A Christmas gift for that paranoid engineer friend

Dec 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Technology

Do you have friends fretting over the carcinogenic properties of mobile phones?  A little company in New York has a great Christmas gift for them.  Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the WiPry-Combo dynamic power meter and spectrum analyzer accessory for the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone

The aftermarket device provides the touch interface not available on PC-based instruments turning any iOS device into an ultraportable spectrum analyzer and dynamic power meter.  WiPry-Combo shows RF waveforms like an oscilloscope.  Actual power output can be triggered, captured, and recorded for protocol verification or for troubleshooting wireless devices with data logging in csv format.

In the spectrum analyzer mode, WiPry-Combo can identify interference or open channels in the 2.4GHz ISM band. Operating in the frequency range: 2.400 to 2.495 GHz, it measures signals from -40dBm to +20dBm with an amplitude resolution of 2.0dBm and a bandwidth resolution of 1MHz.  The band sweep time is 200ms.

The dynamic power meter mode graphically displays RF power levels in the 100MHz-2.7GHz waveform amplitude with respect to time.

The device is available from the company for $199.95. Software, including a demo package that does not require the actual WiPry device, is available free at the Apple™ AppStore, and is available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

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