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Anritsu Donates VNA Master™ to UC Davis College of Engineering

MS2028B to be Used in Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center as Part of Growing Relationship Between Test Leader and University

Anritsu Company announces that it has donated a VNA Master™ MS2028B handheld vector network analyzer to the University California, Davis College of Engineering for use in the Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center (DMRC). The donation of the VNA Master is part of a growing relationship between Anritsu and UC Davis, as well as the school's commitment to expand its microwave department.

"Our goal is to become a premier millimeter-wave research center nationally and internationally. Working with industry will help us achieve that goal," said Greg Gibbs, director of corporate relations for the College of Engineering at UC Davis.

Anritsu has a long history of supporting colleges and universities globally. UC Davis has established itself as a preeminent institution in terms of engineering, particularly in preparing the next generation of RF, microwave and millimeter wave engineers. We are pleased to provide a VNA Master and anticipate expanding our relationship with UC Davis," said Frank Tiernan, President of Anritsu Company.

VNA Master addresses complex cable and antenna measurement needs in the field with accurate, vector corrected 2-port magnitude, phase, and Distance-To-Fault measurements. It covers the 5 kHz to 20 GHz frequency band, which contains a wide variety of RF communications systems, as well as many radar and microwave communication systems, both coax and waveguide. With a typical measurement speed of 750 µsec per point, the VNA Master is ideally suited for tuning applications in the field. Using a 3-receiver architecture, VNA Master can measure all 4 S-parameters at once with a single connection to a Device Under Test (DUT).

About the Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center

The Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center is an industry-university cooperative research program. The DMRC is broadly focused on fostering millimeter wave technology for wireless communications, radar, sensing, and imaging systems. The activities in the DMRC involve devices, integrated circuits, components, packaging, subsystems and system implementation.

About UC Davis

For more than 100 years, UC Davis has engaged in teaching, research and public service that matter to California and transform the world. Located close to the state capital, UC Davis has more than 32,000 students, more than 2,500 faculty and more than 21,000 staff, an annual research budget that exceeds $678 million, a comprehensive health system and 13 specialized research centers. The university offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four colleges - Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six professional schools - Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

About UC Davis College of Engineering

Founded in 1962, the College of Engineering at UC Davis has awarded more than 20,000 graduate and undergraduate degrees. The college has more than 200 faculty, including 12 members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 45 recipients of PECASE/CAREER awards, and numerous fellows. Our researchers collaborate with numerous partners at UC Davis, including with those from the School of Medicine, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School of Management. Our global industry and government partners include many from Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and the Sacramento Region. Annual research expenditures at the College of Engineering total more than $87 million (2009-10).

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.


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Anritsu Company
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