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Understanding LTE‐A HetNet Interference Mitigation Techniques

This white paper discusses the evolution from LTE to LTE-A, and the benefits and challenges this has brought about. It then talks about heterogeneous networks (HetNet), the interference challenges they create, and the interference mitigation techniques added in response.

White Paper pdf 817.0 KB 10/2/2017

Impact of Reciprocal Path Loss on Uplink Power Control for LTE

This case study shows the impact of testing LTE PUCCH power control of the device under truly reciprocal channel conditions that factor the downlink and uplink variations.

White Paper pdf 672.3 KB 10/2/2017

Testing Drones – The Challenges & Smart Solutions

This white paper talks about the emergence of (nonmilitary) drones, with a focus on some of the challenges associated with testing drones and proposed solutions.

White Paper pdf 598.4 KB 10/2/2017

Classical and Wi-Fi Doppler Spectra – Comparison and Applicability

This white paper introduces and compares the classical (Jakes) and Wi-Fi (Bell) spectra and provides some much-needed guidance on the Doppler Spectrum to be used for mobile Wi-Fi devices.

White Paper pdf 499.1 KB 10/2/2017

Burst Detect

Burst detect is a sweep method that makes it easy to see short-duration, bursty signals, such as those emanating from an improperly installed cell phone booster. It can also show the envelope of a Wi-Fi signal – which is basically anything that occurs infrequently. A 1% duty cycle is enough to detect a bursty signal. As many as 20,000 measurements per second – thousands of times faster than a normal FFT – can be made with the Burst Detect method. The result is that users can see a 200 microsecond pulse every time, making it much easier to find burst signals.

White Paper pdf 1.9 MB Version: B 6/30/2017

Sequential Peeling: a Model-Based Approach to Structure Identification and De-embedding

Sequential peeling is a model/measurement-based method at network extraction for de-embedding. It uses isolatable phase responses of defects to create a lumped-element description of a structure (shunt, series, or cross-bar) that can be physically meaningful and useful in sequential de-embedding. The method works best when the significant reflections are electrically small and isolated and the overall loss of the fixture is not too great but there are corrections available to help with the loss element.

White Paper pdf 1.3 MB Version: A 6/6/2017

Modern Architecture Advances Vector Network Analyzer Performance

This white paper provides an overview of the high-frequency technology deployed in Anritsu’s VNA families. It is shown that NLTL technology results in miniature VNA reflectometers that provide enhanced performance over broad frequency ranges, and reduced measurement complexity when compared with existing solutions. These capabilities, combined with the frequency-scalable nature of the reflectometers provide VNA users with a unique and compelling solution for their current and future high-frequency measurement needs.

White Paper pdf 2.1 MB Version: B 3/21/2017

Scaling the Test Equipment Size to Match Millimeter Wave Test Needs

This white paper will discuss issues of transferring millimeter wave signals through coax cable within a test system and the benefits of improved measurement accuracy by reducing the size of the test equipment and using fewer interconnections.

White Paper pdf 1.7 MB Version: A 2/14/2017

Identifying Sources of External PIM

Identifying the location of external PIM sources has been an extremely difficult problem for mobile operators worldwide. With Anritsu’s PIM Hunter™, PIM Master™ and Spectrum Master™ products, operators finally have the tool set required to precisely identify external PIM sources. Once identified, a variety of PIM mitigation techniques can be deployed to reduce PIM levels and improve system performance.

White Paper pdf 2.3 MB Version: A 11/22/2016

A Guide to Making RF Measurements for Signal Integrity Applications

Higher data rates require accurate measurements to provide the confidence needed to achieve the desired performance. Measurement tools must help shorten design times and ensure stable signal integrity in mass production. VNAs play a key role in helping both the RF and signal integrity engineers meet the performance challenges of increasing data rates. This paper provides a review of signal integrity-based VNA measurements for digital engineers and correlated VNA measurements to key signal integrity parameters for RF engineers. For those needing to increase their current measurement performance, Anritsu offers a wide range of test equipment that is designed to meet both your budget and performance needs for either R&D or manufacturing.

White Paper pdf 2.5 MB Version: A 10/31/2016

Optimizing Your Millimeter-Wave Test Capability

This white paper discusses the challenges associated with millimeter-wave testing and how to optimize your Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) measurement capability to provide the confidence required to make performance/cost tradeoffs. View the online version

White Paper pdf 2.2 MB Version: B 10/10/2016

Measuring Channel Operating Margin

Channel Operating Margin, COM, has emerged at high data rates as a single measure of channel performance that includes the effects of both signal impairments and the techniques used to compensate for those impairments.

COM measures the performance margin of an interconnect, but it can also be used to examine the interoperability margin of a high speed serial system. Since COM includes the calculation of the ISI (inter-symbol interference) that remains after equalization and the effects of noise, jitter, and crosstalk, the derivation of COM itself can offer insights into the strengths and weaknesses of a design.

COM was developed for channel characterization in 100, 200, and 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) standards: IEEE 802.3bj and IEEE 802.3bs. It’s specified for both NRZ (non-return to zero) and PAM4 (4-level pulse amplitude modulation) standards and is derived nearly the same way in both cases.

White Paper pdf 2.8 MB Version: A 10/10/2016

PAM4 Demands Accurate S-parameters

In this paper we’ll see how PAM4 challenges signal integrity, test, and design engineers who are responsible for SERDES (serializer/deserializer) components, interconnects, backplanes, cables, connectors, circuits, and complete systems. The problems solved by PAM4 outweigh the problems it introduces, but PAM4’s increased complexity means that we must address a host of new issues.

This paper will help you understand how to use S-parameters (scattering parameters), how to think of channel response and crosstalk in terms of S-parameters, and where to look for problems that might be caused by inaccurate measurements of S-parameters. We’ll introduce the ins and outs of PAM4 in the next section.

White Paper pdf 1.1 MB Version: A 9/19/2016

Using Anritsu’s Handheld InterferenceHunter MA2700A

This paper covers how to use the MA2700A Handheld InterferenceHunter to locate interference through direction finding. The process of creating maps for the spectrum analyzer, selecting antennas and pre-filters, where to start looking for the interference, spectrum analyzer setup, taking bearings, and interpreting the results is explained. In addition, “last block” strategies for finding signals once we know we are close to the source is discussed.

White Paper pdf 465.8 KB Version: A 8/30/2016

The Impact of Return Loss on Base Station Coverage in Mobile Networks

Each operator has its own specifications for feed system performance and ultimately the crew doing the installation must meet the operator’s specifications. When site performance does not meet the specified requirements, it is up to the operator to determine whether an exception can be made or whether the specification is essential. The information contained in this paper is intended to help operators make this decision based on a stronger understanding of the coverage impact.

Anritsu offers a complete line of Cable and Antenna Analysis solutions with the Site Master™ product family from 1 MHz up to 40 GHz. In addition Anritsu also offers automations tools for measurement intensive sites like a DAS systems with easyTest Tools™ and SkyBridge Tools™.

White Paper pdf 1.0 MB Version: A 8/17/2016

In-building propagation measurements for the coming fifth-generation mobile communication technologies (5G)

Understanding in-building propagation will be important for the success of the coming 5G mobile communication technologies. Anritsu is a leader in mmWave measurement test equipment and offers both equipment and software to make it easy to measure in-building coverage of the new 5G spectrum.

White Paper pdf 13.5 MB Version: A 8/3/2016

The impact of LTE on the LMR Industry

The Anritsu S412E LMR Master is the only solution on the market today that provides a quick, easy, and cost-effective means of verifying the operation of both narrowband LMR and broadband LTE networks, and when necessary, diagnosing problems.

White Paper pdf 2.8 MB Version: A 6/29/2016

Wideband Optical Modulator and Detector Characterization

Uncertainties and the Impact on Eye Diagrams/Time Domain Modeling

The characterization and measurement of E/O and O/E components at higher microwave frequencies has a different uncertainty distribution than at lower frequencies. A careful process can help minimize many of those categories. The individual uncertainty components have very different effects on final subsystem modeled time domain results, such as eye diagrams. Understanding that error propagation can be useful. In a practical example, optimizing the critical uncertainty components can lead to noticeably better eye behavior in the final model.

White Paper pdf 597.9 KB Version: A 5/19/2016

Using VNA’s as a Tool for Signal Integrity in High Speed Digital Systems

Frequency Domain Tools and Time Domain Transformation Performance

This paper describes the difference in how VNA’s and time domain based instruments generate S-parameters. There is an examination of VNA time domain transformations and how they are affected by VNA bandwidth, frequency step size and low frequency S-parameter quality. S-parameter quality metrics are also described, including indications of measurement issues. There is discussion on channel characterization and measurement frequencies as it applies to bit rates and encoding. VNA de-embedding and network extraction tools are also touched on as a way to simplify measurements. The net result is verification that VNAs are an excellent tool in signal integrity applications.

White Paper pdf 813.6 KB Version: A 5/3/2016

Analyzing Signal Integrity at Extreme Data Rates

Digital Signal Integrity (SI) can be described simply as the study of pulse distortion. Historically,pulsed signals were measured with an oscilloscope or digital signal analyzer.

White Paper pdf 2.3 MB 4/25/2016

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Mobile InterferenceHunter Software MX280007A Release History

This release history document provides the updates and enhancements in each version release of the Mobile InterferenceHunter Software MX280007A.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 257.5 KB Version: V2.02 12/1/2017

Firmware Update for the Site Master S820E

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

Drivers Software Downloads exe 76.5 MB Version: 2.90 10/23/2017

Firmware Revision History for the S820E

Full firmware release history for the S820E Microwave Site Master.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 117.7 KB Version: 2.90 10/23/2017

PowerSuite Remote User Interface

PowerSuite is a demonstration program for the Anritsu ML24xxA Power Meters written in Visual Basic 6.0. It shows the many features available to you when using our Power Meter by using a PC as an interface to the device via a GPIB card or the RS232 Serial port.

Drivers Software Downloads zip 34.4 MB Version: A 10/19/2017

MS9740A Software

The files in the folder are as follows:
Software update files
Download manual
Release note
Operation Manual/v19.0
Remote Operation Manual/v11.0
SCPI Remote Operation Manual/v3.0
Labview Driver

MD5 : 4832f125d94a765639656595ac407932

Drivers Software Downloads zip 23.2 MB Version: 1.05.06 10/17/2017

Software Revision History for the S331P

Software release history for the S331P Site Master Ultraportable Cable and Antenna Analyzer.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 67.6 KB Version: 2017.10.2 10/17/2017

Software Update for the Site Master S331P

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

Drivers Software Downloads exe 265.1 MB Version: 2017.10.2 10/17/2017

Software Revision History for the MS2760A

Complete software release history for the MS2760A Spectrum Master Ultraportable Spectrum Analyzer.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 262.8 KB Version: 2017.10.1 10/16/2017

Software Update for the Spectrum Master MS2760A

This software update contains the latest upgrades for the Spectrum Master MS2760A Ultraportable Spectrum Analyzer.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 113.3 MB Version: 2017.10.1 10/16/2017

IVI-C Installation Files V2017.9.1

IVI-C installer for Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems. Compatible with ShockLine software V2017.9.1.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 67.8 MB Version: 2017.9.1 10/4/2017

ShockLine VNA Software

Download the latest software for the ShockLine VNA family. This software works with the MS46121A/B, MS46122A/B, MS46322A/B, MS46522B and MS46524B Series ShockLine VNAs.

This installation may require your host to be re-booted to support updates to existing drivers.
This installation will require the insertion of services and drivers to your host. Please turn off all Web and Host Virus Detection Applications before starting the installation. Upon completion of the installation turn on your virus Detection Applications to their previous state.
For MS46122A using Windows 8, 8.1, or 10:
Before installing the ShockLine software, please follow the procedure outlined in the  manual driver

Drivers Software Downloads exe 178.9 MB Version: v2017.9.1 10/4/2017

Software Release Note for the ShockLine VNAs

Software release note for the MS46121B, MS46122B, MS46322B, MS46522B, and MS46524B ShockLine family of Vector Network Analyzers.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 81.9 KB Version: 2017.9.1 10/4/2017


Firmware and documents for MT9083x2 are contained in the zip file.

MD5 : 94868c8e8a57b8f59e1dde489705f9ed

Drivers Software Downloads zip 37.4 MB Version: 2.08 9/28/2017


The following Firmware and documents for MU909060A are contained in the zip file (v3.08a).
(MU909060A:v3.08, MX909060A:v3.08.02)

MD5 : 2d70f5f3e3a766dafdf020df6ca5715e

Drivers Software Downloads zip 63.8 MB Version: 3.08a 9/21/2017

Release Note V9.00 (Illustration)

This is the illustrated version of MT1000A/MT1100A release note. Some contents of release note are explained with figure.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 17.6 MB Version: 9.00 9/19/2017


Software of MT1000A.
Use it when NOT using the 100G Multirate Module MU100011A.
It supports operation with the following modules.

  • MU100010A 10G Multirate Module
  • MU100020A OTDR Module
  • MU100021A OTDR Module
  • MU100022A OTDR Module
  • MU100040A/B CPRI RF Module
  • MU100090A High-Accuracy GPS Disciplined Oscillator
The file size is large, so download after checking your bandwidth.

MD5 : 39cbc7a10b9d619063fd2112d80d7054

Drivers Software Downloads zip 453.1 MB Version: 9.00 9/19/2017


Software of MT1100A.

MD5 : b223d8a129b7653bfb7b9ba75dfddeba

Drivers Software Downloads zip 682.5 MB Version: 9.00 9/19/2017

MX100001A windows control software

MX100001A windows control software.

MD5 : dcb3d42cc2e3b5d558af43cf5c71a60f

Drivers Software Downloads zip 64.7 MB Version: 9.00 9/19/2017

MX100001A windows control software

MX100001A windows control software.

MD5 : dcb3d42cc2e3b5d558af43cf5c71a60f

Drivers Software Downloads zip 64.7 MB Version: 9.00 9/19/2017

Network Master Pro/Flex Release Notes

Release information for the latest version of MT1000A/MT1100A

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 560.0 KB Version: 9.00 9/19/2017

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