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VectorStar MS464xB Series Microwave Vector Network Analyzer Technical Data Sheet

This document provides detailed specifications for the MS4640B series microwave Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs), including all related options, and accessories. P/N: 11410-00611

Datasheet pdf 9.8 MB Version: Y 8/13/2019

VNA Fundamentals Poster

This poster features sections on Circuits and Waves, S-Parameters, Reflection Coefficient, Phase and Group Delay, Non Linear Transmission Lines, VNA Architecture, Superposition/True Mode Stimulus, Time Domain, Pulse Measurements, and a Reflection Coefficient Table. P/N: 11410-00934

Brochure pdf 13.4 MB Version: C 7/23/2019

Configuring IC-CAP 2018 for VectorStar Operation

This document outlines the procedure for configuring the IC-CAP 2018 software to add a VectorStar system to the hardware instrument list. P/N: 11410-01136

Application Note pdf 120.8 KB Version: A 7/11/2019

Anritsu's RF and Microwave Test and Measurement Solutions Product Brochure

Overview of RF and Microwave instruments available to meet a variety of solutions. Featuring the frequency range, measurements, and other key features. P/N: 11410-00800

Brochure pdf 18.2 MB Version: L 7/9/2019

Generating Eye Diagrams in VectorStar VNAs Including PAM-4

This important display allows design engineers to observe the likelihood of bit errors due to level compression, jitter, slew and edge distortion as well as other effects. P/N: 11410-00919

Application Note pdf 1.6 MB Version: B 6/21/2019

Precision RF & Microwave Components Catalog

Anritsu is the leader of high frequency microwave connector technology and is driven by an ongoing commitment to exceed customer needs. Anritsu created and trademarked the K Connector with coverage to 40 GHz, along with a complete family of 40 GHz test equipment. It was an immediate success and today is used on many commercial components, test fixtures, and defense systems. P/N: 11410-00235

Catalog pdf 12.3 MB Version: T 6/5/2019

Vector Network Analysis Product Portfolio

In 1965, Anritsu filed the patent that defined the first modern Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). We are proud to continue that tradition of innovation to the present day—with the world’s first portfolio of VNAs that bring Nonlinear Transmission Line (NLTL) technology to every measurement scenario from on-wafer device characterization to R&D testing to manufacturing and field operations. P/N: 11410-00905

Brochure pdf 7.3 MB Version: E 5/7/2019

VectorStar MS464xB Maintenance Manual

This manual provides general service and preventive maintenance information for the Anritsu MS4640B models of Vector Network Analyzers. The information includes replaceable parts information, performance verification tests, adjustment procedures, troubleshooting, theory of operation and block diagrams, and assembly/sub-assembly removal and replacement procedures. P/N: 10410-00320

Maintenance Manual pdf 56.7 MB Version: E 4/10/2019

Distinction Between TRL and LRL

Although the TRL family of calibration algorithms have been around for over 40 years, there are still questions sometimes regarding differences between the family members. This is partially due to differences in various implementations over the years. The purpose of this document is to discuss some of the differences in the context of vector network analyzers (VNAs). P/N: 11410-01124

Application Note pdf 271.3 KB Version: A 3/26/2019

VectorStar MS464xB Operation Manual

This operation manual is to used as a guide for the proper installation and operation of the VectorStar MS4640B Series of Vector Network Analyzers. P/N: 10410-00317

Operations Manual pdf 23.0 MB Version: R 3/8/2019

VectorStar MS464xB Series Calibration and Measurement Guide

The purpose of this Calibration and Measurement Guide is to introduce the basic calibration and operation of the VectorStar MS464xB Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) System and reduce the time required to become proficient at performing basic measurements. The procedures in this manual assume a working knowledge of, and a familiarity with, vector network analyzers. P/N: 10410-00318

Measurement Guide pdf 67.8 MB Version: V 3/8/2019

VectorStar MS464xB Series User Interface Reference Manual

This manual provides a reference for the VectorStar Series VNA User Interface (UI) menus and dialog boxes. In addition, this manual provides the context-sensitive portion of the instrument Help system. P/N: 10410-00319

User Guide pdf 90.9 MB Version: V 3/8/2019

VectorStar MS464xB Programming Manual

This manual provides information for remote operation of the VectorStar MS4640B Series VNAs using commands sent from an external controller via the IEEE 488 General Purpose Interface Bus (GPIB), USB, and Ethernet. P/N: 10410-00322

Programming Manual pdf 29.5 MB Version: V 3/8/2019

VectorStar MS464xB Online Help System

Use Anritsu's Online Help System to learn more about the operation, programming and use of the MS4640B Series VectorStar Vector Network Analyzers. P/N: 10410-00040

Online Help System htm 187.0 KB Version: V 3/8/2019

VectorStar MS464xB Product Information, Compliance, and Safety

This guide provides warranty, safety and regulatory compliance information for the VectorStar Series VNA products. P/N: 10100-00063

Datasheet pdf 1.6 MB Version: D 3/8/2019

Performing Differential Noise Figure Measurements Application Note

In recent years, numerous improvements have been made in noise figure measurements through better algorithmic understanding of the measurements (e.g., [1]-[6]), more sensitive receivers, and less error-prone methods of processing noise power measurements. Anritsu has incorporated a number of these improvements in the single-ended Noise Figure Measurement Option of the VectorStar vector network analyzer (VNA) platform. This application note offers insights in to and examples of performing differential noise figure measurements. P/N: 11410-01094

Application Note pdf 2.8 MB Version: A 12/4/2018

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. P/N: 11410-00792

Brochure pdf 15.7 MB Version: K 10/24/2018

Technique for Improving Low Insertion Loss VNA Measurements Application Note

Vector network analyzers (VNAs) are used to measure the performance of a wide variety of passive and active RF and microwave devices. Passive devices can be less demanding to test than active devices, thus requiring less performance from the VNA. However, one interesting exception to this is the measurement of very low insertion loss passive components such as precision adapters or airlines. These types of devices can present a difficult challenge to characterize because of the desire for very low uncertainties on these small insertion losses. This application note talks about these challenges and provides a helpful technique. P/N: 11410-01090

Application Note pdf 975.1 KB Version: A 9/25/2018

Superposition vs. True-Balanced: What's Required for your Signal Integrity Application White Paper

The superposition technique relies on the inherent linear nature of a transmission line, and mathematically derives the differential and common-mode transmission line characteristics through superposition while stimulating just one side of the balanced transmission line at a time. The true-balanced/differential technique, also known as True-Mode Stimulus, uses two sources to create actual differential and common-mode stimuli. This white paper offers guidance to signal integrity designers on the differences between these approaches and which one may best fit their need. P/N: 11410-00659

White Paper pdf 314.3 KB Version: D 8/23/2018

Millimeter-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 930.8 KB Version: B 8/23/2018

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MS4640B VectorStar Application (Software and DSP Firmware)

Unzip the downloaded file into a flash drive. Important: New software installation instructions are included. Please be sure to read the "VectorStar How To Install" document before installing.

Drivers Software Downloads zip 511.8 MB Version: 2019.2.4 7/31/2019

VectorStar Application Installation

This version of software (and any other software version 2.1.0 and later, including those of format V201x.x.x) requires installation of Bittware 8.33 on the VNA prior to installation of the VectorStar application. Installation of Bittware is only needed once and does not need to be reinstalled at every VectorStar application installation. Please refer to Appendix A in this document for details about Bittware versions and installation of this driver.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 107.7 KB Version: 2019.2.4 7/31/2019

CapVNA for VectorStar VNA

CAPVNA is a Windows program to capture, display, save and print the graphical and textual data from VectorStar VNAs. The displayed data can be loaded from a flash drive where it was previously saved at the VNA or captured directly from the VNA over the GPIB port. The displayed data can be saved in a variety of formats to the PC's internal disk drive or a network drive and printed to a local or network printer(including color).

Drivers Software Downloads exe 3.6 MB Version: 1.0.1 9/18/2017

VectorStar MS4640B Download WannaCry Security Patch

Security patch for the MS4640B Series VectorStar Vector Network Analyzers.

Drivers Software Downloads zip 19.9 MB Version: 1.0 8/3/2017

Exact Uncertainty Calculator

This software can be used to calculate and plot Transmission and Reflection, Magnitude and Phase, measurement uncertainty, for VectorStar and ShockLine and family VNAs. It takes into consideration different calibration methods and kits, different conditions such as IF BW, and non-zero s11, s22, and s21, s12 conditions for transmission and reflection uncertainties respectively.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 748.2 KB Version: 2.04 4/24/2017

WindowsGPIB (version 3.79)

WindowsGPIB is a Windows®-based program that sends and receives program data over GPIB, in response to commands entered from the keyboard or from a command file, similar but friendlier than NI's WIBIC. It is a good tool for testing mnemonics and commands while developing ATE programs. Windows GPIB supports only NI GPIB.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 4.1 MB Version: 3.79 1/10/2017

Noise Figure Uncertainty Calculator

The VectorStar Noise Figure Uncertainty Calculator is a standalone program used to provide the user a tool for easily determining measurement uncertainty while using the VectorStar VNA Option 041 – Noise Figure. The calculator can be installed on the VectorStar instrument desktop or on a Windows XP/Windows 7 PC. Notes: The VectorStar application may start after a reboot. If the Uncertainty Calculator installation was not completed, please close the VectorStar application. Installation instructions may not be visible with the VectorStar application running. A desktop shortcut is not automatically created during installation.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 78.8 MB Version: 1.0.1 1/10/2017

Cal Kit File Maker

The Cal Kit File Maker program provides all the files necessary to create a calibration kit file for the VectorStar, Lightning and ShockLine VNAs. The program provides a convenient set of menus for entering the required information for the different standards in the calibration kit. The program does not perform calculations, it takes the input provided and creates files in the appropriate format.

Drivers Software Downloads zip 4.5 MB Version: 2.02 4/26/2016

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