LadyBug Technologies Introduces True RMS Waveguide Power Sensor from 50 to 75 GHz

LadyBug Technologies Introduces True RMS Waveguide Power Sensor from 50 to 75 GHz

LadyBug Technologies, a provider of microwave test instrumentation solutions, has introduced a new true RMS power sensor - the LB5975W - that operates from 50 to 75 GHz. The LB5975W is a high-accuracy true-RMS power sensor for general-purpose use. The sensor utilizes a highly accurate, thermally stabilized, two-path, RMS responding, square law diode detection scheme. The sensor makes accurate measurements on any signal regardless of its modulation bandwidth.

The sensor’s patented thermally stable technology means that measurements do not drift and user zeroing & calibration before use are eliminated. Measurement interruption due to automatic calibration is also eliminated bolstering the performance and reliability of ATE systems. Unlike other sensors, it is not necessary to disconnect the source to zero this sensor.

LadyBug’s PMA-12 Power Meter Software is included with the LB5975W. It features a complete set of options for programmatic access and embedded applications. USB HID and USBTMC interfaces offer platform-independent connectivity to most computers. The sensor utilizes standard SCPI commands and is compatible with competitive VISA IO libraries. Additionally, the sensor's Persona capability allows emulation and compatibility with various VNA’s, Spectrum Analyzers, Sources and ATE systems written for other sensors.

The LB5975W sensor includes a rich set of triggering capabilities such as level-controlled internal triggering, external triggering, delays, hold-off, etc.

Highlights of LB5975W

  • Converge from 50 GHz to 75 GHz
  • Accurate power measurements on any modulated signal
  • Dynamic Range: -50 dBm to +18 dBm
  • Just Measure – Patented NoZero NoCal before using technology
  • A variety of options such as triggering, security & analog outputs
  • Includes internal and external triggering
  • Compatible with U2000
  • WR-15 Waveguide Size for input signals
  • SPI and I2C interfaces for ATE, direct control & embedded applications
  • USBTMC, USB HID IVI foundation & SCPI command set
  • SCPI command set through all three interfaces
  • Extensive internal memory for trace and long-term logging
  • Real-time clock and backup

The sensor is useful for research & development, manufacturing & service applications including radarsatellite, telecommunications, 802.11 testing, etc. Click here to learn more about LB5975W from LadyBug Technologies.

Publisher: everything RF