With the new R&S NRX RF power meter, even complex test setups can be configured quickly
Rohde & Schwarz has equipped the new RF power meter with a touchscreen based operating concept that guides the user through configuration. The R&S NRX has up to four measurement channels, for which Rohde & Schwarz offers a wide range of power sensors. For the first time, both terminating and directional power sensors are supported in a single instrument.
High-precision RF power measurement for modern applications is a challenge. Rohde & Schwarz is launching the R&S NRX on the market so that users can transparently configure their measurements and perform them conveniently. The R&S NRX even makes it possible to perform triggered and synchronized multichannel measurements with different power sensors.
The user operates the instrument via the integrated high-resolution 5″ touchscreen. Measurements are configured using large buttons. The system supports the user with a logical calibration and draws attention to conflicts in case of doubt. If required, the instrument can also be operated using the buttons on its front panel.
The R&S NRX comes as standard with two robust sensor ports, which can be optionally upgraded to four. In addition, sensors can also be connected via USB or Ethernet.
- Intuitive operation with touch screen based GUI
- Supports up to four R&S®NRP and R&S®NRQ6 power sensors
- Supports all sensor-dependent measurement functions
- Optional high-precision CW and pulse mode reference source module
- Optional power reflection measurements with NRT-Zxx sensors
Wide range of power sensors
The user can connect all terminating power sensors from the Rohde & Schwarz portfolio to the sensor connectors. The R&S NRX-B9 sensor interface module integrates the directional power sensors of the R&S NRT-Z family into the measurement to determine power in both transmission directions.
Reference generator integrated as a module
With the optional R&S NRX-B1 sensor check source module, users can test sensors for a pending measurement. The high-precision 50 MHz/1 GHz reference generator module generates continuous-wave signals as well as pulsed steep-slope signals.
Rohde & Schwarz will present the R&S NRX power meter from March 19 to 21, 2019, at EMV 2019 in Stuttgart (hall C2, booth 619). It is available now from Rohde & Schwarz, and will soon be available from select distributors. The R&S NRX is superseding the proven R&S NRP2 power meter. For more information, visit www.rohde-schwarz.com/ad/press/nrx.
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