DescriptionThe VNA Master MS2038C is the industry’s highest performance Handheld Vector Network Analyzer with frequency coverage from 5 kHz to 20 GHz PLUS a Spectrum Analyzer covering 9 kHz to 20 GHz. The VNA Master MS2038C is a compact handheld multi-function instrument that offers a portable yet powerful vector network analyzer, allowing you to do S-parameter analysis in the field… anytime, anywhere.
The MS2038C also offers a high-performance spectrum analyzer with industry-leading ultra-low noise floor. Based on Anritsu’s 8th generation handheld platform, the MS2038C offers unmatched measurement breadth, depth, and precision, reducing the number of different tools needed to analyze modern communication systems in the field, on a tower, on a flight line, or in a vehicle.
Equally impressive, this measurement tool offers the industry's first 12-term error correction algorithm in a handheld VNA. With a typical measurement speed of 350 µsec per point, this is ideally suited for tuning filters in the field, where multiple S-parameters often interact during tuning. Using a 3-receiver architecture, the MS2038C can measure and display all 4 S-parameters at once with with a single connection to the DUT.
RF engineers and technicians in the field provide installation and maintenance support for aerospace, defense, and general purpose communication systems around the world. These might typically include radars on Navy and Coast Guard ships, communications on Army vehicles, flight-line test on Air Force, Marine, and commercial jets. They support VHF Omni-directional Range (VOR) antennas in radio navigational systems globally. They will be routinely faced with a wide variety of system elements that can cause failures in the overall system: antennas, cables, filters, multiplexers, amplifiers, isolators, circulators, switches, and other sophisticated elements.
VNA Master also serves in new high technology applications such as radome/dielectric tests in the field. Its VNA error-correction functions vital to innovative test fixtures for dielectrics, laminates, ferrites, lossy paints, and more, offered by manufacturers such as Damaskos, Inc. Another novel application is the age-old problem of fault location in aircraft and shipboard wire cable bundles that snake through bulkheads and compartments. See Application Note in Library Tab.