Strengthening its reputation as a leader in RF peak power measurement, Boonton has introduced its next-generation peak power analyzer, the 4500C. Designed to capture, display, analyze and characterize RF and microwave power in both time and statistical domains, the 4500C is well-suited for design, verification and troubleshooting pulsed and noise-like signals used in commercial and military applications such as radar, electronic warfare (EW) and wireless communications.
Incorporating Boonton’s unique Real-Time Power Processing™ to minimize the likelihood of missing pulses or intermittent events, the 4500C provides a wide variety of measurement functionality, including a best-in-class measurement range from −60 to +20 dBm, less than 5 ns RF channel rise time, 100 ps time resolution, 5 ns minimum pulse width, 50 MHz maximum pulse repetition frequency and 10 hour maximum viewing range. The 4500C has ultra-fast trace acquisition and refresh rates, unique trigger functionality—automatic peak-to-peak, delay-by-time and delay-by-event triggering—and powerful statistical analysis.
The 4500C is the next-generation of peak power analyzers in Boonton’s 4500 series product line, and is a drop-in, code-compatible replacement to the 4500B. It has the same front panel controls and graphical user interface, eliminating the need to change any test procedures written for the 4500B. This compatibility enables Boonton customers to move to the new 4500C with virtually no down time.
With the 4500C, Boonton builds on its leadership in high performance RF and microwave test equipment for radar, avionics, EW, satellite and wireless communications and EMI/EMC applications. For more than 70 years, Boonton’s products, which are designed and manufactured in the U.S., have enabled RF power measurement and signal analysis for product design, production, maintenance and system integration.