In this paper we will focus on losses due to reflections. These reflections are measured using a cable and antenna analyzer such as the Anritsu Site Master. Operators often specify that the worst case reflections (return loss) over the operating frequency range of the system must be 18 dB. But, what exactly does that mean? It means the reflected signal must be 18 dB lower than the signal that is transmitted into the system. Or, another way of looking of this is that the reflected signal must be less than 1/64th the magnitude of the signal transmitted into the system. Where did this limit come from? In many cases, it has been based on what an operator knows is possible when high quality components are installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications using good workmanship. As feed systems become shorter and antenna systems are required to operate over broader frequency ranges, achieving an 18 dB return loss may not be practical.
The Anritsu Tool Box provides a suite of software tools that maximize
the Anritsu RF Handheld Instruments applications. This document
provides an overview of the Anritsu Tool Box contents and Installation
easyTest Tools (eTT) files provides a library of commands and a drag and drop tool for creating a test sequence to be used with Anritsu Handheld instruments.
Get answers to your questions about easyTest Tools software for Anritsu E and L series Cable and Antenna testers. P/N: 11410-00663
The Anritsu Software Tool Box contains tools to help you make the most of your Anritsu RF Handheld Instruments. This installer may not require internet access while running. See the software tools pages for details.
Anritsu Software Tool Box includes Line Sweep Tools, Master Software Tools, Wireless Remote Tools, easyTest Tools, and easyMap Tools. This stand-alone installer will download all Anritsu software needed to install your chosen PC Tools software, and do so all in one file. This is ideal if you will be doing the installation on a computer without internet access. Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 computers may still need internet access to download the Microsoft .NET 3.5 suite of support files.
Release history for the Anritsu Software Tool Box.
The Anritsu Software Tool Box contains tools to help you make the most of your Anritsu RF Handheld Instruments. This installer requires internet access while running. See the software tools pages for details. Anritsu Software Tool Box includes Line Sweep Tools, Master Software Tools, Wireless Remote Tools, easyTest Tools, and easyMap Tools.