The HP 53150 Series has an advanced sampler that integrates a separate zero bias Schottky diode for the accurate measurement of input power. This allows measurement of both frequency and power with a single connection. No compromise in frequency coverage is required for this capability. The ultrawideband microwave input covers the entire RF and microwave spectrum, from intermediate frequencies (IFs) of 50 MHz to millimeter waves.
The power measurement accuracy and repeatability of these counters rivals power meters with diode sensors. Since frequency and power of the input signal are measured simultaneously, adjustment for the diodes frequency response is done automatically. And like the latest in diode sensors, compensation is also made for deviation from square law.
The HP 53150 Series is as comfortable in the field as in the laboratory. The rugged case with an integrated tilting handle can tolerate the vibration and shock expected in field use. The backlit LCD display ensures visibility in all environments, from dark to full sunlight, at distances exceeding 15 feet.
If ac power is unavailable, the internal, replaceable camcorder batteries provide at least 2.5 hours of continuous operation. The unit can also be powered from an external 11-18 Vdc source.
For benchtop and ATE applications, the HP 53150 Series delivers full functionality and high measurement speed. The fully programmable RS-232 interface and high speed HP-IB interface are standard features.