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.


PMI MODEL NUMBER: SDLVA-0120-70 and SLVA-06135

PMI Model No.: SDLVA-0120-70 and SLVA-06135 are Successive Detection Video Log Amplifiers (SDLVA)
that operates over the 0.2 to 2.0 GHz Frequency Range (Useful Range from 0.1 to 2.5 GHz) and SLVA-06135 is Optimized over the 600 MHz to 1.35 GHz Frequency Range.  These units have a Dynamic Range of 65 to 70dB, a TSS of -67 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 Log Slope is 25 mV/dB and the Accuracy is less than 1.0 dB over hte -60 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 a commercially screened and characterized from -55C to +85C.  Sizes available are 3.75" x 1.50" x 0.50" or to any other customized configurations desired.


  Frequency Range (SDLVA-0120-70) 0.2 to 2.0 GHz (useable from 0.1 to 2.5 GHz)
  Frequency Range (SLVA-06135) 0.6 to 1.35 GHz
  Dynamic Range > 65dB
  Log Linearity 1.2dB MAX. (-60 dBm to 0 dBm), 0.8 dB TYP
  Log Linearity 1.5dB MAX. (-65dBm TO +5dBm) 1.2 dB TYP.
  Minimum Log Voltage -60 dBm (-65 dBm TYP)
  Maximum Log Voltage +5 dBm (+8 dBm TYP)
  VSWR Input 1.8:1 MAX., (1.5:1 TYP).
  Tangential Sensitivity -65 dBm Minimum (-70 dBm TYP)
  Limited IF Output -10 dBm
  Maximum RF Input Power +10 dBm
  Log Video Output Coupling DC
  Log Video Maximum Output Voltage 2.7 v
  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 Video Output Variation with Frequency 0.5 mV/dB (Over 80 MHz RF Bandwidth)
  Log Video Output Variation with Temperature 1mV Maximum
  Log Video Propagation Delay 10 ns Maximum, 7 nS Typical
  Log Video Load 100 ohms 10%
  DC Power (+V) +7 to +18 Volts @ 100 mA
(120 mA for Extended Dynamic Range)
  DC Power (-V) -7 to -18 Volts @ 190 mA
  Size 3.75 " x 1.50 " x 0.40"


Available Options:

  A01 Extended Dynamic Range -80 dBm to +5 dBm
  A02 Higher Limited IF Output
  A03 Alternate Log Slopes
  A04 External Adjust for Log Slope
  A05 External Adjust for Offset
  A06 High Power RF CW/PEAK Protection
  A07 Other Video Loads
  A08 Screened to MIL-STD-883


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 +100 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:

Outline Drawing of SDLVA-0120-70 and SLVA-06135


Product Feature:

Product Feature on SDLVA-0120-70 and SLVA-06135


Test Report:

Test Report on SDLVA-0120-70 and SLVA-06135





Test Report:

Test Report on SDLVA-0120-70


Test Data (11/13/04):

Test Data on SDLVA-0120-70


Press Release:

Press Release on SDLVA-0120-70





Test Report:

Test Report on SLVA-06135


Test Data (04/08/03):

Test Data on SLVA-06135


Press Release:

Press Release on SLVA-06135





Further Information:

Click here to view our short form page on our Successive Detection Log Video Amplifiers