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.


SDLVAC-0120-70 and SLVAC-06135

Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier operates over the 0.1 to 2.0 GHz range. This unit has a dynamic range of 65 to 70 dB a TSS of -67 dBm and a nominal video bandwidth of 20 MHz. Furthermore this unit is 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. This unit offers typical fast rise time <20 nS rapid fall time <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 the -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 25nS and maximum recovery times are less than 30 nS. Recovery times at lower power are faster. Sizes available are 0.75 x 0.75 x 0.135 or any other customized configuration desired. Connectorized versions are available as Model No: SDLVA-0120-70 and SLVA-06135.


  Frequency Range (SDLVAC-0120-70) 0.1 GHz to 2.0 GHz (Useful Range to 2.5 GHz)
  Frequency Range (SLVAC-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 (1.5:1 TYP)
  Tangential Sensitivity -65 dBm Minimum (-70 dBm TYP)
  Limited IF Output -14 dBm Minimum
  Maximum RF Input +10 dBm
  Log Video Output Coupling DC
  Log Video Max. Output Voltage 2.7 v
  Log Video Output Rise Time 25 nS
  Log Video Output Fall Time 30 nS
  Log Video Output Settling Time 40 nS
  Log Video Output DC Offset 0.1V Nominal
  Log Video Output Slope 25 mV/dB
  Log Video Output Slope Variation w/ Frequency +/- 0.5 mV/dB
  Log Video Output Slope Variation w/ Temperature +/-1mV Maximum
  Log Video Propogation Delay 10 nS
  Log Video Load 100 ohm +/-10%
  DC Power Plus +7V to +18V @ 50 mA (No Video Load)
  DC Power Minus -7V to -18V @ 190 mA
  Size 0.75 " x 0.75 " x 0.135"


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 off set
  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 SDLVAC-0120-70 and SLVAC-06135


Product Feature:

Product Feature on SDLVAC-0120-70 and SLVAC-06135


Test Report:

Test Report on SDLVAC-0120-70


Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP):

Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) on Standard SDLVA Chip


Further Information:

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