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USB Sensors Measure Real-Time Power to 6 GHz

Sept. 21, 2016
A pair of real-time, true-average USB power sensors makes measurements on pulsed and CW signals to 6 GHz.

Demonstrations of RF/microwave power measurements at the EDI CON 2016 Boonton booth were performed with a pair of new USB-based real-time, true-average power sensors, with models operating from 6 kHz to 6 GHz and 10 MHz to 6 GHz. The RTP4000 series of power sensors boasts a wide dynamic range, -60 to +20 dBm, with measurement speed of 100,000 measurements/s to meet the needs of the most demanding production test environments.

The true average power sensors can measure the power levels of pulsed, modulated, and continuous-wave (CW) signals, and feature a pulse profiling trace mode with 175-kHz video bandwidth. They are controlled with connection to a personal computer (PC) by means of intuitive measurement software. In fact, by connecting a number of the USB sensors to a single computer, synchronized multichannel power measurements can be performed.

To learn more about the USB real-time, true-average power sensors or to see them in action, visit Boonton at EDI CON Booth #712.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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