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Line Sweep Tools


Line Sweep Tools allows users to quickly and efficiently process captured line sweeps, as well as PIM measurements. In addition, it has some capability for handling common S parameter measurements as well as transmission measurements.

Marker and Limit Line Presets
LST has marker presets. Once setup, they make it possible to apply a set of markers to a trace with one button press. This ensures that markers are where they need to be, every time. Once set, a “next sweep” button lets you view the next trace with one button press.

Marker presets are invaluable when reviewing large numbers of line sweeps. LST has 7 sets of marker presets.

Quick Names
Often, line sweep file names, titles, and subtitles need to be changed to match a specific standard before submitting traces for payment. Often, it’s more convenient to do this task in the office than in the field. The Quick Name Matrix makes changing the trace file name, title, and subtitle a matter of pressing a few buttons to select pre-written text segments that can be used to create the final, formal, file name, title, or subtitle.


Automated Report Generation
LST has report generation for both PIM traces and Line Sweeps. Producing industry standard reports, in PDF format, LST can also create files in the industry standard DAT format.

Instrument Compatibility LST is compatible with a wide range of Anritsu handheld instruments. For specifics, please see the “Instruments Supported” tab.

Line Sweep Tools —The Cable and Antenna Analyzer Software Tool Set
Anritsu Line Sweep Tools (LST) is the latest generation of Handheld Software Tools, an industry standard. This PC based post-processing software efficiently manipulates line sweep and PIM traces for reporting purposes.

Line Sweep Tools enables users to quickly:

  • Collect traces from the instruments
  • Verify that the traces are correct using markers and limit lines
  • Report results in industry accepted PDF and/or DAT file format

Line Sweep Tools works with traces taken from Anritsu's line of Handheld RF Instruments, and is focused on the measurements needed for Antenna and Cable service. Examples include Return Loss, Distance to Fault, PIM measurements, and even some S11 measurements.

Line Sweep Tools is compatible with the traces produced by the older Site Masters, in some cases going all the way back to A series Site Masters such as the S331A.

Instruments Supported

Product Family Instrument Cable and Antenna Analyzer Mode Measurements Transmission Measurement Two Port Cable Loss or Two Port Gain Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Measurements Smith Chart
Site Master S113B X       X*
S114B X       X*
S251B X       X*
S331B X       X*
S332B X       X*
S113C X       X*
S114C X       X*
S251C X       X*
S331C X       X*
S332C X       X*
S810C X       X*
S820C X       X*
S311D X X     X*
S312D X X     X*
S331D X X     X*
S332D X X     X*
S325D X       X*
S810D X   X   X*
S820D X   X   X*
S820E X X X   X
S331E X X     X*
S332E X X   X X
S361E X X     X
S362E X X   X X
S331L X       X*
S331P X X     X*
PIM Master MW82119A       X  
MW82119B       X  
Spectrum Master

Supporting PIM Analyzers

MS2711E       X  
MS2712E       X  
MS2713E       X  
MS2721B       X  
MS2722C       X  
MS2723C       X  
MS2724C       X  
MS2725C       X  
MS2726C       X  
Cell Master MT8212A X       X*
MT8212B X       X*
MT8212E X X   X X
MT8213E X X   X X
BTS Master MT8222A X     X X
MT8221B X   X X X
MT8222B X   X X X
MT8220T X   X X X

Instruments Supported

Product Family Instrument Common Field Mode Measurements Insertion Loss Smith Chart Common Vector Network Analyzer Measurements
LMR Master S412D X   X*  
S412E X X X X
VNA Master MS2024A X   X X
MS2026A X   X X
MS2034A X   X X
MS2036A X   X X
MS2024B X X X X
MS2025B X X X X
MS2026B     X X
MS2028B     X X
MS2034B X X X X
MS2035B X X X X
MS2026C     X X
MS2028C     X X
MS2036C     X X
MS2038C     X X


  1. Line Sweep Tools can also make use of Hand Held Software Tool files captured by the discontinued "A" series Site Masters.
  2. X* = For these instruments, the Smith Chart is created by LST from other traces.

Common Field Mode Measurements
  • Return Loss (RL)
  • Voltage Standing Wave Ration (VSWR)
  • Distance to Fault, Return Loss (DTF-RL)
  • Distance to Fault, VSWR (DTF-VSWR)
  • Cable Loss (CL)
  • Smith Chart
  • Phase

Common Vector Network Analyzer Measurements
  • LogMag vs. Frequency – S11, S12, S22
  • LogMag vs. Frequency – S21
  • LogMag vs. Distance – S11, S22
  • SWR vs. Frequency – S11, S22
  • SWR vs. Distance – S11
  • Phase vs. Frequency – S11, S12, S21, S22
  • Phase vs. Distance – S11
  • LogMag/2 vs. Frequency – S11
  • Real Impedance vs. Frequency – S11
  • Imaginary Impedance vs. Frequency – S11
  • Smith Chart vs. Frequency – S11, S12, S21, S22
  • Group Delay – S11, S12, S21
  • Vector Voltmeter

PC Requirements

PC Requirements

Anritsu's software tools runs on computers using Windows
operating systems, specifically:

  • Windows XP, Service Pack 2 or higher
  • Windows Vista (32 bit or 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 (32 bit or 64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (32 bit or 64 bit)

In addition, the PC must have at least:

  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 1 GB of available hard disk space
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