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RF Power Meter Display

RF Power Testing Redefined!

Next generation display for power measurement with automatic sensor detection.

Bird’s new 5000-NG RF Power Meter Display transforms the way you perform RF power meter testing. A giant leap forward, this hand-held portable meter captures, collects, and displays RF power measurements on a touch screen, high-resolution display, allowing you to review quickly and easily data in the field or in an R & D lab environment.

Operating over a broad frequency range using one of Bird’s USB RF power sensors, the 5000-NG allows you to quickly measure True Average Power, VSWR, Return Loss, and more.

This fully digital power meter automatically detects the sensor in use and saves session information. Take RF power measurements, enable smoothing level for more stable readings, or max hold to detect the maximum power.

Bird's new portable lightweight tablet features a large, sunlight readable color touch screen. This easy-to-use, intuitive interface saves time and ensures a fast learning curve for technicians.

(The 5000-NG RF Power Meter Display replaces the 5000-XT Digital Power Meter)

  • Rugged, 8” color touch screen display for worry-free field use
  • Automatic sensor detection that works with over 12 supported Bird field sensors
  • 48 hours of battery life for extended use
  • 5.0 Megapixel camera to document equipment serial numbers and model number for warranty documentation and installation validation
  • Tried and true power measurement with simple set-up
  • Data logging, numerical & graphics display
  • Easy data transfer via USB or WiFi
KEY MEASUREMENTS (when paired with a Bird Power Sensor)
  • True Average Power (Forward and Reflected)
  • VSWR, Return Loss, rho, Match Efficiency
  • Peak Power, Peak to Average Ratio, Crest Factor, PEP
  • Burst and Burst Average Power
  • CDF, CCDF, Confidence %
  • IEEE 194 Pulse Parameters
  • Sensor Temperature
product specifications:
Item No
Item Name
Digital Power Meter Display
Frequency Range
2 MHz to 6 GHz with external power sensors (not included)

Key Measurements
True Average Power (Forward and Reflected), VSWR, Return Loss, rho, Match Efficiency, Peak Power, Peak to Average Ratio, PEP, Crest Factor, Burst and Burst Average Power, CDF, CCDF, Confidence %, IEEE 194 Pulse Parameters, Sensor Temperature
Display: Full-Color 8” 1280 x 800-pixel display w/backlight
Operating System: Android 5.1
Languages: English
Storage: 16 GB
Data Transfer: USB drive, PC, WiFi, or Bluetooth
Type: Rechargeable, 3.7 V/6200 mAh lithium battery
Life (display in sleep mode)
24 hrs. continuous usage w/5012 Series or 7022 sensors, 48 hrs. continuous usage w/all other sensors
Charge Time: 6 hours typical
Recommended Calibration Interval: No calibration required (sensor calibration recommended)
Power Supply
AC: 100 to 240 V / 50-60 Hz
DC: 5V/2.5 A
Upgradeability: Firmware field-upgradable via USB port
Additional Functions: Data logging, numerical & graphing display
Sensor Detection: Automatic USB Sensors
WiFi 802.11 Network scan for ACMI, BPME & CPM
USB: Micro USB PC interface & charging and Standard USB power sensor interface
Compatible Sensors
See Compatible Devices below or Datasheet for more information
Operating: -20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
Storage: -20 °C to 80 °C (-4 °F to 176 °F)

Altitude: Up to 15,000 ft (4,572 m)
CE, RoHs
Size: 9.2" x 6.3" x 1.1" (233 x 160 x 28 mm)
Weight: 1.3 lb (0.59 kg)
Power Monitoring Solutions
3141, Radio System Monitoring
BPME, Broadcast Power Monitoring
Standard Accessories
5V Charger (US/International), 6' USB SeaLatch Cable, 6' USB Cable, Premium Carry Case, Stylus, Manual
Optional Accessories
Protective Rubber Boot, Impact-Resistant Screen Protector
compatible devices - RF Sensors:
Wideband RF Power Sensor
Directional RF Power Sensors
Wideband RF Power Sensor
Wideband RF Power Sensor
Wideband RF Power Sensor
Wideband RF Power Sensor
Wideband RF Power Sensor
Basic Power Sensor
Basic Power Sensor
Statistical RF Power Sensor
Channel Power Sensor, RJ-25
Directional Power Sensor, RJ-25
Non-Directional Power Sensor
compatible devices - Power Monitoring Solutions: