Anritsu Co. expands its ShockLine™ family of vector network analyzers (VNAs) with the introduction of the MS46122A series. Incorporating Anritsu’s patented shock line VNA-on-a-chip technology, the MS46122A low-cost full-reversing 2-port VNAs are packaged in a very compact 1U chassis and are optimized for ultra-cost-sensitive test applicatios in manufacturing, engineering, and education environments.

The MS46122A series includes the world’s first compact VNAs with frequency coverage up to 20 and 40 GHz, respectively. A third model in the new ShockLine series covers 1 MHz to 8 GHz. The MS46122A ShockLine VNAs offer best-in-class performance in key areas such as speed, trace noise, stability, and dynamic range. The analyzers minimize test times and maximize throughput, making the VNAs well suited for testing passive devices such as cables, connectors, filters, and antennas. 

Externally controlled via USB from a user-supplied PC, the MS46122A VNAs do not contain an embedded computer or solid-state drive. Since there is no on-board data storage and all information is saved on an external user-supplied computer rather than the VNA, the MS46122A is ideal for secure area operation. 

The symmetrical design of the package creates flexibility and convenience when rack mounting, as the VNAs can face front or back. Because they are only 1U high, the MS46122A ShockLine VNAs save valuable rack space and are ideal for space-constrained test environments.

Similar to all the other members of the ShockLine family, the MS46122A VNAs feature the advanced ShockLine Graphical User Interface (GUI) software, which brings extensive test capabilities to the small footprint test solution. Combining the easy-to-use GUI with a wide variety of productivity enhancing features enable fast debugging and manual testing of passive RF and microwave devices in engineering and educational environments. The VNAs can be used in automated environments via IVI-C drivers in most popular application development environments such as LabVIEW, LabWindows, MATLAB, C# and .NET.

The MS46122A series is the newest member of Anritsu’s ShockLine VNA family that brings unprecedented value and performance to cost-sensitive engineering and production environments. In addition to the MS46122A, the ShockLine family consists of the ShockLine MS46522A series, Economy ShockLine MS46322A 2-port VNA for measurements up to 40 GHz, and the MS46524A 4-port VNAs for differential and multi-port device testing.

The ShockLine MS46122A series has a starting price of $11,950. To learn more visit