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Anritsu Introduces ShockLine VNA Solutions to Lower Test CostsAssociated with Verifying E-band, Microwave Passive Component Performance

December 01, 2015

Anritsu Introduces ShockLine VNA Solutio...

Anritsu Company has introduced an E-band option for its ShockLine MS46500B series of 2- and 4-port performance Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) that addresses the market need to lower cost-of-test for E-band components. With the option installed, the MS46500B series can reduce production costs and more efficiently verify the performance of highfrequencypassive components, such as antennas, filters, and duplexers, during manufacturing.

In addition to the E-band frequency capability, Anritsu has also introduced 20 GHz and 40 GHz optionsfor the ShockLine MS46500B series. With these options, the MS46500B VNAs address the Sparameterand time-domain measurement requirements associated with microwave applications.

Cost-effective E-band Solution

With the 55 GHz to 92 GHz E-band frequency option, the MS46500B delivers a combination of highperformance and economy unprecedented in the E-band VNA market, making it a superior choiceover higher-priced broadband systems in cost-sensitive applications. Available in both 2- and 4-portconfigurations, it extends the frequency coverage of the ShockLine VNA family and makes theMS46500B ideal for testing mm-wave passive components used in 5G small cell networks, driverassistance/collision avoidance radar, near- and far-field antenna, and personal communicationapplications.

Microwave Options

The new 20 GHz and 40 GHz options add power control, LRL/LRM calibration and other capabilitiespreviously unavailable in ShockLine microwave VNAs. The MS46500B, with the microwaveoptions, is ideal for testing components used in network equipment, automotive, signal integrity, andsystem integration applications. The ShockLine MS46500B series is particularly well suited forintegration into measurement systems, due to its typical dynamic range of 120 dB to 40 GHz, full remote programming capability and a small 3U rack-mountable package.

The 2-port MS46522B and 4-port MS46524B VNAs use the same software, command syntax,drivers, and programming environments as the other ShockLine instruments. This powerful featureenables reuse of program code written for ShockLine family VNAs on the E-band and microwave instruments with little or no alteration.

ShockLine software also provides a powerful graphical user interface (GUI) for manual test environments. When attached to a user-supplied touchscreen monitor, the full-featured GUI provides comprehensive capabilities, including network extraction, embedding/de-embedding networks, and time domain with gating. Developing and troubleshooting test programs is made easier with advanced marker functionality, limit lines, and other features of the software.

The ShockLine MS46500B VNA series has best-in-class dynamic range of 140 dB at 2 GHz and typically>120 dB up to 40 GHz, as well as fast sweep times and industry-best maximum output power, all at an economical price. It is one of five ShockLine series that feature 1-, 2-, or 4-port models in multiple form factors. All ShockLine VNAs are designed with LAN or USB interfaces to fit any testing environment and can economically test passive devices in cost-sensitive manufacturing, engineering, and education applications.

 
 

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