Usually a microwave power meter will consist of a measuring head which contains the actual power sensing element, connected via a cable to the meter proper, which displays the power reading. The head may be referred to as a power sensor or mount. Different power sensors can be used for different frequencies or power levels. Historically the means of operation in most power sensor and meter combinations was that the sensor would convert the microwave power into an analogue voltage which would be read by the meter and converted into a power reading. Several modern power sensor heads contain electronics to create a digital output and can be plugged via USB into a PC which acts as the power meter.


Browse through Anritsu's families of Power Meters, Wideband Peak Power Meters, Pulse Power Meters and True RMS USB Power Sensors.

Keysight Technologies Inc.

Keysight power sensors cover a wide range, from the average N8480 series thermocouple sensors, peak-and-average E-Series sensors, and wideband P-Series sensors to the USB-based U2000 series sensors.

LadyBug Technologies LLC

LadyBug Technologies manufactures a broad selection of first-tier NIST traceable power sensors. Our True-RMS sensors deliver the RMS power level on signals of any modulation content; Coverage to 50 GHz. Our varieties of pulse and pulse profiling sensors directly measure peak, pulse power & more. Software and driver support are included. Optional direct TTL interface options, VISA & SCPI Commands on True-RMS sensors.

Rohde & Schwarz

The sensors by Rohde & Schwarz are intelligent standalone instruments that communicate with the base unit or a PC via a digital interface.