The new R&S NRP power sensors from Rohde & Schwarz represent
the latest in power measurement technology. They offer all the
functionality of conventional power meters, and more, within the small
housing of a power sensor. The USB interface on an R&S NRP sensor
enables operation with an R&S NRP power meter, or with a PC running
under either Microsoft®
, Mac OS X, or Linux.
R&SPower Viewer Plus is an easy-to-use, feature-packed software
package that offers capabilities beyond those of a regular power meter.
It simplifies measurement tasks, such as average-power, timeslot,
statistics and trace measurements. In addition, up to 16 sensors can be
utilized for measuring average power simultaneously.
Results, such as
the reflection coefficient or gain, can be computed from the measured
Particularly the capabilities for use with a desktop or laptop PC make an
R&S NRP sensor an ideal and cost-effective solution for lab testing or
for automated systems. The rugged design is suitable for use in the
field for performing such tasks as servicing antenna systems.
This manual describes the installation and use of the
Power Viewer Plus software.
This application is available free of charge
from the Rohde & Schwarz website. As a prerequisite it requires the
installation of the R&S®NRP Toolkit. This toolkit contains drivers and
small applications. It is also available free of charge from the
Rohde & Schwarz website.
To enable integration of the sensor into custom ATE systems, a
versatile and powerful VXI PnP driver is available for
, Mac OS X, and Linux-based systems. The new
R&S NRP power sensor family also supports SCPI remote control
commands via USB-TCM.