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Anritsu Showcasing mm-wave Emission Testing with 80 GHz BridgeWave Wireless Ethernet Bridge at IEEE International Microwave Symposium

6/21/2012
Anritsu MS2830A with External E-band Waveguide Mixer Provides High-performance, Low-cost Solution for Verifying Emissions of mm-Wave Point-to-point Wireless Links

Anritsu Company (IMS booth #807) will demonstrate mm-Wave emission testing using its MS2830A Signal Analyzer and BridgeWave Communication's 80 GHz Wireless Ethernet Bridge at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), to be held in Montreal from June 19-21.

The cellular industry is adopting E-band (60 to 90 GHz) gigabit data rate radios for 4G/LTE backhaul needs, due to the generous amount of spectrum available, allowing for the multi-gigabit transmissions carriers will require as they look to solve the backhaul bottleneck challenge. With 80 GHz solutions poised to be used for macrocell backhaul, and the adaptation of the 60 GHz spectrum for small cell backhaul, manufacturers, operators, and regulators need an accurate and cost-effective way to validate transmitter performance at mm-wave frequencies.

U.S. FCC and Industry Canada require all mm-wave transmitters be measured and verified using a spectrum analyzer with external mixer capability. The FCC works with the Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) to define test procedures. The TCB is an accredited organization with the authority to issue Grants of Certification for compliance with Federal Communications Commission Rules & Regulations.

The MS2830A has an innovative external mixer design that achieves impressive, best-in-class dynamic range. Utilizing an intermediate frequency (IF) of 1.875 GHz (IF Output with 1 GHz bandwidth) and LO range of 5 GHz to 10 GHz, the MS2830A can reduce the multiplier magnitude necessary for mm-wave coverage. Lower multipliers improve the conversion loss of the external mixer, which increases the MS2830A's sensitivity, allowing the Signal Analyzer to measure low-level mm-wave signals. Using this configuration, the MS2830A can measure E-band (60-90 GHz, WR-12) with better DANL (nominal -120 dBm/Hz @ 80 GHz) based on typical external mixer conversion loss of 36 dB, which represents a minimum 4-8 dB improvement over existing solutions.

Less than $50,000 (U.S.), Anritsu's MS2830A with E-band external mixer (option 044) solution is the lowest cost E-band emission test solution in the market today.

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.

About BridgeWave Communications

BridgeWave Communications is the leading supplier of high capacity 4G backhaul and gigabit wireless connectivity solutions. BridgeWave's carrier-grade, point-to-point wireless FlexPort® links provide a future-proof mobile backhaul solution for carriers and mobile operators looking to support 4G/LTE/WiMAX adoption. The company's 60 GHz and 80 GHz links offer up to ten times the bandwidth of comparably-priced lower-frequency license-free and licensed-band wireless links, while providing superior interference immunity and data security. Founded in 1999, BridgeWave is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.bridgewave.com.

Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
972.761.4625
kim.collins@anritsu.com
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
Executive Vice President
SGW
973.263.5475
pbrightman@sgw.com