Bird Technologies Group has extended its range of Wideband Power Sensors (WPS) by five new models. The sensor range, which is expected to find use in the design, installation and maintenance of radio frequency systems, is available in the UK and throughout Europe from distributor, Aspen Electronics.
Applications will be in systems including analogue and digital cellular, 3G, 4G, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, Tetra, APCO/P25, WiMAX and WLAN, CDMA, TDMA and WCDMA, as well as in specialised systems used in the transportation, tactical military, radar, avionics, marine, LMR, broadcast, paging, public safety, telematics and utilities sectors.
The range has been manufactured using the company’s ‘Thruline’ design concept, coupled with the latest advances in digital signal processing technology.
The five new models cover a frequency range from 25MHz to 4GHz and a power measurement range from 25mW to 500W average power. Models include the 5012A with a frequency range of 350MHz to 4GHz and a power range of 150mW to 150W average, 400W peak; and the 5018 with a frequency range of 150MHz to 4GHz and a power range of 25mW to 25W average, 60W peak.
In addition, the devices feature all major components required for power measurement included in one module: a high power, low loss, high directivity coupler; two high accuracy detectors (one each for forward and reflected power measurements), plus digital processing circuitry for connection to a PC for capturing and storing readings, via a USB interface.
Measurements performed include true average power, peak power and duty cycle. Calculations performed include VSWR, return loss, reflection coefficient, crest factor, average burst power and CCDF.
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