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ShockLine Family of VNAs

ShockLine Family of Vector Network Analyzers

Simple. Economical. Great Performance.

Anritsu’s ShockLine family of Vector Network Analyzers (VNA) has five different models with a variety of options designed to address the RF and microwave test needs in manufacturing, engineering labs/R&D, mil/aero, and university environments. With a total of 15 products to choose from, there is a range of solutions that meet your unique performance, application, and budget needs. Whether you are looking for an economical, portable 1-port product or a full-featured solution that provides best-in-class performance, the ShockLine family of VNAs enables you to get the right level of performance for your application needs while optimizing your cost-of-test.

Anritsu’s modern VNA architecture employs patented nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) Shockline technology, which enables market leading high-frequency measurement performance at an economical cost. The ShockLine family of VNAs provides you with:

Simplified VNA architecture

  • Lower maintenance cost, reduced down time and operating costs

Dynamic Range

  • Better characterization of highly reflective devices and measurement of weak crosstalk and isolation

Stability

  • Shockline IC design reduces temperature variation, resulting in better measurement accuracy and repeatability

Bandwidth

  • One sampler covers broadband frequencies
  • Lower cost for measurements over a wide frequency range

Size

  • Great performance in a compact form factor
  • Smaller footprint in manufacturing

Cost

  • Improved VNA price to performance ratio
  • Dramatic cost reduction for high-frequency applications

Features Benefits

Family of five VNA series with 15 models

Wide selection of VNAs to fit a broad range of applications and budgets

VNAs without fragile keypad or display

Lower cost and more robust VNA enabling easy sizing of external display to match test environment

Time domain with time gating option

Easier and faster fault location identification in broadband devices

Small size

Choice of multiple compact packages saves bench space and efficiently uses rack space

Common ShockLine GUI, SCPI, and drivers

Reduces switching cost between models, simplifies code reuse

Modern Control Interface

USB and LAN are faster than GPIB

Three-year warranty

Worry-free purchase


Model Comparison

ShockLine VNAs are simple, economical, and deliver great performance. With their compact and durable design, they are ready-to-use right out of the box. Across the entire family, you’ll find coverage for a wide frequency range with fast test times and optimal throughput. Excellent corrected directivity and minimal drift reduces measurement uncertainty and enables smaller guard bands for improved yield in production. The ShockLine family also delivers fast measurement speeds with high dynamic range that minimizes test times and maximizes throughput in automated and manual test applications. With Anritsu’s world-class customer support and a 3-year warranty, you’ll also have the support and service you need when you need it.

 
MS46522B
MS46522B / MS46524B
MS46122B
ms46122b
MS46121b
Models
Frequency Range
55 GHz to 92 GHz
(Extended E-band)
50 kHz to
8.5/20/43.5 GHz
1 MHz to 8/20/43.5 GHz
1 MHz to 8/20/43.5 GHz
40 MHz to 4 GHz
150 kHz to 6 GHz
Dynamic Range
(@10 Hz IFBW)
≥106 dB, 60 GHz to 67 GHz
≥110 dB, >67 GHz to 87 GHz
≥ 98 dB, >87 GHz to 90 GHz
≥140 dB, 50 MHz to 2 GHz
≥130 dB, 2 GHz to 6 GHz
≥114 dB, 6 GHz to 40 GHz
≥100 dB, 40 GHz to 43.5 GHz
≥85 dB, 1 MHz to 10 MHz
≥100 dB, >10 MHz to 8 GHz
≥95 dB, >8 GHz to 14 GHz
≥100 dB, >14 GHz to 40 GHz
≥97 dB, >40 GHz to 43.5 GHz
≥85 dB, 1 MHz to 10 MHz
≥100 dB, >10 MHz to 8 GHz
≥95 dB, >8 GHz to 14 GHz
≥100 dB, >14 GHz to 40 GHz
≥97 dB, >40 GHz to 43.5 GHz
Scalar Transmission: 80 dB
(typical, 150 kHz to 6 GHz)¹
Trace Noise (rms)
(100 Hz IFBW)
≤0.004 dB, 60 GHz to 90 GHz
≤0.004 dB, 300 kHz to 40 GHz
≤0.006 dB, 20 MHz to 40 GHz
≤0.006 dB, 20 MHz to 40 GHz
0.02 dB (typical),
150 kHz to 6 GHz
Port Power
Variable output level range:
-60 to 0 dBm
Variable output level range:
-30 to +15 dBm
High State: +5, -3 dBm
Low State: -20 dBm
High State: +5, -3 dBm
Low State: -20 dBm
Nominal Output:
-5 dBm (150 kHz to 46 MHz)
+3 dBm (>46 MHz to 4 GHz)
-5 dBm (>4 GHz to 6 GHz)
Measurement
Speed, Typical
(optimal sweep setup)
30 µs/point
30 µs/point
130 µs/point
130 µs/point
120 µs/point
Major Options
Time Domain and
Rack-Mount
Time Domain,
Advanced Time Domain,
Loops, Bias Tees,
and Rack-Mount
Time Domain and
Rack-Mount
Time Domain
Rack-Mount
(standard option)
Low Pass Time Domain
(Band Pass TD standard)
Hardware Communication Interface
LAN
LAN
LAN
USB
USB
Calibration
SOLT, SOLR, SSLT,
SSST, LRL/LRM, WG,
Microstrip, Thru Update
SOLT, SOLR, SSLT,
SSST, LRL/LRM, WG,
Microstrip,
AutoCal/SmartCal,
Thru Update
SOLT, SOLR, SSLT,
SSST, LRL/LRM, WG,
Microstrip,
AutoCal/SmartCal,
Thru Update
SOLT, SOLR, SSLT,
SSST, LRL/LRM, WG,
Microstrip,
AutoCal/SmartCal,
Thru Update
SOL, Scalar Thru
(with option 21),
AutoCal/SmartCal
Sweep Type
Freq: Linear, Log, CW,
Segmented
Power: Linear
Freq: Linear, Log, CW,
Segmented
Power: Linear
Freq: Linear, Log, CW,
Segmented
Freq: Linear, Log, CW,
Segmented
Freq: Linear, Log, CW,
Segmented
Max Number
of Points
20,001
20,001
16,001
16,001
20,001
1 Specified using two MS46121B instruments with option 21 at 30 Hz IFBW with external reference