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Anritsu Expands High Performance Waveguide Mixer Series to Support V-Band Millimeter-Wave Measurement


New MA2806A supports the monitoring of previously hidden Real Millimeter-Wave Spectrum

Luton, UK – January 14, 2016 – Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce the release of its new High Performance Waveguide Mixer MA2806A to expand millimeter-wave measurement solutions. Connecting the new MA2806A to Anritsu’s Signal Analyzer MS2830A supports spectrum measurements in the 50-GHz to 75-GHz band (V-band) currently used by various millimeter-wave sensors, WiGig Gigabit Wireless LAN (802.11ad), and broadcast video camera streaming equipment.

Adoption of the millimeter-wave band is increasing the need for new instruments supporting accurate and high-sensitivity measurements of wider-band signals. Not only are wider bandwidths being used for HD video streaming at sports events and in broadcast studios as well as for WLAN applications using WiGig (802.11ad), it is also seeing increasing use for human detection and vehicle sensing applications.

Evaluation of the spectrum of millimeter-wave band ultra-wideband signals requires solutions to measure the characteristics of the transmission easily and accurately. Conventional harmonic mixers used for this task suffer from large conversion loss as well as image responses where a non-existent ghost signal is displayed. The High Performance Waveguide Mixer MA2806A solve these problems by supporting accurate and high-sensitivity measurements of wireless communications infrastructure and equipment using wideband millimeter-wave signals.  

Key features of the MA2806A include a P1dB performance of better than 0dB as well as a minimum sensitivity performance of 150 dBm/Hz which means it can measure extremely weak signals not found by conventional measurement systems; by combining the MA2806A with the MS2830A designed for a high IF of 1.875 GHz, the solution supports spectrum mask measurements of 1-GHz bandwidth signals without image response effects; the MA2806A also comes with the conversion loss correction data for all frequencies which allows for a simplified measurement procedure. 

About Anritsu 

Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

For further information please contact:  

Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Janice Ashton
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123

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