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Efficient Test Environment for Exponential Increase in Number of CA Band Combinations

Mobile-phone data transmission rates are being increased, and many features are introduced to achieve the rates. However, supporting many features causes a problem of hugely increased feature combinations. Testing thousands of combinations manually is practically impossible. Combining the SmartStudio MX847570B mobile network simulator software with the SmartStudio Manager MX847503A application automation software not only simplifies test automation but also assures test quality.

Leaflet pdf 717.8 KB 8/4/2017

64 Gbaud PAM4 Signal Generation

64 Gbaud 2-bit DAC with MUX G0361A in combination with the Signal Quality MP1800A series supports generation of wideband analog signals, such as high-baud-rate PAM4 signals.

Leaflet pdf 416.7 KB 8/2/2017

Method for Evaluating Clock Recovery Tolerance to Contiguous 1s and 0s

In high-speed digital signals, a scrambling method is used with signals such as PRBS patterns to maintain a fixed transmitted signal DC Offset, to keep the ratio of 1s and 0s in the transmitted pattern, and to avoid too many contiguous 1s or 0s. An effective way of understanding the product characteristics is to run tests of Rx tolerance to contiguous 1s and 0s in an environment where such contiguous 1s and 0s rarely occur.

Application Note pdf 473.6 KB 8/1/2017

MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software Release Note

English MX183000A Release Note.

Operations Manual pdf 269.0 KB Version: 6 7/31/2017

External PIM Remediation using PIM Shield™ roofing technology

ConcealFab Corp has worked with Johns Manville, a global leader in the roofing industry (www.jm.com), to co-develop reliable roofing materials to reduce passive intermodulation (PIM) at rooftop cell sites. At the site described in this report, PIM levels were improved on average by >40 dB per line in the 700 MHz band by installing PIM Shield™ roofing material. Anritsu's PIM Hunter technology played an integral role in achieving the PIM improvements at this site.

Case Study pdf 939.0 KB Version: B 7/31/2017

Spectrum Master MS2711E Technical Data Sheet

Anritsu introduces its next generation compact handheld Spectrum Analyzers to meet the needs for portability. Whether it is for spectrum monitoring, broadcast proofing, interference analysis, RF and microwave measurements, or Wi-Fi and wireless network measurements, the Spectrum Master is the ideal instrument for making fast and reliable measurements.

Datasheet pdf 3.8 MB Version: M 7/31/2017

Site Master S331L Technical Data Sheet

The Site Master S331L is an all inclusive 1-port cable and antenna analyzer covering the 2 MHz to 4 GHz range, with a built-in InstaCal™ module and a built-in power meter. Learn more about the specifications, options and features of the Site Master S331L in this 9-page technical data sheet.

Datasheet pdf 4.1 MB Version: N 7/31/2017

VNA Master MS20xxC Technical Data Sheet

Anritsu introduces the MS202x/3xC VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer, the industry's broadest frequency handheld solution to address cable, antenna, component, and signal analysis needs in the field: with frequency coverage from 5 kHz to 6/20 GHz. Equally impressive, this broadband measurement tool offers the industry's first 12-term error correction algorithm in a truly handheld, battery-operated, rugged multi-function instrument.

Specifications, ordering information, and accessories for the Anritsu VNA Master Models MS2026C/36C, MS2027C/37C, MS2028C/38C.

Datasheet pdf 6.0 MB Version: V 7/31/2017

VNA Master MS20xxB Technical Data Sheet

Anritsu introduces the MS202xB/3xB VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer, the industry’s most affordable and compact handheld solution to address cable, antenna, component and signal analysis needs in the field. Models MS2024/25B VNA Masters bring the error-correction power of S-parameter measurements to make more precise field diagnostics. With frequency coverage from 500 kHz to 4/6 GHz. in a truly handheld, battery-operated, rugged multi-function instrument, it also provides a field-friendly touch-screen user interface.

Datasheet pdf 4.6 MB Version: N 7/31/2017

BTS Master MT8220T Technical Data Sheet

Anritsu introduces the next generation high performance handheld Base Station Analyzer for installation and maintenance of wireless networks. Delivered with a standard three-year warranty, the MT8220T BTS Master is the only all-in-one, touchscreen handheld tool that combines cable and antenna testing, signal analysis for all cellular standards, ultra-sensitive spectrum analysis, sophisticated interference tracking, and a vector signal generator for receiver testing in a compact, easy-to-use instrument.

Datasheet pdf 5.1 MB Version: T 7/31/2017

Microwave Site Master S820E Technical Data Sheet

Anritsu is proud to introduce the world’s most advanced Site Master. With microwave frequency coverage up to 40 GHz, the new S820E completely redefines the standards for portable handheld analyzers, setting another new industry benchmark for performance and accuracy. The new S820E is the culmination of over 50 years of microwave development, utilizing the very latest technologies to deliver accuracy and performance previously reserved only for benchtop instruments. Based on a true 4 channel receiver design, the S820E offers true VNA performance in a portable package. The following technical data sheet provides specification and order information for the S820E Microwave Site Master.

Datasheet pdf 5.6 MB Version: K 7/31/2017

PIM Master MW82119B Technical Data Sheet

Anritsu introduces the first fully integrated Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Analyzer plus Cable and Antenna Analyzer (Option 331) suitable for commissioning and maintaining global wireless networks. This high performance, battery operated unit allows operators to fully characterize infrastructure quality by measuring Return Loss, VSWR, Cable Loss, Passive Intermodulation, Distance-to-Fault, and Distance-to-PIM with a single test instrument.

Datasheet pdf 3.0 MB Version: J 7/31/2017

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: C 7/31/2017

Signal Analyzer MS2840A-040/041 (3.6 GHz/6.0 GHz model)

Signal Analyzer MS2840A-040/041 has been developed for R&D and manufacturing of wireless equipment and devices. It has standard spectrum analyzer functions and covers a measurement frequency range from 9 kHz to 3.6 GHz/6 GHz. The close-in SSB phase noise performance is best-of-class for current middle range models and the figures are equal to the high-grade models (–123 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz measurement frequency and 10 kHz offset frequency). Additionally, dedicated options for MS2840A-040/041 greatly enhance their performance to exceed that of other makers’ high-grade models (–133 dBc/Hz at measurement frequency of 500 MHz and offset frequency of 10 kHz). The standard built-in signal analyzer function supports instantaneous monitoring of spectrums, as well as various measurements, including Frequency vs. Time, Phase vs. Time, spectrogram displays, etc. Adding vector modulation analysis software, analog measurement software, vector/analog signal generator options support evaluation of various digital and analog wireless equipment/devices and also adds functions for measuring amplifier noise figure (NF) values.

Brochure pdf 4.5 MB 7/28/2017

Advanced VNA Cable Measurements

This field brief will discuss phase-matching cables, S-parameter definitions as they apply to cable characterization and other cable parameters such as Phase Shift and Group Delay. Advanced Time-Domain measurements will also be presented as enhancements to the well-known Distance-to-Fault (DTF) techniques. In addition, diagnostic tools like the Smith Chart will be briefly described.

Application Note pdf 3.3 MB Version: B 7/28/2017

Signal Analyzer MS2840A-044/046 (26.5 GHz/44.5 GHz model)

Signal Analyzer MS2840A-044/046 has been developed for R&D and manufacturing of wireless equipment and devices. It has standard spectrum analyzer functions and covers a measurement frequency range from 9 kHz to 26.5 GHz/44.5 GHz. The close-in SSB phase noise performance is best-of-class for current middle range models* and the figures are equal to the high-grade models (–123 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz measurement frequency and 10 kHz offset frequency). Additionally, the standard built-in signal analyzer function supports instantaneous monitoring of spectrums, as well as various measurements, including Frequency vs. Time, Phase vs. Time, spectrogram displays, etc. Adding vector modulation analysis software and analog measurement software options support evaluation of various digital and analog wireless modulation signals and also adds functions for measuring amplifier noise figure (NF) values. Further, connecting the separately sold High Performance Waveguide Mixer enables spectrum measurements between 50 and 90 GHz for wideband wireless equipment, radar, etc.

Brochure pdf 4.4 MB 7/28/2017

Understanding Vector Network Analysis

In this Understanding Guide we will introduce the basic fundamentals of the Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). Specific topics to be covered include phase and amplitude measurements, scattering parameters (S-parameters), and the polar and Smith chart displays.

Application Note pdf 4.9 MB Version: D 7/27/2017

Signal Analyzer with 1 GHz Analysis Bandwidth

This is the product introduction for Signal Analyzer MS2850A. MS2850A has the analysis bandwidth and excellent flatness performance needed for development and production of next-generation broadband communications systems such as 5G in an all-in-one middle-price-range spectrum analyzer/signal analyzer platform.

Product Introduction pdf 869.8 KB 7/24/2017

Using MATLAB Applications with Signal Analyzer

This application note explains a basic method to control Signal Analyzer MS2850A/MS2840A/MS2830A/MS269xA series using 'MATLAB'.

Application Note pdf 438.5 KB 7/24/2017

MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software Operation Manual

English MX183000A Operation Manual.

Operations Manual pdf 6.9 MB Version: 6 7/24/2017

By Document Type

Firmware Update for the PIM Master MW82119B

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 27.8 MB Version: 2.80 8/17/2017

Firmware Revision History for MW82119B

Firmware release history for the MW82119B PIM Master, Battery Operated, Passive Intermodulation Analyzer.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 155.4 KB Version: 2.80 8/17/2017

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: 2.80 8/14/2017

Firmware Revision History for the MS2720T

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

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 227.3 KB Version: 2.80 8/14/2017

LMR Master S412E Firmware Release History

Firmware release history for the LMR Master S412E.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 280.3 KB Version: 2.80 8/14/2017

Firmware Update for the LMR Master S412E

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

Release History

Legacy Firmware Releases

Version 1.14 Version 2.23 Version 2.30 Version 2.42
Version 2.50 Version 2.52 Version 2.60 Version 2.61
Version 2.72

Drivers Software Downloads exe 48.4 MB Version: 2.80 8/14/2017

Firmware Update for the BTS Master MT8220T

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 68.6 MB Version: 2.81 8/14/2017

Firmware Revision History for the BTS Master MT8220T

Firmware release history for the MT8220T BTS Master.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 229.8 KB Version: 2.81 8/14/2017

Firmware Update for the BTS Master MT8221B

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 69.3 MB Version: 2.81 8/14/2017

Firmware Update for the BTS Master MT8222B

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 69.3 MB Version: 2.81 8/14/2017

Firmware Revision History for the MT822xB Family

Firmware release history for the MT8221B/22B BTS Master Handheld Base Station Analyzer.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 304.1 KB Version: 2.81 8/14/2017

Firmware Revision History for the S820E

Full firmware release history for the S820E Microwave Site Master.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 115.1 KB Version: 2.81 8/3/2017

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: 2.81 8/3/2017

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS2035B

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: 2.80 8/3/2017

MS202xB Firmware Release History

Firmware release history for the VNA Master MS2024B/25B.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 248.2 KB Version: 2.80 8/3/2017

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: 2.80 8/3/2017

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: 2.80 8/3/2017

MS203xB Firmware Release History

Firmware release history for the VNA Master MS2034B/35B.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 248.2 KB Version: 2.80 8/3/2017

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS2034B

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: 2.80 8/3/2017

MS202xC Firmware Release History

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

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 236.0 KB Version: 2.80 8/3/2017

By Product Category

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.

I keep getting a "No Hardware Found" error when trying to connect my MS46122A. How do I fix this?

The issue occurs when the user tries to connect the MS46122A with Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, an error message may appear that suggests that there is no hardware connected to the controller PC.

For MS46122A using Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, please follow this manual driver procedure before installing ShockLine software.

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

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.

What is the Ext. Analog In on the rear panel connector in Lightning 37000D series VNA?

It is +/- 50 volt input for displaying external signals on the LCD, the connector is BNC female.

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.

What is the difference between 54100A series and 56100A scalar network analyzers?

54100A series analyzers have a signal source built in the unit and 56100A requires an external source.

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.

What are the different sweep types that the Signal source of Lightning series VNA supports?

It supports Linear, CW, Marker, or N-Discrete point sweeps.

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.

What is the frequency and rise time with "N" type connector for Wideband power sensors?

N type connectors are rated to 18GHz. There are 2 sensors with N types, the MA2490A and MA2491A, 8 and 18GHz respectively. 18ns rise time.

How many data points does the MS2719B have and are they variable?

The MS2719B has 551 data points and they are not variable.  Variable data points are only useful in sample detection, so we have not added this capability.

What type of external trigger can be used in Lightning series VNA?

External TTL triggering for 37000D series VNA measurement. 10 K ohm input impedance, BNC female.

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.

What is the System GPIB in the 37000D series Lightning VNA used for?

It is used to connect to an external controller for use in remote programming of the network analyzer. The address can be set from the front panel and can range from 1 to 30.

Does the MG3690B understand SCPI commands?

Yes, but only if the unit is configured with a special option installed, SM5821.