Agilent Technologies Inc. released the Agilent U2020 X-series, which it claims incorporates the world's fastest USB power sensors. With the peak and average power measurement capabilities of a power meter, these high-performance sensors were designed to be compact and allow engineers to test devices faster and with greater efficiency and accuracy.
Frequency range of 50 MHz to 40 GHz
Dynamic range of -30 to +20 dBm (peak/gated) -35 to +20 dBm (average)
30 MHz video bandwidth
Single shot real time capture at 80 Msample/s per second
Internal zeroing & calibration
Measurement speed of > 3500 readings/second (free run/fast buffer mode
Agilent's U2020 X-series sensors also come with built-in trigger functions that allow triggering of small signals close to the signal noise floor. The trigger-out port enables users to perform data logging while the video-output feature allows the use of the USB sensors with an oscilloscope as an alternative method to display pulse signals and measure pulse parameters.
Applications include: manufacturing lines and field applications such as base-station maintenance.
U.S. Pricing and Additional Information
The U2020 X-series USB peak and average power sensors are now available worldwide. The U2021XA (50 MHz to 18 GHz) and U2022XA (50 MHz to 40 GHz) are priced at $6,700 and $7,100, respectively.
More information: Product web page.