Anritsu Pioneering Next-Generation Wireless Technologies

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Anritsu is the industry standard for RF and Microwave Test and Measurement equipment for both field and lab environments, with instruments operating at all frequencies up to 110 GHz and beyond. Our handheld Site Master Cable and Antenna Analyzer is into 9th generation and is known for its flagship.

Anritsu is a pioneer in the implementation of next-generation wireless technologies while continuing to support existing standards. We offer solutions for the full range of 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 4G, and 5G telecommunications as well as current and next-generation  3GPP, 3GPP2, and IEEE standards including 1xEV, GSM/GPRS, W-CDMA, HSDPA, 802.11, and 802.16. Our portfolio encompasses instrumentation ready to test both early next-generation specifications and legacy technologies. From the chipset to the installed product, our wireless test equipment covers the entire life cycle of wireless infrastructure and user equipment.

Anritsu offer many products in RF & MW technology some of them are: Base Station Analyzers, Cable and Antenna Analyzers, Passive Intermodulation Analyzers, Peripheral Equipment, Power Meters and Sensors, Signal Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Spectrum Assurance, Signal Generators, Trace Management, Vector Network Analyzers and Vector Network Analyzers Handheld.

New products launched by Anritsu under RF & MW application domain are:  

Signal Analyzer MS2850A

Anritsu introduced Signal Analyzer MS2850A –  is a spectrum analyzer/signal analyzer with a maximum analysis bandwidth of 1 GHz and a frequency range of 9 kHz to either 32 GHz or 44.5 GHz. It helps cut R&D and manufacturing costs for microwave and millimeter-wave wideband communications systems, such as 5G mobile and broadcast satellites, which are expected to see increasing future deployment.

Dedicated software for 5G measurements can be installed in the Signal Analyzer MS2850A, and detailed and accurate measurements are backed by the high-performance 1 GHz (max.) analysis bandwidth and high measurement dynamic range.

Key Features:

  • Frequency range: 9 kHz to 32 GHz/44.5 GHz
  • Analysis bandwidth: 255 MHz (standard), 510 MHz (option), 1 GHz (option)
  • Standard installed functions: Spectrum analyzer, Signal analyzer (FFT analysis function), Microwave preselector bypass, USB power sensor connection
  • Options: Preamp, Low secondary harmonic distortion
  • Measurement applications (option): 5G measurement software, Phase noise measurement function, Noise figure (NF) measurement function

 Spectrum MasterTM Ultraportable Spectrum Analyzer MS2760A:

Anritsu introduces first generation MS2760A Spectrum Master – Ultraportable Spectrum Analyzer. By utilizing Anritsu’s patented ShockLine non-linear transmission line (NLTL) technology, the MS2760A shatters the cost, size, and performance barriers associated with traditional large form factor instruments to more efficiently advance technology development. It is pocket-sized, but big on performance with industry leading dynamic range, sweep speed, and amplitude accuracy. Their ultraportable sizes enables direct connect to almost any DUT, eliminating the need for lossy, expensive cables or antennas. The MS2760A is the world’s first handheld millimeter-wave spectrum analyzer to provide continuous coverage from 9 kHz up to 110 GHz, positioning it perfectly for growing millimeter-wave applications like 5G, 802.11ad, satellite communications, automotive radar, and more. The MS2760A is USB-powered and controlled from a Windows-based PC, laptop, or tablet, making it uniquely flexible for use in the lab, on the manufacturing floor, or in the field.

Millimeter wave frequency usage Trend is growing

Millimeter wave frequencies were traditionally dedicated to military applications with some commercial use for point to point microwave links. Sub-octave bandwidth waveguide was the preferred transmission line as millimeter wave capable coax cable and connectors were not available. All that has changed in the past decade with technology improvements in semiconductors, components, cable, and connectors. It is now possible to use millimeter wave frequencies for commercial / consumer electronics.

Anritsu is also a leader in millimeter wave vector network analysis with the MS4640B Series VectorStar & MS46522B-082 ShockLine Network Analyzers. VectorStar VNA’s offer a variety of models covering the 70 kHz to 20, 40, 70, 110, 125 and 145 GHz frequency ranges in either full broadband or banded systems. The VectorStar based ME7838A broadband systems are an excellent choice to do full frequency coverage for on-wafer measurement systems due to their unique, highly integrated, very small millimeter wave frequency extension modules.

Markets

There are a number of market segments preparing for enhanced use of millimeter wave frequencies, including: 5G, Automotive radar, 60 GHz WiFi (WiGig or 802.11ad), Point to point communications links, Security and defense.

5G: US FCC opened up nearly 11 GHz of spectrum in the millimeter wave frequency range, Specifically, 27.5 to 28.35 GHz, 37 to 38.6 GHz. 38.6 to 40 GHz, and 64 to 71 GHz. 5G is still evolving but it appears initial use will be for last mile residential service.

Automotive Radar: A cornerstone in the ability to achieve self-driving vehicles is the ability to detect and avoid obstacles. Millimeter wave radar technology is advancing rapidly to support the array of sensors needed. Automotive Radar Frequency Bands are 24, 77, and 79 GHz.

60 GHz WiFi (WiGig) Consumer WiFi applications have expanded beyond what is available from 802.11ac devices. The designation 802.11ad is an extension of the IEEE’s popular 802.11 family of wireless local-area network (LAN) standards. The 58 to 64 GHz spectrum has long been available for unlicensed services, and was recently expanded up to 71 GHz (FCC Part 15). Examples of applications are high-speed wireless multimedia services, including uncompressed high-definition TV (HDTV) and instantaneous music and image data transmissions.

Point to point Links Cellular base station sites are connected to the main switching office by backhaul. In telecommunications, both fiber and microwave backhaul are common. While fiber probably dominates the backhaul space because of its high-speed capacity, microwave and millimeter-wave backhaul are becoming more widespread. Millimeter-wave backhaul is particularly attractive for the new smaller base stations (picocells, microcells, and metro cells). Millimeter-wave links were widespread in supporting LTE 4G cellular services in high density areas. The typical microwave backhaul bands are 6, 11, 18, 23, and 38 GHz. Unlicensed 60-GHz backhaul equipment is inexpensive but offers limited range due to its high oxygen absorption levels. Some 80-GHz backhaul units are also available. The most popular millimeter band has been E-band, which covers 71 to 76 GHz, 81 to 86 GHz, and 92 to 95 GHz.

Security and Defense Applications Advanced imaging technology by using millimeter wave screens allows detection for both metallic and nonmetallic threats, including weapons and explosives, without any physical contact. Detection of these items is allowed even when they are concealed under the person’s clothes. These are now common in US airports. Radar and satellite communication are the main military applications for millimeter wave systems.

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