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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

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

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

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 414.4 KB 06/06/2018

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

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

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

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

Sequential Peeling: a Model-Based Approach to Structure Identification and De-embedding

Sequential peeling is a model/measurement-based method at network extraction for de-embedding. It uses isolatable phase responses of defects to create a lumped-element description of a structure (shunt, series, or cross-bar) that can be physically meaningful and useful in sequential de-embedding. The method works best when the significant reflections are electrically small and isolated and the overall loss of the fixture is not too great but there are corrections available to help with the loss element.

White Paper pdf 1.3 MB Version: A 06/06/2017

Scaling the Test Equipment Size to Match Millimeter Wave Test Needs

This white paper will discuss issues of transferring millimeter wave signals through coax cable within a test system and the benefits of improved measurement accuracy by reducing the size of the test equipment and using fewer interconnections.

White Paper pdf 1.7 MB Version: A 14/02/2017

Wireless Backhaul Challenging Large-Capacity and High-Speed Transfers

This white paper describes an overview of the wireless backhaul, its technology trend, and its measurement. It explains that the use of higher dimensional modulation, higher frequency and wider bandwidth in wireless backhaul might need new technical requirements and challenge for its transmitter and receiver.

White Paper pdf 1.1 MB 16/01/2017

Identifying Sources of External PIM

Identifying the location of external PIM sources has been an extremely difficult problem for mobile operators worldwide. With Anritsu’s PIM Hunter™, PIM Master™ and Spectrum Master™ products, operators finally have the tool set required to precisely identify external PIM sources. Once identified, a variety of PIM mitigation techniques can be deployed to reduce PIM levels and improve system performance.

White Paper pdf 2.3 MB Version: A 22/11/2016

Modern Architecture Advances Vector Network Analyzer Performance White Paper

This paper provides an overview of the high-frequency technology deployed in Anritsu's VNA families. It is shown that NLTL technology results in miniature VNA reflectometers that provide enhanced performance over broad frequency ranges, and reduced measurement complexity when compared with existing solutions. These capabilities, combined with the frequency-scalable nature of the reflectometers provide VNA users with a unique and compelling solution for their current and future high-frequency measurement needs.

White Paper pdf 2.1 MB Version: B 08/11/2016

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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: v2019.7.1 22/07/2019

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 148.7 KB Version: v2019.7.1 22/07/2019

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, 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 234.9 MB Version: v2019.7.1 22/07/2019

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 127.5 KB Version: v2019.7.1 22/07/2019

Signal Quality Analyzer -R Control Software

It is an installer to install the Signal Quality Analyzer-R Control Software.
Installer for the latest version.

MD5 : ed5814d36045667ecf74d006ddae4c7f

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 246.5 MB Version: 3.08.16 16/07/2019

MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software

It is an installer to install the MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software.
Installer for the latest version.

MD5 : caf0a2489268a892a432d9418bc2bb4a

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 64.8 MB Version: 3.08.05 16/07/2019

Signal Generator Patterns for LMR Master S412E

Signal Generator Patterns for P25, P25 P2, DMR2, NXDN, PTC, NBFM, and TETRA modes.

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 189.1 MB Version: 1.11 10/07/2019

LMR Patterns history

History of the changes made to the LMR Patters file. Read this document to discover what patterns were added and when they were added.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 90.9 KB Version: 1.11 10/07/2019

Advanced Time Domain ADK Software

Advanced Signal Integrity Design Kits (or, ADK) is a collection of many signal integrity utility tools. It is designed to pre- and post-process signal integrity (SI) simulation and measurement data in an easy-to-use, mobile-apps-like package. It helps SI engineers identify and correct errors and correlate between simulation and measurement within a few mouse clicks. A system's design cycle time is greatly improved as a result. ADK software is required for the Advanced Time Domain (option 22). Option 22 is a licensed option available on MS4652xB VNAs. For purchase and installation information, please contact Anritsu.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 51.9 MB Version: 2019.05.14 09/07/2019

Advanced Time Domain ADK Software User Guide

This user guide walks you through the ADK software utility. The ADK software is required for Advanced Time Domain (option 22), which is a licensed option available on the MS46522B and MS46524B VNAs.

Drivers, Software Downloads pdf 3.7 MB Version: 2019.05.14 09/07/2019

ADK Dongle Driver

This driver will support a removable dongle for Advance Time Domain (Option 22). Installed the driver prior to installing Advanced Time Domain ADK Software.

Drivers, Software Downloads exe 18.1 MB Version: 7.92 09/07/2019

Vision Software MX280001A

The Vision software platform works with Anritsu's spectrum monitoring hardware to automate the process of collecting measurement data, providing useful information about network health and use of the spectrum. Applications for Vision include accumulating historical spectral data to inform spectrum policy, satellite reception interference detection and monitoring for illegal use of spectrum. Once an interference signal is identified, Vision uses various algorithms to geo-locate the position of the signal of interest.

Drivers, Software Downloads msi 297.0 MB Version: 2019.6.1 28/06/2019

Vision Software MX280001A Release History

Release History.

Drivers, Software Downloads htm 24.7 KB Version: 2019.6.1 28/06/2019

Field Master Pro 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 rau 253.2 MB Version: V2019.6.1 28/06/2019

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 109.8 KB Version: 2019.6.1 28/06/2019

MU887000A Platform Installer

Installer for MU887000A platform.
MD5 : 706fddf3236530af6a70cf88cbec216c

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 60.1 MB Version: 02.10.43 27/06/2019

CombiView Installer

This file includes following installer.
 ・MX880050A CombiViewManager
 ・MX880051A Celllular applet
 ・MX880052A SRW applet
 ・MX880053A FMAudio applet
 ・MX880054A VSG applet
 ・MX880055A SmallCell applet
 ・MX880056A IEEE802.15.4 applet
 ・MX880057A ZWAVE applet
MD5 : a0aac50953b07423fe28afca7e1d51b8

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 401.6 MB Version: 01.12.09 27/06/2019

Cellular Waveforms

This file includes following waveforms.
 ・MV887011A W-CDMA/HSPA Downlink Waveforms
 ・MV887012A GSM/EDGE Downlink Waveforms
 ・MV887013A LTE FDD Downlink Waveforms
 ・MV887014A LTE TDD Downlink Waveforms
 ・MV887015A CDMA2000 Forward Link Waveforms
 ・MV887016A 1xEV-DO Forward Link Waveforms
 ・MV887017A TD-SCDMA Downlink Waveforms
 ・MV887018A NR FDD sub-6GHz Downlink Waveforms
 ・MV887019A NR TDD sub-6GHz Downlink Waveforms
 ・MV887065A Category M FDD Downlink Waveforms
 ・MV887067A NB-IoT Downlink Waveforms
Waveform files are double compressed. If you decompress the .zip file, you can get .exe file. So, please double-click the .exe file to get decompressed file. v02.00.00 or later version of waveforms can use on platform v02.04.11 or later version.
MD5 : 7fe025be1be091d98f43ac5193b321fe

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 951.0 MB Version: 02.04.00 27/06/2019

GNSS&FMRDS Waveforms

This file includes following waveforms.
 ・MV887070A FM RDS Waveforms
 ・MV887100A GPS Waveforms
 ・MV887101A Galileo Waveforms
 ・MV887102A GLONASS Waveforms
 ・MV887103A BeiDou Waveforms
Waveform files are double compressed. If you decompress the .zip file, you can get .exe file. So, please double-click the .exe file to get decompressed file.
MD5: f538a969d6c6373fda7061289b39cc4c

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 26.0 MB Version: 02.00.02 27/06/2019

Software for MT1000A with MU100011A

Software of MT1000A.
Use it when using the 100G Multirate Module MU100011A.
It supports operation with the following modules.

・ MU100011A 100G Multirate Module
・ MU100010A 10G Multirate Module
・ MU100020A OTDR Module
・ MU100021A OTDR Module
・ MU100022A OTDR Module
・ MU100040A/B CPRI RF Module
・ MU100090A High-Accuracy GPS Disciplined Oscillator

The file size is large, so download after checking your bandwidth.

MD5 : 6af014aa878cc83b2fc9ff0d9a1d4d98

Drivers, Software Downloads zip 791.9 MB Version: 9.10 18/06/2019

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