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Anritsu Company Introduces Options for Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer MS2840A to Address High-frequency Measurement Needs


Noise Floor Reduction and 2 dB Step Attenuator Increase Reception Sensitivity and Optimize Mixer Input Level to More Accurately Measure Microwave, mmWave Devices

Richardson, TX – October 24, 2016 – Anritsu Company introduces Noise Floor Reduction (NFR) and 2 dB Step Attenuator options for its Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer MS2840A that address the market need to accurately and efficiently measure devices and systems operating at microwave and millimeter (mmWave) frequencies. Adding the options to the inherent performance advantages of the MS2840A allows engineers to more accurately and efficiently verify narrowband radio equipment, radio oscillator modules, wireless backhaul devices and systems, as well as radar and satellite broadcast equipment.

With the options installed, the MS2840A can conduct measurements on wideband signals. The new NFR and 2 dB Step Attenuator allow engineers to more accurately and efficiently measure spectrum emissions, adjacent channel leakage power and high-dynamic range signals at Tx ON and OFF on devices that operate in the microwave and mmWave bands.

For more accurate measurement of low-level signals, the NFR option increases reception sensitivity by subtracting up to 11 dB of noise components from the measurement system and the MS2840A, which lowers the noise floor. For accurate dynamic range measurements of V-band (50-75 GHz) and E-band (60-90 GHz) signals, the NFR option is compatible with the High Performance Waveguide Mixer MS2806A/MA2808A and other external mixers that can be integrated with the MS2840A.

The 2 dB Step Attenuator can be used with all four MS2840A models, which cover 9 kHz to 3.6 GHz/6 GHz/26.5 GHz/44.5 GHz. The option can set a 0 to 60 dB attenuator with 2 dB steps across the entire frequency range of the 44.5 GHz instrument with a standard specification of 0 to 60 dB attenuation in 10 dB steps at a stop frequency of 6 GHz or higher. All other MS2840A models support 0 to 60 dB attenuation in 2 dB steps over their entire frequency range.

Best-in-class Performance

Featuring best-in-class carrier close-in SSB phase noise performance, the Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer MS2840A supports measurements across a wide frequency band. By connecting the High Performance Waveguide Mixer MA2806A/MA2808A to the MS2840A can conduct wide dynamic range measurements from 50 GHz to 90 GHz while eliminating image-response effects at wideband signal measurements. This makes the solution well suited for mmWave wideband wireless applications, such as wireless backhaul, automobile radar, and WiGig, as well as evaluation of mmWave radar antenna sidelobe characteristics, which requires high sensitivity.

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 solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. 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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