Rohde & Schwarz NRP90S(N) power sensors for RF power measurements

Rohde & Schwarz NRP90S(N) power sensors for RF power measurements

November 18, 2022

Rohde & Schwarz

The new R&S NRP90S and R&S NRP90SN power sensors from Rohde & Schwarz provide unheard of performance in power measurements. The new instruments combine an extraordinary frequency range of 50MHz to 90GHz with a dynamic range from -70dBm to 20dBm along with high measurement speeds of 50,000 measurements per second. Compared to current thermal power sensors for measurements over 67GHz, the diode technology increases the power measurement dynamic range by 35dB and significantly cuts test times.

By extending the maximum frequency from 67GHz to 90GHz, the new sensors can cover the latest spectrum allocation for 5G FR2-2 up to 71GHz, satellite communications in both the 71GHz to 76GHz band and the 81GHz to 86GHz band, automotive radars operating from 76GHz to 81GHz, as well as other lower frequency wireless transmission technologies.

Their portable form factor and flexible operating modes make all R&S NRPxxS power sensors ideal for both local and remote installation in maintenance or monitoring applications. Users benefit from maximum operating flexibility. The power sensors can be connected to an R&S NRX power meter, selected Rohde & Schwarz signal generators and analyzers, or a PC with the R&S NRPV virtual power meter installed. The devices support the USBTMC protocol industry standard for easy integration into test systems. The R&S NRPxxSN also includes an Ethernet interface to support remote LAN operation.