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University

Universities need easy-to-use, economical measurement equipment to train future engineers. ShockLine Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) remove complexity to get students working quickly. By simply connecting either the MS46121B or MS46122B to a user PC and launching the ShockLine software, the VNA is ready for a student to use and learn about RF measurements.

Features

Benefits

1-port VNA with frequency options from 150 kHz – 6 GHz

Major cellular and communication bands are covered for education related to wireless networks communication standards like 2G/3G/4G and WLAN

Standard bandpass time domain with time gating

Students will have an opportunity to learn measurements in both time and frequency domains

Optional Scalar Transmission measurements in a (1 to 1) or (1 to n) configuration

Excellent for engineering projects that require a low cost, multi-port system where scalar transmission only measurements are needed

Features

Benefits

World’s first series of compact VNAs to 43.5 GHz for cost-effective measurements

Explore the measurement challenges facing 5G communications at frequencies including 28-30 GHz and 38-40 GHz

Small 1u high package for efficient use of bench and rack space

With the size of a small laptop, the MS46122B can easily be place into university test benches or integrated into test systems

VNA is controlled by a user PC

Information and setups are not stored on the VNA. Custom measurement setups with automation or post-processing software can be configured from student to student on their own PC.

Model Comparison for the Universities Environment

The ShockLine MS46122B and MS46121B are an ideal, cost-effective solutions universities. These solutions are compact, durable, and ready-to-use right out of the box.

 
MS46522B
MS46524B
MS46122B
ms46122b
MS46121b
Models
Frequency Range
55 to 92GHz
50 kHz to 8.5/20/43.5GHz
1 MHz to 8/20/43.5GHz
1 MHz to 8/20/43.5GHz
40 MHz to 4 GHz
150 kHz to 6 GHz
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