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Anritsu Introduces Handheld Vector Network and Spectrum Analyzer

September 28, 2010
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Anritsu Co. introduces the MS202x/3xC VNA Master™ series of handheld vector network analyzers (VNA) that provides the performance and capabilities of numerous benchtop instruments in a single highly-portable analyzer. Offering the broadest frequency range of 5 kHz to up to 20 GHz in a handheld VNA, fast sweep times, waveguide support and advanced time domain capabilities, the MS202/3xC series can be used by RF/microwave engineers to conduct system maintenance and interference hunting in a variety of aerospace, defense, wireless backhaul and general-purpose applications.

Four models – the MS202xC vector network analyzers and MS203xC combination vector network/spectrum analyzers – are available. These instruments replace bulky, AC-powered, and expensive benchtop products so field personnel can increase productivity when conducting on-site installation and maintenance activities.

The MS202/3xC VNA Master series are the premier 2-port full-reversing handheld vector network analyzers. Fully configured, the VNA Master has the versatility to conduct many popular measurements that currently require a laboratory grade VNA, scalar analyzer, vector voltmeter, power meter and spectrum analyzer. Smart software is optimized for installation and maintenance applications, including cable and antenna analysis, transmission measurements, phase matching cables, interference hunting and general-purpose spectrum analysis.

In terms of performance, the MS202/3xC VNA Master is best-in-class. With its powerful 12-term error correction algorithms, the MS202/3xC series delivers S-parameter performance that is generally 10 times more accurate than scalar measurement results. It has 100 dB of dynamic range and an enhanced optional time domain capability. The Time Domain option has readouts with gating and low-pass processing features to address antenna range and material measurements. With the fastest sweep update rate in any handheld VNA of 525 usec/pt, it provides true real-time display updates for filter tuning operations. Using this tool, engineers can simplify gear logistics while conducting measurements anytime, anywhere.


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