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Boonton Introduces 59318 RF Peak Power Sensor

June 12, 2009
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Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group Co., introduced a new, very fast 59318 Peak Power Sensor that is optimized for Boonton’s 4540 and 4500B Peak Power Meter product lines.


Wireless communication and aerospace technology is getting increasingly complex. Highly dynamic signals with noise like signal characteristics, fast switching carriers, as well as pulsed signals need to be measured and analyzed. Developers and engineers need measurement tools that allow them to tackle such intricate waveforms. Boonton proudly announces a new RF Power Sensor that fulfills these requirements – the 59318. The dynamic input power ranges from -24 to +20 dBm in Peak mode and -34 to +20 dBm in CW mode, with input frequencies of up to 18 GHz. With its very fast rise time of <10 ns and a bandwidth of 50 MHz, the new 59318 can handle the most difficult signal forms. Due to its high speed the sensor is likewise ideal for statistical measurements. These are utilized if signals show noise like characteristics; hence do not support conventional trigger methods. The 59318 is extraordinary fast but also able to handle very low frequencies, starting already as low as 50 MHz. Frequency range is dependent upon which bandwidth the sensor is set to; it ranges from 0.5 to 18 GHz in high bandwidth mode and from 50 MHz to 18 GHz in low bandwidth mode. All 59310 sensors are equipped with an N (m) connector.

“Boonton customers expect high quality, combined with state-of-the-art test equipment allowing them to solve their measurement problems. In wireless technology, that translates to reliably measuring very complex signal forms, at very high accuracy – and our new Boonton 59318 Power Sensor delivers,”, said Wolfgang Damm, Product Management Director of the Wireless Telecom Group. “Not only is this sensor built with the latest technology, it offers an outstanding value at a very affordable price.

With the new 59318 customers now have an ever wider range of Boonton RF Power Sensors to choose from, allowing them to utilize sensors that are optimized for their specific measurement requirements. In combination with Boonton’s 4540 and 4500B RF power meters, the new 59318 RF Power sensor is ideal for communications, wireless and aerospace applications. The 59318 is offered for just $2395; orders are accepted immediately.

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