Extended frequency range of spectrum analyser offers excellent performance

Anritsu Company has expanded its Field Master MS2080A, a multi-functional spectrum analyser that integrates nine instruments into a single solution to function up to 6GHz. With extended frequency coverage, the device satisfies rising congestion in the 6GHz spectrum generated by rapid growth in satellite services; cellular, commercial and LMR networks; radio location services; and industrial scientific and medical networks. The compact and portable spectrum analyser offers insights into interference and intermodulation that impair network performance via its best-in-class performance and features, bringing distinct benefits to base station installation and maintenance applications.

At 6GHz, the device offers a fast sweep speed of 45GHz/s for greater insight across wider spans. It also has advanced user features, including AM/FM audio demodulation, best-in-class RF performance, and +/-1dB amplitude accuracy. Also, it supports a cable and antenna analyser, power meter, and 5G/LTE analysis to make it an excellent general-purpose instrument that satisfies measurement needs for legacy and emerging wireless networks.

Simultaneous with the launch of the MS2080A 6GHz frequency model, the company reveals a new AM/FM modulation quality measurement option for all instruments in the Field Master family. The option permits full characterisation of broadcast transmitters, as directed by national regulators and transmitter owners. It delivers a single-Screen display of RF spectrum, audio spectrum, and audio oscilloscope, alongside modulation quality and distortion values.

An optional real-time spectrum analyser provides real-time spectrum analysis with 2µs probability of intercept. The RTSA has up to 40MHz analysis bandwidth and DANL of <-150dBm, making it ideal for capturing intermittent and digitally modulated signals that can be difficult to identify. Spectrograms permit irregular and drifting signals to be captured, recorded, and displayed.

The device is a durable analyser that functions in the most demanding environments. It is the only instrument in its class to deliver 5W of continuous RF input overload protection, stopping costly damage to the instrument’s front-end when employed close to high-power transmitters or in a high signal-level environment.

A large 10′ 1280 x 800 resolution display satisfies the demanding IK08 specification for direct knocks and drops. Common functions are always accessible from the device display, and side menus collapse to maximise graphical results.

A soft case offers IP52 environmental protection to safeguard the instrument when transporting or raining. Weighing less than 4kg, the device is small, compact, and easy to carry.

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