Anritsu MS27101A Remote Spectrum Monitor
Anritsu offers three models of remote spectrum monitoring products, designed to both mitigate interference problems and to identify illegal or unlicensed signal activity. The MS27101A is housed in a ½ rack enclosure with 1U height, designed exclusively for indoor applications. MS27102A is an IP67 rated device which operates outdoors, with the ability to be mounted on poles or walls (using the included mounting bracket). The MS27103A is a multi-port spectrum monitor (12 RF In ports or optionally 24 RF In ports) which is ideal for cellular, DAS and other applications requiring the use of multiple antennas.
- 9 kHz to 6 GHz
- Sweep speed up to 24 GHz/s
- Integrated web server to view, control and conduct measurements via web browser
- Hardware watchdog timer to insure long-term stability for remotely deployed monitors
- Low spur levels for accurate signal discovery
- 20 MHz instantaneous FFT bandwidth
In-Building Coverage Mapper
Frequency range: 9 kHz to 6 GHz, maximum 6 channel per walk-through
- Location tracking uses a wearable tracking device, so no GPS signal is needed
- Easy floorplan import function uses simple floorplan photos
- NEON Command software display results of entire walk-through in both 2D and 3D
- Battery pack for up to 4 hours of coverage mapping
- Light, stylish backpack for both convenience and unobtrusive scanning in public areas
- Accepts all antennas sold by Anritsu (see Anritsu Antenna Catalog for more information)
- The bundle includes:
Remote Spectrum Monitor MS27101A
- NEON Tracking Unit
- NEON Signal Mapper application for tracking and NEON Command software for capturing and displaying results
- Battery pack with up to 4 hour life
- Wireless router for tracking device and spectrum analyzer communication
- Custom foam to house all components inside backpack and protect them during walkthroughs and transportation
Note: The solution also requires an Android device and Windows PC, which are not included as part of the solution.
The In-Building Coverage Mapper Bundle MS27101A-IBCM is a fully integrated coverage mapping solution for both in-building and outdoor applications. The solution provides users with a complete coverage mapping solution that enables the verification of proper signal field strength across multiple frequencies in a single walk-through. Any signal from 9 kHz to 6 GHz can be scanned including: all public bands (all LTE bands), Wi-Fi, and NB-IoT, as well as public service bands (P25, DMR, LTE/FirstNet, UMTS/WCDMA, LMR channel).
The solution is especially ideal for facilities where there is no GPS signal available, such as multi-story buildings or sub-terrain floors. This is because the solution does not rely on a GPS signal, or even a cellular or Wi-Fi signal for that matter. Instead it uses a wearable tracking device that coordinates RF measurements with the exact location in the building. This also makes it ideal for traditionally difficult to cover areas (e.g., stairwells, elevator shafts, and standpipe cabinets) whose exact locations are called out by the NFPA 72 and IPC 510 regulations as requiring coverage for public safety in-building networks.
Building floorplans are easily entered via the photo import function. Coverage mapping results are stored either locally on the device for security reasons or in the cloud for documentation and reporting convenience. Results can be viewed in 2D or 3D to aid in pinpointing exact locations of weak coverage. Multi-floor buildings are supported and battery life is a robust 4 hours.
PC based VSA software for use with IQ data captured from an Anritsu Spectrum Analyzer enabled with Option 128
MX280005A Vector Signal Analysis PC software for Anritsu analyzers with option 128 is for testing physical layer modulation quality of various transmission standards. It serves a wide variety of markets, from aerospace to public safety (TETRA) to satellite communications and commercial electronics (ZigBee, Wi-Fi).
During the design and manufacturing stages of a wireless communication system, it is common to measure the modulation quality with benchtop instruments. Using the IQ capture (optional on some analyzers) together with the MX280005A software these measurements can be validated in a field environment. In framed mode, the software decodes common wireless signals including public safety (TETRA, P25, and DMR) to aerospace and satellite communications. In unframed mode, the software analyzes continuous modulation such as DQPSK, QAM, ASK, and FSK. The Field Master Pro MS2090A supports IQ captures up to 110 MHz bandwidth meaning narrow band communications signals or wideband satellite downlink signals can be captured and analyzed with the same application. Note that framed mode is not supported on the MS2710XA series of spectrum monitors.
MX280005A software can initiate the capture of IQ data over an Ethernet connection or a data capture can be triggered manually. Multiple analysis formats are provided including signal spectrum, EVM, constellation diagrams, eye diagrams, and numeric result tables. A comprehensive insight into all aspects of the transmitter performance is provided as multiple results windows can be displayed simultaneously.
Connecting to the Remote Spectrum Monitor Using an Ethernet Network
Communication with the MS27101A is done via the GBit Ethernet port located on the instrument. Options are provided for using DHCP to obtain an IP address dynamically or for setting up a static IP address. The instrument is shipped with the default static IP address of 10.0.0.2. Once a connection is made to the instrument via a laptop/PC, the IP type can be changed via the user interface presented by the monitor’s integrated web server.
For DHCP usage, Anritsu offers an Ethernet Discovery Program which queries your network for all connected devices. The Ethernet Discovery Program can be found on the Anritsu website.
Some customers may prefer to use a Domain Name Server (DNS) where the spectrum monitor’s hostname can be resolved into its dynamic IP address. A DNS server provides the ability to create a hostname. Examples might include hostnames such as “mymonitor1.org” or “spectrum1.net”. There are several free DNS services available. One such service used by Anritsu is www.no-ip.com. You will need to create an account and select a hostname for your instrument.
Further details about configuring your Ethernet connection can be found in our Configuration Quick Start Guide available for download on the Library tab.