New models of USB thermocouple power sensors

February 24th, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


Agilent-079-03-2014Agilent Technologies recently announced the addition of two new models to its U8480 series of USB thermocouple power sensors. This series now comes with improved specifications, including an expanded frequency range to 67 GHz and a measurement speed of 900 readings/second. The U8480 series’ real-time measurement uncertainty feature, described as the first of its kind in the industry, and is said to significantly reduce overall test time by removing the need for time-consuming manual measurement uncertainty (MU) calculations. Users can now compute MU in real time and at any given point. The feature also allows them to display power measurements and their MU simultaneously, simplifying test measurement and increasing test accuracy. The U8480 series provides accuracy and repeatability with thermocouple sensing technology and a power linearity of less than 0,8%. The new S-parameter and gamma correction functions further improve measurement accuracy by correcting the mismatch errors caused by inserted components between the device-under-test and the power sensor, making the U8480 Series suitable for applications such as test system or instrument calibration.

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