Skip to main content

Anritsu Company Introduces Cost-efficient, High-performance Signal Analyzer that Addresses 5G and Wideband Test Requirements


Feature-rich MS2850A Provides Engineers with up to 1 GHz Analysis Bandwidth Solution that Lowers Cost of Test for 5G and Wideband Signals

Richardson, TX – May 30, 2017 – Anritsu Company introduces the Signal Analyzer MS2850A that can cost efficiently and accurately evaluate 5G signals with the 800 MHz modulation bandwidth (8 x 100 MHz channels) associated with 5G designs. With analysis bandwidth up to 1 GHz, excellent dynamic range and high flatness performance, the MS2850A provides wireless equipment manufacturers and mobile operators with a comprehensive and affordable tool to evaluate base stations and terminals, satcom and broadband communications equipment, as well as to monitor satellite communications.

Engineers can use the Signal Analyzer MS2850A, which has a standard analysis bandwidth of 255 MHZ that can be extended to 1 GHz, to evaluate Tx performance. The MS2850A supports 5G standards currently under development by 3GPP, as well as legacy technologies such as LTE, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA and GSM. The affordable price of the Signal Analyzer MS2850A fills a market void for an economical solution to accurately measure infrastructure under development for the emerging 5G market, as well as for other applications that have similar requirements, including larger data capacity at faster speeds.

Two models – with frequency coverage up to 32 GHz and 44.5 GHz, respectively – are available, each with the noise figure (NF) and phase noise performance required for 5G testing. Featuring high dynamic range and exceptional flatness, engineers can use the MS2850A to accurately evaluate wideband wireless signals associated with 5G designs. At 28 GHz, the Signal Analyzer MS2850A has amplitude flatness of ±1.2 dB and phase flatness of 5° p-p at ±500 MHz center frequency. The analyzers also feature a 0 dBm ADC clipping level, DANL of -141 dBm/Hz, and SFDR of -70 dBc.

Three software packages are available for the Signal Analyzer MS2850A to precisely measure critical 5G characteristics. The CP-OFDM modulation software leverages the high dynamic range of the MS2850A to achieve EVM performance of less than 1%. Other measurements that can be conducted with the MS2850A when the software is installed include uplink and downlink signal frequency error and power. A multi-carrier analysis function improves measurement and testing efficiency of downlink measurements by shortening times for relative comparisons of characteristics for each carrier, as well as timing errors and general characteristics for all mobile operators.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

To learn more visit and follow Anritsu on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations