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VNA Master MS2028C

VNA Master


VNA Master MS2028C (5 kHz to 20 GHz)

  • Two-active-port, fully-reversing Vector Network Analyzer
  • Measures all four S-parameters with a single connection
  • 350 usec per data point, ideal for filter tuning
  • 12-term error correction algorithm
  • Distance Domain option
  • Time Domain option includes Gated Time Domain, LP Processing, and Phasor Impulse mode
  • Standard three-year warranty (battery one-year warranty)

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The Anritsu VNA Master MS2028C handheld vector network analyzer is the industry's highest performance, handheld solution for true 2-port, 2-path measurements, anytime, anywhere. It specifically addresses complex cable and antenna measurement needs in the field with accurate, vector corrected 2-port magnitude, phase, and Distance-To-Fault measurements. The VNA Master MS2028C covers a frequency band from 5 kHz to 20 GHz, which contains a wide variety of radio frequency communications systems as well as many radar and microwave communications systems. Also offered in the VNA Master Family, the MS2036C and MS2038C models offer a high-performance spectrum analyzer with ultra-low noise floor.

The VNA Master MS2028C offers the industry's first 12-term error correction algorithm in a handheld vector network analyzer. With a typical measurement speed of 350 μsec per point, it is ideally suited for tuning filters in the field where multiple S-parameters often interact during tuning. Using a 3-receiver architecture, the MS2028C can measure and display all 2-port S-parameters at once with a one-time connection to the Device Under Test (DUT).

RF engineers and technicians in the field provide installation and maintenance support for aerospace, defense, and general purpose communication systems around the world. These might typically include radars on Navy ships, communications on Army vehicles, flight-line test on Air Force and commercial jets. They support VHF Omni-directional Range (VOR) antennas in radio navigational systems globally. They will be routinely faced with a wide variety of system elements that can cause failures in the overall system: antennas, cables, filters, multiplexers, amplifiers, isolators, circulators, switches, and other sophisticated elements.

VNA Master also serves in new high technology applications such as radome/dielectric tests in the field. Its VNA error-correction functions vital to innovative test fixtures for dielectrics, laminates, ferrites, lossy paints, and more, offered by manufacturers such as Damaskos, Inc. Another novel application is the age-old problem of fault location in aircraft and shipboard wire cable bundles that snake through bulkheads and compartments.

Option Description Option Ordering Number
Option 2 Time Domain (includes Option 0501, Distance Domain) MS2028C-0002
Option 7 Secure Data Operation MS2028C-0007
Option 10 Built-in Variable Voltage Bias Tee MS2028C-0010
Option 11 K(f) Test Port Connectors MS2028C-0011
Option 15 Vector Voltmeter MS2028C-0015
Option 19 High Accuracy Power Meter (Requires USB Sensors, sold separately) MS2028C-0019
Option 31 GPS Receiver (requires GPS antenna, sold separately) MS2028C-0031
Option 77 Balanced/Differential S-Parameters, 1-port MS2028C-0077
Option 98 Z-540 Calibration MS2028C-0098
Option 99 Premium Calibration MS2028C-0099
Anritsu Handheld Instrument Firmware Update Method

Firmware Update Method
Download firmware for use with your handheld devices quickly and easily (not for S331L)

High Performance Handheld Vector Network Analyzers

High Performance Handheld Vector Network Analyzers
Since 1993, Anritsu's VNA Master™ has been the industry-standard all-in-one high performance handheld tool for replacing laboratory-grade vector network and scalar analyzers, vector voltmeters, and spectrum and interference analyzers for accurate test and measurement of wireless systems.