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Anritsu Introduces MS2850A Signal Analyzer Options to Support External High-speed Data-transfer Interfaces Used in Emerging Designs


MS2850A USB3.0 and PCIe Support Enables Faster Data Transmission Rates to Improve Development of 5G, Broadcast Satellite Devices and Systems

Anritsu Signal Analyzer ms2850a

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce the release of its new options for the Signal Analyzer MS2850A to provide supports for external USB3.0 and PCIe interfaces for high-speed data transmissions.

[Development Background]
With future deployment of next-generation 5G mobile communications, more applications will be using broadband to greatly increase communications speeds. Additionally, new tests are being examined for managing test and manufacturing data in the Cloud to support the Industry 4.0 concept.

With the trend towards big data and more traffic resulting from deployment of broadband networks and various measurement systems, there is an urgent need for faster data transfers at external PCs and measurement systems to analyze and manage data.

With up to 32 GB of built-in memory, the MS2850A can capture 1-GHz band signals in just 3 seconds. Moreover, incorporating both USB3.0 and PCIe interfaces with faster speeds than conventional 1000Base-T slashes data transfer times from 20 minutes to just 10 seconds, helping improve development efficiency.

[Product Outline]
These new options install free software in the external PC to control the MS2850A using the Ethernet/USB2.0/GPIB connector and transfer data captured by the MS2850A at high speed over a dedicated USB3.0/PCIe data-transfer interface. There are two options for the data-transfer connector. The MS2850A-053 option provides a PCIe Gen2 x8 connector supporting high-speed data-transfer external PCIe interfaces, while the MS2850A-054 option provides a type-B connector supporting USB3.0 high-speed data-transfer external USB interfaces.

Target Markets: Wireless communications equipment makers, electronic parts makers, mobile phone operators

Applications: R&D of 5G terminals, satellite communications wireless communications equipment, broadband wireless communication systems, and satellite communications monitoring, etc.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

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