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.



Miniature Successive Dectection Log Video Amplifier that operates over the 600 MHz to 1.35 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 0.395 x 0.280 x 0.09 or any other customized configuration desired. Connectorized versions are available as Model Nos: SDLVA-0120-70 and SLVA-06135.


  Frequency Range 0.6 to 1.35 GHz
  Dynamic Range > 65dB
  Log Linearity +/- 0.8 dB
  Log Linearity +/-1.2 dB
  Minimum Log Voltage -65 dBm
  Maximum Log Voltage +5 dBm
  VSWR Input 1.5:1
  Tangential Sensitivity -65 dBm
  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 Settling Time 30 nS
  Log Video Output DC Offset Externally Adjustable
  Log Video Output Slope 30 mV/dB
  Log Video Output Slope Variation w/ Frequency +/- 0.5 mV/dB
  Log Video Output Slope Variation w/ Temperature +/-1 mV
  Log Video Propogation Delay 7 nS
  Log Video Load 100 ohm
  DC Power Plus +5 v
  DC Power Minus -5V
  Size 0.395 " x 0.280 " x 0.090"


Available Options:

  A01 Extended Dynamic Range -80 dBm to +5 dBm
  A02 Higher Limited IF Output
  A03 Alternate log slopes
  A06 High power RF CW / PEAK Protection
  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 +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 SLVAC-06135M


Product Feature:
Click here to see the Product Feature on SLVAC-06135M


Test Report:
Test Data on 0.1 to 2.5 GHz DC-Coupled Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier


Effect of Slope and Offset Resistors on Hybrid MIC/MMIC SDLVA Performance:
Effect of Slope and Offset Resistors on Hybrid MIC/MMIC SDLVA Performance


Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP):

Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) on Standard SDLVA Chip


Further Information:

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