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MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Spectrum Analyzer Function Operation

The MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A Signal Analyzer is a device used for the quick, highly accurate, and simple measurement of the transmission characteristics of various wireless devices and systems.
The spectrum analyzer function enables full-span analysis of a broad spectrum, which is a characteristic of conventional sweep type spectrum analyzers, and realizes quick and highly accurate signal processing through the use of a digital IF block. These features make the Spectrum Analyzer function ideal for various applications ranging from R&D to manufacturing.

Operations Manual pdf 8.1 MB Version: 46 11/14/2019

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 5.6 MB Version: 42 11/14/2019

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 7.0 MB Version: 18 11/14/2019

MS2850A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Mainframe Operation

The MS2850A Signal Analyzer (“the MS2850A” hereafter) is a spectrumanalyzer to which options such as real-time signal analysis and vectormodulation analysis can be added.
The MS2850A 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, the MS2850A 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 6.2 MB Version: 13 11/14/2019

MS2830A/MS2840A/MS2850A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual Spectrum Analyzer Function Operation

The MS2830A/MS2840A/MS2850A 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 11.0 MB Version: 40 11/14/2019

MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A and MS2830A/MS2840A/MS2850A 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/MS2850A 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/MS2850A Signal Analyzer Operation Manual (Mainframe Remote Control) for details.

Operations Manual pdf 4.6 MB Version: 57 11/14/2019

MX269022A LTE TDD Downlink Measurement Software Operation Manual Operation

The MX269022A LTE TDD Downlink Measurement Software is a software option for measuring the RF characteristics of LTE TDD (Frame structure type 2) downlink signal specified by 3GPP, TS36.211 V8.6.0 (2009-03) Physical Channels and Modulation (Release 8).

Operations Manual pdf 2.3 MB Version: 21 11/14/2019

MX269022A LTE TDD Downlink Measurement Software Operation Manual Remote Control

This application can be controlled from an external controller (PC) by remote control commands using the MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A or MS2830A/MS2850A Signal Analyzer. Remote control commands for this application are in the SCPI format defined by the SCPI Consortium.

Operations Manual pdf 2.1 MB Version: 18 11/14/2019

MX285051A-011/MX269051A-011 NR TDD sub-6GHz Downlink MX285051A-021 NR TDD mmWave Downlink MX285051A-061/MX269051A-061 NR TDD sub-6GHz Uplink MX285051A-071 NR TDD mmWave Uplink Operation Manual Operation

The MS2850A or MS269xA Signal Analyzer enables high-speed,high-accuracy, and simple measurements of transmission characteristics of base stations and mobile stations for various mobile communications types. The MS2850A or MS269xA is equipped with high-performance signal analyzer and spectrum analyzer functions as standard, with optional measurement software allowing modulation analysis functionality supporting various digital modulation modes.
The MX285051A-011/MX269051A-011 NR TDD sub-6GHz Downlink,MX285051A-021 NR TDD mmWave Downlink,MX285051A-061/MX269051A-061 NR TDD sub-6GHz Uplink,and MX285051A-071 NR TDD mmWave Uplink (hereinafter, referred to as “MX285051A-011/021/061/071 and MX269051A-011/061”) are software options for measuring RF characteristics according to 5G NR Standard defined by 3GPP.

Operations Manual pdf 2.6 MB Version: 6 11/14/2019

MX285051A-011/MX269051A-011 NR TDD sub-6GHz Downlink MX285051A-021 NR TDD mmWave Downlink MX285051A-061/MX269051A-061 NR TDD sub-6GHz Uplink MX285051A-071 NR TDD mmWave Uplink Operation Manual Remote Control

This application can be controlled from an external controller (PC) by remote control commands using the MS2850A or MS269xA Signal Analyzer (hereafter referred to as “this instrument”). Remote control commands for this application are in the SCPI format defined by the SCPI Consortium.

Operations Manual pdf 1.9 MB Version: 6 11/14/2019

Easy Time Synchronization Evaluation Over Broadcast Networks

PTP evaluation can be performed based on the SMPTE2059-2 broadcast profile using the Network Master Pro MT1000A.

Leaflet pdf 485.3 KB 11/12/2019

IP Multicast Transmission Evaluation - Supports IGMPv1/v2/v3, MLDv1/v2 Host Emulation (V9.09 or newer)

An actual transmission network can be evaluated using the IGMP/MLD protocols to join an IP multicast network.

Leaflet pdf 570.6 KB 11/12/2019

Spectrum Master MS2760A Maintenance Manual

This manual provides maintenance instructions for the MS2760A Spectrum Master. Familiarity with the basic operation of the MS2760A using the MS2760A GUI software is helpful. P/N: 10580-00433

Maintenance Manual pdf 804.5 KB Version: D 11/12/2019

Spectrum Master MS2711E Product Brochure

The Spectrum Master MS2711E has been designed for technicians, installers, field radio frequency (RF) engineers, and contractors who struggle with both keeping track of the growing number of interfering signals and assessing signal quality on a wide range of increasingly complex signals. P/N: 11410-00607

Brochure pdf 14.0 MB Version: E 11/12/2019

Signal Analyzer MS2840A

This Configuration Guide explains how to order the new MS2840A and MS2840A retrofit options and measurement software.

Configuration Guides pdf 697.2 KB 11/11/2019

VectorStar E and W Band Millimeter-Wave VNA System Quick Fact Sheet

The VectorStar E and W band mmWave system incorporates the high-performance, compact Anritsu mmWave modules in an economical extended E or W band configuration. P/N: 11410-00672

Brochure pdf 532.5 KB Version: H 11/6/2019

Electrical to Optical Converter MN4775A Quick Start Guide

Quick Setup Procedure. P/N: 10410-00779

Quick Start Guide pdf 1.4 MB Version: B 11/5/2019

Electrical to Optical Converter MN4775A Operation Manual

The MN4775A Operation Manual covers the E/O Converter basic functions, safety considerations, user interface definitions, user controllable parameters, and basic troubleshooting. P/N: 10410-00774

Operations Manual pdf 8.5 MB Version: A 11/5/2019

Opto-electronic Network Analyzer Systems Quick Start Guide

This document describes the system components, basic connection and operation information, and some simple test steps to assure that the system is operating normally. P/N: 10410-00777

Quick Start Guide pdf 2.0 MB Version: A 11/5/2019

Combining On-Wafer Vector Network Analyzer and Spectrum Analyzer Measurements to 110 GHz Application Note

Performing on-wafer measurements presents a unique set of challenges. Achieving accurate on-wafer measurements requires careful planning of installation, calibration, and measurement configuration. Often, multiple parameters must be included in the overall analysis. This application note describes how S-parameters and spectrum analysis can be monitored simultaneously from 70 kHz to 110 GHz using a combination of the VectorStar ME7838A broadband system, the Spectrum Master MS2760A ultraportable spectrum analyzer, and the Anritsu MN25110A W1 coaxial precision directional coupler. P/N: 11410-01147

Application Note pdf 3.1 MB Version: A 11/5/2019

By Document Type

Firmware Update for the Spectrum Master MS271xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for the Spectrum Master MS2711E, MS2712E, and the MS2713E. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 75.1 MB Version: 3.71 11/8/2019

Firmware Update for the Cell Master MT821xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for the Cell Master MT8212E and MT8213E. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 75.1 MB Version: 3.71 11/8/2019

Firmware Revision History for the MS271xE and MT821xE

Firmware release history for the Spectrum Master MS2711E, MS2712E and MS2713E handheld spectrum analyzer Family. Also includes the history for the Cell Master MT8212E and MT8213E

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 592.5 KB Version: 3.71 11/8/2019

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.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 42.9 MB Version: 3.71 11/8/2019

Firmware Revision History for the MS2720T

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

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 468.2 KB Version: 3.71 11/8/2019

Firmware Revision History for the BTS Master MT8220T

Firmware release history for the MT8220T BTS Master.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 366.7 KB Version: 3.71 11/6/2019

Firmware Update for the BTS Master MT822xB

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 70.2 MB Version: 3.71 11/6/2019

Firmware Revision History for the MT822xB Family

Firmware release history for the MT8221B and the MT8222B BTS Master Handheld Base Station Analyzers.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 473.1 KB Version: 3.71 11/6/2019

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.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 69.5 MB Version: 3.71 11/6/2019

Firmware Update for the Remote Spectrum Monitor MS27100A, MS27101A, MS27102A and MS27103A

Download the latest firmware for the Anritsu Remote Spectrum Monitor models MS27100A, MS27101A, MS27103A, and MS27103A.

Drivers Software Downloads tar 55.3 MB Version: 2018.9.4 11/5/2019

Firmware Revision History for the MS2710xA

Firmware Revision History for the MS27100A, MS27101A, MS27102A, and MS27103A Spectrum Monitors.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 141.7 KB Version: 2018.9.4 11/5/2019

Firmware Update for the LMR Master S412E

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

Drivers Software Downloads exe 48.6 MB Version: 3.70 11/1/2019

LMR Master S412E Firmware Release History

Firmware release history for the LMR Master S412E.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 427.0 KB Version: 3.70 11/1/2019

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS202xC

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your MS2026C, MS2027C, and MS2028C Vector Network Analyzers. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 38.1 MB Version: 3.70 10/31/2019

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS203xC

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your MS2036C, MS2037C, and MS2038C Vector Network Analyzers. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 38.1 MB Version: 3.70 10/31/2019

Firmware Release History for the MS202xC and MS203xC

Firmware release history for the VNA Master MS2026C, MS2027C, MS2028C, MS2036C, MS2037C, and MS2038C Vector Network Analyzers.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 488.3 KB Version: 3.70 10/31/2019

Firmware Update for the Site Master S33xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 62.0 MB Version: 3.70 10/30/2019

Firmware Update for the Site Master S36xE

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your instrument. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 62.0 MB Version: 3.70 10/30/2019

Firmware Revision History for the S33xE and S36xE

Firmware release history for the Site Master S331E, S332E, S361E, and S362E Cable and Antenna Analyzers.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 468.3 KB Version: 3.70 10/30/2019

Firmware Update for the VNA Master MS202xB

This firmware update contains the latest upgrades for your VNA Master MS2024B and MS2025B Vector Network Analyzer. Once downloaded, run the file on your computer to see the installation instructions.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 36.5 MB Version: 3.70 10/30/2019

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

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 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.