Anritsu’s signal analyser/spectrum analyser options support high-speed data transfer
Enabling advanced waveform analysis, the MS2850A USB3.0 and PCIe interfaces enable faster data transfer rates to external applications used in prototype and proprietary waveforms and analysis of 5G, broadcast satellite devices and systems.
Anritsu has announced two new options for its signal analyser/spectrum analyser MS2850A to support high speed transfer of captured waveform data to an external computer for post processing and analysis. Combined with the 1.0GHz capture and analysis bandwidth, the options expand the capability of the MS2850A to address the needs of emerging wireless networks, including 5G, where experimental and prototype waveforms are being analysed using simulation and analysis software.
According to Anritsu, the new options for the MS2850A provide engineers developing 5G terminals, broadcast satellite communications, wireless communications equipment, and broadband wireless communication systems with a cost-efficient solution to comprehensively verify high-speed designs. The new options install free software in the external PC to control the MS2850A, and transfer data captured by the MS2850A high-speed over a dedicated USB3.0/PCIe data-transfer interface. The MS2850A-053 option provides a PCIe Gen2 x8 connector to support high-speed external PCIe interfaces, while the MS2850A-054 option uses a type-B connector for testing high-speed data transfer from external universal serial bus (USB) interfaces via USB3.0. These enable data transfer speeds up to 100 times faster than conventional Ethernet ports, cutting the data transfer waiting time from 20 minutes to less than 10 seconds.
In addition to the 1.0GHz analysis bandwidth, the signal analyser/spectrum analyser MS2850A has up to 32Gbyte of built-in waveform capture memory, wide measurement dynamic range of more than 140dB and high flatness performance. Two models, with frequency coverage up to 32 and 44.5GHz, are available, each with the noise figure (NF) and phase noise performance required for 5G testing.
Anritsu believes that the affordable price of the MS2850A fills a market void for an economical solution to accurately measure infrastructure under development for the emerging 5G market, and similar high-speed applications. The analyser supports 5G standards currently under development by 3GPP, as well as legacy technologies such as LTE, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA and GSM.
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