The VNA Master MS2036C is a Handheld Vector Network
Analyzer with frequency coverage from 5 kHz to 6 GHz PLUS a Spectrum
Analyzer covering 9 kHz to 9 GHz all rolled into a single measurement
powerhouse for the harsh RF and physical environments of field test. Whether it
is for spectrum monitoring, broadcast proofing, interference analysis, RF and
microwave measurements, regulatory compliance, or 3G/4G and wireless data
network measurements, this VNA/Spectrum Analyzer combination is the ideal
instrument for making fast and reliable measurements in the field.
The Anritsu VNA Master MS2036C is the industry's highest performance,
handheld solution for 2-port, 2-path measurements, anytime, anywhere. It
specifically addresses complex cable and antenna measurement needs in the field
with accurate, vector corrected 2-port magnitude, phase, and Distance-To-Fault
measurements. The VNA Master MS2036C covers a frequency band from 5 kHz to 6
GHz, which contains a wide variety of radio frequency communications systems.
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 MS2036C 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 ships,
communications on Army vehicles, flight-line test on Air Force 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 bukheads and compartments. See
Application Note in Library Tab. With an ancillary module, ODTF-1, it can also do
DTF on fiber optic cables.
+ Spectrum Analyzer (9 kHz to 9 GHz)
At the test site, the systems contain sophisticated transmitters and receivers,
which require characterization of their complex transmitter and receiver (LO)
signals for proper performance. These comprehensive signal tests increase the
job complexity for the maintenance technician, on top of the VNA tests already
needed. A field-friendly spectrum analyzer can greatly simplify this task.
Spectrum analysis data are especially critical in microwave systems such as
radars, defense electronics and communication systems up to 9 GHz).
The MS2036C VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer adds a powerful spectrum
diagnostic capability in the field to the already powerful MS2026C VNA Master!
Don’t let the small footprint fool you; this combined instrument powerhouse
offers performance and features that rival bench-top alternatives for
simplifying spectrum monitoring, interference analysis, and other general
purpose signal measurements in the field. A built-in pre-selector eliminates
confusing spurious responses when doing interference test with many signals.
They deliver a 30 MHz capture bandwidth, 10 MHz RBW and blazing fast sweep
speeds, resulting from better data acquisition and computation.
These new models offer significant new features such as an internal
routine which optimizes sweeps at the fastest possible speed for the most
accurate data displays. The VNA Master offers broad spectrum analysis frequency
coverage, impressive dynamic range, and excellent phase noise performance from
9 kHz to 9 GHz. Applications include field tests for backhaul microwave, or for
measurements of the critical 5th harmonic of 3G base stations.
The VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer includes many one-button standard
measurement sequences, including field strength, occupied bandwidth, channel
power, adjacent channel power ratio, and carrier to interference (C/I) ratio.
In addition, the built-in AM/FM/SSB demodulator simplifies the task of
identifying interfering signals. Overall, the VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer is
a powerful handheld tool for general purpose spectrum analysis anywhere,
anytime. Option 0025, Interference Analyzer is particularly valuable for
revealing co-location signal problems.
Anritsu VNA Master Series Products
- VNA Master, 2-port, 1-path, 500 kHz to 4 GHz
- VNA Master, 2-port, 1-path, 500 kHz to 6 GHz
- VNA Master, 2-port, 5 kHz to 6 GHz
- 2MHz-6GHz Vector Spectrum S-ParaMeter Network Analyser
- VNA Master, 2-port, 5 kHz to 6 GHz + Spectrum Analyzer 9 kHz to 9 GHz