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Handheld Vector Network Analyzer MS2036C

VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer


The VNA Master MS2036C is a Handheld Vector Network Analyzer with frequency coverage from 5 kHz to 6 GHz PLUS a Spectrum Analyzer covering 9 kHz to 9 GHz all rolled into a single measurement powerhouse for the harsh RF and physical environments of field test. Whether it is for spectrum monitoring, broadcast proofing, interference analysis, RF and microwave measurements, regulatory compliance, or 3G/4G and wireless data network measurements, this VNA/Spectrum Analyzer combination is the ideal instrument for making fast and reliable measurements in the field.

The Anritsu VNA Master MS2036C is the industry's highest performance, handheld solution for 2-port, 2-path measurements, anytime, anywhere. It specifically addresses complex cable and antenna measurement needs in the field with accurate, vector corrected 2-port magnitude, phase, and Distance-To-Fault measurements. The VNA Master MS2036C covers a frequency band from 5 kHz to 6 GHz, which contains a wide variety of radio frequency communications systems.

Equally impressive, this measurement tool offers the industry's first 12-term error correction algorithm in a handheld VNA. With a typical measurement speed of 350 µsec per point, this is ideally suited for tuning filters in the field, where multiple S-parameters often interact during tuning. Using a 3-receiver architecture, the MS2036C can measure and display all 4 S-parameters at once with a single connection to the DUT.

RF engineers and technicians in the field provide installation and maintenance support for aerospace, defense, and general purpose communication systems around the world. These might typically include radars on Navy ships, communications on Army vehicles, flight-line test on Air Force and commercial jets. They support VHF Omni-directional Range (VOR) antennas in radio navigational systems globally. They will be routinely faced with a wide variety of system elements that can cause failures in the overall system: antennas, cables, filters, multiplexers, amplifiers, isolators, circulators, switches, and other sophisticated elements.

VNA Master also serves in new high technology applications such as radome/dielectric tests in the field. Its VNA error-correction functions vital to innovative test fixtures for dielectrics, laminates, ferrites, lossy paints, and more, offered by manufacturers such as Damaskos, Inc. Another novel application is the age-old problem of fault location in aircraft and shipboard wire cable bundles that snake through bulkheads and compartments.

+ Spectrum Analyzer (9 kHz to 9 GHz)
At the test site, the systems contain sophisticated transmitters and receivers, which require characterization of their complex transmitter and receiver (LO) signals for proper performance. These comprehensive signal tests increase the job complexity for the maintenance technician, on top of the VNA tests already needed. A field-friendly spectrum analyzer can greatly simplify this task. Spectrum analysis data are especially critical in microwave systems such as radars, defense electronics and communication systems up to 9 GHz).

The MS2036C VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer adds a powerful spectrum diagnostic capability in the field to the already powerful MS2026C VNA Master! Don’t let the small footprint fool you; this combined instrument powerhouse offers performance and features that rival bench-top alternatives for simplifying spectrum monitoring, interference analysis, and other general purpose signal measurements in the field. The Spectrum Analyzer features up to 10 MHz RBW, and Burst Detect™ sweep mode that allows intermittent signals as short as 200 µS to be positively identified each and every time.

The VNA Master offers broad spectrum analysis frequency coverage, impressive dynamic range, and excellent phase noise performance from 9 kHz to 9 GHz. Now available with Coverage Mapping option (Option 0431) that simplifies the task of validating the power and quality of your signal coverage area, whether indoors or outdoors. Outdoor Coverage Mapping using the available internal GPS option provides accurate GPS location stamped data that allows users to easily find problem areas where signal strength is poor, users can easily compare actual measured results to theoretical predicted models, and optimize their coverage accordingly.

The new PIM Hunting mode in the Spectrum Analyzer is used for locating external IM products in conjunction with the MW82119B PIM Master.

The VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer includes many one-button standard measurement sequences, including field strength, occupied bandwidth, channel power, adjacent channel power ratio, and carrier to interference (C/I) ratio. In addition, the built-in AM/FM/SSB demodulator simplifies the task of identifying interfering signals. Overall, the VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer is a powerful handheld tool for general purpose spectrum analysis anywhere, anytime. Option 0025, Interference Analyzer is a very powerful tool which is extremely useful when troublesome interferers are causing problems you’re your communications system. With the Interference Analyzer option users can quickly and easily locate the source of interferer(s) and remedy the problem efficiently. Add the InterferenceHunter™ MA2700A accessory and you now have a complete and powerful tool that will help you in the final stages of tracking down the precise location of the interferer using GPS triangulation and detailed on-screen maps.

VNA Master MS2036C (5 kHz to 6 GHz)

  • True 2-Path 2-Port Vector Network Analyzer
  • Ultimate accuracy with 12-term error correction algorithm
  • User-defined Quad Display for viewing all 4 S-parameters

+ Spectrum Analyzer (9 kHz to 9 GHz)

  • Detectors: Peak, Negative, Sample, Quasi-peak, and true RMS
  • Markers: 6, each with a Delta Marker, or 1 Reference with 6 Deltas
  • Built-in pre-selector for eliminating spurious in displays
  • PIM Hunting
  • Standard three-year warranty (battery one-year warranty)
Option 2 Time Domain (includes Option 0501, DTF) MS2036C-0002
Option 7 Secure Data Operation MS2036C-0007
Option 10 Built-in Variable Voltage Bias Tee MS2036C-0010
Option 15 Vector Voltmeter MS2036C-0015
Option 19 High Accuracy Power Meter (Requires USB Sensors, sold separately) MS2036C-0019
Option 25 Interference Analysis - provides a spectrogram display, signal strength with
audible tone and RSSI (received signal strength indication)
(requires external antenna)
Option 27 Channel Scanner (requires external antenna) MS2036C-0027
Option 31 GPS Receiver (requires GPS antenna, sold separately) MS2036C-0031
Option 77 Balanced/Differential S-Parameters, 1-port MS2036C-0077
Option 501 Distance-to-Fault MS2036C-0501
Option 509 AM/FM/PM Demodulation Analyzer MS2036C-0509
Option 98 Z-540 Calibration MS2036C-0098
Option 99 Premium Calibration MS2036C-0099
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