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USB/Ethernet smart power sensors

23 June 2021 Test & Measurement

The Mini-Circuits PWR-8P-RC is a compact sensor-head that turns any PC into a high-performance power meter for peak and average measurements of CW and pulse-modulated signals. The sensor has an 80 dB input dynamic range and wide bandwidth, allowing measurement of RF power down to -60 dBm over 10 to 8000 MHz. The device has a sample rate of 500 000 samples per second and is capable of measuring pulses as short as 10 μs with duty cycles as low as 0,001%.

The USB HID interface is plug-and-play compatible, meaning no driver installation is required, while the additional Ethernet interface allows remote power measurements over a network. Full software support is provided, including a user-friendly GUI application for Windows and a full API with programming instructions for Windows and Linux environments (both 32-bit and 64-bit systems).

Typical applications for the PWR-8P-RC are pulse profiling and statistical signal analysis, radar characterisation for VHF, UHF, L/S/C bands, particle accelerator experimentation, signal level calibration in production test systems and power monitoring in remote installations/base-stations.

For more information contact Conical Technologies, +27 66 231 1900, minicircuits@conical.co.za, www.conical.co.za


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