A new, enhanced design, an increased frequency range, and sensors with a measuring bandwidth of up to 30MHz are all features of Rohde & Schwarz’s new R&S NRPxxP series. The three-model family includes a new top model for 50MHz to 50GHz, as well as frequency ranges from 50MHz to 40GHz and 50MHz to 18GHz. The sensors are designed to be portable and small enough for easy placement near to the DUT. The interface makes the sensors an effective tool for installation, maintenance, or monitoring applications and simplifies test system integration since it uses ordinary USB hardware and a test and measurement class driver for remote operation without a separate base unit. The expanded frequency range of up to 50GHz includes all commercially viable 5G FR2 frequencies as well as the full Q band used in satellite communications, terrestrial microwave communications, radio astronomy investigations, and defence communications.
When measuring the strength of pulsed signals, the enhanced family may monitor pulses as brief as 50 nanoseconds. Time-consuming marker adjustments are eliminated by the automated pulse analysis. Sensors can estimate the likelihood of above-average power levels by sampling a million points within 25 milliseconds using the complementary cumulative distribution function. Additionally, timed trigger measures or burst detection triggers provide users the most operational freedom. The sensors can be connected to an R&S NRX power metre, specific signal generators and analyzers, a computer running the R&S NRPV virtual power metre, a mobile device running the R&S Power Viewer mobile, or any of these.