USB Power Sensor provides peak and pulse waveform measurements.

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With frequency range of 100 MHz to 20 GHz, Model GT-8555A provides fully calibrated, peak and average RF and microwave power measurements, making it suited for wireless communications and defense electronics systems. Unit supports power versus time, time gating, and automatic pulse parameter measurements. Delivering 2,000 readings/sec, sensor has wide dynamic range of -40 to +20 dBm and low VSWR of 1.2:1. It includes PC-based user interface and MeasurementXpress software.

Original Press Release:

Giga-tronics Introduces New USB Peak Power Sensor Providing 100 MHz to 20 GHz Peak and Pulse Waveform Measurements

SAN RAMON, Calif. - Giga-tronics Incorporated (Nasdaq "GIGA") today announced the release of the new GT-8555A 100 MHz to 20 GHz USB Peak Power Sensor, which provides fully calibrated peak and average power measurements, with high dynamic range, fast measurement speed and easy-to-use PC-based user interface.

The new Giga-tronics GT-8555A USB peak power sensor offer easy-to-use, high-performance RF and microwave power measurement, delivering outstanding performance and exceptional value. High dynamic range and peak (pulse) capability make this sensor ideal for testing in Wireless communications and Defense electronics systems. The GT-8555A features power versus time, time gating and automatic pulse parameter measurements. It provides high accuracy for R&D laboratory, manufacturing test and field installation and maintenance applications.

The GT-8555A delivers 20 GHz frequency range, 2,000 readings per second typical, wide dynamic range of -40 to +20 dBm and low VSWR of 1.2:1. The GT-8555A includes Giga-tronics MeasurementXpress (MX) software, an easy-to-use interface and a suite of measurement capabilities. The GT-8555A USB Peak Power Sensor includes a trigger input, with software control of the trigger parameters.

Malcolm Levy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Giga-tronics, stated: "USB power sensors are gaining popularity and wide acceptance due to the portability factor, the lower cost and the ease of use with a PC, and are a key part of Giga-tronics continued commitment to innovation in microwave power measurement products."
Delivery is 6 to 8 weeks ARO. Please contact your Giga-tronics sales representative for pricing.

About Giga-tronics Incorporated:

Founded in 1980, Giga-tronics Incorporated is a publicly held company, traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "GIGA". Giga-tronics is a leading engineering and design manufacturer of best-in-class RF and microwave signal generators, power amplifiers, power meters, and USB power sensors and broadband switching matrices. Research and Development production and calibration managers, scientists, engineers and technicians around the world use Giga-tronics test equipment and realize higher productivity and greater ease of use in many applications: ATE systems, aerospace and defense communications and general component test. URL:

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