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  • Satellite Evolution Group

PwrMxG series, a new flexible and innovative RF power monitoring solution from RF-Design

RF-Design with headquarters in Lorsch/Germany has exploited 2020 in innovation and development to fulfill the sophisticated market and customer needs also for RF monitoring solutions; thus we are pleased to announce the release of our latest solution for monitoring applications, the PwrMxG series. The PwrMxG is a broadband dual channel power meter designed to measure and monitor RF carriers’ power targeted to Satellite-, Broadcast- & Cable communications industry such as Satellite operators, Teleports, Earth stations, VSAT hubs and Broadcasters.

The PwrMxG power meter comes as a compact handheld unit with dimensions of only 125 x 105mm providing flexibility and low power consumption of 5W at 12V. The unit can directly be used as a standalone handheld or as as a plug in module in a 1RU/19” rack mount chassis that can hold up to 4 hot-swappable power meter modules. Thus the PwrMxG is capable for monitoring 2 to 8 RF signals simultaneously at a frequency range of 50MHz – 4GHz (PwrM3G) and/or 50MHz – 8GHzMHz (PwrM8G). RF-Design´s new power meter is special with its vast dynamic range of up to 95dB with high RF power accuracy of ±1dBm, level offset for cables and directional couplers compensation along with threshold warning and alarming both for upper and lower limits shown at the front panel display, WebGUI or as SNMP traps.

What makes the PwrMxG also unique is the calibration feature which enables the user to calibrate the power meter according to the user’s desired signal allowing a very accurate power monitoring at that frequency in addition to the minimum and maximum RF power monitoring and recording. Another distinctive feature the PwrMxG has, is a user-friendly chart on the WebGUI which displays different power values over a predefined time period (history recording).

Additionally to that the PwrMxG can be monitored and configured either locally through a front panel OLED display/keypads or remotely via an Ethernet-Interface through WebGUI or SNMP.

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