RF power meters measure RF power in time and statistical domains over a frequency range of 100 MHz to 40 GHz. Power meters are made up of the meter that displays the power reading and the sensor head that connects to both the meter and the device under test (DUT). When selecting a power meter, the user must ensure they are matching the RF signals and modulation types.
RF power sensors perform power measurement and analysis in conjunction with other test equipment, such as RF power meters and spectrum analyzers. There are multiple modulations available for power sensors, and users must choose which applies to their test requirements. Modulations allow engineers to measure a variety of characteristics ranging from average, peak, continuous wave (CW), and pulse waveforms. It is essential that power sensors are selected based on the required frequency range and dynamic range, in addition to the modulation format.
RF power meters and sensors are essential to a variety of industries including auto manufacturing, aerospace, defense, and consumer. These industries rely on power specifications for the design of RF components and contribute to the performance of roughly all devices that generate microwaves.
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