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MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A and MS2830A/MS2840A/MS2850A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Mainframe Remote Control

Automatic measurement can be performed in combination with an external controller (PC). The MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A or MS2830A/MS2840A/MS2850 is equipped with GPIB, Ethernet and USB interfaces as standard.

Operations Manual pdf 3.7 MB Version: 39 8/16/2018

MS2850A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Mainframe Operation

The MS2850A Signal Analyzer (“the MS2850A” hereafter) is a spectrumanalyzer to which options such as real-time signal analysis and vectormodulation analysis can be added.
The MS2850A enables high-speed and high-accuracy signal processing of wide-ranging analyses at full-span, a characteristic of conventional sweep-type spectrum analyzers, using a digital IF block. In addition, the FFT process (high-speed Fourier conversion) realizes high-speed spectrum analysis and simultaneous analysis on frequency and time axes not possible with conventional sweep-type spectrum analyzers. Also, the MS2850A enables recording of the RF input signal as digital data (digitize function). It can be used in a variety of applications from research and development to manufacturing thanks to its characteristics.

Operations Manual pdf 6.0 MB Version: 9 8/16/2018

MS2840A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Mainframe Operation

The MS2840A Signal Analyzer (“the MS2840A” hereafter) is a spectrum analyzer to which options such as real-time signal analysis and vector modulation analysis can be added.
The MS2840A enables high-speed and high-accuracy signal processing of wide-ranging analyses at full-span, a characteristic of conventional sweep-type spectrum analyzers, using a digital IF block. In addition, the FFT process (high-speed Fourier conversion) realizes high-speed spectrum analysis and simultaneous analysis on frequency and time axes not possible with conventional sweep-type spectrum analyzers. Also, added option enables recording of the RF input signal as digital data (digitize function). It can be used in a variety of applications from research and development to manufacturing thanks to its characteristics.

Operations Manual pdf 6.0 MB Version: 13 8/16/2018

MS2830A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Mainframe Operation

The MS2830A Signal Analyzer is a spectrum analyzer to which options such as real-time signal analysis and vector modulation analysis can be added.
The MS2830A enables high-speed and high-accuracy signal processing of wide-ranging analyses at full-span, a characteristic of conventional sweep-type spectrum analyzers, using a digital IF block. In addition, the FFT process (high-speed Fourier conversion) realizes high-speed spectrum analysis and simultaneous analysis on frequency and time axes not possible with conventional sweep-type spectrum analyzers. Also, added option enables recording of the RF input signal as digital data (digitize function). It can be used in a variety of applications from research and development to manufacturing thanks to its characteristics.

Operations Manual pdf 7.2 MB Version: 37 8/16/2018

MS2830A/MS2840A/MS2850A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Signal Analyzer Function Operation

The MS2830A, MS2840A, MS2850A Signal Analyzer is a spectrum analyzer to which options such as real-time signal analysis and vector modulation analysis can be added. The signal analyzer application (hereinafter “this application”) enables high-speed and high-accuracy signal processing of wide-ranging analyses at full-span, a characteristic of conventional sweep-type spectrum analyzers, using a digital IF block. In addition, the FFT process (high-speed Fourier conversion) realizes high-speed spectrum analysis and simultaneous analysis on frequency and time axes not possible with conventional sweep-type spectrum analyzers. Also, added option enables recording of the RF input signal as digital data (digitize function). It can be used in a variety of applications from research and development to manufacturing thanks to its characteristics.

Operations Manual pdf 8.2 MB Version: 22 8/16/2018

MX269017A Vector Modulation Analysis Software Operation Manual Operation

The MX269017A Vector Modulation Analysis software is a software option for performing modulation analysis of modulated signals.

Operations Manual pdf 7.0 MB Version: 31 8/16/2018

MX269018A Analog Measurement Software/ MS2830A/MS2840A Signal Analyzer Analog Signal Generator Operation Manual

The MX269018A Analog Measurement Software is a software option used to measure the transmission and reception characteristics of radios which use analog modulation.

Operations Manual pdf 5.2 MB Version: 22 8/16/2018

MX269020A LTE Downlink Measurement Software Operation Manual Remote Control

This application can be controlled from an external controller (PC) by remote control commands using the MS269x Series and MS2830A Signal Analyzer. Remote control commands for this application are in the SCPI format defined by the SCPI Consortium.

Operations Manual pdf 2.0 MB Version: 24 8/16/2018

MS2830A/MS2840A/MS2850A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Spectrum Analyzer Function Operation

The MS2830A/MS2840A/MS2850A Signal Analyzer is a spectrum analyzer to which options such as real-time signal analysis and vector modulation analysis can be added.
The spectrum analyzer function enables high-speed and high-accuracy signal processing of wide-ranging analyses at full-span, a characteristic of conventional sweep-type spectrum analyzers, using a digital IF block. It can be used in a variety of applications from research and development to manufacturing thanks to its characteristics.

Operations Manual pdf 8.5 MB Version: 37 8/16/2018

VectorStar MS4640B Series Product Brochure

The VectorStar vector network analyzer millimeter-wave (mmWave) VNA series offers a new performance benchmark for S-parameter measurements of RF, microwave, and mmWave devices. Anritsu now provides RF and Microwave engineers now have access to a powerful measurement tool for performance analysis of devices ranging from transistors in an on-wafer environment to communication systems in commercial or defense applications.

Brochure pdf 15.6 MB Version: F 8/13/2018

Site Master S331E, S332E, S361E, and S362E Technical Data Sheet

The Site Master S331E and S361E is a handheld cable and antenna analyzer designed to make Return Loss, VSWR, Cable Loss, and Distance-T o-Fault (DTF) measurements in the field. The cable and antenna analyzer also includes 1-port phase and smith chart measurements. The 2-port transmission measurement option includes two power levels and access to a built-in 32 volt bias tee (Option 10). The S332E and S362E is an integrated multi-functional test instrument that eliminates the need to carry and learn multiple test sets. In addition to the cable and antenna measurements, the S332E and S362E can be configured to include a Spectrum Analyzer, 2-port Transmission Measurement, Interference Analyzer with Interference Mapping capabilities, Coverage Mapping, Channel Scanner, CW Signal Generator, AM/FM/PM Analyzer, PIM Analyzer, Power Meter, and High Accuracy Power Meter. P/N: 11410-00484

Datasheet pdf 5.4 MB Version: Y 8/6/2018

Cell Master MT8212E and MT8213E Technical Data Sheet

Cell Master handheld Base Station Analyzer is designed to use in the installation and maintenance of wireless networks. Designed as a lightweight base station analyzer meeting virtually all the testing needs of an RF technician, the Cell Master features Signal Analyzer options for 2G, 3G, and 4G cellular networks including LTE, WiMAX, and digital broadcast. P/N: 11410-00485

Datasheet pdf 5.8 MB Version: AJ 8/6/2018

Milimeter-wave Partial Information De-embedding: Errors and Sensitivities White Paper

De-embedding methods making significant structural assumptions have become popular in recent years, particularly in PC board and cable assembly spaces, because of the relative immunity to repeatability and standards availability problems at the DUT plane. Some of the same issues occur in mm- wave fixtures where repeatability can be even more of a challenge. This white paper goes through the methods and behaviors of these challenges. P/N: 11410-01080

White Paper pdf 903.8 KB Version: A 8/6/2018

Site Master S3xxE User Guide

The Site Master User Guide is part of a set of manuals that describe all of the instrument functions and their use. This manual covers the instrument overview, system functions and other common features, along with a brief guide to basic measurement concepts and setups. P/N: 10580-00252

User Guide pdf 11.8 MB Version: R 8/6/2018

BTS Master MT8220T Product Brochure

The BTS Master features over 30 analyzers in one to meet virtually every measurement need. P/N: 11410-00717

Brochure pdf 26.6 MB Version: P 8/2/2018

SQA series Selection Guide

The Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A is a modular design offering optional functions for easy customization to users’ requirements. As a result, the configuration can be tailored to budget timing while the excellent expandability offers easy addition of new future functions. This Selection Guide explains the modules and options, as well as their selection conditions and possible combinations. Please use it to check the best configuration meeting the measurement needs.

Selection Guide pdf 859.7 KB 8/1/2018

MP1900A Signal Quality Anlyzer-R Release Note

English MP1900A Release Note.

Operations Manual pdf 325.0 KB Version: 10 7/31/2018

MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software Operation Manual

English MX183000A Operation Manual.

Operations Manual pdf 8.6 MB Version: 10 7/31/2018

MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software Release Note

English MX183000A Release Note.

Operations Manual pdf 331.3 KB Version: 15 7/31/2018

5G NR RF TRx Measurement/Protocol Test

Brief introduction of 5G NR RF measurement and protocol test on MT8000A

Leaflet pdf 609.8 KB 7/31/2018

By Document Type

Firmware Update for the BTS Master MT8220T

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 69.4 MB Version: 3.22 8/13/2018

Firmware Revision History for the BTS Master MT8220T

Firmware release history for the MT8220T BTS Master.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 435.0 KB Version: 3.22 8/13/2018

Firmware Update for the BTS Master MT822xB

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 70.1 MB Version: 3.22 8/13/2018

Firmware Revision History for the MT822xB Family

Firmware release history for the MT8221B and the MT8222B BTS Master Handheld Base Station Analyzers.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 532.8 KB Version: 3.22 8/13/2018

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS202xC

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your MS2026C, MS2027C, and MS2028C Vector Network Analyzers. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 38.0 MB Version: 3.20 8/9/2018

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS203xC

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your MS2036C, MS2037C, and MS2038C Vector Network Analyzers. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 38.0 MB Version: 3.20 8/9/2018

Firmware Release History for the MS202xC and MS203xC

Firmware release history for the VNA Master MS2026C, MS2027C, MS2028C, MS2036C, MS2037C, and MS2038C Vector Network Analyzers.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 377.2 KB Version: 3.20 8/9/2018

Firmware Update for the Spectrum Master MS271xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for the Spectrum Master MS2711E, MS2712E, and the MS2713E. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 75.0 MB Version: 3.20 8/6/2018

Firmware Update for the Cell Master MT821xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for the Cell Master MT8212E and MT8213E. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 75.0 MB Version: 3.20 8/6/2018

Firmware Revision History for the MS271xE and MT821xE

Firmware release history for the Spectrum Master MS2711E, MS2712E and MS2713E handheld spectrum analyzer Family. Also includes the history for the Cell Master MT8212E and MT8213E

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 817.0 KB Version: 3.20 8/6/2018

Firmware Update for the Site Master S33xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 61.8 MB Version: 3.20 8/6/2018

Firmware Update for the Site Master S36xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 61.8 MB Version: 3.20 8/6/2018

Firmware Revision History for the S33xE and S36xE

Firmware release history for the Site Master S331E, S332E, S361E, and S362E Cable and Antenna Analyzers.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 592.1 KB Version: 3.20 8/6/2018

Firmware Update for the PIM Master MW82119B

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your PIM Master MW82119B. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 27.8 MB Version: 3.21 8/1/2018

Firmware Revision History for MW82119B

Firmware release history for the MW82119B PIM Master, Battery Operated, Passive Intermodulation Analyzer.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 226.1 KB Version: 3.10 8/1/2018

Signal Quality Analyzer -R Control Software

It is an installer to install the Signal Quality Analyzer-R Control Software.

MD5 : fcd60d4b39588ef37972262b9310efe6

Drivers Software Downloads zip 145.5 MB Version: 2.05.08 7/31/2018

MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software

It is an installer to install the MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software.
The use of the latest version is recommended.

MD5 : 709c1e8b905fc15a0630da96ddd20cd8

Drivers Software Downloads zip 64.1 MB Version: 3.04.09 7/31/2018

Firmware Update for the LMR Master S412E

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Installation instructions are included in the download.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 48.2 MB Version: 3.20 7/31/2018

LMR Master S412E Firmware Release History

Firmware release history for the LMR Master S412E.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 527.6 KB Version: 3.20 7/31/2018

uOTDR_Firmware_v235_E

Firmware and documents for MU909014A/A1/B/B1/15B/B1 are contained in the zip file.

MD5 : 305583995ea8d6158d7fb344d6b80b58

Drivers Software Downloads zip 18.8 MB Version: 2.35 7/27/2018

By Product Category

Can a spectrum analyzer be connected to a cable that has DC voltage?

Yes, just don't exceed the maximum voltage that is normally described on the spectrum analyzer port

Can I get a maintenance manual for the MS2721B.

Yes, the part number is 10580-00177 and it can be ordered from your local Service Center.

What is the difference between an OSL calibration and FlexCal?

With the OSL calibration, you have to calibrate each time you change the frequency range. With the FlexCal, you can change the frequency range and you don't have to perform another calibration. FlexCal is great for troubleshooting purposes. The accuracy can be affected if your span is really narrow so for optimum accuracy, it is recommended to use the OSL calibration.

How do I calibrate my thru when my DUT has the same gender connector on the input and output?

Use the phase equal adapters provided in the calibration kit.  Refer to page 7-3 of your VNA operation manual for a detailed description on the use of phase equal adapters.

Can I use a 4-port test set extension with a "C" revision Lightning?

No, the 4-port test set extension requires option 15 which adds direct sampler access on the front panel. This option was not available for the "C" revision Lightnings.

Can I connect a printer to my S312D Site Master that is not on the printer list?

Yes but there is no guarantee that it will work. Only those printers listed have been tested and are known to work properly with the Site Master.

Can I use the 36584 4 port AutoCal module to calibrate my 37369D?

No, the 36584 AutoCal is only specified to 9 GHz and was designed to work with the Scorpion VNAs.

Can I use an Anritsu MA4701A sensor on a ML243xA series power meter.

Yes, the MA4701A can be used on the ML243xA power meters but since the pin configuration is different you will need an adapter which is part number MA2499B.

Can I use Agilent Vee with my MS462xB/D?

Yes.  While there are currently no drivers written, it is still possible to control the MS462xB/D with Agilent Vee using the GPIB commands.  Refer to the GPIB programming guide.

Can I change the Port Connectors on the 37000D?

Yes.  The universal test port connector on the Lightning allows the user to change the test port connectors to GPC-7, K, N, and 3.5mm for the 40GHz test sets and GPC-7, K, SSMA, and V for the 65GHz test sets.  A test port wrench, P/N 01-202, will be required.

Why does my Short/Open calibration standard not look like a short/open when I test it with a calibrated network analyzer?

All calibration standards have a length associated with them. This will appear as a phase offset when tested on a calibrated VNA. This additional phase length is accounted for on the calibration characterization file (cal disk).

Can I use my Lightning Calibration Kit, 365X on a Scorpion?

While the Scorpion will not read the cal file disk, it is possible to enter the calibration coeficients manually.  During the calibration process, the MS462xB/D will prompt the user for a connector type.  If the user selects "User Defined," the MS462xB/D will then allow the user to enter the calibration coefficients manually.

How can I improve a noisy trace on my VNA?

Reduce the IF bandwidth and increase averaging.

Can I improve my autocal thru calibration?

Yes, by using a thru update.

Can I use my Scorpion calibration kit, 375x, on a Lightning?

While the Lightning will not read the cal file disk, it is possible to enter the calibration coeficients manually.  During the calibration process, the 37000D will prompt the user for a connector type.  If the user selects "User Defined," the 37000D will then allow the user to enter the calibration coefficients manually.  The user must make sure that the measurement frequency does not exceed the calibration kit frequency.

I have downloaded the latest firmware for the MT8852A/B onto my PC. What is the firmware upgrade process for the MT8852A/B?

1. On the PC unzip the file downloaded for the firmware upgrade.

2. Connect the serial cable from the MT8852A/B to the PC. Make sure the PC is using COM port 1.

3. Press config button on the MT8852A/B. Scroll down using the down arrow to System feature and press the select key.

4. On the MT8852A/B scroll to Software update and press select. The following step must be performed in this order and must be done within a few seconds.

5. On the MT8852A/B Scroll to BootLoad.

6. Press select

7. On the PC click on H_Boot1. (double click) You should get a pop up window and it should show data transfer. The upgrade should take 7-10 minutes.

I need a Cable and Antenna Analyzer and VNA that I can use to test cable TV applications that have an impedance of 75 Ohms. Can I use the MS2024/26A on 75 Ohm systems?

Yes the MS2024/26A can be use to test 75 ohm systems. When using 75 ohm matching pads you are limited to 3GHz for your testing. You need to use a matching pad, part number 12N50-75B and 75 Ohm calibration components. The calibration components are:

22N75 Open/Short, DC to 3GHz, N(m) 75 ohms

22NF75 Open/Short, DC to 3GHz, N(f) 75 ohms

26N75A Precision Termination, DC to 3 GHz, N(m), 75 ohms

26NF75A Precision Termination, DC to 3 GHz, N(f), 75 ohms

I have an S332D with the Transmission Measurement option. If I turn on the Bias Tee while in the Transmission Measurement mode and then go to the Frequency Return Loss mode without turning the Bias Tee off does the DC voltage on the RF out port stay on?

Yes the DC voltage will still be present at the RF out port in this scenario. If you do not need the voltage for your test you should turn the Bias Tee off before going to the Frequency Return Loss mode to save battery power.

I need to do a DTF measurement from 1930 MHz to 1945 MHz on my Site Master. When I set F2 to 1945 MHz I get an error message "New Values Invalid".

Your data points needs to be changed to 130 Data points.  At 130 sata points you can have a span of 13 MHz or larger.  At 259 data points the minimum span is 25.9 MHz.  At 517 data points the minimum span is 51.7 MHz. In the DTF parameter screen it shows the maximum span setting in the Resolution parameter.

From the frequencies 250 - 320 MHz my MS2026A does not look correct. It has a saw tooth look between these frequencies. This was intermittent as a power off/on would fix it for a short time. Then I noticed the IF Cal is OFF warning.

Factory Calibration is OFF. Insure that the battery level is adequate for operation or that the temperature is within acceptable limits. Reset to factory defaults with either Factory Defaults, ESC+ON, or MASTER RESET, System + ON. Caution: Use of MASTER RESET, System + ON, will erase all user saved setups and measurement traces and return the unit to a factory default condition. If the error persists, then contact your Anritsu Service Center.