Anritsu debuts ultraportable mmWave spectrum analyzers

Feb. 14, 2017

Morgan Hill, CA. Anritsu introduced the Spectrum Master MS2760A family, which the company describes as the first ultraportable, millimeter-wave spectrum analyzers that verify high-frequency designs, including those used in 5G and E-band applications. Leveraging Anritsu’s patented NLTL Shockline technology, the MS2760A shatters the cost, size, and performance barriers associated with traditional large-form-factor instruments to efficiently advance technology development, the company said.

In addition to 5G and E-band, the MS2760A improves test procedures and lowers the cost-of-test in other fast-growing mmWave applications, such as 802.11ad/WiGig, satellite communications, electronic warfare, and automotive radar.

For R&D and test engineers in lab environments, the MS2760A conducts essential measurements, such as spectrum analysis, channel power, adjacent channel power, spurious emissions, and occupied bandwidth. Measurements can be taken directly at the DUT, whereas benchtop models require expensive cables that can add loss. The MS2760A can conduct sweeps from 9 kHz to 110 GHz, improving measurement confidence.

For manufacturing applications, the Spectrum Master MS2760A, as it is less expensive than benchtop alternatives. Its ultraportable size also adds flexibility to production test of larger products, including those in aerospace and satellite applications.

The Spectrum Master MS2760A simplifies field testing. Its ultraportable size allows it to be placed in a technician’s pocket, while its continuous-sweep ability and USB-powered form factor using a tablet reduces the amount of equipment a technician must carry. With thousands of technicians testing millions of antennas, the more affordable MS2760A scales easier than other handheld spectrum analyzers, as well.

The Spectrum Master MS2760A has models to support the 32 GHz, 44 GHz, 50 GHz, 70 GHz, and 110 GHz frequencies. A 90-GHz model is also available for countries where an export license is required for analyzers above 90 GHz. It is the latest member of Anritsu’s growing ultraportable analyzer portfolio that also includes the Power Master MA24507A mmWave power analyzer and Site Master S331P field cable and antenna analyzer.

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