The MCA3040 Microwave Counter outperforms every microwave counter on the market today in terms of resolution, speed, and acquisition time. Including an integrated power meter, the MCA Series packs many different functions into one feature-rich instrument.
With industry-leading frequency and time resolution, the MCA Series comes standard with internal memory and a fast data transfer rate of 250k Samples/s to memory. In addition, the multi-parameter display shows auxiliary measurements alongside your main measurement to provide you with the results you need at a glance. With the industry’s most comprehensive analysis modes, including measurement statistics, histograms, and trend plots, you have the tools you need to quickly and accurately analyze your signal.
Besides being an outstanding microwave counter, the MCA3040 also serves as a general-purpose timer/counter with two additional 300 MHz inputs.
|12 digit/s frequency resolution - See small changes in frequency with industry-leading frequency resolution.|
|100 ps time resolution - Accurately capture signal details with industry-leading single-shot time resolution.|
|Multi-parameter display - Read critical auxiliary measurement values displayed with your main frequency, time, or phase measurement to quickly asses your device's performance.|
|Trend Plot mode - Plot measurement trends and graphically identify the extent of drift and intermittent events.|
|Histogram mode - Discover stability or noise problems by viewing results as a histogram.|
|Statistics mode - View multiple statistical values such as average, min, max, standard and Allan deviation to see how your signal is changing.|
|Integrated power meter - Measure frequency and power with a single connection, enabling you to analyze variations in signal power with 0.01 dBm resolution @ 100 ms acquisition time.|
|Optional TimeView™ software - Transform your timer/counter into a modulation domain analyzer and see frequency changes over time to truly characterize your device's performance.|
|USB and GPIB ports - Easily connect to a personal computer for further analysis or into an ATE system with the back-panel USB and GPIB ports; an emulation mode for legacy timer/counters further simplifies integrating into an existing ATE system.|
|PC Connectivity - Control your timer/counter, log data, and simply transfer and document your results with the included copy of NI LabVIEW SignalExpress software.|