Peak Power Meters
Anritsu Company introduces the ML2490A series peak power meters, featuring good bandwidth and rise time to conduct pulse measurements on rapid rise time radar signals and complex new modulation techniques used in 4G applications and wireless systems such as WiMAX. In addition to rising edge pulse measurements, both power meters in the series can conduct CW measurements. The ML2490A power meters features 65 MHz bandwidth and, when used with Anritsu’s MA2411B pulse sensor, achieve a typical rise time of 8 ns. Resolution can be set as low as 1 ns on display times up to 200 ns. The dual-input ML2496A addresses the measurement challenges associated with designing and manufacturing modern amplifiers, where OFDM modulation requires power amplifiers to track the symbol power envelope precisely to keep the error rate low. Designers can use the ML2496A to optimize gain and output power of transmitters under pulsed or high crest factor conditions.