Anritsu adds E-band option for ShockLine MS46500B series

Anritsu ShockLine VNAs
Test and measurement major Anritsu Company has introduced an E-band option for its ShockLine MS46500B series of 2- and 4-port performance Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs).

The US-based T&M company said the newly added option will reduce production costs and verify the performance of high frequency passive components, such as antennas, filters, and duplexers, during manufacturing.

The MS46500B comes up with 55 GHz to 92 GHz E-band frequency option. It’s available in 2- and 4-port configurations to extend the frequency coverage of the ShockLine VNA family.

Targeting telecom engineers, Anritsu claims that MS46500B is suitable for testing mm-wave passive components used in 5G small cell networks, driver assistance/collision avoidance radar, near- and far-field antenna, and personal communication applications.

In addition to the E-band frequency capability, Anritsu also introduces 20 GHz and 40 GHz options for the ShockLine MS46500B series.

The 20 GHz and 40 GHz options add power control, LRL/LRM calibration and other capabilities previously unavailable in ShockLine microwave VNAs.

Anritsu said the MS46500B, with the microwave options, is ideal for testing components used in network equipment, automotive, signal integrity, and system integration applications.

Further, the company noted that the 2-port MS46522B and 4-port MS46524B VNAs use the same software, command syntax, drivers, and programming environments as the other ShockLine instruments.

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