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Anritsu Introduces Economy Microwave Spectrum Analyzer Family Covering 9 kHz to 20 GHz

Value-oriented Bench Test Engineers Have a Powerful Yet Affordable Solution for Microwave Spectrum Analysis

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Anritsu Company introduces the MS271xB family of economy microwave spectrum analyzers covering 9 kHz to 7.1 GHz, 13 GHz, and 20 GHz frequency ranges. Offering excellent RF measurement performance and a full suite of measurement features, the MS271xB family consists of three models that are cost-effective alternatives for bench testing of microwave components, subsystems, and systems used in the wireless, aerospace/defense, and university markets.

No other spectrum analyzers in this price class offer the features and performance of the MS271xB family. They have 1 Hz to 3 MHz RBW, amplitude accuracy better than +/- 1.3 dB, and low phase noise of -114 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. With such high measurement performance, the spectrum analyzers can accurately measure most wireless local oscillators and synthesizers. Their superior dynamic range of typically 100 dB allows the MS271xB family to quickly and precisely test RF and microwave devices that require exceptional linearity.

A full suite of measurement features helps engineers and technicians improve productivity, increase measurement capabilities, and lower test costs when analyzing RF and microwave components. Among the powerful features are RMS detection and channel power ratio measurements, as well as AM/FM demodulation, limit testing, and extensive marker functions, including counted markers and marker noise measurements.

The MS271xB family provides bench engineers with a number of other benefits. For EMC pre-compliance testing, the spectrum analyzers have a quasi-peak detector and CISPR bandwidths as standard features. They also offer a 65 dB range input step attenuator and 20 watt input protection to reduce the potential of damage that can be caused by inexperienced operators. An optional high-accuracy power meter functionality supports Anritsu’s 6 GHz PSN50 sensor with +/- 0.16 dB power measurement accuracy.

All three models offer optional WCDMA/HSDPA RF measurements, and optional IQ demodulation hardware to support WCDMA demodulation. The 7.1 GHz MS2717B has an optional tracking generator to support filter and amplifier measurements, and optional WiMAX measurements that can be used by Fixed WiMAX equipment manufacturers.

Ergonomically designed, the MS271xB family has controls that are designed to improve productivity for manufacturing, R&D, and general purpose test. Compactly designed, the MS271xB family measures only 242H x 372W x 339D (mm) and weighs 5.6 kg. The analyzers also provide flexibility in the manufacturing environment, as they have 256 MB compact flash drive, 256 MB USB flash drive, Ethernet, and USB 2.0 connectivity to archive setups, update firmware, and transfer results. Another benefit of the MS271xB family on the manufacturing line is its whisper-quiet operation and its low power consumption of only 35 Watts.

The 9 kHz to 7.1 GHz MS2717B has a delivery of 10 weeks ARO. The 9 kHz to 13 GHz MS2718B has a delivery of 12 weeks ARO. The 9 kHz to 20 GHz MS2719B has a delivery of 12 weeks ARO.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company ( is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. With its acquisition of NetTest (, Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.