Boonton Electronics

Boonton Electronics

 

Test instrumentation and sensors for RF and Microwave


Boonton Electronics is a leader in high-performance test instrumentation and sensors for RF and microwave power measurements. Their equipment is used in both military and commercial sectors .The company manufactures peak, cw and average wideband RF power sensors. Its new new range of USB wideband peak power sensors capture and analyze data 100 x faster than traditional RF power sensors.

Boonton is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. a global provider of electronic noise generation equipment and a leading supplier of RF and microve test equipment.

It’s  innovative products are used to test terrestrial and satellite communication, radar, telemetry, electronic warfare (EW), electronic countermeasures (ECM), and an expanding number of wireless communications products.

New 4500C Peak Power Analyzer
30 MHz to 40 GHz
-60 to + 20 dBm
Video Bandwidth 175 MHz
4540 Peak Power Meter
9.9 kHz – 40 GHz
-70 to + 44 dBm
Video Bandwidth 70 MHz
4240 Average/CW RF Power Meter
10 kHz – 40 GHz
-70 to +44 dBm
Single or Dual Channel Display
RTP5000 Real Time Peak Power Sensors
6 GHz, 18 GHz, 40 GHz
Up to 195 MHz video Bandwidth with 3 ns rise time
RTP4000 Real Time true Average Power Sensors
4 kHz to 6 GHz and 10 MHz to 6 GHz sensors
-60 dBm to +20 dBm
New CPS2000 True Average Connected Power Sensors
50 MHz to 8 GHz
-40 to + 20 dBm

 

Average & CW Power Sensors


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pdf RF Sensor Datasheet

 

Boonton Electronics offers Average & CW reading thermal and (Dual ) diode RF Power Sensors covering frequency range from 100 kHz up to 40 GHz offering wide dynamic range up to 90 dB.
Please refer to the table below for available sensors.

 

Model Frequency Range Dynamic Range1 Overload Rating Maximum SWR
Impedance
Connector
Pulse/Continuous Frequency SWR @ 0 dBm
Wide dynamic range dual diode sensors

51075A

50 ohm
N (M)

500 kHz to 18 GHz -70 to +20 dBm1 1 W for 1µs
300 mW
500 kHz – 2 GHz
2 GHz – 6 GHz
6 GHz – 18 GHz
1.15
1.20
1.40

51077A

50 ohm
N (M)

500 kHz to 18 GHz -60 to +30 dBm1 10 W for 1µs
3 W
500 kHz – 2 GHz
2 GHz – 6 GHz
6 GHz – 18 GHz
1.15
1.20
1.40

51079A

50 ohm
N (M)

500 kHz to 18 GHz -50 to +40 dBm1 100 W for 1µs
25 W
500 kHz – 2 GHz
2 GHz – 6 GHz
6 GHz – 18 GHz
1.15
1.20
1.40

51071A

50 ohm
K (M)

10 MHz to 26.5 GHz -70 to +20 dBm1 1 W for 1µs
300 mW
10 MHz – 2 GHz
2 GHz – 4 GHz
4 GHz – 18 GHz
18 GHz – 26.5 GHz
1.15
1.20
1.45
1.50

51072A

50 ohm
K (M)

30 MHz to 40 GHz -70 to +20 dBm1 1 W for 1µs
300 mW
30 MHz – 4 GHz
4 GHz – 38 GHz
38 GHz – 40 GHz
1.25
1.65
2.00
Thermocouple sensors

51100(9E)

50 ohm
N (M)

10 MHz to 18 GHz -20 to +20 dBm1 15 W for 1µs
300 mW
10 MHz – 30 MHZ
30 MHz – 16 GHz
16 GHz – 18 GHz
1.25
1.18
1.28

51200

50 ohm
N (M)

10 MHz to 18 GHz 0 to +37 dBm1 150 W for 1µs
10 W
10 MHz – 2 GHz
2 GHz – 12.4 GHz
12.4 GHz – 18 GHz
1.10
1.18
1.28
Special purpose dual diode sensors

51011A-EMC

50 ohm
N (M)

10 kHz to 8 GHz -60 to +20 dBm2 1 W for 1µs
200 mW
10 MHz – 2 GHz
2 GHz – 4 GHz
4 GHz – 8 GHz
1.12
1.20
1.40

51011A

50 ohm
N (M)

100 kHz to 12.4 GHz -60 to +20 dBm2 1 W for 1µs
300 mW
100 kHz – 2 GHz
2 GHz – 4 GHz
4 GHz – 11 GHz
11 GHz – 12.4 GHz
1.12
1.20
1.40
1.60

51013A

50 ohm
N (M)

100 kHz to 18 GHz -60 to +20 dBm2 1 W for 1µs
300 mW
100 kHz – 4 GHz
4 GHz – 10 GHz
10 GHz – 18 GHz
1.30
1.50
1.70

51015A

50 ohm
N (M)

100 kHz to 18 GHz -50 to +30 dBm2 10 W for 1µs
2 W
100 kHz – 1 GHz
1 GHz – 2 GHz
2 GHz – 4 GHz
4 GHz – 12.4 GHz
12.4 GHz – 18 GHz
1.07
1.10
1.12
1.18
1.28
Diode Average Sensor (For use with 4530, 5230, 4230, 4240, 4540)

51085

50 ohm
N (M)

500 kHz to 18 GHz -30 to +20 dBm1 1 W for 1µs
5 W*
500 kHz – 4 GHz
4 – 12.4 GHz
12.4 – 18 GHz
1.15
1.20
1.25

 

1 Models: All power meters except 4500B model
2 Models 4240, 4530, 4540
*For 51085 Peak Power – 1kW peak, 5μs pulse width, 0.25% duty cycle. For 51085 CW Power – 5W (+37dBm) average to 25°C ambient temperature, derated linearly to 2W (+33dBm) at 85°C.

 

Wideband Peak Power Sensors

 

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pdf RF Sensor Datasheet

 

Boonton Electronics offers a wide range of Wideband Peak Power RF Sensores covering the frequency range from 30 MHz to 40 GHz with high dynamic range up to 70 dB.
These sensors are used for measuring CW and Pulsed RF Power.

 

Model Frequency Range Dynamic Range Overload Rating Sensor Response Maximum SWR
Impedance
Connector
(Low Bandwidth) Peak Pwr Rng**
CW Pwr Rng
Int. Trigger Range
Pulse/Continuous Fast Risetime (Bandwidth) Slow Risetime (Bandwidth) Frequency SWR @ 0 dBm
For use with models 4500B, 4540 and 4530*.

57006

50 ohm
N (M)

0.5 – 6 GHz
(0.05 – 6 GHz)
-50 to +20 dBm
-60 to +20 dBm
-40 to +20 dBm
1 W for 1µs
200 mW
<7 ns
(70 MHz typical)
<10 µs
(350 kHz)
0.05 – 6 GHz 1.25

59318

50 ohm
N (M)

0.5 – 18 GHz
(0.05 – 18 GHz)
-24 to +20 dBm
-34 to +20 dBm
-10 to +20 dBm
1 W for 1µs
200 mW
<10 ns
(50 MHz typical)
<10 µs
(350 kHz)
0.05 – 2 GHz
2 – 16 GHz
16 – 18 GHz
1.15
1.28
1.34

59340

50 ohm
K (M)

0.5 – 40 GHz
(0.05 – 40 GHz)
-24 to +20 dBm
-34 to +20 dBm
-10 to +20 dBm
1 W for 1µs
200 mW
<10 ns
(50 MHz typical)
<10 µs
(350 kHz)
0.05 – 4 GHz
4 – 38 GHz
38 – 40 GHz
1.25
1.65
2.00
For use with models 4400, 4500, 4400A, and 4500A analyzers. Model 4530 w/1 GHz calibrator Model 2530.

56318

50 ohm
N (M)

0.5 – 18 GHz -24 to +20 dBm
-34 to +20 dBm
-10 to +20 dBm
1 W for 1µs
200 mW
<15 ns
(35 MHz)
<200 ns
(1.75 MHz)
0.5 – 2 GHz
2 – 16 GHz
16 – 18 GHz
1.15
1.28
1.34

56326

50 ohm
K (M)

0.5 – 26.5 GHz -24 to +20 dBm
-34 to +20 dBm
-10 to +20 dBm
1 W for 1µs
200 mW
<15 ns
(35 MHz)
<200 ns
(1.75 MHz)
0.5 – 2 GHz
2 – 4 GHz
4 – 18 GHz
18 – 26.5 GHz
1.15
1.20
1.45
1.50

56518

50 ohm
N (M)

0.5 – 18 GHz -40 to +20 dBm
-50 to +20 dBm
-27 to +20 dBm
1 W for 1µs
200 mW
<100 ns
(6 MHz)
<300 ns
(1.16 MHz)
0.5 – 2 GHz
2 – 6 GHz
6 – 16 GHz
16 – 18 GHz
1.15
1.20
1.28
1.34
For use with models 4400, 4500, 4400A, 4500A, 4500B, 4530 and 4540.

57518

50 ohm
N (M)

0.1 – 18 GHz
(0.05 – 18 GHz)
-40 to +20 dBm
-50 to +20 dBm
-27 to +20 dBm
1 W for 1µs
200 mW
<100 ns
(6 MHz)
<10 µs
(350 kHz)
0.05 – 2 GHz
2 – 16 GHz
16 – 18 GHz
1.15
1.28
1.34

57540

50 ohm
K (M)

0.1 – 40 GHz
(0.05 – 40 GHz)
-40 to +20 dBm
-50 to +20 dBm
-27 to +20 dBm
1 W for 1µs
200 mW
<100 ns
(6 MHz)
<10 µs
(350 kHz)
0.05 – 4 GHz
4 – 38 GHz
38 – 40 GHz
1.25
1.65
2.00
For use with 4500, 4400, and 4530

56218

50 ohm
N (M)

30 MHz – 18 GHz -24 to +20 dBm
-34 to +20 dBm
-10 to +20 dBm
1 W for 1µs
200 mW
<150 ns
(3 MHz)
<500 µs
(700 kHz)
0.03 – 2 GHz
2 – 6 GHz
6 – 18 GHz
1.15
1.20
1.25
For use with 4500 and 4400

56526

50 ohm
K (M)

500 MHz – 26.5 GHz -40 to +20 dBm
-50 to +20 dBm
-27 to +20 dBm
1 W for 1µs
200 mW
<100 ns
(6 MHz)
<300 µs
(1.16 MHz)
0.03 – 2 GHz
2 – 6 GHz
4 – 18 GHz
18 – 26.5 GHz
1.15
1.20
1.45
1.50

 

*4530 support only sw version 20070215 and later.
**For pulse signals only.

Over the Air Testing 5G and mmWave

This demonstration highlights using a Boonton USB RTP5006 sensor and a Noisecom noise source for over the air calibration and power measurement of a device in an RF chamber.

Wideband Peak Power Sensors (featuring the RTP5000)

This video highlights the advantages, ease of use and acquisition speed of the Boonton RTP5000 Real-Time Power Sensor for measuring Crest Factor (Peak/Average) of an OFDM modulated signal.

Principles of RF Power Measurement

A primer on RF and Microwave Power measurements

RF Power measurement techniques have evolved considerably since the earliest days of wireless. “Principles of RF Power Measurements” provides the reader an in depth guide to key methodologies for measuring CW, average and peak RF power signals using thermistor, diode detector, RF receiver-based, direct RF sampling, and monolithic IC techniques.

Boonton 2018 Catalog

Boonton’s portfolio includes Peak and Average power meters, RF voltmeters, Modulation & Audio meters.
Boonton’s diverse and innovative products are used in terrestrial and satellite communication, radar, telemetry, avionics, military, and an expanding number of wireless communication applications. For more information on Boonton products download the catalog.