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Anritsu Enhances Economy Microwave Spectrum Analyzers With Phase Noise Software and Improved Manufacturing Integration

MS271xB Series Helps Wireless Broadband Component and Device Manufacturers Increase Production Yields and Lower Production Test Cost

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Anritsu Company introduces new options for its MS271xB series that take advantage of the economy microwave spectrum analyzers’ best-in-class phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset (typical, 800 MHz) and make it easier to integrate the instruments into legacy manufacturing environments. The MS271xB series has been designed to accurately measure the performance of wireless broadband components and devices, increase production yields, and lower the cost of production test.

Running on an external PC, the software controls any of the economy microwave spectrum analyzers via an Ethernet or GPIB interface and combines multiple swept measurements into summary displays of phase noise performance. It provides multiple phase noise trace plots on the same scale, in different colors. Phase noise plots can be smoothed and compared with user-created limit lines. The software also allows source jitter measurements to be displayed in seconds, degrees, or Hz. The method in which the data is collected and displayed by the software makes it easier for wireless broadband designers and troubleshooters to predict system EVM and BER.

Anritsu has also enhanced the MS271xB series with a GPIB interface, which allows the economy microwave spectrum analyzers to be easily integrated into legacy manufacturing test systems. A new front panel USB connector facilitates connection of flash drives.

TD-SCDMA Test Capability
Anritsu has also developed options for the MS271xB series to create a cost-efficient method to quickly and precisely measure the performance of TD-SCDMA components. One option includes a suite of measurements to quickly and accurately measure the RF of TD-SCDMA signals. Modulation quality of TD-SCDMA transmitters can now also be evaluated with the MS271xB series.

Economy Microwave Spectrum Analyzers
Covering the 9 kHz to 7.1, 13 and 20 GHz ranges, the MS271xB family meets most RF and microwave spectrum analyzer requirements. The excellent phase noise performance allows the instruments to measure most wireless local oscillators and synthesizers, while their superior dynamic range of 100 dB results in fast and precise testing of wireless components that require exceptional linearity. Designed with a 10 MHz demodulation bandwidth, the MS271xB family supports GSM, CDMA, W-CDMA, W-CDMA/HSDPA, EVDO and WiMAX measurements, in addition to TD-SCDMA.

Delivery of the spectrum analyzers and the new options is 8 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. 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.

Client Contact:
Katherine Van Diepen
Director, Marketing Communications
Anritsu Company
408.778.2000 ext. 1550
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman