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Anritsu Introduces Signal Analyzer with Best-in-class Close-in Phase Noise Performance to Verify Narrowband Wireless Equipment and Devices


MS2840A Supports Wideband and Narrowband Measurements to Create Cost-efficient Single Instrument for Testing Microwave Backhaul and PMR, as well as Satcom and Radar

Richardson, TX – March 30, 2016

Anritsu Company introduces the MS2840A signal analyzer that features broad frequency coverage of 9 kHz to 44.5 GHz and best-in-class close-in SSB phase noise performance. With the high-end performance and frequency coverage that can be extended to the millimeter wave (mmWave) range, the MS2840A is a highly accurate tool to conduct wideband and narrowband measurements on next-generation 4G/5G designs, microwave and mmWave wireless backhaul, 79 GHz band automobile radar, satellite communications and VHF/UHF Private Mobile Radio (PMR), during R&D and manufacturing.

The MS2840A is designed with an advanced high-performance oscillator to achieve close-in SSB phase noise performance of –123 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz measurement frequency and 10 kHz offset frequency. Various convenient measurement functions for measuring Tx characteristics, including wireless transmitter spurious, adjacent channel leakage power, spectrum masks, and frequency counter, are standard in the MS2840A signal analyzer.

A versatile instrument that meets the needs of engineers designing 4G/5G products, the MS2830A also is designed with a built-in signal analyzer that supports power vs. time; frequency vs. time; phase vs. time; and spectrogram measurements. Adding vector modulation analysis software and analog measurement software options support the evaluation of various digital and analog wireless modulation signals, as well as adding functions for measuring amplifier noise figure (NF) values.

mmWave Measurements

For measuring mmWave wireless equipment, 79 GHz band automobile radar and other high-frequency designs requiring high sensitivity, the MS2840A can be integrated with the High Performance Waveguide Mixers MA2806A or MA2808A that enable spectrum measurements between 50 GHz and 75 GHz or 60 GHz and 90 GHz, respectively. Connecting either high-performance waveguide mixer to the MS2840A supports high dynamic range measurements, as well as eliminates image-response effects at wideband signal measurements, making it ideal for measuring mmWave wideband wireless equipment. With the High Performance Waveguide Mixer MA2808A connected to the MS2840A, SSB phase noise performance of –100 dBc/Hz at an offset frequency of 10 kHz in the 79 GHz band, and a high sensitivity of –150 dBm/Hz in the 75 GHz band are achieved.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operation support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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