Equipment information:

Boonton Electronic 4230A Level Meter
Manufacturer:
Boonton Electronic
Model: 4230A
Date: 1998
Category: Measurement instruments
Group: Level Meter
Description: RF POWER METER
Information:
                                    The Model 4230A Series is a DSP (digital signal processor)
based family of single or dual channel, solid state RF power
meters. They are capable of measuring RF power levels from
-70 dBm to +44 dBm. The RF frequency range and power level
range are sensor dependent. Boonton 51000 series sensors
provide measurement capabilities for frequencies from 10 kHz
to 100 GHz.

These manuals are available for the above equipment:

Boonton Electronic -- 4230A -- Service Manual
File name: Boonton-4307-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Manual Type: Service Manual
Pages: 67
Size: 2.35 Mbytes (2466833 Bytes)
Language: english
Revision:
Manual-ID/Number: 98102400A
Date: October 1998
Quality: Electronic document, no scan, very well readable.
Upload date:
MD5: d70ed695d77abf593b1ac85a55287d1e
ed2kID: 383cac33b9bd60d501061f8155a9fc3c
Downloads: 108 since 29 March 2013
Information:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
i
SECTION I — GENERAL INFORMATION
Paragraph Page
1-1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................ 1-1
1-3 Description .................................................................................................................................................................. 1-1
1-5 Features ........................................................................................................................................................................ 1-1
1-6 Power Sensors ................................................................................................................................................... 1-1
1-10 Simple Instrument Setup and Operation ...................................................................................................... 1-1
1-11 Alphanumeric Displays................................................................................................................................... 1-1
1-12 Selectable Ranging .......................................................................................................................................... 1-1
1-13 Selectable Filtering .......................................................................................................................................... 1-1
1-14 Zeroing ............................................................................................................................................................... 1-2
1-15 Built-In Precision Calibration ........................................................................................................................ 1-2
1-16 Chart Recorder Output .................................................................................................................................... 1-2
1-17 Optional Interface ............................................................................................................................................. 1-2
1-18 Accessories .................................................................................................................................................................. 1-2
1-20 Options ........................................................................................................................................................................ 1-2
1-21 Option -01, Rear Input .................................................................................................................................. 1-2
1-22 Option -02, Rear Calibrator .......................................................................................................................... 1-2
1-23 Option -03, RS-232 ........................................................................................................................................ 1-2
1-24 Option -30, Extended Warranty ................................................................................................................... 1-2
1-25 Specifications .............................................................................................................................................................. 1-2
SECTION II — INSTALLATION
2-1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................ 2-1
2-2 Unpacking .................................................................................................................................................................. 2-1
2-3 Mounting .................................................................................................................................................................... 2-1
2-4 Power Requirements ................................................................................................................................................ 2-1
2-5 Connections ............................................................................................................................................................... 2-1
2-6 Sensor ................................................................................................................................................................ 2-1
2-7 Recorder............................................................................................................................................................ 2-2
2-8 GPIB ................................................................................................................................................................... 2-2
2-9 RS-232 ............................................................................................................................................................... 2-2
2-10 Preliminary Check.................................................................................................................................................... 2-2
SECTION III — OPERATION
3-1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................ 3-1
3-3 Operating Controls, Indicators and Connectors ................................................................................................... 3-1
3-5 Operating the Instrument ......................................................................................................................................... 3-1
3-7 Measurement Display ............................................................................................................................................... 3-1
3-9 Menu Structure ........................................................................................................................................................... 3-1
3-13 Menu Key .................................................................................................................................................................... 3-7
3-16 Channel Menu ................................................................................................................................................... 3-7
3-18 Setup Menu ....................................................................................................................................................... 3-7
3-20 Programming Interfaces ................................................................................................................................... 3-11
3-21a IEEE Menu ......................................................................................................................................................... 3-11
3-21b RS-232 Menu ..................................................................................................................................................... 3-11
3-22 Diagnostics Menu ............................................................................................................................................ 3-13
3-23 Sensor Key .................................................................................................................................................................. 3-13
3-31 Edit Data Menu ................................................................................................................................................. 3-15
3-32 Linearity Factors ............................................................................................................................................... 3-15
3-33 FREQUENCY Calibration Factors ................................................................................................................... 3-16
3-36 Save .................................................................................................................................................................... 3-16
3-37 Freq Key ...................................................................................................................................................................... 3-16
3-40 Avg Key ...................................................................................................................................................................... 3-16
3-43 Zero/Cal Key ............................................................................................................................................................... 3-16
3-48 Ref Level Key .............................................................................................................................................................. 3-18
SECTION IV — APPLICATION NOTES
4-1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................ 4-1
4-3 Sensor Calibration ..................................................................................................................................................... 4-1
4-4 General............................................................................................................................................................... 4-1
4-5 14-Point Linearity Data .................................................................................................................................. 4-1
4-7 High Frequency Calibration Points ............................................................................................................... 4-1
4-9 Zeroing ........................................................................................................................................................................ 4-1
4-16 Dynamic Range .......................................................................................................................................................... 4-3
4-18 Filtering ....................................................................................................................................................................... 4-3
4-22 Noise ............................................................................................................................................................................ 4-4
4-23 Noise Reduction ............................................................................................................................................... 4-4
4-25 Error Computation ........................................................................................................................................... 4-5
4-27 Noise Error Examples ..................................................................................................................................... 4-5
4-28 Integration of Power ........................................................................................................................................ 4-5
4-29 Clearing of Filter.............................................................................................................................................. 4-5
4-30 Partial Results ................................................................................................................................................... 4-5
4-31 Measurement Time .................................................................................................................................................... 4-5
4-32 Step Response ................................................................................................................................................... 4-5
4-33 Continuous Response ...................................................................................................................................... 4-5
4-34 Overhead Time ................................................................................................................................................. 4-5
4-36 Digital Filter ..................................................................................................................................................... 4-5
4-37 Default Filter Lengths ..................................................................................................................................... 4-5
4-38 Settled Measurement Time ............................................................................................................................. 4-5
4-39 Fast Mode Measurement Time ...................................................................................................................... 4-5
4-40 High Frequency Accuracy ........................................................................................................................................ 4-10
4-43 Waveform Sensitivity ................................................................................................................................................ 4-10
4-48 Chart Recorder Operation ......................................................................................................................................... 4-13
4-50 Bar Graph Operation ................................................................................................................................................ 4-13
4-52 Watts Mode ....................................................................................................................................................... 4-13
4-53 dBm Mode ......................................................................................................................................................... 4-13
4-54 dBr Mode ........................................................................................................................................................... 4-14
4-55 Remote (GPIB) Operation .......................................................................................................................................... 4-14
4-56 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................... 4-14
4-58 Local Operation ................................................................................................................................................ 4-14
4-59 Remote Operation ............................................................................................................................................ 4-14
4-60 Bus Address ...................................................................................................................................................... 4-14
4-61 Terminating Characters .................................................................................................................................. 4-14
4-62 Listen Operation ............................................................................................................................................... 4-14
4-63 Talk Operation ................................................................................................................................................. 4-14
4-65 IEEE-488 Command Support ......................................................................................................................... 4-14
4-66 Number Formatting ........................................................................................................................................... 4-15
4-67 String Format ..................................................................................................................................................... 4-17
4-68 Listen Parameter Commands ............................................................................................................................ 4-17
4-70 Listen Action Commands ................................................................................................................................ 4-17
4-71 Listen Array Commands .................................................................................................................................. 4-17
4-73 Talk Modes ........................................................................................................................................................ 4-18
4-77 Talk Mode 0 (Talk Measurement Floating Point)...................................................................................... 4-18
4-78 Talk Mode 1 (Talk Measurement With Units)............................................................................................ 4-18
4-79 Talk Mode 2 (Talk Error) ............................................................................................................................... 4-18
4-80 Talk Mode 3 (Talk Both Channels) .............................................................................................................. 4-18
4-81 Talk Mode 4 (Talk Channel Status) ................................................................................................................ 4-19
4-82 Talk Mode 5 (Talk Instrument Status) ......................................................................................................... 4-19
4-83 Talk Mode 6 (Talk Parameter) ....................................................................................................................... 4-19
4-86 Talk Mode 7 (Talk Array).............................................................................................................................. 4-19
4-87 IEEE-488 Bus Only Commands ................................................................................................................................. 4-20
4-88 General................................................................................................................................................................ 4-20
4-89 Talk Mode (TM) Command .............................................................................................................................. 4-20
4-90 SI Command ....................................................................................................................................................... 4-20
4-94 SO Command ..................................................................................................................................................... 4-21
4-98 FI Command ..................................................................................................................................................... 4-21
4-102 FO Command ................................................................................................................................................... 4-21
4-107 DF Command ................................................................................................................................................... 4-22
4-108 DN Command................................................................................................................................................... 4-22
4-109 SM (SRQ Mask) Command ........................................................................................................................... 4-22
4-110 Measured and Triggered Operation And Settled Reading ................................................................................. 4-22
4-111 General............................................................................................................................................................... 4-22
4-112 Measure Normal (MN) .................................................................................................................................. 4-23
4-113 Measure Filtered (MF) ..................................................................................................................................... 4-23
4-114 Measure Settled (MS) ...................................................................................................................................... 4-23
4-115 Measure Fast Single (MFS) ............................................................................................................................ 4-23
4-116 Measure Fast Dual (MFD) .............................................................................................................................. 4-23
4-117 Trigger Normal (TN) ...................................................................................................................................... 4-23
4-118 Trigger Filtered (TF) ....................................................................................................................................... 4-23
4-119 Trigger Settled (TS) ........................................................................................................................................ 4-23
4-120 Trigger Fast Single (TFS) ............................................................................................................................... 4-23
4-121 Trigger Fast Dual (TFD) ................................................................................................................................ 4-23
4-122 IEEE Programming Examples ................................................................................................................................ 4-23
4-125 Example 1.......................................................................................................................................................... 4-23
4-126 Example 2.......................................................................................................................................................... 4-24
4-127 Error Messages ........................................................................................................................................................... 4-24
4-129 HP Bus Emulation ..................................................................................................................................................... 4-24
4-131 Turn-on Default Conditions ............................................................................................................................ 4-24
4-132 Sending the Data Message ............................................................................................................................ 4-25
4-133 Data Output Format ......................................................................................................................................... 4-24
4-134 Sending the Require Service Message .......................................................................................................... 4-25
4-135 Service Request Mask ..................................................................................................................................... 4-25
4-136 Sending the Service Request Mask Value .................................................................................................... 4-25
4-137 Event Status Register ...................................................................................................................................... 4-25
4-138 HP Emulation Codes ......................................................................................................................................... 4-26
4-139 Remote Operation, RS-232 Interface ...................................................................................................................... 4-26
4-140 General............................................................................................................................................................... 4-26
4-141 Entering the Remote Mode ............................................................................................................................. 4-26
4-142 Returning to Local Mode ................................................................................................................................ 4-26
4-143 Talk Operations ................................................................................................................................................ 4-26
Boonton-4307-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Start Free Download


Comments

No comments yet.

Add Comment

* Required information
(never displayed)
 
Bold Italic Underline Strike Superscript Subscript Quote Line Bullet Link Email Image Video
 
Smile Sad Huh Laugh Mad Tongue Crying Grin Wink Scared Cool Sleep Blush Unsure Shocked
 
1000
Which word in this sentence is bold?
 
Enter answer:
 
Notify me of new comments via email.
 
Remember my form inputs on this computer.
 
 
Powered by Commentics