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ME7838A4

VectorStar 4 Port Broadband VNA

ME7838A4
This product has been discontinued
Overview

The VectorStar ME7838 Series broadband VNA offers the widest available single frequency sweep from 70 kHz to 110, 125, and 145 GHz with mmWave bands to 1.1 THz.


  • The ME7838A4 system is a 4 port 70 kHz — 110/125 GHz broadband system.
  • The system may be configured to include banded millimeter-wave modules up to 1.1 THz
  • Industry-best calibration and measurement stability: 0.1 dB vs 0.6 dB over 24 hrs.
  • The system also supports the 3744x-Rx receiver for noise figure measurements to 125 GHz
  • Compact, lightweight mmWave modules (0.6 lb vs 7+ lbs and 1/50 the volume) offer low cost installation on smaller probe stations.

The VectorStar ME7838A4 Broadband system provides high performance 4 port measurements utilizing compact mmwave modules with industry-best calibration stability. While other broadband systems continue to provide raw performance with negative directivity in critical frequency bands, the ME7838 series, which includes the ME7838A4 4 port system, is the only broadband system with positive raw directivity in all bands. The result is better calibration stability and better measurement stability with significantly longer time between calibrations for accurate measurements and improved productivity.The new ME7838A4 takes high performance 4 port broadband measurements to a new level by incorporating the Anritsu 3743A mmWave module. The 3743A module combines Anritsu developed Nonlinear Transmission Line (NLTL) technology in a small, compact high performance mmWave module.

All VectorStar ME7838 broadband systems include an RF VNA architecture using bridges instead of couplers to extend frequencies down to the RF bands (operational to 40 kHz) for near-DC analysis with excellent dynamic range.

Options

Broadband VNA Configurations:

ModelDescription
ME7838A70 kHz — 110 GHz, operational 40 kHz to 125 GHz, Broadband VNA, 1 mm coax output
ME7838E70 kHz — 110 GHz, Broadband VNA, 1 mm coax output
ME7838D70 kHz — 145 GHz, Broadband VNA, 0.8 mm coax output
ME7838A470 kHz — 110 GHz, operational to 40 kHz — 125 GHz, 4 Port Broadband VNA, 1 mm coax output

Software

AWR Connected™ to Anritsu VectorStar
Anritsu's VectorStar Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) uniquely combines design and measurement by including AWR's Microwave Office® design software as a standard feature within the instrument, as a separate application on your desktop.

AWR Connected™ to Anritsu VectorStar
Anritsu's VectorStar Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) uniquely combines design and measurement by including AWR's Microwave Office® design software as a standard feature within the instrument, as a separate application on your desktop.

You now have access to all of the design tools essential for high-frequency IC, PCB, and module design at your fingertips, right on your VNA, including:

  • Linear circuit simulators
  • Electromagnetic (EM) analysis tools
  • Integrated schematic and layout

The integration of high-frequency design tools within high-performance VNAs is the way of the future - but it's available today, only from Anritsu and AWR.

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Introducing Cutting-edge Pulse Measurement Capability with Anritsu's new VectorStar B Series VNAs equipped with PulseView

Pulse Measurement Capability
Testing radar sub-systems and components. On-wafer device characterization. Analysis tools.

VectorStar VNAs deliver Out of this world accuracy

Out of This World Accuracy
VectorStar delivers new standard in broadband performance, on-wafer active and passive devices

Vector Network Analysis for Components and Subsystems

Vector Network Analysis
4 port solution, high performance multi-frequency gain compression, easy set up, fast measurement

Introducing the VectorStar Broadband System from Anritsu

Introducing the VectorStar® Broadband System from Anritsu
The VectorStar ME7838A broadband system introduces a new standard in broadband performance for customers needing to characterize on-wafer active and passive devices and high speed signal integrity measurements.

For Every Question there is an Anritsu

VectorStar - The Answer
Learn how Anritsu's VectorStar has the Answer to your Questions

4-Port VectorStar Broadband On-Wafer Device Characterization and differential Measurements

4-Port VectorStar Broadband On-Wafer Device Characterization
This video demonstrates how the VectorStar ME7838A 4-Port Broadband system may be used in an on-wafer application utilizing the compact lightweight Anritsu mm-wave modules for best stability and performance in a broadband system.

Making High-Quality Noise Figure Measurements on an Amplifier

Making High-Quality Noise Figure Measurements on an Amplifier
This video describes how to make high-quality amplifier noise figure measurements with an Anritsu VectorStar vector network analyzer.

Noise Figure Measurements with VectorStar

Noise Figure Measurements with VectorStar
The VectorStar noise figure option provides the widest frequency coverage noise figure measurements from a vector network analyzer covering 70 kHz to 125 GHz

VectorStar Broadband Capabilities from 70 kHz to 110 GHz

VectorStar Broadband Capabilities from 70 kHz to 110 GHz
This video demonstrates how the VectorStar ME7838A broadband system may be used in an on-wafer application utilizing the compact lightweight Anritsu mm-wave modules for best stability and performance in a broadband system.

VectorStar Broadband System, 70 kHz to 145 GHz

VectorStar Broadband System, 70 kHz to 145 GHz
Anritsu showcases the VectorStar Broadband System at IMS 2014

VectorStar Compact MM-Wave Waveguide Band Solutions

VectorStar Compact MM-Wave Waveguide Band Solutions
This video demonstrates the unique ability of the Anritsu mmwave module to adapt to multiple waveguide bands and applications.

VectorStar MM-Wave 2 and 4 port Capabilities to THz Region

VectorStar MM-Wave 2 and 4-Port Capabilities to THz Region
The VectorStar platform operates from 70 kHz to the THz region providing the widest frequency sweep available in the industry.