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 up to 65 MHz (sensor dependent), flexible triggering and greater than 70 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. Features • 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 • GPIB, USB and LAN • Peak Power Sensors available with high video bandwidth, fast risetime, and wide dynamic range • Video bandwidth up to 65 MHz 2 High Bandwidth Large Display Peak power meter with video bandwith up to 65 MHz and rise time less than 7 nsec (sensor dependent) View multiple channels and measurements on the 8.4” color TFT display Powerful Automatic Measurements Interactive Control Most settings can be selected and updated interactively with instant visual feedback One button text key automatically displays up to 15 power and time measurements per channel Dual Trigger System Wide Dynamic Range Superior Time Capture Internal and external trigger with auto peak-to-peak and B trigger delay by time or events qualifier Peak power sensors are available up to 40 GHz, some with 70 dB dynamic range View signals from 5 nsec/ div to 1 hr/div with 100 psec resolution Convenient I/O Precise Measurements 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 Accurate AutoCalibration Precision 1 GHz RF step calibrator for superior linearity and absolute level accuracy Intuitive User Interface Fast Data Analysis Clear Views Easy to navigate, soft menu driven Statistical displays of PDF, CDF and CCDF including time-gated analysis (optional) Persistence, envelope and roll mode displays aid visual analysis Efficient Design Convenient I/O Power factor corrected power supply and thermostatically controlled, dual-fan cooling system Printer ports, external monitor, LAN and USB Remote Control Optional Inputs Replace front panel inputs, optional trigger output GPIB with SCPI compliant command set anvd legacy Support 3 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. Figure 1: Analysis of CDMA Pulse Train with RF and Trigger Channels The 4500B gives the user the flexibility to customize the Updating Simultaneously 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. 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 4 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 70 dB dynamic ranges at the same time. Peak power sensors are available that feature <7 nsec risetime (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. Two adjustable markers can read the power at any point across the waveform. In addition, the markers can be Figure 3: Pulsed RF including width, rise time & fall time measurements 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) 5 Specifications Sensor Inputs* Pulse Polarity + or – RF Connector Precision type N External Pulse Input Rear panel BNC, TTL level compatible RF Frequency Range 1 MHz to 40 GHz Pulse Measurement Range -50 to +20 dBm Modulated Measurement Range -60 to +20 dBm The calibrator is used to automatically generate linearity calibration Relative Offset Range ±100.00 dB data for peak power sensors. Auto-Calibration Logarithmic Vertical Scale 0.1 to 50 dBm/div in 1-2-5 sequence Measurement System 0.1 to 50 dBV/div in 1-2-5 sequence Sensor Inputs 0.1 to 50 dBmV/div in 1-2-5 sequence 0.1 to 50 dBuV/div in 1-2-5 sequence channels. Measurement Technique Random repetitive sampling system that provides pre and post 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 Video Bandwidth 65 MHz Rise Time <7 nsec Single-Shot Bandwidth 5 MHz 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 (based on 10 samples per pulse) Pulse Repetition Rate 50 MHz max Vertical Resolution 14-bit A/D Converter Minimum Pulse Width 6 nsec Waveform Averaging 1 to 16,384 samples per data Number of Histogram Bins 16,384 Size of Sample Bins 32-bits (4,000 mega-samples) Bin Power Resolution <0.02 dB point (time domain measurement) * Specifications sensor model dependent Time Base Time Base Range 5 nsec/div to 1 hr/div Time Base Accuracy 0.01% Time Base Resolution 100 psec Statistical Acquisition (optional) Time Base Display Sweeping or roll mode Modes Scale Continuous or gated by pulse mode time markers Statistical X-Axis (optional) Sampling Rate Linear or logarithmic, 25 Mega-samples/second on 2 channels simultaneously. 1 to 7 cycles Limit Count Linear Ranges 0.1%/div to 10%/div Limit Time Linear Offset 0 to 99.9%, 0.1% resolution Log Range 1e-9% to 100% Adjustable, 2–4096 Megasamples `3600 seconds (appr. 2.5 min. at full sample rate) Terminal Action Stop, flush and restart or decimate performance Calibration Source Operating Modes CW, internal or external pulse System Displays Frequency 1.024 GHz ± 0.01% Display Type Level Range -50 to +20 dBm Power versus time (pulse mode), Power versus time (modulated Resolution 0.1 dB mode), External trigger versus time (pulse mode), Auto-measure text Output VSWR 1.20 maximum (all modes), Help text (all modes), Reports (sensors, configuration, Absolute Accuracy ±0.065 dB (±1.5%) at 0 dBm Accuracy vs Level add ±0.03 dB per 5 dB increment calibrator, files, stored waveforms, GPIB commands, GPIB buffers) Statistical Display Type (optional) from 0 dBm Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF), Complementary Cumulative Preset Internal Pulse Period 0.1 or 1 or 10 msec Distribution Function (CCDF), Split screen, gated CCDF and power Preset Internal Pulse Duty Cycle 10% to 90% in 10% increments versus time (pulse mode,CCDF), Distribution function (histogram), Variable Pulse On Time 7 usec to 65.535 msec External trigger statistical (statistical mode), Auto-measure text in 1 usec steps (statistical mode) Variable Pulse Period 28 usec to 131.072 msec in 2 usec steps Off-time limits within 7 usec to 65.535 msec 6 One or two sensor measurement Trigger Pulse Mode Automatic Measurements Trigger Source Pulse width Pulse rise-time Channel 1 (internal), Channel 2 (internal, with optional channel 2) Pulse fall-time Pulse period External trigger 1, External trigger 2 (with optional channel 2) Pulse repetition frequency Pulse duty cycle Pulse off-time Peak power Trigger Slope + or – Trigger Delay Range Pulse power Percent overshoot Time base setting Delay range; pre trig(-), post trig(+) Average power Top level power 5 nsec to 500 nsec -4 msec to +100 msec Bottom level power Edge delay 1 usec to 10 msec ±4000 divisions Pulse edge skew between channels 20 msec to 3600 sec -40 to +100 sec Trigger Delay Resolution 0.02 divisions Statistical Mode Automatic Measurements (optional) Trigger Hold-off Range 0.0 – 1.0 sec Peak power Average power Trigger Hold-off Resolution 10 nsec Minimum power Peak to average ratio Trigger Mode Normal, auto, auto peak-to-peak, Dynamic range Percent at reference lines free Run Power at markers (absolute or normalized) A only, B delay-by-time, B delay- Total time (indicated) by-events specs Total number of samples (indicated) B Trigger Mode B Trigger Source Chan 1, chan 2, ext trig 1, ext trig 2 B Trigger Slope + or – Waveform Storage B Trigger Events Counter Range 1 to 999,999 events Storage Locations B Trigger Time Delay Range 0.0 – 1.0 sec Waveforms & distribution functions can be saved to and recalled from 10 nsec internal storage locations and removable file-based memory devices. B Trigger Time Delay Resolution Internal Trigger Level Range -40 to +20 dBm (sensor-dependent) External Trigger Level Range ±5 volts, ±50 volts External Interfaces External Trigger Input 1M or 50 ohm, DC Coupled GPIB Programmable interface; complies with SCPI ver. 1990 Pulse and Modulated Mode Marker Measurements RS-232C Interface 1 Serial printer/plotter interface Markers (Vertical Cursors) Settable in time relative to the RS-232C Interface 2 Diagnostic interface trigger position USB General purpose i/o interface Power at specified time LPT1 Parallel printer/plotter Marker Independently Pair of Marker: (Centronics type) Power at two specified times with ratio or average power between LAN (optional) Ethernet port. them. The minimum and maximum power between the markers and the ratio or average power between them. The average power, peak Other Characteristics power (hold) and peak-to average power ratio between the markers. Display Lines (Horizontal Cursors) Settable in power Automatic Tracking 8.4” Diagonal TFT color LCD, 640 x 480 pixels, With CCFL Backlight. Main Computer Pentium based architecture Intersection of either marker and the waveform. Either marker and Hard Disk Internal EIDE 40 Gbytes pulse distal, mesial or proximal levels. Acquisition Engine 32-bit Floating Point DSP in each installed channel CE Mark Compli- Statistical Mode Marker Measurements (optional) Markers (Vertical Cursors) Each Marker Independently ance for use in the European Union Settable in percent Operating Temperature: 0 to 50º C (distribution functions) Power Requirements 90 to 260 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz, 120W Power at specified percent Dimensions (HWD) 19” rack-mountable; Pair of Markers 7.0” x 17.5” x 19.5” Power ratio at two specified percents. Statistical analysis between markers (using triggered statistical mode) Ref Lines (Horizontal Cursors) (17.8 cm x 44.5 cm x 49.5 cm) Weight 25 lbs (11.4 kg) 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. 7 Ordering information 4500B RF Peak Power Analyzer, single channel, front panel inputs. -01 Dual channel, front panel inputs -02 Single channel, rear panel inputs -03 Dual channel, rear panel inputs -06 Trigger outputs (rear panel only) -07 Calibrator, rear panel output -10 Statistical package (includes gated CCDF and PDF) -11 LAN remote control -15 Removeable flash drive (replacing HD) -30 Warranty extended to 3 years 97103101A Spare Removable Solid State Hard Drive with image (requires option -15) 57006 Peak power sensor* 59318 Peak power sensor* 59340 Peak power sensor* * More sensors available Wireless Telecom Group Inc. 25 Eastmans Rd Parsippany, NJ 07054 United States Tel: +1 973 386 9696 Fax: +1 973 386 9191 www.boonton.com © Copyright 2012 All rights reserved. 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