The SDLVA-218-75-16MV-12DBM from Planar Monolithics Industries is a Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier (SDLVA) that operates from 2 to 18 GHz. The device has been designed by using cutting edge GaAs technology, which provides good performance and reliability across the entire bandwidth. It has a dynamic range of 75 dB, a log slope of -16 mV/dB, and a log range from -60 to +15 dBm. The SDLVA has a rise time of less than 10 ns, a recovery time of less than 50 ns, and a VSWR of under 2:1. It can handle up to +20 dBm of input power and requires +12/-12 V of DC power supply. The device is available in a module that measures 4.24 x 0.994 x 0.38 inches with SMA-female connectors.