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Anritsu Enhances Handheld Analyzers With HSPA+ Measurement Capability

11/12/2009
Field Engineers and Technicians Can Conduct W-CDMA and HSPA+ Measurements Anywhere, Anytime with Enhanced MT8222A and MS272xB Series

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Anritsu Company introduces upgrades to its options 45 and 65 for the BTS Master MT8222A and Spectrum Master MS272xB series that expand the analyzers' measurement capability on W-CDMA and HSPA signals. The option upgrades complement the handheld analyzers' existing measurement capability, and allow field engineers and technicians to conduct W-CDMA, HSDPA and HSPA+ measurements faster and more efficiently during the installation and maintenance of wireless networks.

With the new option upgrades, the MT8222A and MS272xB can support HSPA+ 64 QAM modulation, and a 64 QAM constellation diagram can be displayed on the respective analyzer’s measurement screen (option 65 only). The new option also adds demodulation support for QPSK-DTX (discontinuous transmission) utilized with Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband codecs (AMR-WB).

Over-the-Air (OTA) measurement capability has been enhanced with the new improvements, as well. OTA scanner measurements can be made twice as fast, and users experience improved Code Domain Power (CDP) measurement performance, due to lower EVM. Additionally, more active channels can be displayed.

The new option upgrades complement the existing W-CDMA and HSDPA measurement capabilities of the MS272xB handheld spectrum analyzers and MT8222A base station analyzer. Both instruments can conduct all the major RF and demodulation measurements on W-CDMA and HSDPA OTA signals.

Benchtop Performance in a Handheld Instrument
The MS272xB series features the most advanced ultra-portable spectrum analyzers on the market. With sensitivity of ≤–163 dBm Displayed Average Noise Level Typical @ 1 GHz, the MS272xB series can measure very low level signals, a critical feature as the RF spectrum becomes more congested. The handheld spectrum analyzers also feature a wide dynamic range to measure very small signals, even in the presence of much larger signals.

Three models are available in the MS272xB series. Leading the way is the MS2724B, which covers 9 kHz to 20 GHz. Other models include the MS2721B, with frequency coverage of 9 kHz to 7.1 GHz, and the MS2723B, which goes up to 13 GHz.

The BTS Master MT8222A is an integrated multi-functional base station test tool that eliminates the need to carry and learn multiple test sets. The MT8222A measurement capabilities include spectrum analysis, precision return loss, VSWR, cable loss, distance-to-fault, two-port gain/loss, one-port and two-port magnitude and phase, interference analysis, spectrogram, RF and demodulation measurements.

These new features are included in option 45 (W-CDMA only) and option 65 (W-CDMA, HSDPA and HSPA+) and available for immediate delivery.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

Client Contact:
Katherine Van Diepen
Director, Marketing Communications
Anritsu Company
408.778.2000 ext. 1550
Katherine.VanDiepen@anritsu.com
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
SGW
973.263.5475
pbrightman@sgw.com