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Rohde & Schwarz Introduces Two-Path Diode Power Sensors for Cost-Effective Power Measurements in Production

November 15, 2011
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To reduce turnaround times and increase productivity, power measurements in production must be precise and fast. The new R&S NRP-Z211 and NRP-Z221 two-path diode power sensors from Rohde & Schwarz offer high measurement speed and accuracy for a price-sensitive market.

Munich, November 15, 2011 — The two new models from Rohde & Schwarz, the R&S NRP-Z211 (up to 8 GHz) and R&S NRP-Z221 (up to 18 GHz), round out the company's portfolio of multipath diode power sensors in the lower price segment. Power measurements over a dynamic range of 80 dB (-60 dBm to +20 dBm) are now possible for both CW and modulated signals. The noise component is two times less than that of comparable solutions on the market. As a result, measurement speed is increased by a factor of four.

The sensors are based on the proven and patented multipath technology from Rohde & Schwarz. The overlapping diode paths are measured in parallel. They are weighted in the transition range to ensure a smooth transition between measurement paths and eliminate differential nonlinearity. In addition, the user does not have to switch paths, since both diode paths are measured in parallel. This increases measurement accuracy and reduces measurement times.

The new power sensors can be operated on the R&S NRP2 base unit and on virtually all signal generators, spectrum analyzers and network analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz. Moreover, in combination with the R&S NRP-Z4 USB adapter, the sensors can be used directly with a PC.

The R&S NRP-Z211/-Z221 two-path diode power sensors are now available from Rohde & Schwarz.

For more information visit the company's website by clicking the link below our logo on this page.

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