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Advanced Test Solutions for Emerging Microwave, Millimeter Wave Designs on Display by Anritsu Company at IMS


Automotive Radar, 5G Among Applications Addressed by VNA Families, Signal Analyzers Shown by Global Test Leader

Richardson, TX – May 20, 2016

Anritsu Company (booth #949) will showcase its high-frequency test solutions that address the complex challenges associated with emerging microwave and millimeter wave (mmWave) designs, such as automotive radar and 5G, at IMS 2016. The VectorStar® and ShockLine™ vector network analyzer (VNA) families, both of which feature Anritsu’s patented nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) technology, and the new Signal Analyzer MS2840A with mmWave waveguide mixers will be on display in the global test leader’s booth.

“As we continue to see more complex design requirements at higher frequencies, engineers require test solutions that can provide them with confidence in their microwave and mmWave products and concurrently meet time-to-market and development cost goals. Anritsu’s vector network analyzer and signal analyzer solution portfolios allow engineers to accurately and efficiently test devices and systems used in connected cars, 5G and other applications while reducing development time and associated costs,” said Paul Innis, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company.

A measurement system featuring the VectorStar MS4640B VNA and MG3710A RF signal generator will conduct modulated measurements in the Anritsu IMS booth. The VNA will be configured with 200 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth to explore device characterization under modulated conditions. To achieve this level of performance, the conventional VNA architecture includes a wideband receiver rather than the narrowband mixers commonly found in other VNAs.

For mmWave signal analysis on automotive radar devices under test (DUTs), Anritsu will display the MS2840A with the High Performance Waveguide Mixer MA2808A. The mixer supports excellent phase noise performance in combination with the MS2840A, which is essential in automotive radar to ensure the device can detect objects at short distances and those that move slowly. For example, phase noise performance is better than –100 dBc/Hz in the 79 GHz frequency band with an offset of either 10 kHz or 100 kHz.

Recognizing the growing need to verify E-band devices cost efficiently during production, Anritsu will demonstrate the E-band option for its ShockLine MS46522B 2-port VNA. It is an economical solution for conducting accurate measurements from 55-92 GHz in manufacturing environments. Other applications utilizing the ShockLine MS46500B performance series of VNAs will be demonstrated, as well.     

A broadband VectorStar VNA – the ME7838A – will also be in the booth showing on-wafer device characterization covering frequencies from 70 kHz to 220 GHz.

Shared Technologies

Anritsu VNA technology will be on display as part of technology demonstrations in other exhibitor booths at IMS 2016. A two-port VectorStar VNA will be in the Signatone booth (#703) as part of a system conducting mmWave on-wafer device characterization. Diamond Engineering (booth #1650) will feature two ShockLine VNAs and a VectorStar model to conduct measurements on a variety of antennas. A VectorStar MS4647B 4-port VNA will also be in the DVT booth (#3451) as part of a showcase of VNA calibration verification boards.

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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