Tektronix, Inc. has introduced compact RF and microwave power sensors/meters that increase measurement speed, cover a wide frequency range, and provide extensive power measurements from basic average power to pulse profiling. The PSM RF Power Meter Series comes fully calibrated over their entire operating temperature range, eliminating the need for sensor zeroing and meter reference calibration.
The Tektronix PSM3000, PSM4000, and PSM5000 Series are compact USB power sensors/meters that can be used for a broad range of CW and pulse modulation measurements depending on the model selected. Included is Microsoft Windows-based power meter application software for controlling the meter, displaying readings and recording data. No separate meter mainframe is required. Tektronix PSM Series power sensors are rated at 2000 readings per second to reduce test times and provide dynamic power measurement information. A high-speed logging application delivers such data into a host PC for analysis.
The PSM Series products’ versatility results from a wide dynamic range (–60 dBm to +20 dBm) and frequencies ranging from 10 MHz up to 26.5 GHz. The sensors’ patented technique ensures stability and calibration over the entire temperature range as well as accuracy over varying ambient temperatures.
PSM3000 Series RF power meters provide true average power measurements independent of signal modulation and bandwidth. The PSM4000 Series delivers average power (CW) measurements and adds pulse and peak power measurements for gathering basic data on pulsed RF and microwave signals. PSM5000 Series power sensors/meters provide the same measurements as the PSM4000, and add pulse profiling capability for signal viewing and characterization in pulsed RF and microwave systems.
The Tektronix PSM Series RF power sensors/meters are available now worldwide and start at $2,590 US MSRP.