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Test Technologies and Innovations for Emerging High-frequency Applications to be on Display by Anritsu Company at IMS 2018


VNA Portfolio and Signal Analyzer Platform Headline Solutions to Verify Designs for Commercial and Military Applications

Richardson, TX – June 7, 2018 – New technologies and test tools to verify the design of components, devices and systems for high-speed commercial and military applications will be on display in the Anritsu booth (#925) during the International Microwave Symposium, to be held June 12-15 in Philadelphia. Among the solutions shown will be a new differential noise figure analysis capability for the VectorStar® Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) that allows engineers to conduct highly accurate tests on high-frequency components and systems.

Unveiled at IMS, the differential noise figure option will be integrated into a VectorStar MS4647B 4-port 70 GHz VNA. The solution will conduct noise figure characterization of differential devices using cold-source methods. Demonstrations will include quantification of correlated and non-correlated device-under-test (DUT) noise. A second 4-port configuration of the MS4647B with a UFX option will be highlighted at IMS, as well. Demonstrations on how its eye diagram analysis and test fixture de-embedding capability produce highly accurate measurements on differential devices will be conducted.

Anritsu will also be showing broadband, single sweep VNAs, based on the VectorStar platform, covering 70 kHz to 110 and 145 GHz. The solution features best-in-class calibration stability, high dynamic range, leveled power sweep range, and the smallest form factor millimeter (mm-Wave) modules in the industry. These broadband VNAs are ideal for applications in device characterization, high-speed communications, and automotive radar.

Economical Test Solutions
The ShockLine™ family of economical VNAs that provide excellent price/performance in high-frequency applications requiring fundamental S-parameter testing will be shown during IMS. The MS46524B 4-port 43.5 GHz VNA will conduct tests on a 38 GHz diplexer, while the MS46122B 2-port 43.5 GHz USB VNA will test a substrate filter using the Universal Test Fixture (UTF). For engineers designing E-band components and systems, the MS46522B 2-port VNA will conduct demonstrations on testing DUTs that cover the 60 GHz – 90 GHz frequency range.

Flexible High-frequency Test Platform
With up to 1 GHz analysis bandwidth, the Signal Analyzer MS2850A is a spectrum analyzer/signal analyzer that supports wider-band microwave and mm-Wave communications. Its high amplitude and phase flatness performance facilitates multicarrier signal analysis. The MS2850A’s wide dynamic range helps obtain more accurate EVM values and increases the reliability of next-generation, wideband communication systems, including 5G, broadcast satellite communications, terrestrial monitoring equipment, and wideband transponders.

Thought Leadership
Dr. Jon Martens of Anritsu will be the session chair for a panel discussion entitled It's All About Calibration and Measurements for 5G during the ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium on Friday, June 15. Dr. Martens will also present mm-Waves and Beyond, where he will discuss mm-Wave partial information de-embedding, with a particular focus on errors and sensitivities.

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.

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