[SI-LIST] : microwave radiation due to network analyzers

Tan, Tat Hin (tat.hin.tan@intel.com)
Thu, 21 May 1998 02:17:00 -0700

Hi Eric,
I'm just wondering if there is any safety hazard due to any
radiation emission from microwave probes connected to the network
analyzer? I've been using an HP8719C and usually operate it in the
50MHz-8GHz frequency range.
If I'm not wrong, microwave oven freq is ~2GHz. Does that mean
that when I'm doing frequency characterization work on the VNA, I'm
slowly being cooked? What is the usual power range for the HP8719C? Is
there any safety qualification for these microwave instruments?

Tat Hin
Intel Test Tooling Operations Penang
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