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Signal Analyzer MS2830A

Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer

This product has been discontinued
  • Top-class spectrum analyzer measurement speed
  • Provides ±0.3dB (typ.) total level accuracy
  • Best-in-class dynamic range
  • Spectrum analyzer supporting built-in vector signal generator, analog signal generator, audio analyzer and modulation analysis (Options)
  • Offers modulation analysis, such as LTE/LTE-Advanced, Mobile WiMAX, WLAN  IEEE802.11a/b/g/j/n/p/11ac and FM/ΦM/AM. (Options)
  • Noise Figure, BER and Transmission Characteristics measurement (options)
  • Excellent eco-friendly product with low power consumption of 110 VA min.

Related Products: 26.5 GHz/43 GHz Models

The Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer MS2830A is a with top-class measurement speed at medium-class price. It has best-of-class dynamic range (average noise level [DANL]: –153 dBm, third-order intermodulation distortion [TOI]: +15 dBm) and excellent ±0.3 dB (typ.) total level accuracy using unique level calibration technology.

The MS2830A supports the optional Vector Signal Generator (VSG) or Analog Signal Generator and can be used as a reference signal source for tests of devices Tx characteristics or as a signal source for tests of Rx characteristics. Installing these signal generator options cut investment costs and footprint size. The IQproducer PC software generates waveform patterns for the VSG, supporting various communication methods, including LTE/LTE-Advanced, Mobile WiMAX, TDMA systems etc. The analysis options up to 125 MHz can also be installed along with various measurement software tools supporting PC-free modulation analysis of various communication systems. The MS2830A-066 greatly improves phase noise for an offset of 1 kHz to 100 kHz from the carrier wave for signals below 3.6 GHz.


■Key Performance

Frequency Range MS2830A-040: 9 kHz to 3.6 GHz 
MS2830A-041: 9 kHz to 6 GHz 
MS2830A-043: 9 kHz to 13.5 GHz
Total Level Accuracy ±0.3 dB typ. (include ATT switching deviation + frequency response)
*Note general "absolute" amplitude accuracy does not include ATT switching deviation and frequency response.
Dynamic Range 168 dBm*1 
Third-Order Intermodulation Distortion [TOI*2]: +15 dBm 
Average Noise Level [DANL*3]: -153 dBm/Hz
Adjacent Channel Leakage Power [ACLR] -78 dBc (W-CDMA: with noise cancellation function ON)
SSB Phase Noise -109 dBc/Hz (@ 500 MHz, 1 kHz offset, with MS2830A-066)
-118 dBc/Hz (@ 500 MHz, 10 kHz offset, with MS2830A-066)
-133 dBc/Hz (@ 500 MHz, 100 kHz offset, with MS2830A-066)
-122 dBc/Hz (@ 220 MHz, 25 kHz offset, with MS2830A-066)
*Important for measuring proximity spurious, phase noise, and narrowband communications

■ Signal Analyzer Function (MS2830A-005/006/077/078)

Analysis Bandwidth 10, 31.25, 62.5, 125 MHz
Note:An image response is received when setting the bandwidth to more than 31.25 MHz.
This can be used when not inputting a signal frequency outside the MS2830A analysis bandwidth (125 MHz max.).
The MS2690A/91A/92A is recommended for other measurement purposes.

■ Vector Signal Generator (MS2830A-020/021)

Frequency Range MS2830A-020: 250 kHz to 3.6 GHz
MS2830A-021: 250 kHz to 6 GHz
Arbitrary waveform generator RF Modulation Bandwidth: 120 MHz (Pre-installed Baseband Generator)
Internal baseband reference clock: 20 kHz to 160 MHz
Level Accuracy ±0.5 dB (typ.)
Large-capacity Memory 256 MB = 64 Msamples/channel
1 GB = 256 Msamples/channel (MS2830A-027)
Internal AWGN Generator (MS2830A-028)

■ Analog Signal Generator (MS2830A-088)

Frequency Range 100 kHz to 3 GHz

■ BER measurement function (MS2830A-026)

Input Bit Rate 100 bps to 10 Mbps
Input Level TTL 3.3 V

*1: Difference between TOI and DANL as simple reference
*2: TOI (Third Order Intercept)
*3: DANL (Displayed Average Noise Level)
Application Name/Functions Model No. Brochure Product Introduction Others
Spectrum Analyzer 3.6 GHz Signal Analyzer
6 GHz Signal Analyzer
13.5 GHz Signal Analyzer
Download Download  
Signal Analyzer Analysis Bandwidth Extension to 31.25 MHz; (Requires MS2830A-006)
Analysis Bandwidth 10 MHz
Analysis Bandwidth Extension to 62.5 MHz
(Requires MS2830A-006,005)
Analysis Bandwidth Extension to 125 MHz
(Requires MS2830A-006,005,077)



LTE/LTE-Advanced (FDD) LTE Downlink Measurement Software MX269020A Download Download  
LTE-Advanced FDD Downlink Measurement Software MX269020A-001  
LTE Uplink Measurement Software MX269021A  
LTE-Advanced FDD Uplink Measurement Software MX269021A-001  
LTE IQproducer MX269908A Download Download  
LTE-Advanced FDD Option MX269908A-001  
LTE/LTE-Advanced (TDD) LTE TDD Downlink Measurement Software MX269022A Download Download  
LTE-Advanced TDD Downlink Measurement Software MX269022A-001  
LTE TDD Uplink Measurement Software MX269023A  
LTE-Advanced TDD Uplink Measurement Software MX269023A-001  
LTE TDD IQproducer MX269910A Download Download  
LTE-Advanced TDD Option MX269910A-001  
W-CDMA/HSPA Downlink Measurement
MX269011A Download Download  
W-CDMA/HSPA Uplink Measurement
MX269012A Download Download  
W-CDMA IQproducer Standard function Download    
HSDPA/HSUPA IQproducer MX269901A Download Download  
W-CDMA/HSPA W-CDMA BS Measurement Software MX269030A Download    
GSM/EDGE GSM/EDGE Measurement Software MX269013A Download Download  
EDGE Evolution Measurement Software MX269013A-001  
TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA Measurement Software MX269015A Download    
TD-SCDMA IQproducer MX269912A Download Download  
CDMA2000 CDMA2000 Forward Link Measurement
MX269024A Download Download  
All Measure Function MX269024A-001  
1xEV-DO EV-DO Forward Link Measurement
All Measure Function MX269026A-001  
Power adjustment
for Base station
TRX Sweep Calibration MX283087A    
Mobile WiMAX Mobile WiMAX Measurement Software MX269010A Download Download  
Mobile WiMAX IQproducer MX269905A Download Download  
WLAN (IEEE 02.11a/b/g/n/j/p/ac) WLAN (802.11) Measurement Software MX269028A Download Download  
802.11ac (80 MHz) Measurement Software MX269028A-001    
WLAN IQproducer MX269911A Download Download  
802.11ac (80 MHz) Option MX269911A-001    
WLAN (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n)/
WLAN Test Software MX283027A-001 Download Download  
Bluetooth Test Software MX283027A-002  
World Digital Wireless Standards Vector Modulation Analysis Software MX269017A Download Download  
Digital LMR etc.)
TDMA IQproducer MX269902A Download Download  
Analog Measurement
Analog Measurement Software MX269018A Download Download  
New spurious tests, such as
Low Phase Noise Performance MS2830A-066 Download    
Multi-Carrier signal output Multi-Carrier IQproducer MX269904A Download Download  
AMP power calibration
  Standard function     Download
Noise Figure Measurement Noise Figure Measurement Function MS2830A-017 Download Download  
Evaluation of Filter and Amplifier Transmission Characteristics Internal Signal Generator Control Function MS2830A-052 Download Download  
BER Measurement BER Measurement Function MS2830A-026 Download Download  
Smart Meter IEEE802.15.4g
MR-FSK Measurement Solution
WiSUN Alliance
- PHY Conformance Test Solution
(WiSUN Alliance members only)
Contact us
Wi-SUN Protocol Monitor MX705110A   Download Download
Wi-SUN PHY Measurement Software MX705010A   Download Download
Hardware MS2830A Main Frame
MS2830A-040 3.6 GHz Signal Analyzer
MS2830A-041 6 GHz Signal Analyzer
MS2830A-043 13.5 GHz Signal Analyzer
MS2830A-001 Rubidium Reference Oscillator
MS2830A-002 High Stability Reference Oscillator
MS2830A-005 Analysis Bandwidth Extension to 31.25 MHz
MS2830A-006 Analysis Bandwidth 10 MHz
MS2830A-077 Analysis Bandwidth Extension to 62.5 MHz (Requires MS2830A-006, 005)
MS2830A-078 Analysis Bandwidth Extension to 125 MHz (Requires MS2830A-006, 005, 077)
MS2830A-008 Preamplifier
MS2830A-010 Phase Noise Measurement Function
MS2830A-011 2ndary HDD
MS2830A-016 Precompliance EMI Function
MS2830A-017 Noise Figure Measurement Function
MS2830A-018 Audio Analyzer
MS2830A-026 BER Measurement Function
MS2830A-066 Low Phase Noise Performance
MS2830A-020 3.6 GHz Vector Signal Generator
MS2830A-021 6 GHz Vector Signal Generator
MS2830A-022 Low Power Extension for Vector Signal Generator
MS2830A-027 ARB Memory Upgrade 256 Msa for Vector Signal Generator
MS2830A-028 AWGN
MS2830A-029 Analog Function Extension for Vector Signal Generator
MS2830A-088 3.6GHz Analog Signal Generator
MS2830A-052 Internal Signal Generator Control Function
(Measurement software for
Signal Analyzer)
MX269010A Mobile WiMAX Measurement Software
MX269011A W-CDMA/HSPA Downlink Measurement Software
MX269012A W-CDMA/HSPA Uplink Measurement Software
MX269013A GSM/EDGE Measurement Software
MX269013A-001 EDGE Evolution Measurement Software
MX269015A TD-SCDMA Measurement Software
MX269017A Vector Modulation Analysis Software
MX269018A Analog Measurement Software
MX269020A LTE Downlink Measurement Software
MX269020A-001 LTE-Advanced FDD Downlink Measurement Software
MX269021A LTE Uplink Measurement Software
MX269021A-001 LTE-Advanced FDD Uplink Measurement Software
MX269022A LTE TDD Downlink Measurement Software
MX269022A-001 LTE-Advanced TDD Downlink Measurement Software
MX269023A LTE TDD Uplink Measurement Software
MX269023A-001 LTE-Advanced TDD Uplink Measurement Software
MX269024A CDMA2000 Forward Link Measurement Software
MX269024A-001 All Measure Function
MX269026A EV-DO Forward Link Measurement Software
MX269026A-001 All Measure Function
MX269028A WLAN (802.11) Measurement Software
MX269028A-001 802.11ac (80 MHz) Measurement Software
MX269030A W-CDMA BS Measurement Software
MX283027A Wireless Network Device Test Software
MX283027A-001 WLAN Test Software
MX283027A-002 Bluetooth Test Software
MX283087A TRX Sweep Calibration
(Software for waveform pattern
generation for vector signal
MX269901A HSDPA/HSUPA IQproducer
MX269902A TDMA IQproducer
MX269904A Multi-Carrier IQproducer
MX269905A Mobile WiMAX IQproducer
MX269908A LTE IQproducer
MX269908A-001 LTE-Advanced FDD Option
MX269910A LTE TDD IQproducer
MX269910A-001 LTE-Advanced TDD Option
MX269911A WLAN IQproducer
MX269911A-001 802.11ac (80 MHz) Option
MX269912A TD-SCDMA IQproducer
(Waveform pattern for
vector signal generator)
MX269970A 1xEV-DO Reverse Receiver Test Waveform Pattern
Warranty service MS2830A-ES210 2 years Extended Warranty Service
MS2830A-ES310 3 years Extended Warranty Service
MS2830A-ES510 5 years Extended Warranty Service
Drivers / Software

Software Download
   MS269xA/MS2830A firmware
   IQproducer (for Vector Signal Generator)


   MS2690 CVI Driver Version 3.2.0
   MS269xA/MS2830A LabVIEW Driver Version 4.06.0


Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer MS2830A Introduction
Learn about Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer MS2830A.


Measure Adjacent Channel Leakage Power with MS2830A
Learn how to measure adjacent channel leakage power using the Anritsu MS2830A Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer, which offers excellent dynamic range and phase noise performance.

AM/AM Conversion Measurements using Modulated Waveforms

AM/AM Measurement of Amplifiers using Modulation Waveform
Learn how Anritsu signal generators and signal analyzers support AM/AM measurement of amplifiers using a modulation wave signal.

MS2830A Power Measurement of Modulation Signals

Fast, Stable Power Measurement of Modulation Signals with MS2830A
Learn how to use the MS2830A Signal Analyzer for power measurement of modulation signals with the same repeatability as CW signals.

How to Measure Low Level Signals

How to Measure Low-Level Signals in the Presence of High-Level Signals
Learn how to to measure two-tone third-order intermodulation distortion using the MS2830A Spectrum/Signal Analyzer, which offers the excellent dynamic range performance needed for accurate measurement of very low-level signals in the presence of large ones.

How to measure Phase Noise and Noise Figure

How To Measure Phase Noise and Noise Figure
How To Measure Phase Noise and Noise

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