Improving Power Measurements of Pulsed RF Signals using USB Peak Power Sensor

  • Webinar Date

    November 04, 2020

  • Webinar Time

    10:00 AM Atlantic Time (Canada)

Webinar Overview

As bursty and pulsed RF and microwave signals are now commonplace in technologies such as WiFi and radar, respectively, having the ability to properly characterize the building blocks of the transmitters, especially amplifiers, under pulsed or bursty conditions is crucial to ensuring proper function of the end-product.

Anritsu MA244400A Peak Power Sensors address challenges faced by design engineers analyzing pulsed or bursted signals enabling higher quality products by better characterized waveforms and reduced cost of test.

This webinar will highlight how testing pulsed or bursty signals can be improved by using Anritsu’s industry leading MA24400A USB Peak Power Sensors series’ unique capabilities.

We will also outline approaches which reduce testing costs compared to traditional techniques; like measuring the compression point (P1dB, P3dB) of power amplifiers by comparing crest factors. Or a statistical approach using Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function (CCDF) plots to optimize the Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR) of amplifiers.

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2020 at 10:00 AM Atlantic Time (Canada)


  • Power sensor key attributes for making accurate measurements of pulsed/bursty signals.
  • Better understand how power sensors work.
  • What to be aware of before drawing conclusions based on measurement results.
  • Measure how the power profile of a pulsed signal changes over a prolonged time period.
  • Different approach to characterizing amplifiers, e.g. compression point.

Johan Wallblad

Field Application Engineer
Johan is a Field Application Engineer and supports Anritsu’s complete RF&uW product portfolio. He owns a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering and has 15 years of RF experience, from R&D to Field Applications.


  • Country: United States
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