Anritsu IQ Signal Master MX280005A vector signal analysis software

Anritsu offers a new version of its IQ measurement and analysis software

  • Anritsu offers the IQ Signal Master MX280005A vector signal analysis software that performs measurement and post-processing analysis of IQ data captured by the Field Master Pro MS2090A, Remote Spectrum Monitor MS27201A and Remote Spectrum Monitor MS2710xA series spectrum analyzers.

The software is intended for RF spectrum inspection and tracking of illegal or harmful signals by government regulators, security agencies, spectrum owners, and others. It can also be used to protect licensed spectrum. It can also be used in the defense sector to analyze radar and electronic warfare signals.

A comprehensive suite of enhanced functions in the new VSA software allows users to analyze the modulation of captured signals or replay the captured IQ data with enhanced resolution. It includes an IQ file browser with a detailed view of IQ file metadata, as well as an IQ data capture control that allows users to configure the spectrum analyzer for IQ data capture. A basic IQ data viewer that provides a method to interpret images of any captured IQ data file to validate that the file contains information of interest is also included in the software.

An optional IQ file format converter enables IQ data captured using an Anritsu spectrum analyzer to be converted to the format required by the Anritsu Vector Signal Generator MG3710E and downloaded for playback to enable simulation of captured signals in a lab environment. The VSA mode of the new MX280005A features the same modulation quality measurements included in the initial release of the software.

IQ Signal Master MX280005A vector signal analysis software provides a solution for capturing and analyzing IQ with the MS2090A Field Master Pro analyzers, and the MS27201A and MS2710XA remote spectrum monitors. The MS2090A, offers frequency coverage from 9 kHz to 54 GHz and a 110 MHz real-time option. It has a displayed average noise level (DANL) of -164 dBm, and a third-order intercept (TOI) of +20 dBm (typical).

Area spectrum monitoring up to 43.5 GHz can be conducted with the MS27201A. Anritsu offers three models of remote spectrum monitors in the MX2710XA family. The MS27101A is housed in a half-rack enclosure with 1U height, while the MS27102A is an IP67-rated device for outdoor applications. The MS27103A is a multi-port spectrum monitor for applications requiring the use of multiple antennas.