Test and measurement company Anritsu is introducing its Spectrum Master MS2760A family, a series of portable, millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum analysers for verifying high-frequency designs, including those used in 5G and E-band applications.
Leveraging Anritsu’s patented NLTL Shockline technology, the MS2760A reduces the cost, size, and performance barriers associated with traditional large form factor. In addition to 5G and E-band, the MS2760A significantly improves test procedures and lowers the cost-of-test in other fast-growing mmWave applications, such as 802.11ad/WiGig, satellite communications, electronic warfare, and automotive radar.
For R&D and test engineers in lab environments, the MS2760A conducts essential spectrum measurements, such as spectrum analysis, channel power, adjacent channel power, spurious emissions, and occupied bandwidth.
Users can achieve accuracy never before possible at higher frequencies, as the MS2760A allows measurements to be taken directly at the DUT, unlike benchtop models that require expensive cables that can add loss. Its ability to conduct sweeps from 9 kHz to 110 GHz also improves measurement confidence.
Lower cost-of-test in high-volume manufacturing applications is achieved with the Spectrum Master MS2760A, as it is considerably less expensive than benchtop alternatives, according to Anritsu.
Its ultraportable size also adds flexibility to production test of larger products, including those in aerospace and satellite applications. Accuracy is assured in manufacturing environments due to its ability to conduct continuous sweeps across the entire frequency.
Easier field testing
The Spectrum Master MS2760A simplifies field testing. Its small size allows it to be placed in a technician’s pocket, while its continuous sweep ability and USB-powered form factor using a tablet reduces the amount of equipment a technician must carry. With thousands of technicians testing millions of antennas, the more affordable MS2760A scales easier than other handheld spectrum analysers, as well.
The Spectrum Master MS2760A has models to support the 32 GHz, 44 GHz, 50 GHz, 70 GHz, and 110 GHz frequencies. A 90-GHz model is also available for countries where an export license is required for analysers above 90 GHz.
It is the latest member of Anritsu’s growing ultraportable analyser portfolio, which also includes the Power Master MA24507A mmWave power analyser and Site Master S331P, one of the lightest, smallest, fastest and most cost-efficient Site Master field cable and antenna analyser.