Octiv Range - Rebranding

The Octiv platform is the most advanced RF sensor technology on the market for in-line power and impedance measurement, with unrivaled accuracy and functionality. It is used as a non-intrusive, in-line sensor to verify RF power output from RF generators, match unit impedance range and efficiency and for general purpose power meter measurements. It is also used as a voltage-current sensor (including harmonics) to characterize non-50 Ohm and non-linear load impedances - a typical application is as a match unit output sensor. Our calibration standards are NIST traceable through our advanced calibration laboratory (Lab RFx) to guarantee unit-to-unit repeatability. LabRFx is cleanroom standard with tight environmental temperature control that houses the most accurate RF calorimeter for 50 Ohm RF power calibration and impedance analyser for calibrating voltage and current at non 50 Ohm conditions.

The power meter, Octiv Mono 2.0, boasts 1% accuracy over the widest VSWR range on the market, limited only by the equipment available to verify over a wider range. The Octiv VI Pobes, Poly 2.0 and Suite 2.0, with proprietary VI probe calibration technique, overcomes many of the problems associated with the open/short/50 Ohm method. This technique enables the transfer of the impedance analyzer accuracy to the VI probe directly. This allows highly accurate RF impedance measurements up to 90 degrees phase angle and over a wide range of impedance magnitudes. The proprietary calibration technique resolves many of the challenges that limit the accuracy of VI probes, including, (a) frequency response leveling, (b) temperature compensation, (c) open and short deficiencies and (d) harmonic distortion rejection. Lab RFx uses NIST traceable equipment throughout and adopts ISO standard quality control and testing practices.

Octiv Rebranding

We have rebranded our Octiv range to improve the electrical (RF) conductivity of the housing (return path) with the help of a Chromate Conversion Coating. The coatings are obtained by chemical reaction with the metal being treated, to form a complex chromate film over the entire surface. In our case, the coatings are applied to aluminium metal. Aluminium chromate conversion coatings are amorphous in structure with a gel-like composition hydrated with water. This characteristic endows aluminium chromate conversion coatings with unique self-healing properties when scratched or abraded. Bare aluminium suffers from oxide layers forming on the surface and the electrical conductivity degrades over time. This can pose a problem for RF connectors attached to an aluminium panel, for example. Oxide layers form between the connector face and the aluminium face and the quality of the electrical connection deteriorates over time. Chromate conversion provides a more stable surface conductivity, preserving the quality of electrical connections over long periods of time.

Octiv Rebranding

Download brochures: Octiv Mono 2.0, Octiv Poly 2.0, Octiv Suite 2.0.

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