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Anritsu fields handheld vector network analyzer

Posted: 26 Jun 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:vector network analyzer? RF measurements? transmitters?

VNA Master from Anritsu

Anritsu Corp. introduces the VNA Master MS2034A and MS2036A that offer integrated vector network analyzer (VNA), spectrum analyzer and power meter capability in a single handheld, battery-operated, rugged instrument.

The multifunction capability of the MS2034A/MS2036A enable it to serve as single-instrument solutions for phase matching cables, identifying sources of interference and troubleshooting transmitters in various general purpose systems.

Portable network analyzers
The VNA Master series offers the first portable/handheld VNAs that can display one-port and two-port S-parameter measurements over the industry's broadest handheld VNA frequency coverage of 2MHz to 6GHz. All critical RF measurements, including S11 and S21 log magnitude, return loss, VSWR and distance-to-fault, can be made with a single key selection, simplifying flightline tests and cable and antenna maintenance. The MS2034A/MS2036A's RF immunity rejection of up to 17dBm allows for precise measurementseven when co-location near other transmitters usually prevents measurements due to interference.

For phase matching cables and other field maintenance tasks, the VNA Master offers a vector voltmeter option that displays results in a digital magnitude and phase format for a CW frequency. With vector voltmeters becoming obsolete, the VNA Master offers a suitable replacement that consolidates a synthesizer source, vector voltmeter receiver and external coupling accessories. This solution ensures technicians and engineers can continue to use this familiar display while working with the more field-friendly VNA Master.

Simplifying field-testing
Incorporating spectrum analysis capability up to 7.1GHz into the VNA Master simplifies field-testing by requiring fewer instruments for maintenance activities, which is especially valuable when conducting measurements on an elevated structure, such as a tower. Users can perform common spectrum monitoring, interference analysis and general purpose signal measurements with a single key selection, a much safer and simpler alternative to previous multiple-instrument approaches.

The MS2034A/MS2036A typical phase noise of The MS2034A/MS2036A solution is lightweight at 4kg and includes three-plus hour battery life and advanced measurement and analysis capability, making it suited for different field applications. The high performance also allows the MS2034A/MS2036A to be used as a low-cost alternative in manufacturing and R&D.

The VNA Master features a high-resolution daylight-viewable 8.4-inch TFT display that allows measurement results to be seen easily in the field. An internal memory allows over 1,000 traces and setups to be stored. Measurement data can be transferred to computer via Ethernet, USB or memory card. Remote programming of repetitive tasks is also possible via the Ethernet connection.

Further simplifying operation is the PC-based Master Software Tools Suite for trace analysis, editing and reporting. The Master Software Tools Suite allows users to create menus in two custom languages to complement the eight standard languages provided in the MS2034A/MS2036A.

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