What are RF Power Meters?
RF power meters measure the strength of radio frequency signals in dBm or watts and are used to calculate transmitter output. These devices operate at specific frequency ranges and energy levels to quantify the power from transmitting devices.
Factors to consider when selecting RF Power Meters
Devices employing radio frequency power sensors based on heat are ideal for integrated measurement activities
Diode-powered detectors are chosen when readings of a base level or instantaneous nature are necessary
A system's suitability for recording unique indicators such as average power, pulse power, or peak envelope power
Absorptive type RF power meters are recommended for obtaining laboratory data of exceptional accuracy while through-line type instruments are appropriate for field tasks
RF power meters serve a broad scope of applications, including:
Directional power calculation
Determining total power
Indicating peak envelope power
Pulse power measurement