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Anritsu's 7.1-GHz Spectrum Analyzer delivers high performance for a low price


Anritsu's MS2717A Economy Spectrum Analyzer delivers general-purpose spectrum analysis over the 100 kHz to 7.1 GHz frequency range for less than $12,000. The MS2717A offers optional WCDMA/HSDPA RF test and WCDMA detailed demodulation measurements for characterizing wireless Node-B transmitter components. It offers superior phase noise performance—typically -110 dBc/Hz SSB phase noise at 10 kHz offsets up to 6 GHz.

This level of performance allows the MS2717A to easily measure most wireless local oscillators and synthesizers. Superior typical dynamic range of 100 dB means fast and precise test of wireless components requiring exceptional linearity.

Its wide 8 MHz capture bandwidth supports the optional WCDMA/HSDPA RF measurements and WCDMA demodulation for simplifying test of Node-B transmitters. The MS2717A also has controls that are easy to learn and easy to use to improve productivity.

The combination of performance and ease of use makes the MS2717A well suited for verifying RF components in 3G, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX, WiBro, and other wireless technologies that are now common in manufacturing environments.

The MS2717A can also be configured to provide truly affordable test of Node-B transmitters. With options, the signal analyzer mode frequency ranges are 824-894 MHz, 1710-2170 MHz and 2300-2700 MHz.

For basic RF measurements, a WCDMA/HSDPA RF measurements option offers smart measurements of ACLR, multi-channel ACLR, and spectral emission mask, as well as RF summary tables for quick node B analysis. A WCDMA demodulator option provides Code Domain Power, Codogram, EVM, and modulation summary for detailed node-B analysis. A Pass/Fail mode based upon the five 3GPP test models (reference TS125.141 specifications) is also available to further simplify testing.

The MS2717A has 64 MB compact flash, Ethernet, and USB2.0 connectivity to archive setups, update firmware, and transfer results.The MS2717A has a delivery of 8 to 10 weeks ARO.

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