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ShockLine 4-Port Performance RF VNA MS46524B with monitor

ShockLine™ 4-Port Performance VNA

MS46524B
Overview

The ShockLine™ MS46524B series are 4-port performance vector network analyzers (VNAs). Delivering an unprecedented level of value and performance in a multiport VNA, this series lowers the cost-of-test and speeds time-to-market in numerous test applications up to 43.5 GHz. These include: characterizing and manufacturing multiport mobile network devices and equipment for 28 GHz and 39 GHz 5G applications; differential cables; high-speed data interconnects; and system integration components.

The ShockLine MS46524B series, configured with Options 10, 20, or 40, brings RF to microwave frequency capabilities to this family. These frequency options, combined with powerful shockline software, provide a cost-effective solution for the most challenging, passive device testing.

For applications requiring time domain analysis, Options 2 and 22 are available. Option 2 enables the ShockLine MS46524B to provide differential and mixed-mode real-time bandpass and lowpass time domain functionality. Lowpass time domain enables a TDR-like display with capability of showing real impedance over distance or time. Option 22 equips the ShockLine MS46524B with file-based signal integrity (SI) tools for debugging multiport SI issues and validating circuit models.

The 8.5 GHz ShockLine MS46524B VNA has additional hardware options available. Options 51 and 61, access loops and bias tees respectively, allow the user to customize test setups. Direct access loops are available for all four sources and receivers in the VNA, allowing for greater configuration flexibility for special DUT requirements. The internal bias tee option provides a convenient way to provide DC power for active device testing.

The ShockLine MS46524B series comes in a 3U high chassis and uses the same GUI, software, command syntax, drivers, and programming environments as the rest of the ShockLine family.

  • Simple signal integrity testing of passive multiport and differential devices
  • Advanced time domain option provides tools for signal integrity analysis
  • Wide dynamic range enables measurement of very low reflection artifacts
  • Excellent corrected directivity minimizes measurement uncertainty
  • SmartCal™ auto calibration unit reduces calibration and setup time
  • Time domain with time gating option enables TDR-like measurements
  • Modern LAN interface for remote control is faster than GPIB
  • A common GUI and SCPI interface within the ShockLine family
  • The compact 3U high chassis allows for the efficient use of rack space
  • Access loops and bias tee option allows maximum custom test setups

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 use with 36585 AutoCal module)

Optical/Electrical Calibration Modules

Model Number Description
MN4765B-0040 2-port, 800 nm to 890 nm, O/E Calibration Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz
MN4765B-0042 2-port, 800 nm to 1700 nm, O/E Calibration Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz
MN4675B-0043 2-port, 800 nm to 1700 nm, 1300 nm to 1330 nm, and 1530 nm to 1620 nm, O/E Calibration Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz
MN4765B-0070 2-port, 1480 nm to 1620 nm, O/E Calibration Module, 70 kHz to 70 GHz
MN4765B-0071 2-port, 1300 nm to 1330 nm, O/E Calibration Module, 70 kHz to 70 GHz
MN4765B-0072 2-port, dual 1530 nm to 1620 nm and 1300 nm to 1330 nm, O/E Calibration Module, 70 kHz to 70 GHz

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
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

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

USB Power Sensors

Model Number Description
MA24106A True-RMS USB Power Sensor, 50 MHz to 6 GHz
MA24108A True-RMS USB Power Sensor, 10 MHz to 8 GHz
MA24118A True-RMS USB Power Sensor, 10 MHz to 18 GHz
MA24126A True-RMS USB Power Sensor, 10 MHz to 26 GHz
MA24330A Microwave CW USB Power Sensor, 10 MHz to 33 GHz
MA24340A Microwave CW USB Power Sensor, 10 MHz to 40 GHz
MA24350A Microwave CW USB Power Sensor, 10 MHz to 50 GHz

Tools

Model Number Description
01-200 Calibrated Torque End Wrench, GPC-7 and Type N
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

Differential Devices

  • Cables
  • Connectors
  • PCBs

Automotive

  • RF (FAKRA) connectors
  • Driver assistance radar

Mobile

  • UE – micro coaxial RF connectors
  • UE – antennas, switches, diplexers
  • 5G network components

General Purpose

  • Passive Device Testing
  • Connectors
  • Cables
  • Electromechanical
  • Switches
  • Attenuators
  • Couplers
  • Filters
  • Isolators
  • Circulators
  • Radar connectors
  • Near-field and far-field antenna measurements

System Integration Applications

  • System calibration
  • Differential path-loss characterization
  • General multi-port s-parameter and time domain measurements

Simple Active Applications

  • Amplifier characterization

Wireless Power Transfer Applications

  • KQ product
  • Maximum efficiency

Optical to Electrical, Electrical to Optical, and Optical to Optical Applications

  • Photo receiver
  • Laser modulator
  • Optical transceiver
Options

Frequency Options

Option Description
MS46524B-010 50 kHz — 8.5 GHz
MS46524B-020 50 kHz — 20 GHz
MS46524B-040 50 kHz — 43.5 GHz


Other Options


Option Description
MS46524B-001 Rack mount, adds handles and removes feet for shelf-mounting into a 19 in. universal rack
MS46524B-002 Time domain with time gating
MS46524B-022  Advanced time domain 
MS46524B-051  Direct Access Loops (Source 1, 2, 3, 4 and b1, b2, b3, b4) (For MS46524B units with Option 10 only)
MS46524B-061  Bias Tees (Port 1, 2, 3, and 4) (For MS46524B units with Option 10 only)
Library
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VIDEOS
Key Aspects to consider when selecting a production VNA

Choosing a VNA
Key Aspects to consider when selecting a production VNA
Several considerations discussed

Demonstrating ShockLine E-band VNA Solution at IMS 2016

E-band VNA Solution
Demonstrating ShockLine E-band VNA solution and Diamond Engineering, during IMS 2016

ShockLine Performance MS46500B series Demo

ShockLine Performance
2 and 4 port solution, all sources sweep at the same time, all s-parameters in a single sweep

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