Anritsu introduces ‘industry’s first’

21 April 2020

Anritsu Corporation introduces the ShockLine MS46131A USB vector network analyser (VNA), which it claims is the industry’s first modular 1-port VNA that supports measurement frequencies up to 43.5 GHz.

With 8 GHz and 20 GHz models also available in the series, the MS46131A brings, Anritsu claims, cost and efficiency advantages to measuring antennas and other 1-port 5G devices at sub-6 GHz, as well as in the 28 GHz and 39 GHz millimetre wave (mmWave) bands.

“Lightweight and compact”, the MS46131A can be directly connected to the device under test (DUT), eliminating the need for interconnect cables.

It results in reduced test costs and improved measurement stability. The MS46131A is a modular VNA that can be configured for each user session on a port-by-port basis.

A single PC can control up to two 1-port instruments for convenient dual site testing.

Units can be easily moved between test setups, depending on the required port count.

Production uptime is also enhanced, as 1-port VNAs can be easily replaced, if needed, to keep test stations operational.

Beyond the USB connection to the external control PC running ShockLine software, the MS46131A requires a 12V power supply.