Rohde & Schwarz NRPxxP RF power measurement sensor family

The R&S NRPxxP RF power probes from Rohde & Schwarz can now measure up to 50 GHz

  • Rohde & Schwarz has added the R&S NRP50P to its family of stand-alone power probes.
  • This new model allows power levels from -60 dBm to +20 dBm to be measured over a frequency range from 50 MHz to 50 GHz.

The R&S NRPxxP family includes three models with frequency ranges from 50 MHz to 18 GHz, 50 MHz to 40 GHz, and 50 MHz to 50 GHz for the latest model.

The compactness and design of the R&S NRPxxP sensors have been optimized for convenient handling and installation near the device under test (DUT).

These sensors can be used, for example, in the installation, maintenance and monitoring of wireless communication systems or can be integrated into test systems.

These power sensors can be connected to an R&S NRX power meter, selected Rohde & Schwarz generators and signal analyzers, a PC with the R&S NRPV virtual power meter or a cell phone with the R&S Power Viewer mobile application. They can be remotely controlled via a standard USB interface and a TMC (test and measurement class) driver.

The extended frequency range up to 50 GHz covers the entire Q-band used in satellite communications, terrestrial microwave communications, radio astronomy, military communications and the 5G frequencies of the FR2 band.

The R&S NRPxxP series of probes can capture pulses as short as 50 nanoseconds during power measurements on pulsed signals. Automatic pulse analysis eliminates the need for time-consuming marker setting. The CCDF (complimentary cumulative distribution function) allows the sensors to calculate the probability of above-average power levels by sampling one million points in 25 milliseconds.

The sensors can also perform timed trigger measurements or burst detection triggers.