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Spectrum Master Handheld Spectrum Analyzer

This product has been discontinued Replacement Model(s) : MS2720T
  • Handheld, battery-operated design
  • RBWs: 1 Hz to 3 MHz in 1-3 sequence, VBWs: 1 Hz to 3 MHz in 1-3 sequence
  • Normal, Max hold, Min hold, user settable trace averaging
  • 6 Markers plus 6 delta markers or choose one marker with 6 delta markers 
  • Multi-segmented upper and lower limit lines
The MS2721B handheld spectrum analyzer is designed to conduct highly accurate analysis on the new wave of wireless LAN and cellular signals, including 802.11a, 3G, ultra-wideband, WiMAX, and wireless medical patient monitoring systems. The MS2721B is ideal for AM and FM broadcast proofing because the wide dynamic range and low phase noise make NRSC measurements on analog and IBOC signals easy with no need for an external carrier notch filter.  The MS2721B is a small and easy to use portable spectrum analyzer with unprecedented measurement capability for applications up to 7.1 GHz. Weighing in at less than 7 pounds, it is equally at home on the engineering bench and in the field.

Demodulated signals can be monitored using the internal speaker or by using a universal 2.5 mm 3-wire headset, such as used with many cellular telephones.

The MS2721B spectrum analyzer has low phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offsets, best in its class typical DANL of -163 dBm in a 1 Hz RBW, resolution bandwidth (RBW) range of 1 Hz to 3 MHz and video bandwidth (VBW) range of 1 Hz to 3 MHz. It also has the fastest sweep speeds of any spectrum analyzer in its class. It automatically sets the fastes possible sweep speed consistant with accuracte measurement results.

Store over 1000 test set-ups and measurements internally. The use of Compact Flash memory modules or USB Flash Drives up to 32 GB allows an unlimited number of traces and setups to be stored. Measurements may be stored directly to the compact flash module or the USB Flash drive. A 512 MB module will hold over 20,000 Spectrum Analyzer measurements. Remote programming using the Ethernet 10/100 Base-T connection is provided using SCPI programming. The Ethernet connection gives the user flexibility in remotely operating the instrument using Anritsu's remote access software, shipped with the product. Measurements and setups may be uploaded and downloaded using either the Ethernet or the USB connection.

Quasi-peak detection is included along with CISPR resolution bandwidths.
Multilingual User Interface (English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Italian)


Convenient operating procedures, high sensitivity, excellent repeatability and exceptional performance enable the MS2721B 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 signals – fast sweep speed, field-swappable battery, smart measurements and daylight-viewable display make the MS2721B an ideal choice for the challenge of rugged environments
  • Broadcast measurement AM & FM analog and IBOC proofing measurements
  • Interference mitigation in many diverse situations including wireless patient telemetry in hospitals
  • Digital Video testing in DVB-T/H and ISDB-T formats
 Option  Description  Option Ordering Number
 Option 9 RF &  Demodulation Hardware  MS2721B-009
 Option 19  High Accuracy Power Meter (PSN50 sensor not included)  MS2721B-019
 Option 20  Tracking Generator   MS2721B-020 
 Option 25  Interference Analysis - provides a spectrogram display, signal strengh with audible tone and RSSI (received signal strength indication)  MS2721B-025
 Option 27  Channel Scanner - adds the capability to select up to 20 channels or signals to monitor (Great for interference mitigation)  MS2721B-027
 Option 31 GPS (includes GPS antenna)  MS2721B-031
 Option 33  cdmaOne / CDMA2000 1X Over The Air (OTA) Measurements (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-033
 Option 34  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Over The Air (OTA) Measurements (requires Option 009)   MS2721B-034 
 Option 35  W-CDMA/HSDPA OTA (requires Opt. 009)  MS2721B-035
 Option 37  Mobile WiMAX, Over the Air (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-037
 Option 38  TD-SCDMA / HSDPA (OTA) Over the Air (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-038
 Option 40  GSM/GPRS/EDGE RF Measurements (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-040
 Option 41  GSM/GPRS/EDGE Demodulation (requires Opt. 009)  MS2721B-041
 Option 42  cdmaOne / CDMA 2000 1X RF Measurements (requires Option 009)   MS2721B-042 
 Option 43  cdmaOne / CDMA2000 1X Demodulator (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-043
 Option 44  W-CDMA/HSDPA RF Measurements (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-044
 Option 45  W-CDMA Demodulator (requires Opt. 009)   MS2721B-045 
 Option 46  Fixed WiMAX RF Measurements (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-046
 Option 47  Fixed WiMAX Demodulation (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-047

 Option 60

 TD-SCDMA / HSDPA RF Measurements (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-060

 Option 61

 TD-SCDMA Demodulator (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-061

 Option 62

 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO RF Measurements (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-062

 Option 63

 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Demodulator (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-063

 Option 65

 W-CDMA/HSDPA Demodulator (requires Option 009)


 Option 66

 Mobile WiMAX Demodulation (requires Option 009)   MS2721B-066 

 Option 67

 Mobile WiMAX Demodulation (requires Option 009)  MS2721B-067 

 Option 541

 LTE RF Measurements (requires Option 009)   MS2721B-0541

 Option 542

 LTE Modulation Measurements (requires Option 009)   MS2721B-0542

Option 546

 LTE Over-the-Air (OTA) Measurements (requires Option 009)   MS2721B-0546
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