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Wideband Peak Power Meter ML248xA/8xB/9xA Maintenance Manual

This manual provides general information, performance verification, calibration, theory, and service information for the Anritsu Power Meters (ML2487/8A, ML2487/8B and ML2495/6A).

Maintenance Manual pdf 3.0 MB Version: K 2/11/2015

Power Meters ML243xA, ML248xA/B and ML249xA Firmware Upgrade Guide

This user guide provides instructions on how to install firmware updates on the ML2400 Series Power Meters using the Anritsu Bootloader Software Utility. Requirements Anritsu bootloader software utility Bootloader cable (Anritsu part number B41323 – a 9 pin female to 9 pin female RS-232 cable, with TX & RX swapped, CTS & RTS swapped, and DTR & DSR swapped) Anritsu ML2400 series power meter (ML2437A, ML2438A, ML2487A/B, ML2488A/B, ML2495A, or ML2496A) The associated new firmware files Intel-based PC with a Pentium or equivalent processor and the Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows XP, or the Windows 7 operating system (32- or 64-bit) Note Both the Anritsu Bootloader software utility and power meter firmware can be downloaded from www.anritsu.com. These files will be under the Library tab on the associated product page under the Drivers, Software Downloads heading.

User Guide pdf 984.6 KB Version: A 8/7/2014

Wideband Peak Power Meter ML248xA/9xA Remote Programming Manual

This manual provides detailed information of the GPIB mnemonics for the ML2487A /ML2488A and ML2495A / ML2496A Peak Power Meters. Explanations in this manual apply equally to all units mentioned above unless otherwise stated.

Programming Manual pdf 817.1 KB Version: E 2/3/2014

Wideband Peak Power Meter ML248xA/9xA Operation Manual

This manual provides set-up and operational information for the ML2487A / ML2488A and ML2495A / ML2496A Peak Power Meters. Explanations in this manual apply equally to all units mentioned above unless otherwise stated. The structure of this manual is designed to reflect the sequence of steps that the user will go through after receiving the unit; from unpacking and initial inspection, through setup, and to testing.

Operations Manual pdf 2.2 MB Version: E 2/3/2014

Pre Calibration Range Calibrator ML2419A Verification Spreadsheet For ML2487/8X and ML249XA

Use this spreadsheet to help verify pre calibration range for the Anritsu ML2487/8x and ML249xA.

Maintenance Manual 53.5 KB Version: C 5/24/2011

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Anritsu Power Meter Bootloader Software Application

The Anritsu power meter bootloader software application enables users to upload firmware to the Anritsu ML2430A, ML2480A/B, and ML2490A Series power meters. It is for use on an Intel-based PC with Pentium processor or equivalent and Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 7 operating systems (32- or 64-bit). Release History

Drivers Software Downloads zip 29.2 MB Version: 1.00 8/1/2014

ML2487A / ML2488A Firmware Version 1.25

Firmware for the ML2487A and the ML2788A Power Meters.  This firmware replaces the firmware version 1.24.

Drivers Software Downloads zip 680.6 KB 6/25/2008

PowerSuite Remote User Interface for ML248xA

Software for the ML248xA Power Meter.

Drivers Software Downloads zip 1.6 MB 10/26/2007

LabVIEW v7.0 Driver (v1.22) for the ML248xA

LabVIEW Driver Version 1.22 for the ML2487A and ML2488A Power Meters

Drivers Software Downloads zip 4.2 MB 2/8/2005

ML2487/88A Software Upgrade Procedure

Boot software upgrade procedure for ML2487A and ML2488A power meters.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 61.7 KB 6/16/2004

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Is the ML2488A Power meter marker selectable to left/right/center of pulse?

You can measure the pulse width using the marker functions, but not move the marker to left, right or center.

Why can't I get my ML248XA to trigger when looking at a pulsed signal?

A good possibility is that the meter is set to the wrong trigger mode for the measurement. There are 3 different trigger modes: 1) Continuous. The instrument restarts the acquisition process immediately after displaying the results. This setting is most suitable when there is no particular amplitude pattern in the measurement, such as when measuring a CDMA signal. 2) Internal, (Channel A or B). The trigger signal is obtained by monitoring the RF signal level measured by the sensor on the respective channel. Triggering occurs when the level crosses a specific setpoint. 3) External. Data acquisition is triggered by a TTL transition on the external BNC input (on the back of the meter). The meter can be set up to respond to either a rising or falling edge. A common mistake is to have the meter in External mode when it should be in Internal A or B. The trigger can be changed by pressing the "Channel" hard key, then the "Trigger" softkey, followed by the "Trigger Source" softkey. Press the "Internal" softkey to activate the trigger on channel A. An orange arrow on the screen will indicate the trigger level. For more information on Triggering, please refer to pages 5-22 through 5-30 of the Operation Manual.

Is it possible to get an Ethernet or USB port on my Peak Power meter?

ML2480A-16 (Ethernet and USB) is not currently a supported feature on the ML2480A Series. Units that have been and are currently being shipped do not have the necessary hardware or software.

Is it possible to get an Ethernet or USB port on my Peak Power meter (ML248x)?

At this moment in time, ML2480A-16 (Ethernet and USB) is not a supported feature on the ML2480A Series. Units that have been, and are currently being, shipped do not have the necessary hardware or software.

My ML2438A power meter screen is flashing on and off with a green background and no data is seen on the screen.

This unit likely is in need of repair. Please contact your local Anritsu Service Center.

Can the MA2444D power sensor accurately measure a CW signal only above -20dBm? My concern is that if I am measuring power above -20dBm with multiple carriers that the measurements will not be accurate. If this is so, do I need to pad the input to keep the signals below -20dBm?

The sensors must be in square law to get an accurate measurement. The exception would be if the carrier frequencies are very close to each other. Note: This sensor has a 3dB pad built in so up to -17dBm would be OK. Anything stronger than -17dBm and you would need an attenuator to stay in the square law region to keep your measurements accurate when in a multiple carrier environment.

Will the MA4001A calibrator work with ML2438A power meters?

No, this calibrator does not work with the ML24xxx power meters.



How can the ML24xxA be used in a Secure Environment?

Anritsu manufactures three families of power meters: the ML2400A/30A series, the ML2480A series, and the ML2490A series. This note details how information is stored on the power meters and how it can be removed for security purposes. All families have three different types of memory device in the power meter. Flash Memory: This contains the firmware for the main processor, the firmware for the DSP, the code for the FPGA (ML2480/90A series only), the instrument type, the options fitted and the serial number. It does not contain any user information or any variables generated during the execution of the code. ML2400A/30A has 1Mbyte, ML2480A has 2Mbyte, and ML2490A has 2Mbyte of Flash Memory. The user cannot write to this memory directly, and this memory is not accessible by the user. Volatile Static RAM: This contains the DSP execution code variables. This is initialized on power up and wiped clean when powered down. For the: ML2400A/30A (it is) Internal to DSP ML2480A (it is) 1Mbyte + internal DSP memory ML2490A (it is) 1Mbyte + internal DSP memory The user cannot write to this memory directly, and it is completely cleared during power down. This memory is not accessible by the user. Non-volatile Static RAM: This is a battery backed static RAM, which is used to store both the current instrument set-up, saved instrument set-ups and the main processor code execution variables. All of the user set parameters, such as the frequency used for the cal factor, the trigger time, and which sensor is connected, are stored in these set-ups. The following are the memory sizes for NVRAM in the associated power meter: ML2400A/30A 512Kbyte ML2480A 1Mbyte ML2490A 1Mbyte The user cannot write to this memory directly, but it can be completely cleared using the secure mode procedure (see operating manual or below description). The user can store and retrieve instrument set-ups in this memory. Security information such as the cal factor frequency needs to be removed from the power meter if the power meter is moved out of the secure facility. This can be accomplished very easily by using the Secure Mode on the Power Meters. This function enables the user to completely wipe the non-volatile static RAM of all information. How the Secure Mode Works: The user sets the secure mode on the power meter. When the power meter is next turned on, the non-volatile static RAM is completely purged of all information. The power meter then sets the factory defaults for the current settings. Clearing the Non-volatile Static RAM on the ML2400A/ML2430A Series: Press System /more /more /more and then Secure. Now press Secure again so that the top line of the display reads System SECURE state Clear memory. Now switch the power off and then on again. The power meter will now power up with the non-volatile static memory completely purged. The code execution variables are also purged at power on as well. The secure state can be set over the GPIB using the following command: SECURE ON Clearing the Non-volatile Static RAM on the ML2480/90A Series: Press the hard key System (LHS) and then Service (RHS) and then toggle Secure so that the green light is active. Now switch the power off and then on again. The power meter will now power up with the non-volatile memory completely purged. The code execution variables are also purged at power on as well. The secure state can be set over the GPIB using the following command: NVSECS ON For more information on the power meters, please see the relevant manuals or contact: powermeter.support@eu.anritsu.com

What is stored in the EEPROM on the MA24xxX power sensors, and what type of EEPROM is it?

Anritsu manufactures several different families of sensors. All families have an EEPROM type of memory device in the power sensor. All A,B,C sensors (except MA2490/1 series,MA2411 series) contain a 64Kbit, 8K x 8 EEPROM All D sensors, MA2490/1, and MA2411 series sensors contain a 128Kbit,16K x 8 EEPROM EEPROM Contents: The EEPROM is used to store the following information: . Linearity data . Temperature Correction Coefficients . Sensor ID . Factory cal factor data . User cal factor table data Only the user cal factor table data can be erased without the functionality of the sensor being affected.