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MS2721B

Spectrum Master

MS2721B
This product has been discontinued Replacement Model(s) : MS2720T
Overview
  • Handheld, battery-operated design
  • RBWs: 1 Hz to 3 MHz in 1-3 sequence, VBWs: 1 Hz to 3 MHz in 1-3 sequence
  • Normal, Max hold, Min hold, user settable trace averaging
  • 6 Markers plus 6 delta markers or choose one marker with 6 delta markers 
  • Multi-segmented upper and lower limit lines

Benchtop features and bandwidth in a handheld spectrum analyzer!


The MS2721B handheld spectrum analyzer is designed to conduct highly accurate analysis on the new wave of wireless LAN and cellular signals, including 802.11a, 3G, ultra-wideband, WiMAX, and wireless medical patient monitoring systems. The MS2721B is ideal for AM and FM broadcast proofing because the wide dynamic range and low phase noise make NRSC measurements on analog and IBOC signals easy with no need for an external carrier notch filter.  The MS2721B is a small and easy to use portable spectrum analyzer with unprecedented measurement capability for applications up to 7.1 GHz. Weighing in at less than 7 pounds, it is equally at home on the engineering bench and in the field.

Demodulated signals can be monitored using the internal speaker or by using a universal 2.5 mm 3-wire headset, such as used with many cellular telephones.

The MS2721B spectrum analyzer has low phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offsets, best in its class typical DANL of -163 dBm in a 1 Hz RBW, resolution bandwidth (RBW) range of 1 Hz to 3 MHz and video bandwidth (VBW) range of 1 Hz to 3 MHz. It also has the fastest sweep speeds of any spectrum analyzer in its class. It automatically sets the fastes possible sweep speed consistant with accuracte measurement results.

Store over 1000 test set-ups and measurements internally. The use of Compact Flash memory modules or USB Flash Drives up to 32 GB allows an unlimited number of traces and setups to be stored. Measurements may be stored directly to the compact flash module or the USB Flash drive. A 512 MB module will hold over 20,000 Spectrum Analyzer measurements. Remote programming using the Ethernet 10/100 Base-T connection is provided using SCPI programming. The Ethernet connection gives the user flexibility in remotely operating the instrument using Anritsu's remote access software, shipped with the product. Measurements and setups may be uploaded and downloaded using either the Ethernet or the USB connection.

Quasi-peak detection is included along with CISPR resolution bandwidths.
Multilingual User Interface (English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Italian)

The MS2721B spectrum analyzer has low phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offsets, best in its class typical DANL of -163 dBm in a 1 Hz RBW, resolution bandwidth (RBW) range of 1 Hz to 3 MHz and video bandwidth (VBW) range of 1 Hz to 3 MHz. It also has the fastest sweep speeds of any spectrum analyzer in its class. It automatically sets the fastes possible sweep speed consistant with accuracte measurement results.

Store over 1000 test set-ups and measurements internally. The use of Compact Flash memory modules or USB Flash Drives up to 32 GB allows an unlimited number of traces and setups to be stored. Measurements may be stored directly to the compact flash module or the USB Flash drive. A 512 MB module will hold over 20,000 Spectrum Analyzer measurements. Remote programming using the Ethernet 10/100 Base-T connection is provided using SCPI programming. The Ethernet connection gives the user flexibility in remotely operating the instrument using Anritsu's remote access software, shipped with the product. Measurements and setups may be uploaded and downloaded using either the Ethernet or the USB connection.

Quasi-peak detection is included along with CISPR resolution bandwidths.
Multilingual User Interface (English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Italian)

Applications

Convenient operating procedures, high sensitivity, excellent repeatability and exceptional performance enable the MS2721B to simplify measurements on wireless systems for easy verification of system compliance. Typical applications include:


  • Transmitter Spectrum Analysis - occupied bandwidth, channel power, adjacent channel power ratio and modulation
  • Received Signal Analysis - location and identification of in-band interference and out-of-band spurious signals and spectral masks
  • Signal Strength Mapping - to determine the most suitable location for antennas, base stations and repeaters
  • Field analysis of 3G signals – fast sweep speed, field-swappable battery, smart measurements and daylight-viewable display make the MS2721B an ideal choice for the challenge of rugged environments
  • Broadcast measurement AM & FM analog and IBOC proofing measurements
  • Interference mitigation in many diverse situations including wireless patient telemetry in hospitals
  • Digital Video testing in DVB-T/H and ISDB-T formats
Library
VIDEOS
Broadcast Proofing for Analog AM and FM Signals

Broadcast Proofing for Analog AM and FM Signals
This video shows how to do both AM and FM analog broadcast proofs.

Bug Hunting with Anritsu's Spectrum Master

Bug Hunting with Anritsu's Spectrum Master
Finding hidden transmitters and bugs can be difficult. You need the right tools for the job.

Creating Complex Limit Lines From Standards Documents

Creating Complex Limit Lines From Standards Documents
This video shows how to build a complex limit line in Anritsu handheld spectrum analyzers.

Detector Selection with Anritsu Spectrum Analyzers

Detector Selection With Spectrum Analyzers
The Anritsu Spectrum Master series is the de facto standard of the industry providing ultimate measurement flexibility in a package that is ruggedized for field environments and light enough for mobile applications.

DTV Single Frequency Network Measurement Solution

Anritsu's DTV Single Frequency Network Measurement Solution
Learn how to solve frequency interference when using Single Frequency Networks

Dynamic Range with Anritsu Handheld Spectrum Analyzers

Wide Dynamic Range
A fundamental specification of the handheld Spectrum Analyzer detect hidden transmitters

How to Select RBW and VBW using Handheld Spectrum Analyzers

How to Select RBW and VBW with Handheld Spectrum Analyzers
Two of the fundamental settings of the Spectrum Analyzer are Resolution Bandwidth (RBW) and Video Bandwidth (VBW)

In-Band On Channel (IBOC) Measurements for Proofing HD Radio Signals

In-Band On Channel Measurements for Proofing HD Radio Signals
Broadcasters around the world continue to adopt the IBOC method of transmitting digital radio and analog radio broadcast signals on the same channel.

Introducing SweepMasters Pro and Pro Plus

Sweep Master Pro & Pro Plus
Learn how Sweep Master Pro and Sweep Master Pro+ can deliver results 75% faster!

Measuring Digital Television Transmitter Impairments

Measuring Digital Television Transmitter Impairments
When installing and maintaining digital television transmitters, it's important for technicians to be able to deduce common impairments from measurement results.

Script Master for Channel Scanner in Anritsu Handheld Analyzers

Channel Scanner Option
Whether you're up the tower or at the base station, you have to master the network.

Spectrogram Display in Anritsu Handheld Instruments

Spectrogram Display
Go back in time and view past sweeps, images, videos or trace images

Anritsu Spectrum Analyzers Reveal Hidden Transmitters

Anritsu Spectrum Analyzers Reveal Hidden Transmitters
High performance handheld spectrum analyzers are ideal for detecting and locating hidden transmitters because you can easily carry the instrument when hunting for the transmitter.

Spectrum Master - The Answer

Spectrum Master-The Answer
The handheld Spectrum Master family features over 30 analyzers in one to meet virtually every measurement need.

SweepMasters Pro and Pro Plus Tutorial

SweepMaster Tutorial
This tutorial gives an overview of the features and functionality of both tools

Automated ISDB-T Digital TV Field Measurements

Automated ISDB-T Digital TV Field Measurements
The world is transitioning from analogue to digital terrestrial television and one of the more popular technologies adopted is the ISDBT system.