Waveguide power sensor with flange connector

February 18th, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


agilent-078-03-14Agilent Technologies has announced the E8486A waveguide power sensor. Designed with a WR-12 flange connector, this sensor makes precise and accurate power measurements in the E-band spectrum of 60 to 90 GHz,  said to make it the ideal solution to meet the rapid demand in E-band telecommunication applications. The E8486A comes with an 80 dB dynamic range option, allowing the sensor to measure from -60 dBm to +20 dBm instead of the standard -30 dBm to +20 dBm range. With the expanded dynamic range, the E8486 continues to be highly accurate even when measuring low-level signals, making it possible to measure power at the receiver side of point-to-point transceiver modules in addition to the module’s output power. Like all Agilent waveguide power sensors, the E8486A offers high reliability and low loss. For easy calibration, it incorporates a 50 MHz calibration port to eliminate the uncertainties due to temperature changes and the variance in making measurements with different meter and sensor combinations. The E8486A also offers an SWR of 1,06; thereby minimising any measurement uncertainty caused by sensor and source mismatch for greater accuracy.

Contact Steve Alves, Concilium Technologies, Tel 012 678-9200, steve_alves@concilium.co.za

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