Power sensors are a specialty of Boonton Electronics, which has a significant presence in the RF power-measurement world. The company’s CPS2000 Series of true average connected power sensors was featured in an article last October titled, “Average Power Sensors Don’t Settle for Average Performance.” This article continues that theme by presenting a firsthand look at Boonton’s RTP5000 Series of real-time peak power sensors (Fig. 1). Boonton Electronics is a subsidiary of Wireless Telecom Group.
1. The RTP5000 sensors can perform 100,000 measurements per second.