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ShockLine manufacturing

Manufacturing

The ShockLine family of VNAs provides a range of solutions to meet the demands of any manufacturing floor. Offering solutions that meet a variety of size, performance, and cost requirements, these products provide fast sweep speed and wide frequency range – minimizing test times and maximizing throughput. ShockLine VNAs provide manufacturers with:

Optimized performance: With 15 models to choose from, ShockLine VNAs lower the cost-of-test without sacrificing performance, as compared to other VNAs on the market where generally more complex and higher priced VNAs must be selected for the same applications.

Durability: No keypads or touchscreens on the ShockLine VNAs increases durability by eliminating these fragile components that can cause maintenance issues.

Speed: ShockLine VNAs are optimized for excellent manufacturing throughput. Fast sweep speeds, remote control through modern USB or Ethernet interfaces, minimal overhead in SCPI, and driver programming interfaces all add up to give ShockLine VNAs fast measurement speeds and great throughput.

Size: All of the ShockLine VNAs come in small, robust chassis that enable manufacturers to optimize production space and lower their overall cost-of-test. Smaller instruments enable better use of production floor and test rack space, and allow for the VNA to be placed closer to the Device Under Test (DUT), which minimizes or eliminates costly cabling and other fixturing.

Ease of use: With common software, all the ShockLine models have the same graphical user interface (GUI) and remote control software. Transitioning from one model to another is very efficient, and allows manufacturers to keep higher performance models in the lab and more cost effective models on the production floor. The common software also enables faster development and deployment of test programs, speeding the time-to-market.

World-class customer support: with a 3-year warranty, all ShockLine models come with global support and service when needed.

Model Comparison for the Manufacturing Environment

With 15 models to choose from, the ShockLine family of VNAs has a solution to meet the test and measurement requirements in a manufacturing environment. Compact and durable, the ShockLine family of VNAs are ready-to-use right out of the box.

 
MS46522B
MS46524B
MS46122B
ms46122b
MS46121b
Models
Frequency Range
55 to 92GHz
EXT E-band
50kHz to
8.5/20/43.5GHz
1MHz to 8/20/43.5GHz
1 MHz to 8/20/43.5GHz
40 MHz to 4GHz
150kHz to 6GHz
Dynamic Range
(@10 Hz IFBW)
≥109 dB 60GHz to 67GHz
≥113 dB 67GHz to 87GHz
≥101 dB 87GHz to 90GHz
≥140 dB 50MHz to 2GHz
≥130 dB 2GHz to 6GHz
≥117 dB 6GHz to 40GHz
≥100 dB 20MHz to 40GHz
≥100 dB 20MHz to 40GHz
Scalar Transmission: 80 dB
(typical, 150 kHz to 6 GHz)¹
Trace Noise (rms)
(100 Hz IFBW)
0.004 dB
0.004 dB
0.006 dB
0.006 dB
0.02 dB (typical)
Port Power
Variable: -50 to 0 dBm
Variable; -30 to +15 dBm
High State: +5, -3 dBm
Low State: -20 dBm
High State: +5, -3 dBm
Low State: -20 dBm
Nominal Output: -3 dBm
Measurement
Speed, Typical
(@widest IFBW)
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 and
Rack-Mount
(standard)
Low Pass Time Domain
(Band Pass TD standard)
Remote Control
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
(w/option 21),
AutoCal/SmartCal
Sweep Type
Freq: Linear, Log,
CW, Segment
Freq: Linear, Log,
CW, Segment
Power; Linear
Freq: Linear, Log,
CW, Segment
Freq: Linear, Log,
CW, Segment
Freq: Linear, CW
Max Number
of Points
20,000
20,000
16,000
16,000
20,000
1 Specified using two MS46121B instruments with option 21 at 30 Hz IFBW with external reference