RTP4000 Real-Time True Average Power Sensors

RTP4000 true average power sensors provide 80 dB dynamic range and a frequency range down to 4 kHz. Built with Boonton’s Real-Time Power ProcessingTM, these sensors deliver 100,000 measurements per second, virtually no gaps in signal acquisition and zero measurement latency. Combining this performance with pulse profiling, capture and measure of pulsed, CW and modulated signals, multi-channel capabilities and documentation tools, RTP4000 average power sensors are the ideal instrument for fast, accurate and reliable RF power measurements.

  • 4 kHz to 18 GHz and 10 MHz to 18 GHz sensors
  • -60 dBm to +20 dBm dynamic range
  • Pulse, Average, CW and Modulation modes
  • True average measurements with essentially no modulation bandwidth limitations
  • 175 kHz video bandwidth for pulse profiling
  • Real-Time Power Processing™ technology for virtually no gaps in signal acquisition and zero measurement latency
  • 100,000 measurements per second
  • Synchronized multi-channel measurements
  • Boonton Power Analyzer: Suite advanced measurement and analysis software

Specifications RTP4006 RTP4106 RTP4018
RF Frequency Range 10 MHz to 6 GHz 4 kHz to 6 GHz 10 MHz to 18 GHz 4 kHz to 18 GHz
Average Dynamic Range -60 to +20 dBm –60 to +20 dBm -60 to +20 dBm -60 to +20 dBm
Pulse Dynamic Range -45 dBm to +20 dBm -45 dBm to +20 dBm -45 dBm to +20 dBm -45 dBm to +20 dBm
Internal Trigger Range -40 dBm to +20 dBm -40 dBm to +20 dBm -40 dBm to +20 dBm -40 dBm to +20 dBm
Rise time (fast/standard) 2 μs / 1 ms 2 μs / 1 ms 2 μs / 1 ms 2 μs / 1 ms
RF Input Type N, 50 Ω Type N, 50 Ω Type N or SMA, 50 Ω Type N or SMA, 50 Ω











1 In High Sensitivity Mode, the RTP4000 sensors change to Standard Bandwidth Mode automatically – video bandwidth changes to 350 Hz.
2 At frequencies < 10 MHz, the RTP4106 changes to High Sensitivity Mode automatically.

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.