RTP5000 Real-Time Peak Power Sensors

Providing the highest video bandwidth and fastest rise times, RTP5000 peak power sensors with Boonton’s Real-Time Power ProcessingTM deliver 100,000 measurements per second, no gaps in signal acquisition and zero measurement latency. Combining this performance with automatic pulse measurements, CCDF and crest factor statistical analysis, multi-channel capabilities and documentation tools RTP5000 peak power sensors are the ideal instrument for fast, accurate and reliable RF power measurements.

  • 6 GHz, 18 GHz and 40 GHz RF Power Sensors
  • Up to 195 MHz video bandwidth with 3 ns rise time
  • Real-Time Power ProcessingTM technology with zero measurement dead time
  • 100,000 measurements per second
  • Power Analyzer Suite advanced measurement and analysis software
  • Crest factor, CCDF and statistical measurements
  • 10 GS/s effective sample rate
  • 100 MS/s continuous sample rate
  • Synchronized multi-channel measurements

Specifications RTP5006 RTP5318 RTP5340 RTP5518 RTP5540
RF Frequency Range 50 MHz to 6 GHz 50 MHz to 18 GHz 50 MHz to 40 GHz 50 MHz to 18 GHz 50 MHz to 40 GHz
Average Dynamic Range -60 to +20 dBm -34 to +20 dBm -34 to +20 dBm -50 to +20 dBm -50 to +20 dBm
Pulse Dynamic Range -50 to +20 dBm -24 to +20 dB -24 to +20 dB -40 to +20 dBm -40 to +20 dBm
Rise time (fast/slow) 3 ns/<10 μs 5 ns/<10 μs 5 ns/<10 μs <100 ns/<10 μs <100 ns/<10 μs
Video Bandwidth 195 MHz/350 kH 70 MHz/350 kHz 70 MHz/350 kHz 6 MHz/350 kHz 6 MHz/350 kHz
Single-shot Bandwidth 35 MHz 35 MHz 35 MHz 6 MHz 6 MHz

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.

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.



Boonton RTP5000 Demo – Memory Buffer Mode

The demo highlights a new feature that never misses a pulse! Measure Peak, Average, and pulse timing parameters of every pulse



Boonton RTP5000 Demo – Importance of Measuring Crest Factor when using a limiter

This demonstration shows how one has to be aware of Crest Factor when using a limiter to protect your communication devices.