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Spectrum Master MS2711D Maintenance Manual

This manual provides maintenance instructions for the Spectrum Master Model MS2711D Spectrum Analyzer. It describes the product and provides performance verification procedures, parts replacement procedures, and a replaceable parts list.

Maintenance Manual pdf 924.4 KB Version: J 7/1/2014

Spectrum Master MS2711D User Guide

User Guide for the Handheld Spectrum Analyzer - MS2711D

User Guide pdf 2.9 MB Version: M 9/17/2009

Spectrum Master MS2711D Programming Manual

Programming Manual for the MS2711D Spectrum Master.

Programming Manual pdf 1.6 MB Version: D 5/17/2007

Frequency Converter Module FCN4760 User Guide

User Guide for the FCN4760 Frequency Converter Module.

User Guide pdf 1.2 MB Version: C 10/19/2004

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Updating Legacy Anritsu Handheld Instrument Firmware

This document provides an overview of the firmware update process using Anritsu’s Master Software Tools (MST). For detailed information about Master Software Tools, refer to the Help menu > Help Contents. For detailed information on the firmware update process refer to the User Guide for your Anritsu handheld instrument.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 383.0 KB Version: C 7/31/2017

HHCL Version History

Release dates, Software Requirements, and Compatibility.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 354.1 KB Version: 3.44 6/4/2008

Download Handheld Software Tools

Handheld Software Tools V6.61 (Release date: December 21, 2007) Handheld Software Tools has been replaced by Line Sweep Tools and will receive no further updates. Visit the Line Sweep Tools (LST) information page to learn more. Visit the Handheld Software Tools (HHST) information page for quick access to additional drivers, features, version history, etc.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 7.9 MB 12/21/2007

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Do we sell antennas that support RFID frequencies for our spectrum analyzers?

Not currently, users must purchase antennas from another source that sells antennas in that frequency range.

MS2711D pops up a message indicating that it is Performing System Calibration, about every 10 minutes and would like to know why.

This issue is resolved with a firmware upgrade to latest available firmware version.

How many significant digits should be used for the accuracy spec?

We recommend two significant digits be used for Anritsu product specifications.

On the S332D,and the MS2711D can we connect 5 dBm and 24 V DC to the SPA input? How does this affect the accuracy?

There is a capacitor on the input which will filter out the DC and it is rated for 50V so this should not be a problem. The accuracy will not be affected.

When I'm using my MS2711D sometimes the noise floor changes value by 25 dB. Why is that?

The MS2711D, S332D and the MT8212B have a feature called "dynamic attenuation" that monitors the overall signal levels into the instrument and, if there are no strong signals it removes all input attenuation and turns on the preamplifier. When strong signals occur it immediately turns off the preamplifier and, if necessary adds input attenuation to avoid mixer saturation. The preamplifier has a gain of approximately 25 dB, which is why the noise floor changes by 25 dB when it is inserted or removed from the signal path.

Can the power level of the Signal Generator - MS2711D (With CW Generator Option) be changed remotely when you are programming the unit?

The power level of the signal generator(Option 28 for MS2711D-CW signal generator mode) can only be controlled by an external step attenuator. The step attenuator is a part of the CW Signal Generator kit (Anritsu part number 61534) that is needed for CW Signal Generator Mode. This kit also includes a splitter that feeds the signal into the instrument's RF input. The display of the MS2711D shows the output power and the frequency when the unit is set to Signal Generator Mode.

When I turn on Marker Noise, the detector changes to RMS, why is that?

The RMS detector is the best choice for noise measurements as it provides unbiased averaging of the signal.  This gives a stable answer (because of the averaging) and gives the correct answer (because it is "unbiased").  Contrast this to the peak detector, where the answer continually grows over time, and the Sample detector, which provides no averaging



How do I calculate Noise Power density (dBm/Hz) from a measurement made with the MS2711D or MS272x spectrum analyzer?

On the instrument, use a Noise Marker.  If you have a captured trace (in dBm) that you want to convert to dBm/Hz, use the following formula:  dBm/Hz = dBm - 10 * log(1.03 * RBW)

Is there a way to return the Site Master, MT8212B, S412D or MS2711x to factory defaults?

Yes. Turn the unit off - Hold down the Escape/Clear key and turn the unit on - as soon as the screen starts to display, release the Escape/Clear key. The display should show FACTORY DEFAULTS SETTINGS. This will not erase any stored setups or plots.

Does the internal power meter (option 29) of S332D require an external detector to measure power?

No external detector is required for this option. The spectrum analyzer board and detection circuit is used to provide the user with frequency selective power measurements.

Is it possible to set more than 5 segmented limit lines on MS2711D?

No, it is not possible to set more than 5 segmented limit lines on the MS2711D however we have other Handheld Spectrum Analyzers in which a limit line can consist of up to 40 segments. The model numbers are MS2721B, MS2723B, and MS2724B.

Can I enter the sweep time manually in Spectrum Analyzer mode?

Yes you can. You can go into the sweep menu (MT8222A, MS272XB) or "MEAS/DISP" menu (MS2711D, S332D, S312D, MT8212B) and select "Min Sweep Time" and enter the desired sweep time. If you enter a time that is faster than what the instrument is capable of then the instrument will change the sweep speed and default to whatever the instrument can do. For every measurement point, the instrument spends a certain time and if it is too fast, then it is measured again. This is why the actual sweep time is usually a little bit longer than the requested time. In zero span mode, the sweep times are exact.

I'm making a field strength measurement and see an area of the display that is much higher than the rest. Why does it do that?

The field strength measurement algorithm in the MS272xB, MS271xB, MT8222A, MS2711D and S332D takes the antenna factor of the selected antenna into account to calculate field strength. This causes the increase you see over the bandwidth of the antenna. Measurements of field strength are only valid in that region since the performance of the antenna outside of its specified bandwidth isn't known.

Why does my MS2721B give me an input saturation warning when other instruments don't?

The MS272xB, MS271xB, MS2711D, MT8222A and MS20x6A are equipped with a broadband detector that is designed to sense signal levels at the input to the first mixer that may cause inaccurate measurements due to saturation. Most competitive instruments don't have a method to deliver such a warning and allow the user to take measurements that likely are inaccurate. These inaccuracies can include lower amplitude values and the generation of signal harmonics due to mixer saturation.

I'm trying to install the Handheld Code Loader (HHCL) program on an older PC running Windows 2000 or Windows ME. During installation the setup program informs me that my system files are out of date and asks if I want to update them. I choose yes and the program acts like it has upgraded them and asks me to reboot. After I reboot, I get the same messages as if the files were not upgraded.

After the program is downloaded and unzipped, there should be three files present: 1. Setup.exe 2. CodeLoader_vX.XX.CAB 3. SETUP.LST Please open SETUP.LST using Notepad. You will see a structure like this in the second paragraph. " [Bootstrap Files] File1=@VB6STKIT.DLL,$(WinSysPathSysFile),,,6/18/98 12:00:00 AM,102912,6.0.81.69 File2=@MSVCRT40.DLL,$(WinSysPathSysFile),,,5/31/98 12:00:00 AM,326656,4.21.0.0 File3=@olepro32.dll,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,8/29/02 4:00:00 AM,106496,5.0.5014.0 File4=@COMCAT.DLL,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,5/31/98 12:00:00 AM,22288,4.71.1460.1 File5=@stdole2.tlb,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(TLBRegister),,8/29/02 4:00:00 AM,17920,3.50.5014.0 File6=@asycfilt.dll,$(WinSysPathSysFile),,,8/29/02 4:00:00 AM,77824,3.50.5014.0 File7=@oleaut32.dll,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,8/29/02 4:00:00 AM,569344,3.50.5016.0 File8=@msvbvm60.dll,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,8/29/02 4:00:00 AM,1388544,6.0.92.37 " Change File1 to File (delete the 1). Then save SETUP.LST, it should look like the example below: " [Bootstrap Files] File=@VB6STKIT.DLL,$(WinSysPathSysFile),,,6/18/98 12:00:00 AM,102912,6.0.81.69 File2=@MSVCRT40.DLL,$(WinSysPathSysFile),,,5/31/98 12:00:00 AM,326656,4.21.0.0 File3=@olepro32.dll,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,8/29/02 4:00:00 AM,106496,5.0.5014.0 File4=@COMCAT.DLL,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,5/31/98 12:00:00 AM,22288,4.71.1460.1 File5=@stdole2.tlb,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(TLBRegister),,8/29/02 4:00:00 AM,17920,3.50.5014.0 File6=@asycfilt.dll,$(WinSysPathSysFile),,,8/29/02 4:00:00 AM,77824,3.50.5014.0 File7=@oleaut32.dll,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,8/29/02 4:00:00 AM,569344,3.50.5016.0 File8=@msvbvm60.dll,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,8/29/02 4:00:00 AM,1388544,6.0.92.37 " Once SETUP.LST is saved with the above changes, run the Install Setup.exe.

How accurate is the positioning location of the GPS (opt 31)?

Approximately +/- 20 Meters but this is not specified.

What methodolgy is used to derive GPS data for the Master products?

The GPS coordinates delivered by the instruments are based on the WGS-84 methodology of determining position.

Are Anritsu PC applications for downloading files from the Site Master supported on 64 bit Windows OS's?

Currently Anritsu does not but is working diligently to provide a solution.