Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group Company, introduced a new, very fast 59318 Peak Power Sensor that is optimized for Boonton's 4540 and 4500B Peak Power Meter product lines at the MTT-S show last week. Wireless communication and aerospace technology is getting increasingly complex. Highly dynamic signals with noise like signal characteristics, fast switching carriers, as well as pulsed signals need to be measured and analyzed. Developers and engineers need measurement tools that allow them to tackle such intricate waveforms. Boonton's new RF Power Sensor, the 59318, fulfills these requirements. The dynamic input power ranges from -24 dBm to +20 dBm in Peak mo de and -34 dBm to +20 dBm in CW mode, with input frequencies of up to 18GHz. With its very fast rise time of <10 ns and a bandwidth of 50 MHz, the 59318 can handle the most difficult signal forms. Due to its high speed, the sensor is also suited for statistical measurements. These are utilized if signals show noise like characteristics; hence do not support conventional trigger methods. The 59318 is extraordinary fast but also able to handle very low frequencies, starting already as low as 50 MHz. Frequency range is dependent upon which bandwidth the sensor is set to; it ranges from 0.5 GHz to 18 GHz in high bandwidth mode and from 50 MHz to 18GHz in low bandwidth mode. All 59310 sensors are equipped with an N (m) connector.