The MA24118A power sensor is designed to provide accurate average power measurements from 10 MHz to 18 GHz over 60 dB of dynamic range. The sensor employs a “dual path” architecture that provides (similar to thermal sensor) True-RMS measurements over the entire frequency and dynamic range, enabling users to make highly accurate average power measurements for CW, multi-tone, and digitally modulated signal up to 18 GHz.The sensors have internal and external triggering capability that facilitates individual slot power measurements of TDMA waveforms as well as burst power measurements of periodic and non-periodic waveforms.
The sensor can be controlled with a PC and via PowerXpert™, a free of charge software application. These sensors are also compatible with Anritsu Spectrum Master™, BTS Master™, VNA Master™, and MS271xB Economy Spectrum Analyzers. The sensor easily connects to the instrument via a USB A/micro-B cable. The High Accuracy Power Meter (Option 19) is a software option that enables the desired instrument to interface with the power sensor.