The VectorStar ME7848A opto-electronic network analyzer (ONA) provides a modular approach to optical measurements of O/E, E/O, and O/O devices operating at 850, 1310, and 1550 nm wavelengths. There are two configurations available: the VectorStar ME7848A-100 series includes the MN4765B O/E calibration module and the VectorStar ME7848A-200 series adds the MN4775A E/O converter.
The VectorStar ME7848A-200 series provides the ability to quickly switch between O/E, E/O, and O/O measurements with specified traceable measurements established by the MN4765B O/E calibration module.
The VectorStar ME7848A ONA can be easily modified to different wavelengths by adding the appropriate MN4775A E/O converter and MN4765B O/E calibration detector. The VectorStar ME7838A-100 series can be upgraded to a 200 series by including the appropriate MN4775A E/O converter.
With the addition of the two modulators, VectorStar, along with a 110 GHz O/E photodetector, can make the following measurements. The inherent advantages that we had on the 70 GHz system are still applicable to the 110 GHz system, namely upgradability, flexibility of making opto-electronic and E/E
measurements, and NIST traceability on the reference calibration photodetector.
- Responsivity parameters (frequency response, conversion efficiency, gain of receiver, etc.)
- Transfer functions
- Group delay measurements
- Optical losses
- Balanced measurements (four port differential frequency response, gain, etc. for differential electro-optical devices)
- E/E measurements (S11/S22)
Making Anritsu’s leading test and measurement solutions readily available to universities and R&D institutions ensures their engineering labs are equipped with the state-of-the-art resources they need to teach students and continue their ground-breaking research using the latest technologies. The Anritsu EduPack Bundle provides students, engineers, and researchers with just that – a modular, flexible solution that is customizable based on the unique needs of the institution. The bundle comes standard with a modular VectorStar™ MS4644B 40 GHz vector network analyzer, calibration kit, active measurement suite, and Cadence AWR lite software. From there, configure the bundle to meet your specific design needs by selecting from the various options available. Whether you are designing for 5G, antennas, material measurements, etc., the Anritsu EduPack Bundle can power your innovation with the industry’s leading technologies.
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Universal Test Fixture
When developing any device on a microstrip or conventional coplanar waveguide (CPW) structure, the final product does not always end up with a connectorized interface. To test the device’s response at various frequencies, engineers often use a fixture like Anritsu’s Universal Test Fixture (UTF) to conduct measurements. This gives them a structure that provides a precise connection to the DUT when no input/output connectors are available and avoids substantial errors in measurement results due to improper soldering.
Anritsu’s 3680 series UTF are highly accurate and precise fixtures that provide a repeatable solution for measuring microstrip and CPW substrate devices. Input and output connections are made to the substrate device by two spring-loaded jaws that include coax-to-microstrip/CPW launchers. The jaws accommodate substrates from 0.13 to 1.9 mm in thickness.
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Spectrum Master™ MS276xA Ultraportable Spectrum Analyzer (9 kHz to 44 GHz)
More often than not, a spectrum analyzer is an integral part of a test bench in an education/ R&D institute and is widely used in many applications. Bundle 2 incorporates a Spectrum Master MS276xA 44 GHz ultraportable spectrum analyzer to deliver best-in-class price/performance ratio unmatched by traditional benchtop instruments. Leveraging Anritsu’s patented NLTL technology, these high-performance solutions provide leading dynamic range, sweep speed, and amplitude accuracy, while their small size allows a direct connection to almost any DUT and eliminates the need for low loss, expensive cables. This enables customers to efficiently advance their technology development while reducing time-to-market.
When paired with the VectorStar MS4644B VNA, this combination is ideal for applications requiring intermodulation distortion (IMD), harmonics, on-wafer simultaneous S-parameters, and spectrum measurements. For 5G beamforming antennas (passive and active), the Spectrum Master MS276xA becomes a very useful tool as it can measure very low-level signals and, when combined with a directional antenna, be used as a reference signal measurement tool.
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Antenna Measurement System with MilliBox Anechoic Chamber
With continued 5G antenna research, especially in the 28 and 39 GHz frequencies, having a compact antenna testing solution is ideal for universities and R&D centers. While various parameters (e.g., return loss, polarization, radiation pattern, gain, E-H plane, 2D-3D patterns, etc.) are vital for antenna measurements, the most important are antenna radiation pattern measurements as these determine how effectively an antenna radiates in comparison to an isotropic antenna. This particular measurement requires a VNA, an anechoic chamber, and software. Bundle 3 includes a portable benchtop anechoic chamber and open source software from MilliBox, and equips universities and R&D labs with a complete, cost-effective antenna measurement system.
MilliBox offers a family of modular, compact, and affordable mmWave antenna test systems. Fully compatible with the VectorStar MS4644B VNA, these systems are tailored for applications between 18 GHz and 95 GHz, include various combinations of chambers and 3D positioners, and are easy to setup and take measurements. The positioner controller software is based on an open source Python script that communicates directly with the VectorStar VNA, enabling it to take the needed antenna radiation pattern measurements. Since the software is open source code, students, teachers, and researchers can modify and customize capabilities for antenna measurements on their own, which also provides students with another valuable opportunity to develop their real-world skill set (MilliBox will provide software support).
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