Test Equipment Solutions Datasheet

Test Equipment Solutions Datasheet
Test Equipment Solutions Datasheet
Test Equipment Solutions Ltd specialise in the second user sale, rental and distribution of
quality test & measurement (T&M) equipment. We stock all major equipment types such as
spectrum analyzers, signal generators, oscilloscopes, power meters, logic analysers etc from
all the major suppliers such as Agilent, Tektronix, Anritsu and Rohde & Schwarz.
We are focused at the professional end of the marketplace, primarily working with customers
for whom high performance, quality and service are key, whilst realising the cost savings that
second user equipment offers. As such, we fully test & refurbish equipment in our in-house,
traceable Lab. Items are supplied with manuals, accessories and typically a full no-quibble 2
year warranty. Our staff have extensive backgrounds in T&M, totalling over 150 years of
combined experience, which enables us to deliver industry-leading service and support. We
endeavour to be customer focused in every way right down to the detail, such as offering free
delivery on sales, covering the cost of warranty returns BOTH ways (plus supplying a loan
unit, if available) and supplying a free business tool with every order.
As well as the headline benefit of cost saving, second user offers shorter lead times, higher
reliability and multivendor solutions. Rental, of course, is ideal for shorter term needs and
offers fast delivery, flexibility, try-before-you-buy, zero capital expenditure, lower risk and off
balance sheet accounting. Both second user and rental improve the key business measure of
Return On Capital Employed.
We are based near Heathrow Airport in the UK from where we supply test equipment
worldwide. Our facility incorporates Sales, Support, Admin, Logistics and our own in-house
All products supplied by Test Equipment Solutions include:
- No-quibble parts & labour warranty (we provide transport for UK mainland addresses).
- Free loan equipment during warranty repair, if available.
- Full electrical, mechanical and safety refurbishment in our in-house Lab.
- Certificate of Conformance (calibration available on request).
- Manuals and accessories required for normal operation.
- Free insured delivery to your UK mainland address (sales).
- Support from our team of seasoned Test & Measurement engineers.
- ISO9001 quality assurance.
Test equipment Solutions Ltd
Unit 8 Elder Way
Waterside Drive
T: +44 (0)1753 596000
F: +44 (0)1753 596001
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.TestEquipmentHQ.com
Data Sheet
4500B RF Peak Power Analyzer
Taking performance to a new peak
4500B RF Peak Power Analyzer
The Boonton Model 4500B is the instrument of choice for
capturing, displaying, analyzing and characterizing RF power
in both the time and statistical domains. Applications include
pulsed RF such as RADAR, TDMA and GSM, pseudorandom or
noise-like signals such as CDMA and WLAN and modulated
time slotted signals such as GSM-EDGE and TD-SCDMA.
The 4500B features 100 psec timebase resolution, video
bandwidth greater than 50 MHz (sensor dependent),
flexible triggering and greater than 80 dB dynamic range
(sensor dependent) without any range switching to cover
the most demanding peak power measurement applications.
The 4500B also features continuous statistical analysis of
power (optional) at acquisition rates up to 25 MSa/s, a text
display of up to 15 automatic measurements per channel
as well as envelope and persistence views to provide fast
in-depth signal analysis. Convenient I/O including USB ports
for storing data such as instrument setups, trace waveforms
and bitmap image files.
• 8.4" TFT color LCD display
• Displays up to 4 measurement channels, 2 memory
channels and 1 math channel simultaneously
• Automatic peak-to-peak, delay-by-time and
delay-by-events triggering
• Statistical analysis including gated CCDF and PDF with
linear or log presentation (optional)
• Text view of up to 15 time and power measurements
per channel
• Envelope, persistence and roll mode displays
• Peak Power Sensors available with high video bandwidth,
fast risetime, and wide dynamic range
High Bandwidth
Peak power sensors
are available, some with
video band-width
greater than 50 MHz and
risetimes less than 7 nsec
Large Display
Powerful Automatic
View multiple channels
and measurements
on the 8.4" color TFT
One button text key automatically
displays up to 15 power and time
measurements per channel
Wide Dynamic Range
Dual Trigger
Internal and external
trigger with auto
peak-to-peak and
B trigger delay by
time or events qualifier
Superior Time
View signals from
5 nsec/div to 1 hr/div with
100 psec resolution
Peak power sensors are
available up to 40 GHz,
some with 80 dB dynamic
Interactive Control
Most settings can be
selected and updated
interactively with instant
visual feedback
Convenient I/O
Intuitive User
Easy to navigate,
soft menu driven
Windows based
connectivity such as
USB for data storage
directly to a flash drive
Markers and time gates
allow for the analysis
of specific portions of
a waveform
Fast Data
Statistical displays of
including time-gated
analysis (optional)
Precision 1 GHz RF
step calibrator for
superior linearity
and absolute level
Clear Views
Persistence, envelope
and roll mode displays
aid visual analysis
Superior Time Capture
The Boonton 4500B features a large 8.4”
diagonal TFT color LCD, 640 x 480 pixels, with
CCFL backlight for a clear view of up to two
live RF channels, two live trigger channels, two
stored memory channels and one live math
channel simultaneously.
The need to clearly view multiple channels can
be invaluable in many applications. The large
color display in the 4500B is especially well
suited for multiple channel applications. User
selectable colors are used to distinguish overlapping traces and to color correlate graphical
channel data with its measurements. For
example, if the color of the channel 1 is yellow,
then the measurements calculated on channel 1
are also yellow. The traces and measurements
are clearly marked and color correlated.
The 4500B gives the user the flexibility to
customize the display by allowing them to
select the measurements or specific parametric
settings and measurement indicators they wish
to display. These measurements can be
grouped to avoid clutter.
Figure 1: Analysis of CDMA Pulse Train with RF and Trigger Channels Updating Simultaneously
Unique Trigger System
The 4500B features a unique trigger qualifier
that allows a user to qualify the trigger on a
specific event or a specific delay time allowing a
user-selected pulse to be captured, even when
its timing is variable. Modern communications
signals typically have long frames of data and it
is often important to lock a peak power acquisition to a specific time slot or to a specific event
within a group. The B trigger qualifier eliminates
problematic synchronization issues associated
with time jitter within pulse bursts that are
often found in UWB and RADAR applications.
This qualifier may be set up to 999,999 events
or up to 1 second.
Figure 2: Qualify the Trigger on a Specific Event in CDMA pulse train
Automatic Analysis
The 4500B provides power-versus-time waveform
analysis of repetitive RF signals. Applications
include TDMA and GSM, as well as RF amplifier
linearity testing, RADAR, satcom, and avionics.
The timebase extends to 5 nsec/div and the
logarithmic power display will show more than
80 dB dynamic ranges at the same time.
Peak power sensors are available that feature
<7 nsec risetime (typical video bandwidth up to
65 MHz) and dynamic range of 70 dB (pulse
mode) or 80 dB (modulated mode). These sensors
have been optimized for use with the 4500B and
are ideal for measuring RADAR or signals in 3G
and future 4G wireless systems that use complex
modulation such as OFDM.
Figure 3: Pulsed RF including width, rise time and fall time measurements
Two adjustable markers can read the power at
any point across the waveform. In addition, the
markers can be used to define the portion of the
waveform in which the maximum power, minimum power, long term average power and peak
to average ratios are measured. This is especially
useful for characterizing the power level over a
portion of the top of a pulse. An auto measure
function measures and calculates 15 common
power and timing parameters. All parameters for
up to four active channels are summarized in a
Text display and are also available as user defined
display parameters above the Graph display.
Powerful Statistical Analysis
The 4500B features optional probability density
functions (PDF) and cumulative distribution
functions (CDF, CCDF) to accurately characterize
noise-like RF such as CDMA, HDTV and WLAN.
These statistical functions build and analyze a
very large population of power samples continuously at a rate of up to 25 MHz or triggered up
to 50 MHz on two channels simultaneously.
These functions are fast, accurate and allow the
measurement of very infrequent power peaks for
a user-defined population size or acquisition
interval. Although the programmable acquisition
time can be very long or continuous, even short
runs can resolve very low probabilities, due to
the extremely high sample throughput.
Figure 4: Analyze CDMA timeslots with time gated probability density function (PDF)
Sensor Inputs
Measurement System
(specifications sensor model dependent)
Sensor Inputs
Trigger Source
RF Frequency Range
1 MHz to 40 GHz
Pulse Measurement Range
-50 to +20 dBm
Modulated Measurement Range -60 to +20 dBm
Relative Offset Range
±100.00 dB
Logarithmic Vertical Scale
0.1 to 50 dBm/div
in 1-2-5 sequence
0.1 to 50 dBV/div
in 1-2-5 sequence
0.1 to 50 dBmV/div
in 1-2-5 sequence
0.1 to 50 dBuV/div
in 1-2-5 sequence
Linear Vertical Scale
1 nW/div to 50 MW/div
in 1-2-5 sequence
1 mV/div to 50 kV/div
in 1-2-5 sequence
Rise Time
<3 nsec
Single-Shot Bandwidth
5 MHz (based on 10
samples per pulse)
Pulse Repetition Rate
50 MHz max
Minimum Pulse Width
6 nsec
Time Base
Time Base Range
Time Base Accuracy
Time Base Resolution
Time Base Display
5 nsec/div to 1 hr/div
100 psec
Sweeping or roll mode
Statistical X-Axis (optional)
Linear or logarithmic, 1 to 7 cycles
Linear Ranges
0.1%/div to 10%/div
Linear Offset
0 to 99.9%, 0.1% resolution
Log Range
1e-9% to 100%
Calibration Source
Operating Modes
CW, internal pulse or
external pulse
1.024 GHz ± 0.01%
Level Range
-50 to +20 dBm
0.1 dB
Output VSWR
1.20 maximum
Absolute Accuracy ±0.065 dB (±1.5%) at 0 dBm
Accuracy vs Level
add ±0.03 dB per 5 dB
increment from 0 dBm
Preset Internal Pulse Period 0.1 or 1 or 10 msec
Preset Internal Pulse Duty Cycle 10% to 90% in
10% increments
Variable Pulse On Time
7 usec to 65.535 msec
in 1 usec steps
Variable Pulse Period
28 usec to 131.072 msec
in 2 usec steps
Off-time limits - within 7
usec to 65.535 msec
Pulse Polarity
+ or –
RF Connector
Precision type N
External Pulse Input
Rear panel BNC,
TTL level compatible
The calibrator is used to
automatically generate
linearity calibration data for
peak power sensors.
One or two sensor
measurement channels.
Measurement Technique
Random repetitive
sampling system that
provides pre and post trigger
data as well as statistical
histogram accumulation.
Maximum Sampling Rate
50 Mega-samples/
second on up to four
channels simultaneously.
(Equivalent effective
sampling rate of
10 Giga-samples/second)
Memory Depth
256K samples per channel
at max sampling rate
Vertical Resolution
14-bit A/D Converter
Waveform Averaging
1 to 16,384 samples
per data point
(time domain measurement)
Number of Histogram Bins
Size of Sample Bins
(4,000 mega-samples)
Bin Power Resolution
<0.02 dB
Statistical Acquisition (optional)
Continuous or gated by pulse mode
time markers
Sampling Rate
25 Mega-samples/second on
2 channels simultaneously.
Limit Count Adjustable, 2 – 4096 Megasamples
Limit Time
`3600 seconds
(appr. 2.5 min. at full sample rate)
Terminal Action
Stop, flush and restart or
decimate performance
System Displays
Display Type
Power versus time (pulse mode)
Power versus time (modulated mode)
External trigger versus time (pulse mode)
Auto-measure text (all modes)
Help text (all modes)
Reports (sensors, configuration,
calibrator, files, stored waveforms, GPIB
commands, GPIB buffers)
Statistical Display Type (optional)
Function (CDF)
Complementary Cumulative
Distribution Function (CCDF)
Split screen, gated CCDF and
power versus time
(pulse mode,CCDF)
Distribution function (histogram)
External trigger statistical
(statistical mode)
Auto-measure text
(statistical mode)
Channel 1 (internal)
Channel 2 (internal,
with optional channel 2)
External trigger 1
External trigger 2
(with optional channel 2)
Trigger Slope
+ or –
Trigger Delay Range
Time base setting
Delay range; pre trig(-),
post trig(+)
5 nsec to 500 nsec
-4 msec to +100 msec
1 usec to 10 msec
±4000 divisions
20 msec to 3600 sec
-40 to +100 sec
Trigger Delay Resolution
0.02 divisions
Trigger Hold-off Range
0.0 – 1.0 sec
Trigger Hold-off Resolution
10 nsec
Trigger Mode
Normal, auto, auto
peak-to-peak, free Run
B Trigger Mode
A only, B delay-by-time,
B delay-by-events specs
B Trigger Source
Chan 1, chan 2,
ext trig 1, ext trig 2
B Trigger Slope
+ or –
B Trigger Events Counter Range
1 to 999,999
B Trigger Time Delay Range
0.0 – 1.0 sec
B Trigger Time Delay Resolution
10 nsec
Internal Trigger Level Range
-40 to +20 dBm
External Trigger Level Range ±5 volts, ±50 volts
External Trigger Input
1M or 50 ohm,
DC Coupled
Pulse and Modulated Mode
Marker Measurements
Markers (Vertical Cursors)
Settable in time
relative to the
trigger position
Marker Independently
Power at specified time
Pair of Marker:
Power at two specified
times with ratio or average
power between them.
The minimum and maximum
power between the markers
and the ratio or average
power between them.
The average power, peak power
(hold) and peak-to average
power ratio between
the markers.
Lines (Horizontal Cursors)
Settable in power
Automatic Tracking
Intersection of either
marker and the waveform.
Either marker and pulse distal,
mesial or proximal levels.
Statistical Mode Marker
Measurements (optional)
Statistical Mode Automatic
Measurements (optional)
Markers (Vertical Cursors)
Statistical Mode
Settable in percent
(distribution functions)
Each Marker Independently
Power at specified
Pair of Markers
Power ratio at two
specified percents.
Statistical analysis between
markers (using triggered
statistical mode)
Ref Lines (Horizontal Cursors) Settable in power
Automatic Tracking
Set to track the
intersection of either
marker and the distribution
function measure percent
probability at a defined power level.
Peak power
Average power
Minimum power
Peak to average ratio
Dynamic range
Power at markers
(absolute or normalized)
Percent at reference lines
Total time (indicated)
Total number of samples
External Interfaces
Programmable interface;
complies with SCPI ver. 1990
RS-232C Interface 1
Serial printer/plotter
RS-232C Interface 2
Diagnostic interface
General purpose i/o interface
Parallel printer/plotter
(Centronics type)
Ethernet port.
Other Characteristics
Waveform Storage
Storage Locations
Pulse Mode Automatic
Power Versus Time (Pulse) Mode
Pulse width
Pulse rise-time
Pulse fall-time
Pulse period
Pulse repetition frequency
Pulse duty cycle
Pulse off-time
Peak power
Pulse power
Percent overshoot
Average power
Top level power
Bottom level power
Pulse edge skew between channels
Edge delay
Waveforms and distribution
functions can be saved
to and recalled from
internal storage locations
and removable file-based
memory devices.
8.4” Diagonal TFT color LCD,
640 x 480 pixels,
With CCFL Backlight.
Main Computer
Pentium based architecture
Hard Disk
Internal EIDE 40 Gbytes
Acquisition Engine 32-bit Floating Point DSP in
each installed channel
CE Mark Compliance for
use in the European Union
Operating Temperature:
0 to 50º C
Power Requirements
90 to 260 VAC,
47 to 63 Hz, 120W
Dimensions (HWD)
19” rack-mountable;
7.0” x 17.5” x 19.5”
(17.8 cm x 44.5 cm x 49.5 cm)
25 lbs (11.4 kg)
Efficient Design
Power factor corrected power supply
and thermostatically controlled, dual-fan
cooling system
Convenient I/O
Printer ports, external monitor,
Remote Control
Optional Inputs
GPIB with SCPI compliant
command set and legacy
Replace front panel inputs,
optional trigger output
Ordering information
RF Peak Power Analyzer,
single channel, front panel inputs.
Dual channel, front panel inputs
Single channel, rear panel inputs
Dual channel, rear panel inputs
Trigger outputs (rear panel only)
Calibrator, rear panel output
Statistical package
(includes gated CCDF and PDF)
LAN remote control
Warranty extended to 3 years
25 Eastmans Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054 U.S.A.
Phone: +1-973-386-9696
Fax: +1-973-386-9191
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.boonton.com
© Copyright 2006
Boonton Electronics
(A Wireless Telecom Group Company)
All rights reserved.
Note: Specifications, terms and
conditions are subject to change
without prior notice.
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