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Compact USB Vector Network Analyzer

MS46122B
Overview
  • World's first series of compact VNAs to 43.5 GHz for cost-effective measurements.
  • PC control takes advantage of external computer processing power and functionality.
  • Compact 1U high package for efficient use of bench and rack space.
  • No onboard data storage eliminates the need for data purging in secure applications.
  • Time domain with time gating option grants easier and faster fault identification.
  • A common GUI interface within the ShockLine family reduces switching costs between models

The MS46122B is a series of three PC-controlled Compact ShockLine Vector Network Analyzers with a frequency range from 1 MHz to 8/20/43.5 GHz. The series benefits from patented shockline VNA-on-chip technology, which simplifies the internal VNA architecture at high frequencies, reduces instrument cost, and enhances accuracy and measurement repeatability.

All the members of the MS46122B series are low cost full-reversing 2-port VNAs aimed at RF and microwave applications in manufacturing, engineering and education. All three MS46122B VNAs have 220 microseconds per point sweep speed and better than 100 dB dynamic range making them suitable for a variety of device test applications.

These new VNAs are in packaged in a very compact 1U chassis and are externally controlled via USB from a user supplied PC running the same Graphical User Interface (GUI) software as the rest of the ShockLine family of VNAs. The series does not have any on board memory which simplifies its use in secure applications. The combination of lower cost, small size and good performance make the MS46122B series VNAs ideal for passive device test applications where performance and small form factor are desired.

Precision Automatic Calibrator Modules

Model Number Description
MN25208A 2-port USB SmartCal Module, 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz (available with connector options: -001 N(f), -002 K(f), -003 3.5 mm(f), -004 SMA(f))
MN25408A 4-port USB SmartCal Module, 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz (available with N(f) connectors)
MN25218A 2-port USB SmartCal Module, 1 MHz to 20 GHz (available with K(f) connectors)
MN25418A 4-port USB SmartCal Module, 300 kHz to 20 GHz (available with K(f) connectors)
36585K-2M K Precision AutoCal Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz, K(m) to K(m)
36585K-2F K Precision AutoCal Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(f)
36585K-2MF K Precision AutoCal Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz, K(m) to K(f)
2000-1809-R Serial to USB Adapter (required for 36585 AutoCal module if control PC does not have a serial port)

Mechanical Calibration Kits

Model Number Description
3650A SMA/3.5 mm Calibration Kit, Without Sliding Loads, DC to 26.5 GHz, 50 Ω
3650A-1 SMA/3.5 mm Calibration Kit, With Sliding Loads, DC to 26.5 GHz, 50 Ω
3652A K Connector Calibration Kit, Without Sliding Loads, DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
3652A-1 K Connector Calibration Kit, With Sliding Loads, DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
3653A N Connector Calibration Kit, Without Sliding Loads, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLN50A-8 Precision N Male Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLNF50A-8 Precision N Female Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLN50A-8 Precision N Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLNF50A-8 Precision N Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLN50A-18 Precision N Male Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLNF50A-18 Precision N Female Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLN50A-18 Precision N Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLNF50A-18 Precision N Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLK50A-20 Precision K Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 20 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLKF50A-20 Precision K Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 20 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLK50A-40 Precision K Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLKF50A-40 Precision K Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω

Verification Kits

Model Number Description
3663-3 N Connector Verification Kit
3668-3 K Connector Verification Kit

Cables and Adapters

Model Number Description
1091-26-R SMA(m) to N(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-27-R SMA(f) to N(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-80-R SMA(m) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-81-R SMA(f) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
71693-R Ruggedized adapter, K(f) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NK50 Precision Adapter, N(m) to K(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NKF50 Precision Adapter, N(m) to K(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NFK50 Precision Adapter, N(f) to K(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NFKF50 Precision Adapter, N(f) to K(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
K220B Precision Adapter, K(m) to K(m), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
K222B Precision Adapter, K(f) to K(f), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
K224B Precision Adapter, K(m) to K(f), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω

Test Port Cables, Flexible, Ruggedized, Phase Stable

Model Number Description
15NNF50-1.0B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 18 GHz, N(f) to N(m), 50 Ω
15NNF50-1.5B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.5 m (59”), DC to 18 GHz, N(f) to N(m), 50 Ω
15NN50-1.0B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(m), 50 Ω
15LL50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, 3.5 mm(m) to 3.5 mm(m), 50 Ω
15LLF50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, 3.5 mm(m) to 3.5 mm(f), 50 Ω
15KK50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, K(m) to K(m), 50 Ω
15KKF50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, K(m) to K(f), 50 Ω
3671KFS50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 26.5 GHz, K(f) to 3.5 mm(m), 63.5 cm, 50 Ω
3671KFK50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(m), 63.5 cm (25 in), 50 Ω
3671KFKF50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(f), 63.5 cm (25 in), 50 Ω
3671KFK50-100 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(m), 1 m (38 in), 50 Ω
SC8267 1.0 m (36”), Cable, 40 GHz, K(m) to K(f), 50 Ω

Tools

Model Number Description
01-201 Torque End Wrench, 5/16 in, 0.9 N.m (8 lbf·in) (for tightening male devices, for SMA, 3.5 mm, 2.4 mm, K, and V connectors)
01-203 Torque End Wrench, 13/16 in, 0.9 N.m (8 lbf·in) (for tightening ruggedized SMA, 2.4 mm, K and V test port connectors)
01-204 End Wrench, 5/16 in, Universal, Circular, Open-ended (for SMA, 3.5 mm, 2.4 mm, K, and V connectors)
Applications

RF and Microwave Passive Component Testing and Troubleshooting

  • RF and microwave connectors and cables
  • Electromechanical switches
  • Attenuators
  • Couplers
  • Filters
  • Isolators
  • Circulators
  • Phase Shifters

System Integration Application

  • System Calibration
  • Path-loss Characterization
  • General s-parameters and time domain measurements

Secure Area Applications

  • No data storage on unit
  • Secure external computer control through direct USB connection

Wireless Power Transfer Applications

  • KQ product
  • Maximum efficiency

Optical to Electrical & Electronical to Optical Applications

  • Radio over fiber (RoF) and Digital Information Interface
    • CATV network
    • Satellite base station
    • Telephone systems
    • Photo receiver
    • Laser modulator
    • Optical transceivers
Options

Frequency Options (select one frequency option only)

Option Description
MS46122B-010 1 MHz — 8 GHz, type N(f) ports
MS46122B-020 1 MHz — 20 GHz, type Ruggedized K(m) ports (compatible with 3.5 mm and SMA connectors)
MS46122B-040  1 MHz — 43.5 GHz, type Ruggedized K(m) ports (compatible with 3.5 mm and SMA connectors)

Other Options

Option Description
MS46122B-002 Time Domain with Time Gating
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