USB RF Power Sensors

  • True RMS power sensors covering 10 MHz to 18 GHz
  • Wide dynamic range available: -60 dBm to +20 dBm
  • 1000 readings/s continuous
  • 10,000 readings/s buffer
  • Scope and time-slot mode support available
  • Full-featured Soft Front Panel and LabVIEW API

NI USB RF power sensors offer an 80 dB dynamic range from -60 dBm up to +20 dBm over frequency ranges as wide as 10 MHz to 18 GHz.

With several options for scope and time-slot modes, you can measure burst waveforms such as WiFi and LTE as well as multislot waveforms such as GSM and EDGE. When taking large measurements, the overhead can be greatly reduced by accumulating measurements in the power meter’s buffer.

The power meters are self contained in a small form factor similar to the size of a typical power head with calibration constants, including linearity and temperature corrections stored directly on the device.

Because these devices draw only 100 mA to 150 mA from a USB connection, they work well for mobile applications or as additions to automated test applications, so they free up valuable rack space without sacrificing performance.