New Real-Time Peak USB Power Sensors with Zero Measurement Dead Time

Press Release Summary:

  • RTP5008 offers wide video bandwidth, fast rise times, fine time resolution, narrow minimum pulse widths, high pulse repetition rates and high measurement reading rates
  • Features 100ps time base resolution with an acquisition rate up to 100MSa/s, providing 50 points per division with a time base range as low as 5ns/div
  • Can measure, calculate and display sixteen common power and timing parameters including rise time, fall time, pulse average, overshoot and droop

Original Press Release:

Saelig Introduces Boonton 8GHz USB-connected Wi-Fi 6-ready RF Power Sensor

RTP5008 Real-Time Peak Power Sensor provides 165MHz video bandwidth, 4ns rise-time, and unique Real-Time Power Processing to deliver 100,000 RF measurements per second, with no gaps in signal acquisition, and zero measurement latency.

Fairport, NY: Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the Boonton RTP5008 Real-Time Peak USB Power Sensor, which uniquely enables characterization of Wi-Fi 6 devices in the newly allocated 6GHz band (5.925 to 7.125GHz). The RTP5008 offers industry-leading performance with wide video bandwidth, fast rise times, fine time resolution, narrow minimum pulse widths, high pulse repetition rates, and superior measurement reading rates. The RTP5008 has the capability to fully characterize Wi-FI 6 chipsets and modules at their highest level of performance, utilizing channel bandwidths up to 160 MHz in multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) configurations. Wi-Fi 6 is expected to offer faster data throughput, greater network efficiency, improved operation in dense or congested environments and extended battery life for client devices. With frequency coverage up to 8 GHz and video bandwidth of 165MHz, the RTP5008 provides powerful RF measurement capabilities needed for Wi-Fi 6 chipset or module work.

The RTP5008 features 100ps time base resolution with an acquisition rate up to 100MSa/s, providing 50 points per division with a time base range as low as 5ns/div, gathering useful waveform information often missed by other power analyzers. Pulse widths as narrow as 10ns can be captured and characterized with outstanding trigger stability (< 100psRMS jitter). Engineers can utilize multiple sensors sharing a common time base to measure MIMO transmissions over a virtually unlimited number of data packets. The RTP5008 can also be used with the Boonton PMX40 RF Power Meter to provide a standalone benchtop measurement experience.

This USB-connected RF power sensor incorporates Boonton's unique Real-Time Power Processing™ (RTPP) technology, which delivers measurements with no gaps in signal acquisition and zero measurement latency. RTPP is a unique parallel processing methodology that rapidly performs the multi-step process of RF power measurements. RTP5008 sensors can therefore capture, display, and measure every pulse, glitch, and detail with no gaps in data and zero latency. A Measurement Buffer Mode, working with Real Time Processing, allows users to collect and analyze measurements from a virtually unlimited number of consecutive pulses or events. Multiple parameters can be calculated and plotted (e.g. duty cycle, pulse repetition, pulse width variation, jitter, etc.). Anomalies such as dropouts can also be identified. This means that RTP5008 Peak Power Sensors provide fast, accurate, and reliable RF power sensing from 50MHz to 8GHz, with automatic pulse measurements. 

To simplify test procedures, the RTP5008 can measure, calculate, and display sixteen common power and timing parameters, including rise time, fall time, pulse average, overshoot, and droop. The freely provided Boonton Power Analyzer software package allows users to use the complementary cumulative distribution function (CCDF) to assess the probability of various crest factor values to gain further insight into DUT performance. The CCDF and other statistical values are determined from a very large population of power samples captured at a 100MSa/s acquisition rate on all channels simultaneously.

  • 8GHz RF Power Sensor
  • Up to 165MHz video bandwidth with 4ns rise time
  • Real-Time Power ProcessingTM technology
  • Zero measurement dead time
  • 100,000 measurements/sec
  • Crest factor, CCDF, statistical power measurements
  • 10GSa/s effective sample rate; 100MSa/s continuous
  • Synchronized multi-channel measurements
  • Free Boonton Power Analyzer™ software
  • Compact & lightweight: 1.7" x 1.7" x 5.7"; 0.8 lbs

With superior performance and a small form factor, the Boonton RTP5008 is ideal for design and verification, manufacturing, field installation and maintenance. Made by Boonton Electronics, a recognized leader in high-performance RF test instrumentation and sensors, the RTP5008 Real-Time Peak Power Sensor is available now from Saelig Company, Inc. their USA technical distributor.

About Saelig Company Inc.

Founded in 1988 in Rochester, New York, Saelig is a North American distributor with a growing reputation for finding and sourcing remarkable, unique test and measurement and control products and components for use in a wide variety of industries. Products lines are continuously added from sources across the globe, and are offered at competitive prices, accompanied by full in-house technical support, exceptional customer service, and fast delivery. For full details of available product lines, please visit

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