Anritsu Co. introduces an on-screen coverage mapping option for its “E” Series Spectrum Master™, Site Master™ and Cell Master™ handheld analyzers. The option has been developed to help wireless service providers, public safety users, land mobile radio operators and government officials verify system coverage and perform spectrum clearing before installing new radio services.

With the option installed on one of the industry leading analyzers, users can map RSSI and ACPR levels. Intuitive color coding simplifies interpretation. The update rate can be set in seconds or in distance, depending on user preference. Both indoor and outdoor mapping is supported with the option. For indoor mapping, the new option uses a start-walk-stop approach to ensure accuracy when GPS is not valid.

To support the new option Anritsu offers a free Windows map conversion program called “MapMaster.” Using MapMaster users can convert the files from many map sources to special image files that contain GPS data. The map can then be uploaded to the analyzer via easy to follow menus. The overall amplitude accuracy, coupled with the GPS update rate, ensures accurate and reliable mapping results.