Project Description

Course Overview

This short online course describes the techniques and equipment used to measure power at RF and microwave frequencies. It’s important to select the correct type of power sensor if meaningful results are to be obtained for a given type of RF signal. A review quiz is included to test knowledge and understanding.

What you will learn
  • Measuring RF voltage and power

  • RF power measuring equipment overview

  • Diode detection and linearity

  • Practical diode detectors

  • Effects of modulation on diode detectors

  • Thermoelectric detectors

  • Wider dynamic range diode detector

  • Example detector hardware

  • Mismatch and summing errors

Technical Level


Time to Complete

Approx. 30 mins

Course ID


Course Curriculum

7 modules – 12 video lessons – 25 mins total
– video lesson   – pdf download   – quiz

1.1 Measuring RF Voltage and Power  

2.1 Measuring Equipment Overview  

3.1 Diode Detection  
3.2 Detector Linearity  
3.3 Practical Diode Detectors  
3.4 Effects of Modulation on Diode Detectors  
3.5 Modulation Affects Linearity Correction  

5.1 Wider Dynamic Range Diode Detector  
5.2 Example Detector Hardware  

6.1 Mismatch Errors  
6.2 Summing Errors  

7.1 Review Questions  

Includes 1-year unlimited individual access to all course content

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