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Choosing the Best Bit Depth for IQ Captures or Streams White Paper

This paper explains the relationship between noise, sampling rates, and bit depth in a system designed for IQ capture. With an understanding of these interdependencies, it is possible to optimize the configuration of a receiver, such as the Anritsu Field Master Pro MS2090A, when capturing IQ data to minimize the memory size of the resulting data file. Smaller files are typically easier to analyze in post processing tools making the identification of all signals faster and easier. P/N: 11410-02837

White Paper pdf 1.5 MB Version: B 30/09/2020

Basics of Radar and Transmitter Measurements

This White Paper outlines measuring instruments for testing the basic radio performance of pulse-radar transmissions used mainly for meteorological observations and air traffic-control systems.

White Paper pdf 1.0 MB 03/06/2020

New VNA Technologies Enable Millimeter-Wave Broadband Testing to 220 GHz White Paper

This white paper discusses the market and technology trends that are driving demand for higher frequency solutions. Moreover, it provides details of the challenges faced by design engineers as they attempt to perform wafer-level testing over broadband millimeter-wave frequencies. Lastly, illumination is provided on how Anritsu engineers were able to innovate with broadband vector network analyzer (VNA) and mmWave connector technology to enable broadband testing to 220 GHz with a single test unit and setup. P/N: 11410-01149

White Paper pdf 482.3 KB Version: A 28/01/2020

Anti-Virus Measures for Instruments with Windows Operating System

We take measures to protect Anritsu instruments that run Windows operating systems from computer viruses. This white paper provides ways of protecting your instrument from computer viruses.

White Paper pdf 608.5 KB 26/12/2019

1914.3 (RoE) eCPRI Transport

This White Paper discusses the network architecture changes, new frame formats, expected timing, and latency requirements, and why they are required. Understanding the combination of these key areas will provide the background to understanding how these networks will look as this industry moves rapidly to 5G.

White Paper pdf 3.3 MB 18/11/2019

Understanding Key Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Specifications White Paper

Spectrum analyzers are the fundamental instrument used by RF engineers to measure individual signals across a defined frequency band. They capture and display wanted and unwanted signals, enabling a range of measurements including power, frequency, modulation and distortion. There are several different types of spectrum analyzer system architectures. This paper reviews the architecture of real-time spectrum analyzers (RTSA), swept-tuned spectrum analyzers, and vector signal analyzers, and highlight their relative merits and compromises. P/N: 11410-01138

White Paper pdf 2.1 MB Version: B 30/09/2019

Evaluation of RF Network Testing

This document is an industry review of techniques and procedures for evaluation of RF network testing. P/N: 11410-00700

White Paper pdf 827.0 KB Version: B 17/06/2019

A New Technique for Measuring Passive Intermodulation Over Fiber Optic Cables White Paper

This white paper outlines how PIM over CPRI works and how to get the most of out of this measurement technique. PIM over CPRI is your first step in determining if a site has PIM issues before calling in a PIM mitigation team. P/N: 11410-01135

White Paper pdf 336.0 KB Version: A 04/06/2019

Accuracy of DTF Measurements on New Spools of Transmission Line White Paper

With proper consideration and technique, DTF measurements of raw spools of cable can be made accurately enough in the field to identify handling damage with a reasonable uncertainty bound. P/N: 11410-00899

White Paper pdf 3.2 MB Version: C 06/03/2019

Millimeter-wave Partial Information De-embedding: Errors and Sensitivities White Paper

De-embedding methods making significant structural assumptions have become popular in recent years, particularly in PC board and cable assembly spaces, because of the relative immunity to repeatability and standards availability problems at the DUT plane. Some of the same issues occur in mm- wave fixtures where repeatability can be even more of a challenge. This white paper goes through the methods and behaviors of these challenges. P/N: 11410-01080

White Paper pdf 930.8 KB Version: B 23/08/2018

Superposition vs. True-Balanced: What's Required for your Signal Integrity Application White Paper

The superposition technique relies on the inherent linear nature of a transmission line, and mathematically derives the differential and common-mode transmission line characteristics through superposition while stimulating just one side of the balanced transmission line at a time. The true-balanced/differential technique, also known as True-Mode Stimulus, uses two sources to create actual differential and common-mode stimuli. This white paper offers guidance to signal integrity designers on the differences between these approaches and which one may best fit their need. P/N: 11410-00659

White Paper pdf 314.3 KB Version: D 23/08/2018

The Impact of Return Loss on Base Station Coverage in Mobile Networks

In this paper we will focus on losses due to reflections. These reflections are measured using a cable and antenna analyzer such as the Anritsu Site Master. Operators often specify that the worst case reflections (return loss) over the operating frequency range of the system must be 18 dB. But, what exactly does that mean? It means the reflected signal must be 18 dB lower than the signal that is transmitted into the system. Or, another way of looking of this is that the reflected signal must be less than 1/64th the magnitude of the signal transmitted into the system. Where did this limit come from? In many cases, it has been based on what an operator knows is possible when high quality components are installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications using good workmanship. As feed systems become shorter and antenna systems are required to operate over broader frequency ranges, achieving an 18 dB return loss may not be practical.

White Paper pdf 711.3 KB Version: B 29/03/2018

RF and Microwave Material Measurements: Techniques and Applications White Paper

Continual demand to accurately measure dielectric and magnetic properties of materials is a common need and is apparent in our every day lives. There is a need to quantitatively characterize material properties at RF and microwave frequencies. Learn more about the use of vector network analyzers (VNAs) as a flexible and versatile tool to accurately and quantitatively characterize material properties and showcase the broad applicability of the VNA as a tool to accurately do this at high frequencies.

White Paper pdf 1.2 MB Version: A 14/03/2018

Wideband Optical Modulator and Detector Characterization

Uncertainties and the Impact on Eye Diagrams/Time Domain Modeling

The characterization and measurement of E/O and O/E components at higher microwave frequencies has a different uncertainty distribution than at lower frequencies. A careful process can help minimize many of those categories. The individual uncertainty components have very different effects on final subsystem modeled time domain results, such as eye diagrams. Understanding that error propagation can be useful. In a practical example, optimizing the critical uncertainty components can lead to noticeably better eye behavior in the final model.

White Paper pdf 817.7 KB Version: B 06/02/2018

Understanding Cable & Antenna Analysis

The cable and antenna system plays a crucial role of the overall performance of a Base Station system. Degradations and failures in the antenna system may cause poor voice quality or dropped calls. From a carrier standpoint, this could eventually result in loss of revenue. P/N: 11410-00427

White Paper pdf 1.5 MB Version: F 24/10/2017

Understanding LTE‐A HetNet Interference Mitigation Techniques

This white paper discusses the evolution from LTE to LTE-A, and the benefits and challenges this has brought about. It then talks about heterogeneous networks (HetNet), the interference challenges they create, and the interference mitigation techniques added in response.

White Paper pdf 817.0 KB 02/10/2017

Impact of Reciprocal Path Loss on Uplink Power Control for LTE

This case study shows the impact of testing LTE PUCCH power control of the device under truly reciprocal channel conditions that factor the downlink and uplink variations.

White Paper pdf 672.3 KB 02/10/2017

Testing Drones – The Challenges & Smart Solutions

This white paper talks about the emergence of (nonmilitary) drones, with a focus on some of the challenges associated with testing drones and proposed solutions.

White Paper pdf 598.4 KB 02/10/2017

Classical and Wi-Fi Doppler Spectra – Comparison and Applicability

This white paper introduces and compares the classical (Jakes) and Wi-Fi (Bell) spectra and provides some much-needed guidance on the Doppler Spectrum to be used for mobile Wi-Fi devices.

White Paper pdf 499.1 KB 02/10/2017

Burst Detect

Burst detect is a sweep method that makes it easy to see short-duration, bursty signals, such as those emanating from an improperly installed cell phone booster. It can also show the envelope of a Wi-Fi signal – which is basically anything that occurs infrequently. A 1% duty cycle is enough to detect a bursty signal. As many as 20,000 measurements per second – thousands of times faster than a normal FFT – can be made with the Burst Detect method. The result is that users can see a 200 microsecond pulse every time, making it much easier to find burst signals.

White Paper pdf 1.1 MB Version: B 30/06/2017

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ShockLine VNA Software

Download the latest software for the ShockLine VNA family. This software works with the B series: MS46121B, MS46122B, MS46322B, MS46522B and MS46524B, and the A series: MS46121A, MS46122A, MS46131A, and MS46322A. Note: This installation may require your host to be re-booted to support updates to existing drivers. This installation will require the insertion of services and drivers to your host. Please turn off all Web and Host Virus Detection Applications before starting the installation. Upon completion of the installation turn on your virus Detection Applications to their previous state.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 237.4 MB Version: v2020.10.1 01/12/2020

IVI-C Installation Files

IVI-C installer for Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems. Compatible with ShockLine software.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 100.2 MB Version: v2020.10.1 01/12/2020

Release Note for IVI-C Driver

Release history for the IVI-C installer for Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems. Compatible with ShockLine software.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 327.5 KB Version: v2020.10.1 01/12/2020

Software Release Note for the ShockLine VNAs

Software release note for the MS46121B, MS46122B, MS46322B, MS46522B, and MS46524B ShockLine family of Vector Network Analyzers.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 319.1 KB Version: v2020.10.1 01/12/2020

MX9085_Firmware_v111_E

Firmware and documents for MT9085A/B/C are contained in the zip file.

MD5 : e336f1a2f8b20417bd6ba607199b73ef

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 38.3 MB Version: v1.11 19/11/2020

uOTDR_Firmware_v304_E

Firmware and documents for MU909014A/A1/B/B1/15B/B1 are contained in the zip file.

MD5 : b908ad4ae1604ecd4b10e9dae5cd6554

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 19.2 MB Version: 3.04 19/11/2020

uOTDR_Rev2_Firmware_v304_E

Firmware and documents for MU909014C/C6/15A6/C/C6 are contained in the zip file. This program falls under the regulation of EAR. The ENC license exception is applicable.

MD5 : 3dff9ffd2eff4d2ae2a227e4aca3763a

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 19.3 MB Version: 3.04 19/11/2020

Vector Modulation Analysis Software MX280005A

The MX280005A Vector Modulation Analysis Software supports all common digital wireless modulation standards. Fast, accurate measurements make it ideal for R&D and early rollout of digital radio equipment and components. MX280005A covers a wide range of applications, from public safety (PMR/LMR) to aerospace and defense plus satellite communications.

Drivers, Software Downloads msi 21.2 MB Version: V2020.11.2 18/11/2020

Release History for the MX280005A Software

Release history for the Vector Modulation Analysis Software MX280005A.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 5.6 KB Version: V2020.11.2 18/11/2020

PCIe 5.0 CEM Rx Test Application Release Note

English Anritsu-GRL PCIe 5.0 CEM Rx Test Application Release Note.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 315.9 KB Version: 5 10/11/2020

PCIe 5.0 BASE Rx Test Application Release Note

English Anritsu-GRL PCIe 5.0 BASE Rx Test Application Release Note.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 385.7 KB Version: 6 10/11/2020

PCIe 4.0 CEM Rx Test Application Release Note

English Anritsu-GRL PCIe 4.0 CEM Rx Test Application Release Note.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 1.2 MB Version: 9 10/11/2020

PCIe 4.0 BASE Rx Test Application Release Note

English Anritsu-GRL PCIe 4.0 BASE Rx Test Application Release Note.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 931.9 KB Version: 7 10/11/2020

PCIe 3.0 BASE Rx Test Application Release Note

English Anritsu-GRL PCIe 3.0 BASE Rx Test Application Release Note.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 515.3 KB Version: 6 10/11/2020

PCIe 3.0 CEM Rx Test Application Release Note

English Anritsu-GRL PCIe 3.0 CEM Rx Test Application Release Note.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 940.8 KB Version: 8 10/11/2020

Anritsu-GRL USB4 Rx Test Application Release Note

English Anritsu-GRL USB4 Rx Test Application Release Note.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 98.4 KB Version: 2 10/11/2020

Field Master Pro Instrument Software

This firmware contains the latest updates and features for your instrument. Download the file to a USB storage device, plug the device into the instrument, and update the software from the system information page.

Drivers, Software Downloads raucb 319.3 MB Version: V2020.10.1 09/11/2020

Field Master Pro PC Software

Remote user interface for the MS2090A. Connect to any MS2090A on the network by entering the IP address. Download and install on any PC using Windows 7, 8.1, or 10.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 89.9 MB Version: 2020.10.1 09/11/2020

Release History for the Field Master Pro Software

Release history for the Field Master Pro software which works with Field Master Pro MS2090A.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 155.7 KB Version: 2020.10.1 09/11/2020

Field Master Pro MS2090A Foss Disclosures and Licenses

Disclosures for use of free and open source software.

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 9.0 MB 09/11/2020

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