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Compact USB Vector Network Analyzer

MS46122B
Overview
  • World's first series of compact VNAs to 43.5 GHz for cost-effective measurements.
  • PC control takes advantage of external computer processing power and functionality.
  • Compact 1U high package for efficient use of bench and rack space.
  • No onboard data storage eliminates the need for data purging in secure applications.
  • Time domain with time gating option grants easier and faster fault identification.
  • A common GUI interface within the ShockLine family reduces switching costs between models

The MS46122B is a series of three PC-controlled Compact ShockLine Vector Network Analyzers with a frequency range from 1 MHz to 8/20/43.5 GHz. The series benefits from patented shockline VNA-on-chip technology, which simplifies the internal VNA architecture at high frequencies, reduces instrument cost, and enhances accuracy and measurement repeatability.

All the members of the MS46122B series are low cost full-reversing 2-port VNAs aimed at RF and microwave applications in manufacturing, engineering and education. All three MS46122B VNAs have 220 microseconds per point sweep speed and better than 100 dB dynamic range making them suitable for a variety of device test applications.

These new VNAs are in packaged in a very compact 1U chassis and are externally controlled via USB from a user supplied PC running the same Graphical User Interface (GUI) software as the rest of the ShockLine family of VNAs. The series does not have any on board memory which simplifies its use in secure applications. The combination of lower cost, small size and good performance make the MS46122B series VNAs ideal for passive device test applications where performance and small form factor are desired.

Applications

RF and Microwave Passive Component Testing and Troubleshooting

  • RF and microwave connectors and cables
  • Electromechanical switches
  • Attenuators
  • Couplers
  • Filters
  • Isolators
  • Circulators
  • Phase Shifters

System Integration Application

  • System Calibration
  • Path-loss Characterization
  • General s-parameters and time domain measurements

Secure Area Applications

  • No data storage on unit
  • Secure external computer control through direct USB connection

Wireless Power Transfer Applications

  • KQ product
  • Maximum efficiency

Optical to Electrical & Electronical to Optical Applications

  • Radio over fiber (RoF) and Digital Information Interface
    • CATV network
    • Satellite base station
    • Telephone systems
    • Photo receiver
    • Laser modulator
    • Optical transceivers
Options

Frequency Options (select one frequency option only)

Option Description
MS46122B-010 1 MHz — 8 GHz, type N(f) ports
MS46122B-020 1 MHz — 20 GHz, type Ruggedized K(m) ports (compatible with 3.5 mm and SMA connectors)
MS46122B-040  1 MHz — 43.5 GHz, type Ruggedized K(m) ports (compatible with 3.5 mm and SMA connectors)

Other Options

Option Description
MS46122B-002 Time Domain with Time Gating
Library
VIDEOS
ShocklineVNA-updates

ShockLine VNA Series updated
Multiple source control
Increased output power
Short open load reciprocal

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