Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group company, introduces a new, very fast 59340 Peak Power Sensor for frequencies up to 40 GHz.

Wireless technology is getting increasingly demanding for test and measurement equipment. Highly dynamic signals, often with noise-like signal characteristics, fast switching carriers and pulsed signals, need to be analyzed accurately. Developers and engineers want reliable measurement tools to analyze such intricate waveforms. Boonton proudly announces the extension of the fast 593xx Peak Power Sensor family, the 59340. This RF Peak Power Sensor is optimized for Boonton’s high end Peak Power Meter series 4500B and 4540. It provides dynamic input power ranges from -24 to +20 dBm in peak mode and -34 to +20 dBm in CW mode. With frequencies of up to 40 GHz, its rise time of less than 10 ns and a bandwidth of up to 35 MHz, the new 59340 can even handle the most complex signal forms. Due to its high speed, the sensor is ideal for statistical measurements with high dynamic signal content. These measurements are utilized if signals show noise-like characteristics, and therefore do not support conventional trigger methods. The new 59340 sensor is extraordinarily fast, but may also handle very low frequencies, starting as low as 50 MHz. Frequency range is dependent upon which bandwidth the sensor is set to; it ranges from 0.5 to 40 GHz in high bandwidth mode and from 50 MHz to 40 GHz in low bandwidth mode. All 59340 sensors are equipped with a K (m) connector.

“Boonton’s customers expect high quality equipment, combined with state-of-the-art performance, allowing them to solve all their measurement problems. In wireless technology, that translates to reliably analyzing very complex signal forms, at very high accuracy. Our new Boonton 59340 Power Sensor delivers,” says Wolfgang Damm, Product Management Director of the Wireless Telecom Group. “Not only is this sensor built on the latest technology, it also offers an outstanding value at a very affordable price.”

With the new 59340 customers can now choose among a wider range of Boonton RF Power Sensors that are optimized for their specific measurement requirements. In combination with Boonton’s 4540 and 4500B RF power meters, the new 59340 RF power sensor is ideal for communications, wireless, aerospace and radar applications. The 59340 is introduced at a price of $2990; availability: immediately.