Ultraportable Spectrum Analyzer MS2760A
Anritsu has introduced MS2760A the world's first ultraportable mmwave spectrum analyzer to provide 9 kHz to 110 GHz coverage in the smallest form factor. It is ideal for growing telecom technology 5G as well as another fast growing application like 802.11ag/WiGig, E-band wireless microwave communication, automotive radar. Telecom industry and academic research are in early stages of 5G development. New Antenna system and other network elements are being develop.
MS2760A uses direct conversion spectrum analyzer below 6.5 GHz and utilizes sampler-based conversion above 6.5 GHz. This is Anritsu's patented sampling technology known as NLTL (Nonlinear Transmission Technology). NLTL is customized MMIC-based RFIC.
- nmmwave capabilities for 5G and other growing technologies;
- nUltraportable form factor for very close connection to DUT;
- nGreater than 110 dB dynamic range;
- n-127 dBm DANL to 110 GHz;
- nRBW 10 Hz to 3 MHz;
- n110 GHz sweep in 12 seconds; and
- nPhase Noise – 116 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz.
MS2760A also employs special software to minimize image response which may appear under certain circumstances such as wideband and multitoned signals are analyzed. Having a small form factor MS2760A can be mounted on any drone and signal coverage or interference hunting can be performed using remote control. In many locations where human reach is not easy MS2760A gets preference for testing.
This ultraportable spectrum analyzer is good for 5G frequency coverage matter. With the help of TRX NEON Tracker MA8100A and MS2760A can be used for this purpose. This can be used for indoor Distributed Antenna System (DAS) coverage as well. High gain antenna is required for this purpose. 3D visualization of building map is possible using new software and real signal coverage is mapped.
Higher frequency has its own challenges in terms of propagation loss. New frequencies of 28 GHz and 39 GHz are under test for upcoming telecom network. Higher frequency will contain new losses in air and in cables. In general 5G systems will need a new type of antenna which will need higher gain in order to meet similar coverage as previous technologies are offering. There will be three basic differences in 5G antenna design.
- nThe front end antenna interface with radio will be different. Hybrid beam forming, co-operative MIMO will be new set of antennas for future technology;
- nmassive MIMO antenna system will be used in place of single antenna technology used today; and
- nbeam steering is essential for 5G.
Real advantage of 5G will be in the form of low latency and higher data speed. Ultraportable spectrum analyzer MS2760A offers a right solution to meet such challenges. Users will continue to expect better coverage, low latency, and higher data rates with new technologies. Anritsu is committed for a better and connected safer society.