Anritsu reveals features of new mmWave power analyzer

Anritsu Power Master MA24507ATesting solutions provider Anritsu Company has revealed the main features of the Power Master MA24507A millimeter wave (mmWave) power analyzer.

Engineers can conduct frequency based measurement of RF power from 9 kHz to 70 GHz by using the Power Master MA24507A millimeter wave (mmWave) power analyzer.

Anritsu claims that Power Master MA24507A, which leverages the testing company’s Shockline technology, is the world’s first frequency selectable RF power analyzer.

Anritsu hopes that the Power Master MA24507A test solution will address the growing number of test requirements in mmWave applications, including test of 802.11ad, Wireless HD, and E-band products.

Features of Power Master MA24507A test solution

Engineers feel that power measurements are difficult at mmWave frequencies. In line with the increase in signal frequency, attenuation due to the air or cabling grows. Anritsu’s Power Master MA24507A’s ultraportable size enables users to place it directly at the signal source, including on-wafer measurements to overcome this challenge.

Engineers can make measurements as low as -90 dBm at 70 GHz, making it a superior alternative to large benchtop instruments, which can be unwieldy in the field. Power Master MA24507A measures approximately 6×3×1 (inches) and weighs less than 15 oz. – slightly bigger than a smartphone. Engineers can make measurements on antenna towers or with an extension pole to measure small cell signals from the ground.

Engineers can differentiate intended signals from unintended signals for the first time because the Power Master MA24507A enables frequency selective power measurements. Anritsu’s Power Master MA24507A can zero in on a signal of interest in harsh environments, including those with unintended signals that can impact power readings.

There’s no need for reference calibration. The power analyzer can stay connected to a test system constantly, eliminating the need to disconnect and reconnect it between test procedures. In tests where the extreme accuracy of a traditional power meter is not required, unintended signals may be present, or low-level power measurements are required, the Power Master MA24507A is the ideal instrument.

Anritsu has added features to PowerXpert to optimize the performance of the Power Master MA24507A. Power Hunter mode to identify the six highest CW amplitudes and their corresponding frequency, and a Channel Monitor mode to select up to six frequency channels and monitor their CW amplitude or channel power simultaneously are the enhancements.

Engineers can control the Power Master MA24507A remotely via the USB interface or through Anritsu’s PowerXpert data analysis and control software.

Earlier, Anritsu launched the Site Master S331P ultraportable cable and antenna analyzer.

Baburajan K