Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group company (NYSE: WTT), features a Statistical Analysis Tool in a USB form factor with the 55 Series Wideband USB peak power sensors. The Statistical Analysis Tool enables crest factor measurement which is a figure of merit measurement for characterizing RF amplifier performance when driven by challenging wideband high crest factor signals used in modern communication systems. Clipping of the rare occurring peaks can cause BER and system performance degradation as well as increased spurious emissions raising compliance issues. The 55006 model has industry leading 195 MHz video bandwidth that enables the sensor to accurately measure average power, peak power and crest factor of the most challenging communication signals such as multi-carrier FDD LTE, TDD LTE and 802.11ac WiFi. Accurate crest factor measurements rapidly converge and test times are significantly reduced by digitizing the detected signal at a rate of 100 M samples per second and using fast DSP algorithms.
Boonton’s innovative Real-Time Power ProcessingTM eliminates the acquisition latency associated with traditional peak power meters and sensors, yielding lightning-fast performance in a brand new USB platform. The 55 series is ideal for R&D laboratory, manufacturing or field use for wireless telecom as well as RADAR signals.