensitivity -60 dBm Typical
  Limited IF Output -10 dBm
  Maximum RF Input Power +10 dBm
  Log Video Output Coupling DC
  Log Video Max. Output Voltage 2.7 Volts
  Log Video Output Rise Time 25 nS Maximum
  Log Video Output Fall Time 30 nS Maximum
  Log Video Output Settling Time 40 nS Maximum
  Log Video Output DC Offset 0.1 V Nominal (Adjustable)
  Log Video Output Slope 25 mV/dB Nominal (Adjustable to 30 mV/dB)
  Log Slope Variation with Frequency 0.5 mV/dB (Over 80 MHz RF Bandwidth)
  Log Slope Variation with Temperature 1 mV Maximum
  Propagation Delay 10 nS Maximum, 7 nS Typical
  Video Load 100 Ohms 10%
  DC Power Supply

+15V @ 150 mA

-15V @ 250 mA

  Size 3.75" x 1.50" x 0.50"


Available Options:

Please contact the factory for additional options.


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:

Click here to see an outline drawing of SDLVA-0120-70 Options EADS, 100MV, 09103


Product Feature:

Product Feature on SDLVA-0120-70 Options EADS, 100MV, 09103


Test Data (06/29/02):

Test Data on SDLVA-0120-70 Options EADS, 100MV, 09103


More Test Data (01/28/04):
More Test Data on SDLVA-0120-70 Options EADS, 100MV, 09103


Press Release:

Press Release on SDLVA-0120-70 Options EADS, 100MV, 09103


Further Information:

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