Gigatronics 8501 Microwave Peak Power Meter

Gigatronics 8501 Microwave Peak Power Meter
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Giga-tronics 8501
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The 8501 Microwave Peak Power Meter brings you an excellent combination of speed, accuracy, reliability and operator convenience. The versatile 8501 has the ability to accurately read pulses as narrow as 15ns, exceptionally accurate CW performance and menu driven control, and a completely automatic detector calibration system.

The 8501 provides detailed information on both single and repetitive pulses as narrow as 15 ns, regardless of the shape of the pulse and anywhere within the 30 MHz to 40 GHz frequency range.

 

Features:

  • Single or Repetitive Pulse and CW Measurements
  • Graph Mode for Plot of Pulse Profile
  • Accurately Reads Pulses to 15 Nanoseconds
  • Graphics Mode for Plot of Pulse and Reading Point
  • Automatic Detector Calibration
  • Full GPIB Control
 

Specifications:

Frequency Range 30 MHz to 40 GHz depending on detectors (see PEAK POWER SENSOR specifications)
Power Range
Pulse: -20 dBm to +20 dBm
CW: -40 dBm to +20 dBm
Time Base Range 1.2 ns/div to 20 ms/div (12 ns to 200 ms time window), using either the Data Entry Keyboard or the Control Knob
Resolution 0.1 ns
Trigger Delay Range 0 to 200 ms using either the Data Entry Keyboard or the Control Knob
Resolution 0.1 ns
Triggering Modes
Internal: -10 dBm to +16 dBm
External (BNC): TTL levels, Maximum PRF 1 MHz
Markers Up to 4 markers/channel plus a Reference Power Level cursor
Graph Display Mode Plots the outline of the detected pulse on the LCD display
Output Channels
8501: Single Channel
8502: Dual Channel
Auxiliary Outputs/Inputs (BNC)
Monitor: Provides a voltage proportional to the detected RF envelope. Risetime is typically 20 ns, output impedance is nominally 50W
Analog Output: Provides a voltage proportional to detected power. Scale Factor is 100 mV/dB
Trigger Input: TTL
RF Blanking: TTL open collector low during zeroing. Used to control power source
Voltage Proportional to Freq (V / GHz): Allows direct entry of frequency from RF power sources equipped with a V aF output