Morgan Hill, Calif.Anritsu Co. has developed microwave USB power sensors that provide accurate average power measurements from 10 MHz to 18 GHz over 60 dB of dynamic range.
The MA24108A/MA24118A USB power sensors employ a dual-path architecture to achieve True-RMS measurement similar to a thermal sensor over the entire frequency and dynamic range. They can measure CW, multi-tone, and digitally modulated signals used in commercial and aerospace/defense systems.
Both MA24108A/MA24118A sensors can either internally trigger or receive an external trigger signal, allowing them to conduct multi-slot and burst average power measurements of TDD waveforms, typically found in GSM, WiMAX, and TD-SCDMA signals.
The MA24108A/MA24118A do not require a separate module for triggering. They have built-in external trigger circuitry with an MCX connector interface to receive triggers from external stimuli. The power sensors incorporate a microcontroller, signal conditioning circuitry, ADC and power supply.
The MA24108A/MA24118A provide users with three modes of operationcontinuous average, scope, and time slot. All three modes can be accessed via PowerXpert or through remote programming commands. PowerXpert is Windows-based data analysis and control software developed by Anritsu.
Pricing: The MA24108A is $2,695 and the MA24118A costs $2,995.
Availability: Delivery is four weeks ARO.
Datasheets: MA24108A and MA24118A.