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ME7868A

Distributed Modular 2-port Vector Network Analyzer

ME7868A
2-port USB VNA systems deliver phase synchronized measurements over 100 meters, improves dynamic range and measurement stability of s-parameter measurements, available in 8/20/43.5 GHz models
Overview

The ShockLine™ ME7868A system is the first distributed, fully reversing 2-port VNA solution that provides guaranteed performance from 1 MHz to 43.5 GHz by utilizing Anritsu’s Extended-K™ components. Powered by the revolutionary PhaseLync™ technology, it enables engineers to synchronize two portable ShockLine MS46131A VNAs and connect them directly to a DUT to conduct vector transmission measurements over distances of 100 meters or more. Whether in a manufacturing, engineering, or education environment, this solution simplifies long-distance S-parameter measurements and VNA test system integration by removing the need to utilize conventional benchtop VNAs with long cable runs, which eliminates insertion loss, improves measurement stability, and lowers setup costs.

The ShockLine ME7868A offers a configurable VNA setup to maximize hardware utilization. Easily set VNA port count (single 1-port, dual 1-ports, or single 2-ports) from session-by-session to ensure maximum flexibility. With low-pass time domain with time gating option, users have access to a TDR-like display with more resolution than bandpass time domain for characterizing discontinuities. Because there is no onboard data storage, this eliminates the need to purge data for secure applications.

  • 2-port VNA with frequency options from 1 MHz to 8 GHz / 20 GHz / 43.5 GHz
  • Extend remote ports 100+ meters apart with PhaseLync synchronization
  • Small and lightweight ports enable direct connection to DUT eliminating long cable runs
  • Guaranteed performance to 43.5 GHz with Extended-K™ ports
  • PC control takes advantage of external computer processing power and functionality
  • No on-board data storage makes use in secure applications more convenient
  • Common ShockLine control software delivers powerful debug and test capabilities

Precision Automatic Calibrator Modules

Model Number Description
MN25208A 2-port USB SmartCal Module, 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz (available with connector options: -001 N(f), -002 K(f), -003 3.5 mm(f), -004 SMA(f))
MN25408A 4-port USB SmartCal Module, 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz (available with N(f) connectors)
MN25218A 2-port USB SmartCal Module, 1 MHz to 20 GHz (available with K(f) connectors)
MN25418A 4-port USB SmartCal Module, 300 kHz to 20 GHz (available with K(f) connectors)
36585K-2M K Precision AutoCal Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz, K(m) to K(m)
36585K-2F K Precision AutoCal Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(f)
36585K-2MF K Precision AutoCal Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz, K(m) to K(f)
2000-1809-R Serial to USB Adapter (required for 36585 AutoCal module if control PC does not have a serial port)

Mechanical Calibration Kits

Model Number Description
3650A SMA/3.5 mm Calibration Kit, Without Sliding Loads, DC to 26.5 GHz, 50 Ω
3650A-1 SMA/3.5 mm Calibration Kit, With Sliding Loads, DC to 26.5 GHz, 50 Ω
3652A K Connector Calibration Kit, Without Sliding Loads, DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
3653A N Connector Calibration Kit, Without Sliding Loads, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLN50A-8 Precision N Male Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLNF50A-8 Precision N Female Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLN50A-8 Precision N Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLNF50A-8 Precision N Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLN50A-18 Precision N Male Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLNF50A-18 Precision N Female Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLN50A-18 Precision N Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLNF50A-18 Precision N Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLK50A-20 Precision K Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 20 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLKF50A-20 Precision K Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 20 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLK50A-40 Precision K Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLKF50A-40 Precision K Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLK50A-43.5 Precision K Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee with S1P data, DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLKF50A-43.5 Precision K Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee with S1P data, DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω

Cables and Adapters

Model Number
Description
1091-26-R
SMA(m) to N(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-27-R
SMA(f) to N(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-80-R
SMA(m) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-81-R
SMA(f) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
71693-R
Ruggedized adapter, K(f) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NK50
Precision Adapter, N(m) to K(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NKF50
Precision Adapter, N(m) to K(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NFK50
Precision Adapter, N(f) to K(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NFKF50
Precision Adapter, N(f) to K(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
K220B
Precision Adapter, K(m) to K(m), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
K222B
Precision Adapter, K(f) to K(f), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
K224B
Precision Adapter, K(m) to K(f), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
33KK50C
Calibration Grade Adapter, K(m) to K(m), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
33KKF50C
Calibration Grade Adapter, K(m) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
33KFKF50C
Calibration Grade Adapter, K(f) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VFK50A
Precision Adapter, V(f) to K(m), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VFKF50A
Precision Adapter, V(f) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VK50A
Precision Adapter, V(m) to K(m), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VKF50A
Precision Adapter, V(m) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω

Test Port Cables, Flexible, Ruggedized, Phase Stable

Model Number Description
15NNF50-1.0B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 18 GHz, N(f) to N(m), 50 Ω
15NNF50-1.5B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.5 m (59”), DC to 18 GHz, N(f) to N(m), 50 Ω
15NN50-1.0B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(m), 50 Ω
15LL50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, 3.5 mm(m) to 3.5 mm(m), 50 Ω
15LLF50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, 3.5 mm(m) to 3.5 mm(f), 50 Ω
15KK50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, K(m) to K(m), 50 Ω
15KKF50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, K(m) to K(f), 50 Ω
3671KFS50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 26.5 GHz, K(f) to 3.5 mm(m), 63.5 cm, 50 Ω
3671KFK50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(m), 63.5 cm (25 in), 50 Ω
3671KFKF50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(f), 63.5 cm (25 in), 50 Ω
3671KFK50-100 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(m), 1 m (38 in), 50 Ω
806-304-R
Flexible Phase Stable Cable, DC to 40 GHz, 36 in (91.5 cm), K(m) – K(f), 50Ω

Phase-Stable 18 GHz, 40 GHz, and 43.5 GHz Semi-Rigid Cables (Armored)

Model Number Description
3670N50-1 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 30.48 cm (1 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(f), 50 Ω
3670N50-2 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 60.96 cm (2 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(f), 50 Ω
3670NN50-1 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 30.48 cm (1 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(m), 50 Ω
3670NN50-2 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 60.96 cm (2 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(m), 50 Ω
3670K50A-1 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 30.48 cm (1 ft), DC to 43.5 GHz, K(m) to K(f), 50 Ω
3670K50A-2 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 60.96 cm (2 ft), DC to 43.5 GHz, K(m) to K(f), 50 Ω

Tools

Model Number Description
01-200 Calibrated Torque End Wrench, GPC-7 and Type N
01-201 Torque End Wrench, 5/16 in, 0.9 N.m (8 lbf·in) (for tightening male devices, for SMA, 3.5 mm, 2.4 mm, K, and V connectors)
01-203 Torque End Wrench, 13/16 in, 0.9 N.m (8 lbf·in) (for tightening ruggedized SMA, 2.4 mm, K and V test port connectors)
01-204 End Wrench, 5/16 in, Universal, Circular, Open-ended (for SMA, 3.5 mm, 2.4 mm, K, and V connectors)

Anritsu has partnered with the following industry-leading companies to provide a variety of proven material measurement capabilities that are compatible with the VectorStar and ShockLine vector network analyzer families.

Material Measurements

Compass Technology Group logo
Compass Technology
Choose from off-the-shelf or custom-designed RF material measurement systems able to measure material properties from 100 MHz to 90 GHz. These solutions include: focused beam, resonant cavity, waveguides, spot probes, free space measurement systems, and more.

Anritsu and Compass Technology Group Material Measurements Solutions
Compass Technology Group VectorStar Integration [video]
KEYCOM Characteristic Technologies logo
Keycom Technologies
Select from a variety of material measurement solutions that leverage various methods including: resonator, frequency change, probe type, co-axial tube and waveguide type S-parameter, free space, capacitance, epsilometery, and more.

Anritsu and Keycom Material Measurement Solution
Swiss to 12 logo
SWISSto12
Providing hardware and software technology capable of measuring: solid samples; soft sample and foam; liquid samples and powder; thin films; dielectric coatings and multilayer materials; alumina plate; and more.

Anritsu and SWISSto12 Material Measurement Solution
Applications

Long distance S-parameter measurements

  • Long cable insertion loss testing
  • Antenna testing
  • Over the Air (OTA) Applications
    • Chamber installations
    • Large vehicle RF shielding and propagation testing

System Integration Application

  • System Calibration
  • Path-loss Characterization
  • General s-parameters and time domain measurements

Secure Area Applications

  • No data storage on unit
  • Secure external computer control through direct USB connection
Options

Frequency Options

Option Description
ME7868A-010-2 8 GHz, 2 meter system
ME7868A-010-5 8 GHz, 5 meter system
ME7868A-010-25 8 GHz, 25 meter system
ME7868A-020-2 20 GHz, 2 meter system
ME7868A-020-5 20 GHz, 5 meter system
ME7868A-020-25 20 GHz, 25 meter system
ME7868A-043-2 43.5 GHz, 2 meter system
ME7868A-043-5 43.5 GHz, 5 meter system
ME7868A-043-25 43.5 GHz, 25 meter system
VIDEOS
ShockLine ME7868A 2-Port VNA System Introduction

ShockLine ME7868A 2-Port VNA System Introduction
This video introduces the latest addition to the ShockLine family, ME7868A 2-Port VNA system.

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