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Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A / TRX Test Module MU887000A/MU887001A

The remarkable success of smartphones and tablets is driving demand for faster inspection speeds on smartphone and communication module production lines and this market trend is expected to continue. Coupled with this, wireless communication standards are continuing to evolve and develop, leading to a growing range of specifications. In these circumstances, terminal and module makers are looking to increase line efficiency while assuring smooth and flexible support for the various new standards. With support for up to four test modules, the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A is the ideal cost-effective solution for high-efficiency inspection lines.

Brochure pdf 3.5 MB 4/24/2017

Measurement Software MX887x Series / Waveforms MV887x Series

The remarkable success of smartphones and tablets is driving demand for faster inspection speeds on smartphone and communication module production lines and this market trend is expected to continue. Coupled with this, wireless communication standards are continuing to evolve and develop, leading to a growing range of specifications. In these circumstances, terminal and module makers are looking to increase line efficiency while assuring smooth and flexible support for the various new standards. With support for up to four test modules, the MT8870A Universal Wireless Test Set is the ideal cost-effective solution for high-efficiency inspection lines. The licensed TX measurement software packages and waveform files make it easy to support each communication standard. Wireless Standards: LTE-FDD/TDD, W-CDMA, GSM, CDMA2000, 1xEVDO, TD-SCDMA, WLAN 802.11ac, WLAN 802.11abgn, Bluetooth, FM/Audio, GPS, DVB-H, ISDB-T, ISDB-Tmm

Brochure pdf 4.0 MB 4/24/2017

Site Master S331P User Guide

The Site Master S331P User Guide describes the instrument’s system and file management functions and explains how to perform Cable and Antenna measurements.

User Guide pdf 19.3 MB Version: B 4/21/2017

Mobile Interference Hunting System

This application note will focus on the operation of the mobile interference hunting system. Settings for both the MX280007A software and for the spectrum analyzer will be outlined, consistent with both the type of interference to be hunted and the terrain in which the interference hunt is to take place. Various use case scenarios will also be examined to illustrate how the system is optimized for finding various types of interference.

Application Note pdf 4.9 MB Version: B 4/21/2017

Site Master S331P Technical Data Sheet

Anritsu introduces its ninth generation, compact handheld Cable & Antenna Analyzer for installation and maintenance of antenna systems. It is available in two frequency ranges starting from 150 kHz and up to 4 GHz or 6 GHz.

Datasheet pdf 3.1 MB Version: B 4/21/2017

MS2830A/MS2840A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Spectrum Analyzer Function Operation

The MS2830A/MS2840A 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: 31 4/20/2017

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 4.9 MB 4/20/2017

MS2830A/MS2840A Signal Analyzer Vector Signal Generator Operation Manual Operation

The MS2830A-020/021 Vector Signal Generator or MS2840A-020/021 Vector Signal Generator is an option that can be added to the MS2830A Signal Analyzer or MS2840A Signal Analyzer to enable output of vector signals based on arbitrary waveforms.
It can be used for a wide range of applications, from R&D to manufacturing of digital mobile communication systems, devices, and equipment.

Operations Manual pdf 6.4 MB Version: 7 4/20/2017

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 7.2 MB Version: 7 4/20/2017

MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Mainframe Operation

The MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A Signal Analyzer enables high-speed, high-accuracy, and simple measurements of transmission characteristics of radio devices for various mobile communications types.
The MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A 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. It also records RF input signals 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 8.5 MB Version: 40 4/20/2017

MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A and MS2830A/MS2840A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Spectrum Analyzer Function Remote Control

Automatic measurement can be performed by using this instrument in connection with an external controller (PC). This instrument is standard equipped with GPIB, Ethernet, and USB interfaces. You can also select a remote control command from the SCPI mode, which is a command format defined by the SCPI Consortium, and Native mode, which is our unique format.
See the MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A and MS2830A/MS2840A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual (Mainframe Remote Control) for how to switch the language mode.
You can use the Native mode by converting SCPI commands into Native ones. See the MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A and MS2830A/MS2840A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual (Mainframe Remote Control) for details.

Operations Manual pdf 3.9 MB Version: 48 4/20/2017

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 6.2 MB Version: 25 4/20/2017

MX269017A Vector Modulation Analysis Software Operation Manual Remote Control

This application can be controlled from an external controller (PC) by remote control commands using the MS269x Series, MS2830A or MS2840A Signal Analyzer. The remote control commands are defined by the SCPI format.

Operations Manual pdf 1.5 MB Version: 19 4/20/2017

MX269023A LTE TDD Uplink Measurement Software Operation Manual Operation

The MX269023A LTE TDD Uplink Measurement Software is a software option for measuring RF characteristics of LTE (TDD) Uplink specified by 3GPP.

Operations Manual pdf 6.6 MB 4/20/2017

MX269023A LTE TDD Uplink Measurement Software Operation Manual Remote Control

The MX269023A can be controlled from an external controller (PC) by remote control commands using the MS2690/MS2691/MS2692A or MS2830A Signal Analyzer.The remote control commands are defined by the SCPI format.

Operations Manual pdf 1.6 MB 4/20/2017

MS2830A/MS2840A Signal Analyzer Vector Signal Generator Operation Manual Remote Control

Automatic measurement can be performed by using this instrument in connection with an external controller (PC). This instrument is standardly equipped with GPIB, Ethernet, and USB interfaces.
You can also select a remote control command from the SCPI mode, which is a command format defined by the SCPI Consortium, and Native mode, which is our unique format.

Operations Manual pdf 827.4 KB Version: 4 4/20/2017

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 8.2 MB Version: 31 4/20/2017

MX269021A LTE Uplink Measurement Software Operation Manual Operation

The MX269021A LTE Uplink Measurement Software is a software option for measuring RF characteristics of LTE (FDD) Uplink specified by 3GPP.

Operations Manual pdf 6.1 MB 4/20/2017

MX269021A LTE Uplink Measurement Software Operation Manual Remote Control

This application can be controlled from an external controller (PC) by remote control commands using the MS2690/MS2691/MS2692A or MS2830A Signal Analyzer. Remote control commands for this application are in the SCPI format defined by the SCPI Consortium.

Operations Manual pdf 1.5 MB 4/20/2017

MT8870A Firmware&CombiView Version Matching Table

MT8870A Firmware(Platform) vs CombiView version matching table.

Operations Manual pdf 38.0 KB Version: 02.08.45 4/19/2017

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Firmware Revision History for the S331L

Full firmware release history for the S331L Site Master Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzer.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 130.1 KB Version: 2.70 4/28/2017

Firmware Update for the Site Master S331L

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 82.9 MB Version: 2.70 4/28/2017

MX900030A_Connector Master_v103_E

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Drivers Software Downloads zip 247.0 bytes 4/28/2017

Firmware Update for the Spectrum Master MS2720T

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 43.2 MB Version: 2.70 4/27/2017

Firmware Revision History for the MS2720T

Complete firmware release history for the MS2720T Spectrum Master Handheld Spectrum Analyzer.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 273.7 KB Version: 2.70 4/27/2017

Firmware Update for the S820E Microwave Site Master

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: 2.70 4/27/2017

Firmware Revision History for the S820E

Full firmware release history for the S820E Microwave Site Master.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 112.7 KB Version: 2.70 4/27/2017

Software Update MT8852B Firmware version 5.00.002

MT8852B Firmware Version 5.00.002

MD5 : 96bfe37ffa79101f2dfc443443f3fa3f

Drivers Software Downloads zip 4.3 MB Version: 5.00.002 4/27/2017

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS2026C

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 38.0 MB Version: 2.70 4/25/2017

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS2028C

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 38.0 MB Version: 2.70 4/25/2017

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS2036C

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 38.0 MB Version: 2.70 4/25/2017

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS2037C

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 38.0 MB Version: 2.70 4/25/2017

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS2038C

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 38.0 MB Version: 2.70 4/25/2017

MS203xC Firmware Release History

Firmware release history for the VNA Master MS2036C/37C/38C.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 226.6 KB Version: 2.70 4/25/2017

MS202xC Firmware Release History

Firmware release history for the VNA Master MS2026C/27C/28C.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 226.6 KB Version: 2.70 4/25/2017

SpectraVision Software MX280010A for Remote Spectrum Monitors

SpectraVision can be used to control Anritsu remote spectrum monitors, while also visualizing various measurements on a PC or tablet. In addition to the base version, the SpectraVision software suite also includes various paid options for advanced signal measurements.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 188.3 MB Version: 17.3.17.1 4/25/2017

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS2027C

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 38.0 MB Version: 2.70 4/25/2017

Exact Uncertainty Calculator

This software can be used to calculate and plot Transmission and Reflection, Magnitude and Phase, measurement uncertainty, for VectorStar, ShockLine and Lightning 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

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS2024B

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 36.4 MB Version: 2.70 4/24/2017

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS2025B

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

Release History

Drivers Software Downloads exe 36.4 MB Version: 2.70 4/24/2017

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.