Modern RF/Microwave systems are increasingly pushing their performance to the limits of technology. Designers write tighter specifications on components and define more rigid signal parameters. All of which leaves field maintenance personnel scrambling to find more accurate and higher performance handheld test equipment. Anritsu delivers the industry’s most affordable, comprehensive solution — the VNA Master MS2034B handheld vector network analyzer (VNA) with high-performance spectrum analyzer. The 2-port, 1-path VNA provides coverage from 500 kHz to 4/6 GHz, while its spectrum analyzer covers from 9 kHz to 4/6 GHz. The VNA Master MS2034B solution features error-corrected VNA technology that delivers modern accuracy to field S-parameters, external power sensors that measure transmit power accurately, and the Vector Voltmeter option phase matches cables with great precision. The solution enables field technicians to reduce the number of tools needed to precisely and quickly test and verify the installation and commissioning of base stations, as well as maintain and troubleshoot existing wireless network infrastructures, including broadband and microwave backhaul systems.
RF engineers and technicians in the field provide installation and maintenance support for aerospace, defense, and general purpose communication systems around the world. These might typically include radars on Navy ships, communications on Army vehicles, flight-line test on Air Force and commercial jets. They support VHF Omni-directional Range (VOR) antennas in radio navigational systems globally. They will be routinely faced with a wide variety of system elements that can cause failures in the overall system: antennas, cables, filters, multiplexers, amplifiers, isolators, circulators, switches, and other sophisticated elements. The Compact VNA Master, with its new touch-screen display provides the best intuitive measurement control in field diagnostic conditions.
VNA Master, now with standard distance domain (requires firmware version 1.20 or greater), also serves in new high technology applications such as a novel application is the age-old problem of fault location in aircraft and shipboard wire cable bundles that snake through bulkheads and compartments.