Choosing the right?RF power meters and spectrum analysers

The output power of an RF or microwave system is a key determinant of its performance. Two key instruments for making field power measurements are power sensors and spectrum analysers. There are many advantages and disadvantages that should be taken into consideration when choosing the right instrument for your organization and purpose.

One advantage of spectrum analysers over power meters is the ability to measure lower power signals. You’ll also have to balance factors such as frequency- and dynamic range, accuracy, portability, durability and warm-up time.

What is most important in your case?  


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The output power of an RF or microwave system is a key determinant of its performance. Two key instruments for making field power measurements are power sensors and spectrum analysers.

There are many advantages and disadvantages that should be taken into consideration when choosing the right instrument for your organization and purpose.

What is most important in your case?  


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