- Broad 10 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range enables use in a wide variety of applications
- Wide dynamic range of -63 dBm to +20 dBm
- Integrated power sensor eliminates the need to carry a separate power sensor
- Internal power reference enable self calibration
- Absolute accuracy as good as ±0.21 dB
- Powered from batteries, optional AC-DC converter or a computer via USB interface
Keysight V3500A Handheld RF Power Meter is a compact, handheld instrument that makes accurate RF power measurements in both field and manufacturing applications. With an absolute accuracy as good as ±0.21 dB, a wide frequency range of 10 MHz to 6 GHz, and a measurement range of -63 dBm to +20 dBm, the V3500A is suitable for a wide variety of RF measurement applications. Its built-in power sensor eliminates the need for users to carry both an instrument and a separate sensor module. Truly portable, the V3500A fits easily into your hand or a toolkit. An optional belt loop holster or carrying case with shoulder strap is also available. To optimize flexibility, it is capable of drawing operating power from batteries (two AA, not included), an optional AC adapter, or a computer via USB interface.
In the laboratory, it can be used as an RF power data-logger. Using normal or high speed mode, it easily captures and transfers data to your personal computer through its built-in USB interface (cable supplied), allowing for trend or drift analysis.
The V3500A incorporates several handy and practical utilities that make it easier than ever to attain high quality RF measurements with this handheld instrument. Compensate the display reading for any losses or gains between the location where the level of power is desired and the actual point where the power can be measured. Typically the compensation will be required for cable loss. The relative offset factor can be as large as 99.99 dB, and the offset can be programmed with a resolution of 0.01 dB. A number of averaging values can be used when the signal you want to measure varies significantly with time. A hold command saves a measurement that is made in a hard to reach area until the instrument can be retrieved. A backlight can be illuminated when making measurements in poorly lit areas. To maximize battery life, the V3500A can be set up to turn off the backlight or the instrument entirely after a specific period of time. Once the instrument utilities are setup in the manner you prefer, the instrument state can be saved for the next use.