Anritsu and OML launch millimeter-wave spectrum analysis solution for wideband communication systems

By Telecom Lead Team: Test and Measurement solutions provider Anritsu Company and OML
have launched a millimeter-wave (mm-wave) solution.


The new solution features sensitivity and
dynamic range, for spectrum and signal analysis of emerging wideband communications


The Anritsu MS2830A Signal Analyzer, when
coupled with the OML MxxHWD harmonic mixer, offers mm-wave frequency coverage
from 26.5 GHz to 325 GHz. Engineers can evaluate, characterize and manufacture
products designed for emerging wideband standards, such as WiGig, including FCC
Part 15 compliance emission testing requirements from 40 GHz to 200 GHz.


The MS2830A has an external mixer design
that achieves impressive, best-in-class dynamic range. Utilizing an
intermediate frequency (IF) of 1.875 GHz (IF Output with 1 GHz bandwidth) and
LO range of 5 GHz to 10 GHz, the MS2830A can reduce the multiplier magnitude
necessary for mm-wave coverage.


“OML delivers the innovative harmonic
mixer technology that uniquely qualifies it for plug-and-play compatibility
with our external mixer capabilities. The combined solution offers
unprecedented capabilities that engineers can utilize to advance wideband
communications systems,” said Wade Hulon, vice president and general
manager, Anritsu Americas.


Lower multipliers improve the conversion
loss of the external mixer, which increases the MS2830A’s sensitivity, allowing
the Signal Analyzer to measure low-level mm-wave signals. Using this
configuration, the MS2830A can measure E-band (60-90 GHz, WR-12) with better
DANL (nominal -120 dBm/Hz @ 80 GHz) based on typical external mixer conversion
loss of 36 dB, which represents a minimum 4-8 dB improvement over existing


“With the MS2830A, Anritsu offers
outstanding performance, as well as innovative modulation capabilities that
mm-wave engineers will appreciate to analyze emerging signals. This new mm-wave
solution demonstrates our commitment to deliver innovative instrumentation for
next-generation applications,” said Yuenie Lau, vice president of
Operations, OML.

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