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Test & Measurement World Names Anritsu Spectrum Master™ and Signal Analyzer Best in Test Finalists

MS272xC Handheld Spectrum Analyzer Series and MS2830A Signal Analyzer Part of Select Group of Test Instruments in RF/Microwave and Wireless Categories, Respectively


Richardson, TX – For Immediate Release – Anritsu Company announces that its MS272xC Spectrum Master handheld spectrum analyzer series and MS2830A signal analyzer have been named finalists in the prestigious Best in Test 2010 award competition held by Test & Measurement World. The MS272xC family, which includes the industry’s first 32 GHz and 43 GHz handheld spectrum analyzer models, and the MS2830A, offering best-in-class measurement speed and accuracy, are finalists in the RF/microwave and wireless categories, respectively.

“Anritsu continues to redefine the wireless test market. We were the first company to introduce a true handheld field instrument for wireless test and the MS272xC leverages that leadership position,” said Wade Hulon, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company, Americas Sales Region. “The MS2830A delivers high performance and accuracy at an efficient price, so our customers can lower cost of test and increase manufacturing efficiency.”

Weighing less than 8 lbs., the MS272xC series is designed with an assortment of applications to test the RF physical layer, making it easier than ever for field technicians, monitoring agencies and engineers to monitor over-the-air signals, locate interferers, and detect hidden transmitters. The MS272xC Spectrum Master eliminates the need to carry heavy benchtop spectrum analyzers into the field to measure signals above 20 GHz, such as those used in microwave backhaul applications. Designed with a broadband preamplifier, the handheld spectrum analyzers have high sensitivity of -159 dBm at 1 GHz and -145 dBm at 43 GHz to detect small signals.

Developed for integration and production environments, the MS2830A allows manufacturers of 3G and 4G wireless devices and systems to increase production yield, reduce manufacturing costs, and have greater confidence in product performance. It is a single instrument with measurement capability that previously required a spectrum analyzer and signal generator. An optional built-in signal generator creates a one-box tester that performs transmitter and receiver tests. With everything in a single chassis, the resulting configuration costs as much as 30% less than having discrete signal analyzers and signal generators.

About Best in Test
The Best in Test awards are presented annually by the editors of Test & Measurement World. These awards honor important and innovative new products and services in the electronics test and measurement industry. Products from all areas of electronics testing and inspection are eligible. Test & Measurement World has been presenting the Best in Test awards since 1991. To learn more or to cast a vote, visit

About Anritsu
Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. Following its acquisition of NetTest in 2005, it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sell in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

Jonathan Borrill
Director of Marketing
Anritsu EMEA Limited
200 Capability Green
Tel: 01582 433200
Fax: 01582 731303
Email: Jonathan Borrill

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