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Handheld analyzers simplify wireless field tests

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:spectrum analyzer? field test? wireless network? 3G?

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Anritsu Co. has unveiled a new platform for its family of handheld analyzers, which features integrated functionality in a robust, lightweight design that provides field personnel with all the tools necessary to deploy, maintain and troubleshoot the demanding wireless equipment and networks.

"Our new platform allows technicians, contractors, and services providers to work faster and smarter, improve service quality, meet increasingly rigorous key performance indicators, and keep their prices competitive," said Donn Mulder, VP and general manager of the microwave measurements division. "All of these benefits are critical in a market that is characterized by fierce competition, rapidly evolving technology, and cost sensitivity."

The new platform is designed into Anritsu's Site Master, Spectrum Master and Cell Master analyzers. All of the analyzers represent the next-generation of wireless field test because they are robust, lightweight and have the functionality of multiple instruments, saving money and improving efficiencies. An intuitive user interface, high-quality construction and unmatched price/performance are trademarks of the new analyzers. In addition to providing the technology necessary for today's field testing requirements, Anritsu is offering certified training and support for field technicians.

The new analyzer family can reduce both capital equipment and operational expenses because of its multifunctional capabilities. Ease of use and automated reporting capabilities boots efficiency in the field as well as the office. The high performance of all the analyzers allows for greater confidence in measurement results, reduced measurement times, and gives users the ability to detect small problems before they become costly network failures. Ruggedly designed, the analyzers can withstand the roughest field conditions and activities.

The S331E/S332E/S361E/S362E Site Masters feature frequency coverage from 100kHz to 6GHz, and can be configured to include a cable and antenna analyzer, spectrum analyzer, interference analyzer, power meter and GPS receivers. Site Master offers typical sweep speed of 1ms/data point, four hours of battery life, dual display capabilities, USB for data transfer and touchscreen keyboards.

Also covering the 100kHz to 6GHz frequency, the MS2712E/MS2713E Spectrum Master handheld spectrum analyzers deliver superior interference analysis capabilities and the ability to assess signal quality across a broad range of increasingly complex RF signals. They can locate difficult-to-detect interfering signalsincluding both intermittent and continuous onesresulting from the proliferation of wireless systems and an ever-crowding RF spectrum. The instruments have dynamic range of >95 dB in 10Hz RBW, DANL of -152dBm in 10Hz RBW, and phase noise of -100dBc/Hz max @ 10kHz offset at 1GHz.

Lastly, the MT8212E Cell Master is a handheld multi-function base station analyzer that combines all the tools required to deploy, maintain and troubleshoot wireless base stations into a lightweight, battery-operated package. Integrating all this functionality in a single instrument eliminates the need to buy separate equipment for new and legacy networks, which increases efficiencies and simplifies data acquisition. Cell Master features signal analyzer options for 2G and 3G cellular networks, as well as WiMAX fixed and mobile networks.

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