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Anritsu Co.’s new Microwave Site MasterTM S820E is the world’s first handheld cable and antenna analyzer with frequency coverage up to 40 GHz. It brings best-in-class measurement capability to the field and allows for accurate measurements to easily be made on microwave communication systems anytime, anywhere. The Microwave Site Master S820E conducts one- and two-port measurements on coaxial or waveguide systems, and a future vector network analyzer (VNA) mode will offer S-parameter functionality in a compact, field-proven design.
The Site Master S820E has a dynamic range of 110 dB typical up to 40 GHz, and best-in-class frequency resolution of 1 Hz across the full range of operation. Patented RF interference rejection, up to +17 dBm, allows the analyzer to accurately measure in the harshest RF environments, and powerful processors deliver measurement sweep speed of 650 us/point. Standard one-port measurements include return loss, VSWR, cable loss, Distance-to-Fault (DTF), phase, and Smith Chart. Standard transmission measurement (one-path, two-port) is also included.
Unique two-port Measurement Capability
Two-port transmission and swept cable loss measurements on long, embedded transmission systems can also be made with the S820E. External USB sensors up to 40 GHz can be connected to the analyzer to accurately measure loss in cables and waveguide assemblies where there is significant distance between each end of the assembly. The sensor may be easily extended up to 85 meters using passive USB extenders and Cat5e cable. Other lengths can be accommodated.
VNA Measurements in the Field
Internally, the S820E is a four-receiver VNA architecture, and utilizes the same cutting edge NLTL (shock line) sampler technology as the premium Anritsu VectorStarTM VNA benchtop models to deliver unprecedented performance to 40 GHz in a handheld instrument.
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