BOONTON PMX40 40GHZ RF POWER METER FOR USB-CONNECTED RF POWER SENSORS

The PMX40’s intuitive, multi-touch display provides a standalone solution for capturing, displaying, and analyzing peak and average RF power in both the time and statistical domains for up to four RF channels.

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the Boonton PMX40 40GHz RF Power Meter which combines the utility of traditional benchtop instrument, the flexibility and performance of modern USB RF power sensors, and the simplicity of a multi-touch display. It utilizes the excellent performance and capabilities of the external Boonton RTP and CPS families of USB RF power sensors which offer 3ns rise times and 195 MHz of video bandwidth. They can make accurate measurements virtually independently of signal modulation bandwidth. Up to four USB sensors can be connected for multi-channel power measurements.  Independent or synchronized multi-channel measurements of CW, modulated, and pulsed signals provide great flexibility in a benchtop unit without the need for PC control. This makes it ideal for use in ATE/rack-mount setups.

The PMX40’s intuitive, multi-touch display enables fast configuration of the sensors, as well as easy access to measurement and analysis tools, providing a standalone solution for capturing, displaying, and analyzing peak and average RF power in both the time and statistical domains. The meter also incorporates a test source to verify sensor operation.

For simple, intuitive measurements of repetitive waveforms, the PMX40 Continuous Mode of operation provides a numeric display of average, maximum and minimum signal powers. Analysis of fast-rising single pulses or pulses with short pulse repetition intervals (PRIs) requires an instrument with sophisticated trigger and data acquisition capability; with Pulsed Mode, more than 16 pulse parameters can be measured. In Statistical Mode, the PMX40 plots the Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function (CCDF). The CCDF plot shows the rate of occurrence of a specific crest factor for signals, such as those used in 5G, 4G/LTE, and Wi-Fi applications.

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