Anritsu's MS2850A signal analyzer for 5G

Anritsu introduces MS2850A signal and spectrum analyzer options to support high-speed data-transfer

Anritsu introduces two new options for its Signal Analyzer/Spectrum Analyzer MS2850A to support high speed transfer of captured waveform data to an external computer for post processing and analysis.
With the new options, the MS2850A provide engineers developing 5G terminals, broadcast satellite communications, wireless communications equipment, and broadband wireless communication systems with a cost-efficient solution to verify their 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.

The MS2850A-054 option utilizes a type-B connector for testing high-speed data transfer from external USB interfaces via USB3.0. These enable, according to Anritsu 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-GHz analysis bandwidth, the signal analyzer/spectrum analyzer MS2850A has up to 32 GB of built-in waveform capture memory, and a dynamic range of >140 dB. Two models with frequency coverage up to 32 GHz and 44.5 GHz are available.
The analyzer supports 5G standards currently under development by 3GPP, as well as legacy technologies such as LTE, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA and GSM.