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Spectrum Master MS2720T

Spectrum Master


Frequency Ranges: 9 kHz to 9 GHz, 13 GHz, and 20 GHz

Anritsu's latest generation of handheld spectrum analyzers is the MS2720T Spectrum Master. This represents the company's highest performance handheld spectrum analyzer. Exciting new features and options bring more value and speed to the user.
  • Broadband preamplifiers over the whole frequency range for increased sensitivity approximately 17 dB
  • Three Sweep Modes: improved sweep speed, up to 100 times faster
  • Resolution and Video Bandwidths from 1 Hz to 10 MHz
  • New triggering choices, including hysteresis, hold-off, and delay
  • More zero-span capabilities including 10 MHz RBW & VBW
  • Enhanced Spectrum Analyzer Touch Screen GUI, including large marker display choice
  • Choice of display options for readability: normal, black on white, night vision, color on white, or high contrast
  • On-screen Interference Mapping as part of the Interference Analysis option
  • LTE Measurements up to 20 MHz, plus support for Carrier Aggregation
  • 30 MHz wide Zero-Span IF Output at 140 MHz center frequency for external demodulation of virtually any wideband signal
  • Burst detect captures 200 μs bursts the first time, every time
  • PIM Hunting for finding external IM products

The Spectrum Master MS2720T features over 30 analyzers in one to meet virtually every measurement need. In addition to spectrum analysis, a user can select optional capabilities and analyzers including:

  • High Accuracy Power Meter
  • PIM Hunting
  • Tracking Generator options to 20 GHz
  • Interference Analyzer
  • Channel Scanner
  • 140 MHz Zero-Span IF Output, 30 MHz bandwidth
  • GPS Receiver
      - Increase Frequency Accuracy, Geo-Tag Data Collection
  • Secure Data Operation option
  • 3GPP Signal Analyzers
  • 3GPP2 Signal Analyzers
      - CDMA and EV-DO
  • IEEE 802.16 Signal Analyzers
      - Fixed WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX


For post processing data collected on your instrument utilize Master Software Tools – a PC program included with the instrument. It provides powerful data analysis tools for spectrum clearing and interference monitoring. For easing repetitive measurements, use the easyTest Tools, also included with the instrument. For remote viewing and manual control, the instrument has a built-in web server, compatible with HTML-5 browsers.

Weighing about 8 pounds fully loaded, including a Li-Ion battery, the fully functional Spectrum Master MS2720T family of handheld spectrum analyzers are light enough to take anywhere, including up a tower.

Continuous frequency coverage from 9 kHz to 20 GHz gives the wireless professional the performance needed for the most demanding measurements. Whether your application is spectrum monitoring, hidden signal detection, RF and microwave signal measurements, microwave backhaul testing, or cellular signal measurements, the Spectrum Master MS2720T gives you the tools you need to make the job easier and more productive.

Spectrum Master Highlights

  • Frequency Ranges: 9 kHz to 9 GHz, 13 GHz, and 20 GHz
  • Measurements: Occupied Bandwidth, Channel Power, ACPR, C/I, Emission Mask, Spurious Emissions, Field Strength
  • 3G and 4G Measurement options for LTE (FDD & TDD), CDMA, W-CDMA, WiMAX, GSM, and
  • Interference Analyzer: Spectrogram, Signal Strength, RSSI, Mapping
  • Dynamic Range: > 106 dB in 1 Hz RBW @ 2.4 GHz
  • DANL: –164 dBm in 1 Hz RBW @ 1 GHz preamp On
  • Phase Noise: –112 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset at 1 GHz
  • 1 Hz to 10 MHz Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)
  • Tracking Generator up to 20 GHz
  • PIM Hunting
  • PIM Alert (a downloadable easyTest™ script)
  • Standard three-year warranty (battery one-year warranty)


easyTest Tools (eTT)
easyTest Tools allows users to Create work instruction files on their PC, Deliver these files by e-mail, and then Display work instructions on supported instruments and modes. These easyTest™ files provide step-by-step instructions for both the test setup and instrument operation.

easyMap Tools (EMT)
easyMap Tools™ provides maps in formats that Anritsu's handheld spectrum analyzers can use for either coverage mapping or interference hunting. It helps users find and prepare geo-referenced maps and building floor plans for use by Anritsu handheld Spectrum Analyzers.


Convenient operating procedures, high sensitivity, excellent repeatability, and exceptional performance enable the MS2720T to simplify measurements on wireless systems for easy verification of system compliance. Typical applications include:

  • Transmitter Spectrum Analysis–occupied bandwidth, channel power, adjacent channel power ratio, and modulation
  • Received Signal Analysis–location and identification of in-band interference and out-of-band spurious signals, and spectral masks
  • Signal Strength Mapping–to determine the most suitable location for antennas, base stations, and repeaters
  • Field analysis of 3G and 4G Signals–fast sweep speed, field-swappable high capacity battery, smart measurements, and daylight-viewable display make the MS2720T an ideal choice for the challenges of rugged environments
  • Broadcast measurement–AM & FM analog proofing measurements
  • Interference Mitigation in many diverse situations including wireless patient telemetry in hospitals
  • Burst Detect captures 200 μs bursts the first time, every time.
  • PIM Hunting mode is optimized for finding external IM products in conjunction with the MW82119B PIM Master
  • Two-port measurement of filters, attenuators, amplifiers, and cables using a tracking generator up to 20 GHz
Frequency Range
9 kHz to 20 GHz
Dynamic Range
>106 dB in 1 Hz bandwidth at 2.4 GHz
Phase Noise
-112 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset at 1 GHz
RF Connectors
N (f) for option 709, 713 and 720. Ruggedized K(m) for options 732 and 743
Input Attenuation
0 to 65 dB in 5 dB steps
Amplitude Accuracy
±0.5 dB typical
Frequency Accuracy
Aging: ± 1.0 ppm/10 years
Accuracy: ± 0.3 ppm (25 °C ± 25°C) + aging


 Option Description
  MS2720T-0709 9 kHz – 9 GHz Spectrum Analyzer
MS2720T-0713 9 kHz – 13 GHz Spectrum Analyzer
MS2720T-0720 9 kHz – 20 GHz Spectrum Analyzer


MS2720T-0809 100 kHz – 9 GHz Tracking Generator (only with Option 709)
MS2720T-0813 100 kHz – 13 GHz Tracking Generator (only with Option 713)
MS2720T-0820 100 kHz – 20 GHz Tracking Generator (only with Option 720)


MS2720T-0007 Secure Data Operation
MS2720T-0009 RF and Demodulation Hardware
MS2720T-0019 High-Accuracy Power Meter (utilizes USB Power Sensor)
MS2720T-0024 I/Q Waveform Capture (requires Option 9)
MS2720T-0031 GPS Receiver (requires GPS Antenna PN 2000-1528-R, 2000-1652-R or 2000-1760-R, sold separately)
  MS2720T-0025 Interference Analyzer (Option 0031 strongly recommended because it is required for interference mapping)
  MS2720T-0027 Channel Scanner
  MS2720T-0089 Zero-Span IF Output
  MS2720T-0090 Gated Sweep
  MS2720T-0431 Coverage Mapping (requires Option 31)
  MS2720T-0444 EMF Measurement System
  MS2720T-0509 AM/FM/PM Analyzer
  MS2720T-0880 GSM/GPRS/EDGE RF Measurements (requires Option 9, Option 31 recommended)
  MS2720T-0881 W-CDMA/HSPA+ Measurements (requires Option 9, Option 31 recommended)
  MS2720T-0882 TD-SCDMA/HSPA+ Measurements (requires Option 9, Option 31 recommended)
  MS2720T-0883 LTE (FDD and TDD) Measurements (requires Option 9, Option 31 recommended)
MS2720T-0886 256 QAM Demodulation for LTE Measurements (Requires Option 883)
MS2720T-0887 NB-IoT Analyzer (requires Option 9)
  MS2720T-0884 CDMA2000 1X & EV-DO Measurements (requires Option 9, Option 31 recommended)
  MS2720T-0885 WiMAX Fixed/Mobile Measurements (requires Option 9, Option 31 recommended)

MS2720T-0098 Standard Calibration (ANSI Z540-1-1994)

MS2720T-0099 Premium Calibration (ANSI Z540-1-1994 plus test data)