FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS, defense, medical, and other applications, it is essential to be able to accurately measure the power of ultra-fast signals. To deliver such measurements, two peak power sensors now promise to perform at very high speeds. The type 56006 boasts a rise time above 7 ns, which is equivalent to a bandwidth of 50 MHz. The sensor's high speed does not compromise its dynamic range. By covering ?60 to +20 dBm, the 56006 offers a full dynamic range of 80 dB with no significant bandwidth degradation at low levels. The sensor's frequency range reaches up to 6 GHz. Its sibling, the type 58318, reaches 18 GHz while flaunting 10 ns of rise time.

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