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Keysight’s LAN and USB power sensors offer the capability to measure peak and average power of a power meter in a compact and portable form factor.
Setup is fast and easy with the plug-and-play USB connectivity. Simply connect the sensor to your PC and start performing power measurement immediately with the bundled software. With Keysight’s USB power sensors, you get what you need— simple setup, beyond just a sensor.
Looking for a LAN connectivity power sensor for long-distance remote monitoring of satellite systems? Choose the L20X0XA LAN power sensor, a LAN/Power over Ethernet (PoE) based sensor with thermal vacuum option, and the widest dynamic range.
Looking for a USB power sensor to plug into your PC? Choose the U20X0XA USB Power sensor, with real-time measurement, zero dead time, and internal firmware memory available up to 1Mbyte.
- Wide dynamic range at -70 to +26 dBm and measures continuous pulses with zero dead time (down to 100us PRI or 10 kHz PRF)
- Frequency up to 33/53GHz thermal vacuum compliance LAN power sensor
- Fast measurement speed and (50,000 readings/sec)
- Wide peak power dynamic range and high measurement speed in buffered mode
- Best in class power linearity and real-time measurement uncertainty (MU) feature
- Measures the average power for all signal types, unlimited bandwidth
- A BenchVue software license (BV0007B) is now included with your instrument. BenchVue makes it simple to connect, control instruments, and automate test sequences.
PathWave BenchVue Power Meters / Sensors Software
Quickly control your power meters to log data and visualize measurements in a variety of display options for easier analysis.
- Control power meters / sensors easily for your specific test configurations from multiple power meters.
- Log and view real-time measurements with a variety of display types to interpret your data faster.
- Get faster measurement setups with built-in wireless and radar presets.
- Create automated test sequences quickly with minimal instrument knowledge.
- Receive KeysightCare software support subscription and license with each new instrument purchase.
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Frequently Asked Questions About USB & LAN Power Sensors
What is a USB power sensor?
A USB power sensor connects to a power meter and measures the power level of a signal. A small, portable device, a USB power sensor measures the power consumption of electronic devices that connect to USB ports. These sensors can provide real-time data on parameters such as voltage, current, power, and energy consumption, enabling users to thoroughly assess the power usage of their devices in different operating conditions. Typically, sensors connect easily to USB ports, making them a convenient tool for analyzing the power dynamics of various electronic devices.
What is a LAN power sensor?
A local area network (LAN) power sensor measures and monitors the power consumption and energy usage in a LAN setting. Unlike USB power sensors that are specific to USB-connected devices, LAN power sensors track the power usage of various network-connected devices like computers, servers, switches, routers, and other networking equipment. These sensors are typically used in data centers, offices, and diverse networking environments and provide valuable insights about the energy consumption patterns of interconnected devices to administrators and IT professionals. LAN sensors help engineers gain a better understanding and management of power usage within the LAN to facilitate informed decision-making for efficient network operations.
Are there any specific calibration requirements for USB sensors?
Calibration requirements for USB sensors vary based on the sensor type and the specific parameters that engineers are measuring. Calibration is crucial to ensure accurate and reliable measurements. While specific USB sensors may come pre-calibrated by the manufacturer, others may require periodic calibration to sustain accuracy. Factors influencing calibration include the need for precise measurements, changes in environmental conditions, adherence to regulatory standards, and application-specific accuracy demands.
What are the advantages of using USB sensors compared to other types of sensors?
USB sensors provide a user-friendly, cost-effective, and adaptable approach to monitoring and measuring various parameters across a wide range of applications, including research, industrial processes, environmental monitoring, and data analysis.