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ML2490A Peak Power Meter

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The high bandwidth and sample rate of the ML2490A provide accurate peak measurements on a variety of RADAR, Radio-navigation and Radio-location systems.

The ML2490A series has a number of features tailored for peak power measurement on pulsed systems. With a typical 8ns rise time, and a 1ns resolution on the measurement, the ML2490A and MA2411B have the performance to look at the rising edge of radar signals.

The power meter can be easily set up to trigger on a pulse or sequence of pulses. Up to 4 independent gates can be set to measure the average, max and min powers on a sequence of pulses. The data for the max and min includes the timestamp and gives the user automatic display of the position and value of the maximum overshoot and minimum undershoot in each pulse.

A set of automatic marker functions gives pulse rise time, fall time, off time and Pulse Repetition Interval. The Delta marker can be set up to measure the droop of the pulse top. The Trigger event display is available as either arrows on the border of the screen or as an adjustable trigger event waveform on the display.

All timings for the gates and markers are taken from the trigger event. The offset table function corrects the power meter reading to read the true output power when the power meter is being used with a coupler or high power attenuator in the radar test system.


  • 1ns Settable Display Resolution
  • 50ns minimum time display
  • 8ns typical Rise time with MA2411B sensor
  • 65MHz Bandwidth
  • Two Sample modes
  • External Video Connector
  • 50MHz and 1GHz Calibration signals
  • Dual Display Channel
  • Measurement Gates
  • Markers
  • Special Marker features
  • Trigger facilities
  • Test Limits
  • Presets
  • Settings stores
  • Remote Interfaces
  • Secure mode
  • CW Meter Mode

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