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Portable spectrum analyzer combines nine instruments for field use

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By Nick Flaherty


Anritsu has developed a rugged, portable multi-functional spectrum analyzer that integrates nine instruments for use in the field.

The 4kg Field Master MS2080A covers 9 kHz to 4 GHz for interference hunting and 5G/LTE base station installation and maintenance (I&M) applications.

The spectrum analyzer combines a fast sweep speed of 45 GHz/s, advanced user features such as interference source location by triangulation, and RF performance of +/- 1 dB amplitude accuracy.

It also supports a cable and antenna analyzer, power meter, and 5G/LTE analysis as a general-purpose instrument that addresses measurement requirements for legacy and emerging wireless networks.

In the field, the M2080A provides 5W 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.

An optional real time spectrum analyzer (RTSA) that provides real-time spectrum analysis with 2.5 µs probability of intercept (POI) is available. The RTSA has up to 40 MHz analysis bandwidth and DANL of <-150 dBm, 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 supports a full range of measurements for 5G frequency range 1 (FR1) radios to 4 GHz, including C-band, 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 is provided. The MS2080A offers full-channel, power-based, and 5G/LTE modulation quality measurement-based coverage mapping for  Over-the-Air (OTA) testing.

A 10in 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 maximize graphical results.

A soft case provides IP52 environmental protection safeguards the instrument during transport or rain.

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