The MA24106A power sensor is a USB power
sensor that eliminates the need of a traditional power meter. It is a highly
accurate, standalone instrument that communicates with a PC via USB. The power
measurement capability of MA24106A is intended to mimic that of a traditional
thermal (thermo-electric) power sensor with a wider dynamic range. Therefore,
it is ideal for measuring average power of CW, modulated RF waveforms such as
3G, 4G, OFDM, and multi-tone signals. It measures true RMS power regardless of the
type of the input signal. The presence of a micro-controller along with signal
conditioning circuitry, ADC, and power supply in the sensor makes it a complete
miniature power meter. The data display, acquisition occurs in the PC. The
Anritsu Power Meter application for personal computers running Microsoft
Windows™ can be used to control and operate the sensor. It is available
standard with the product. The MA24106A is compatible with the MS272xB,
MT8222A, MS202xA, MS203xA, and MS271xB instruments.
Presence of signal channel/analog signal
acquisition HW and on-board (frequency as well as temperature) corrections
eliminates the need for a reference calibration, simplifying the measurement
process and reduction of test time in production.
For customers who wish to self-calibrate and
who have access to an appropriately equipped calibration laboratory, please see
the MA24106A Product Brochure/Technical Data Sheet for more information on our
CalXpert™ software utility.