Anritsu extends frequency range of Field Master

12th April 2023
Sheryl Miles

Anritsu expands its Field Master MS2080A, a multi-functional spectrum analyser that combines nine instruments into a single solution, to operate up to 6GHz.

With extended frequency coverage, the MS2080A addresses growing congestion in the 6GHz spectrum caused 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 provides insights into interference and intermodulation that degrade network performance through its best-in-class performance and features, bringing distinct benefits to base station installation and maintenance (I&M) applications.

At 6GHz, the MS2080A features fast sweep speed of 45GHz/s for greater insight over wider spans. It also has advanced user features, such as AM/FM audio demodulation, and best-in-class RF performance, including +/- 1 dB amplitude accuracy.

Additionally, it supports a cable and antenna analyser, power meter, and 5G/LTE analysis to make it an ideal general-purpose instrument that addresses measurement requirements for legacy and emerging wireless networks.

Options expand measurement capability

Simultaneous with the launch of the MS2080A 6GHz frequency model, Anritsu announces a new AM/FM modulation quality measurement option for all instruments in the Field Master family.

The option enables full characterisation of broadcast transmitters, as required by national regulators and transmitter owners. It provides a single screen display of RF spectrum, audio spectrum, and audio oscilloscope, alongside modulation quality and distortion values.

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

The MS2080A conducts a full range of measurements for 5G FR1 radios to support I&M of 5G New Radio (NR) and LTE base stations. Gated sweep analysis for transmitter quality measurements to accurately verify FR1 carriers with 100MHz bandwidth is provided.

The MS2080A offers full-channel, power-based, and 5G/LTE modulation quality measurement-based coverage mapping for accurate Over-the-Air (OTA) testing.

Rugged design for any environment

The MS2080A is a highly durable analyser that performs in the most challenging environments. It is the only instrument in its class to provide 5 watts of continuous RF input overload protection, preventing costly damage to the instrument’s front-end when used close to high power transmitters or in high signal level environment.

A large 10” 1280 x 800 resolution display meets the demanding IK08 specification for direct knocks and drops. Common functions are always accessible from the MS2080A display, and side menus collapse to maximise graphical results.

A soft case provides IP52 environmental protection to safeguard the instrument during transport or rain. Weighing less than 4kg, the MS2080A is small, compact, and easy to carry.

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