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VNA Master MS2026C

VNA Master

This product has been discontinued
VNA Master (5 kHz to 6 GHz)
Highest Performance, Rivals Benchtop VNAs
  • Two-active-port, fully-reversing VNA
  • Measures all four S-parameters with a single connection
  • 350 usec per data point, ideal for filter tuning
  • 12-term error correction algorithm
  • User-configured 4-quadrant display for up to four S-parameters
  • Supports waveguide measurements, and SOLT, SSLT and SST calibrations
  • Vector Voltmeter option, ideal for cable phase matching
  • Time Domain option for precise Time or Distance Domain diagnostics, includes Gated Time Domain, LP Processing, and Phasor Impulse mode
  • Distance Domain option
  • Balanced/Differential option for S-Parameters on high-data-rate cables, 1-port
  • Standard three-year warranty (battery one-year warranty)

The Grand Master of Handheld S-Parameters—VNA Master (5 kHz to 6 GHz)

The title, Grand Master, suggests skill, experience, accomplishment, recognition and "Best in Class". Anritsu's Handheld Master Instrumentation Product Line is all of those, based on 8 generations of field experience in innovative field test products. The VNA Master, likewise, has some years of field applications, providing unique Vector Network Analysis + Spectrum Analysis (see MS2036/8C) in remote locations with enhanced measurement options that enlarge its usefulness to maintenance personnel.

The Anritsu VNA Master MS2026C is the industry's highest performance, handheld solution for 2-port, 2-path measurements, anytime, anywhere. It specifically addresses complex cable and antenna measurement needs in the field with accurate, vector corrected 2-port magnitude, phase, and Distance Domain measurements. MS2026C covers a frequency band from 5 kHz to 6 GHz, which contains a wide variety of radio frequency communications systems, and also many radars and microwave communications systems, both coax and waveguide.

Equally impressive, this measurement tool offers the industry's first 12-term error correction algorithm in a handheld VNA. With a typical measurement speed of 350 µsec per point, it is ideally suited for tuning filters in the field, where multiple S-parameters often interact during tuning. Using a 3-receiver architecture, the MS2026C can measure and display all 4 S-parameters at once with with a single connection to the DUT.

RF engineers and technicians in the field provide installation and maintenance support for aerospace, defense, and general purpose communication systems around the world. These might typically include radars on Navy ships, communications on Army vehicles, flight-line test on Air Force and commercial jets. They support VHF Omni-directional Range (VOR) antennas in radio navigational systems globally. They will be routinely faced with a wide variety of system elements that can cause failures in the overall system: antennas, cables, filters, multiplexers, amplifiers, isolators, circulators, switches, and other sophisticated elements.

VNA Master also serves in new high technology applications such as radome/dielectric tests in the field. Its VNA error-correction functions vital to innovative test fixtures for dielectrics, laminates, ferrites, lossy paints, and more, offered by manufacturers such as Damaskos, Inc. Another novel application is the age-old problem of fault location in aircraft and shipboard wire cable bundles that snake through bukheads and compartments. See Application Note in Library Tab. With an ancillary module, ODTF-1, it can also do DTF on fiber optic cables.

Option Description Option Ordering Number
Option 2 Time Domain (includes Option 0501, DTF) MS2026C-0002
Option 5 Power Monitor (requires external detector) MS2026C-0005
Option 7 Secure Data Operation MS2026C-0007
Option 10 Built-in Variable Voltage Bias Tee MS2026C-0010
Option 15 Vector Voltmeter MS2026C-0015
Option 19 High Accuracy Power Meter (Requires USB Sensors, sold separately) MS2026C-0019
Option 31 GPS Receiver (requires GPS antenna, sold separately) MS2026C-0031
Option 77 Balanced/Differential S-Parameters, 1-port MS2026C-0077
Option 501 Distance-to-Fault MS2026C-0501
Option 98 Z-540 Calibration MS2026C-0098
Option 99 Premium Calibration MS2026C-0099
Anritsu Handheld Instrument Firmware Update Method

Firmware Update Method
Download firmware for use with your handheld devices quickly and easily (not for S331L)

High Performance Handheld Vector Network Analyzers

High Performance Handheld Vector Network Analyzers
Since 1993, Anritsu's VNA Master™ has been the industry-standard all-in-one high performance handheld tool for replacing laboratory-grade vector network and scalar analyzers, vector voltmeters, and spectrum and interference analyzers for accurate test and measurement of wireless systems.

Spectrogram Display in Anritsu Handheld Instruments

Spectrogram Display
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