The RTP5008 Real-Time Peak USB Power Sensor enables characterization of Wi-Fi 6 devices in the newly allocated 6 GHz band (5.925 to 7.125 GHz). Wi-Fi 6 is expected to offer faster data throughput, greater network efficiency, improved operation in dense or congested environments, and extended battery life for client devices.
"Working with a leading chipset manufacturer, we have enhanced our uniquely capable solutions for Wi-Fi device characterization and compliance test to address a new and specific measurement requirement," says Walt Strickler, General Manager of Boonton Electronics. "With frequency coverage up to 8 GHz and video bandwidth of 165 MHz the RTP5008 enables engineers designing Wi-Fi 6 chipsets or using Wi-Fi 6 modules to take advantage of the newly allocated 6 GHz band by providing industry-leading RF power measurement capabilities."
The RTP5000 sensor is the latest tool from the company for Wi-Fi testing and works with the recently introduced Synchronized Independent Gate measurement mode, which enables time alignment measurements on transmitted packets across multiple channels. The RTP5008, says the company, offers industry-best performance in many areas as well as several unique capabilities, such as 165 MHz of video bandwidth, which is necessary for measuring Wi-Fi channels of up to 160 MHz.
The RTP5000 series sensors offer a time resolution of 100 ps, enabling users to verify waveform fidelity. Engineers can utilize multiple sensors sharing a common time base to measure MIMO transmissions over a virtually unlimited number of data packets.
With a measurement rate of up to 100,000 readings per second, says the company, engineers can get to results faster. The RTP5008 can be used in conjunction with the recently released PMX40 RF Power Meter to provide a benchtop experience while capitalizing on the performance and versatility of the USB sensors.