Anritsu Co. introduces the VNA Master MS2034A and MS2036A that offer integrated vector network analyzer (VNA), spectrum analyzer and power meter capability in a single handheld, battery-operated, rugged instrument. The multi-function capability of the MS2034A/MS2036A allow them to serve as single-instrument solutions for phase matching cables, identifying sources of interference and troubleshooting transmitters in a variety of aerospace, defense and general purpose systems.

The VNA Master series offers the first portable handheld VNAs that can display one-port and two-port S-parameter measurements over the industry’s broadest handheld VNA frequency coverage of 2 MHz to 6 GHz. All critical RF measurements, including S11 and S21 log magnitude, return loss, VSWR and Distance-To-Fault (DTF), can be made with a single key selection, simplifying flightline tests, and cable and antenna maintenance. The MS2034A/MS2036A’s RF immunity rejection of up to +17 dBm allows for precise measurements – even when co-location near other transmitters usually prevents measurements due to interference.

For phase matching cables and other field maintenance tasks, the VNA Master offers a vector voltmeter option that displays results in a digital magnitude and phase format for a CW frequency. With vector voltmeters becoming obsolete, the VNA Master offers a suitable replacement that consolidates a synthesizer source, vector voltmeter receiver and external coupling accessories. This innovative solution ensures technicians and engineers can continue to utilize this familiar display while working with the more field-friendly VNA Master.

Incorporating spectrum analysis capability up to 7.1 GHz into the VNA Master dramatically simplifies field testing by requiring fewer instruments for maintenance activities, which is especially valuable when conducting measurements on an elevated structure, such as a tower. Users can perform common spectrum monitoring, interference analysis and general purpose signal measurements with a single key selection, a safer and simpler alternative to previous multiple-instrument approaches.