Stan Oda with Anritsu discusses considerations for selecting a vector network analyzer for production applications.
The MS2760A is the latest release in the Ultra-portable family of USB driven instruments. To test the versatility of this new class of instrumentation Signal Hunters’ Luke and Becca decided to see if they could find a hidden microwave signal by mounting the new MS2760A on a commercial drone.
The MS2760A is pocket-sized, but big on performance with industry leading dynamic range, sweep speed, and amplitude accuracy. Its size enables direct connect to almost any DUT, eliminating the need for lossy, expensive cables or antennas. It’s the world's first handheld mm-Wave spectrum analyzer providing continuous coverage from 9 kHz up to 110 GHz, ideal for the 5G network development market, as well as other mmWave applications, like 802.11ad / WiGig, E-band microwave wireless communications, satellite communications, and automotive radar.
As the data rates of optical communication systems continue to increase, optical transmit and receive modules require characterization to wider bandwidths. Optical modulators (E/O devices), photo detectors and receivers (O/E devices), as well as optical components can be characterized accurately using Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs). This application note describes the techniques and hardware required to characterize these components with economies of scale and flexibility not present in current Lightwave Component Analyzer (LCA) designs.
Engineers responsible for designing and installing In Building Wireless (IBW) networks have longed for tools to help them do their jobs better and more efficiently. For one engineering firm in the Pacific Northwest, utilizing the Anritsu LMR MasterTM S412E handheld analyzer with the MA8100A TRX NEON Signal Mapper provided them with considerable advantages over traditional signal mapping methods that require a GPS signal, which is usually unreliable – at best – or more commonly unavailable indoors. By using this innovative system, the engineering team completed the project faster so schools could open on schedule.
This paper discusses issues of transferring millimeter wave signals through coax cable within a test system and the benefits of improved measurement accuracy by reducing the size of the test equipment and using fewer interconnections.
Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operation support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.