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Agilent Technologies Introduces Enhanced High-Accuracy Thermistor Power Meter, Expands Capabilities of Average Power Sensors

Agilent Technologies introduced two new products: the Agilent N432A thermistor power meter, which replaces the legacy 432A model, and the Agilent N8488A AC-coupled power sensor, an expansion to the N8480 Series family. Agilent also announced upgrades to the Agilent U2000 Series USB power sensors, which now include internal triggering and trace display capabilities.
The Agilent N432A thermistor power meter replaces the legacy 432A analog thermistor power meter. The single-channel, average RF power meter is ideal for applications that require high measurement accuracy, particularly in metrology and calibration laboratories. Unlike its predecessor, the N432A comes with a digital color LCD display, user-friendly front panel interface and built-in calibration factor table. The N432A provides high accuracy measurements of up to 0.2 percent, for frequencies within 1 MHz to 18 GHz and power from +10 dBm to -30 dBm.

The Agilent N8488A, an AC-coupled power sensor, has the widest frequency range in the industry (10 MHz to 67 GHz). The sensor maintains the N8480 Series' best-in-class linearity (less than 1 percent), and built-in EEPROM for faster, more efficient calibration.

The Agilent U2000 Series USB-based power sensors are compact, portable solutions that allow average power measurements without power meters. All sensors, except the U2004A model, feature internal triggering and trace display capabilities. Internal triggering enables triggering based on the burst signal envelope, eliminating the need for an external triggering signal. Trace display provides a graphical view of the signal envelope to assist in gate placement and trigger level setup. Current users of the U2000 sensors can upgrade their firmware for free.

The launch marks our continued commitment to expand and enhance power measurement solutions for our customers, said Ee Huei Sin, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Basic Instruments Division. What matters most to us is making sure we provide the best possible power measurement experience for engineers and technicians, one that is fast and accurate, as well as easy and convenient.

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