55 Series Wideband USB Power Sensor

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Abstract

Fast and Accurate RF Power Measurements
Boonton once again sets the standard for fast RF power measurements with the introduction of its 55 Series Wideband USB power sensors. Built with Boonton’s Real-Time Power Processing™ technology (patent pending), this new product line offers speed and accuracy never before seen in a USB form factor. The 55 Series sensors are ideal for manufacturing, design, research, and service in commercial and military applications such as telecommunications, avionics, RADAR, and medical systems. They are the instrument of choice for fast, accurate and highly reliable RF power measurements, equally suitable for product development, compliance testing, and site monitoring applications.

Features

  • Ultra-fast rise time: 3ns*
  • Time resolution: 100 ps
  • Continuous Sample rate: 100 Msamples / sec
  • Effective Sample Rate: 10 Gsamples / sec
  • Class leading Video Bandwidth: 195 MHz*
  • Statistical Measurements 100 Mpoints / sec
  • Trace acquisition speed: 100 k sweeps / sec
  • Real Time Power Processing™: No latency due to buffer processing by host PC
  • Internal RF or External TTL trigger, Master/Slave in/out connector
  • Synchronized multi-channel measurements
  • Removable, locking USB cable

* 55006 Video bandwidth tested by measuring peak-to-average on a twotone separation signal at +10dbm, frequency set at 1 GHz. Test limit set at 2dB roll off from the nominal 3dB peak-to-average flatness graph.

Applications

  • Crest Factor and Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR) measurements for Power Amplifiers and RF components
  • Telecommunication & Satellite signals: W-CDMA, QAM, OFDM, LTE-FDD and LTE-TDD
  • WiFi signals: 802.11ac and legacy 802.11 a/g/n/b
  • RF and Microwave pulse modulated power measurements: RADAR, MRI, Particle Accelerators
  • General purpose scalar measurements such as gain and return loss using modulated and pulsed signals as well as CW
  • Monitoring, Recording, ALC loops, transient phenomena
  • Ideal RF Power measurement tool for:
    • Research & Development
    • Manufacturing,
    • Quality Assurance
    • Field applications including installation, maintenance, service and monitoring
55 Series Wideband USB Power Sensor 55 Series Wideband USB Power Sensor
Specifications
55006
55318  55340  55518  55540 
RF Frequency Range
50 MHz to 6 GHz
50 MHz to18 GHz
50 MHz to 40 GHz  50 MHz to 18 GHz
50 MHz to 40 GHz 
Average Dynamic Range
-60 to +20 dBm
-34 to +20 dBm
-34 to +20 dBm
-50 to +20 dBm
-50 to +20 dBm 
Pulse Dynamic Range  -50 to +20 dBm
-24 to +20 dBm
-24 to +20 dBm
-40 to +20 dBm  -40 to +20 dBm 
Internal Trigger Range
-38 to +20 dBm
-10 to +20 dBm
-10 to +20 dBm
-27 to +20 dBm
-27 to +20 dBm
Rise time (fast/slow)
3 ns/<10 µs
5 ns/<10 µs
5 ns/<10 µs
<100 ns/<10 µs
<100 ns/<10 µs
Video Bandwidth
195 MHz/350 kHz
70 MHz/350 kHz
70 MHz/350 kHz
6 MHz/350 kHz
6 MHz/350 kHz
Single-shot Bandwidth
35 MHz
35 MHz  35 MHz  6 MHz
6 MHz 
RF Input
Type N, 50 ohm
Type N, 50 ohm  2.92 mm, 50 ohm
Type N, 50 ohm
2.92 mm, 50 ohm 
VSWR
1.25 (0.05 to 6 GHz)
1.15 (0.05 to 2.0 GHz)
1.28 (2.0 to 16 GHz)
1.34 (16 to 18 GHz)
1.25 (0.05 to 4.0GHz)
1.65 (4 to 38 GHz)
2.00 (38 to 40 GHz)
1.15 (0.5 to 2.0 GHz)
1.20 (2.0 to 6.0 GHz)
1.28 (6.0 to 16 GHz)
1.34 (16 to 18 GHz)
1.15 (0.05 to 2.0 GHz)
1.65 (4.0 to 38 GHz)
2.00 (38 to 40 GHz)
Series Specifications
Sampling Techniques
Real-time/Equivalent Time/Statistical Sampling 
Continuous sample rate
100 MHz
Effective sample rate
10 GHz
Time Resolution
100 ps
Statistical Analysis
Continuous or gated CCDF
Statistical Speed
100M points/sec
Trigger Sources
Internal or External TTL
External Trigger in/out
TTL in (slave) or out (master)
Minimum Trigger Width  10 ns
Maximum Trigger Frequency
50 MHz
Trigger Jitter
0.1 ns rms
Trace Acquisition Speed
100K sweeps/second
Measurement Speed
over USB
100K meas/sec (buffered mode)
800 meas/sec (continuous)
Trigger Modes
Auto, Normal, Single, Free run
Trigger Arming
Continuous, Trigger Holdoff,
Frame (gap) Holdoff
Remote Connectivity
USB 2.0, type B connector
Command Protocol
IVI-C and IVI-Com
Maximum Input Power
200mW avg, 1W for 1us peak
Size
(LxWxH) 145 x 43 x 43 (mm)
5.7 x 1.7 x 1.7 (inches)
Weight
363 grams/0.8 lbs.
Cable (with locking USB)
1.8 m / 6 ft
Power Consumption
2.5W max (USB high power device)
Operating Temperature
0 to 55°C
Storage Temperature
-40 to 70°C