Anritsu MS27201A remote spectrum monitoring analyzer

Anritsu offers MS27201A series remote spectrum monitoring solutions

  • Anritsu’s lMS27201A series spectrum analyzers are integrated into a compact, non-displayed package for mounting in a 19-inch rack.
  • These instruments, which are intended for remote spectrum monitoring, cover frequencies from 9 GHz to 43.5 GHz depending on the model.
  • These analyzers are designed to meet the needs of users of certain frequency bands and radio spectrum regulators to perform spectrum clearance, shared spectrum, satellite earth station, critical site safety, interference and regulatory compliance monitoring.

The MS27201A series of spectrum analyzers includes spectrum monitors covering a frequency range of 9 GHz, 20 GHz, and 43.5 GHz. The 43.5 GHz model offers 110 MHz of analysis bandwidth to support the most common satellite downlinks. These instruments have a displayed average noise level (DANL) of -164 dBm and a third order intercept point (TOI) of +20 dBm.

These analyzers are controlled from a PC via a graphical interface similar to that of the Japanese manufacturer’s traditional spectrum analyzers. Multiple instruments can be controlled and the spectrum of signals being analyzed can be viewed from a single remote location. The spectrum monitors can also interface with the MX280001A Vision software. This PC/laptop-based software application can be used optionally with all remote spectrum monitors (MS27100A/01A/02A/03A) to monitor, identify and geolocate interference signals. It provides trace capture and data storage capabilities.

The IQ capture feature allows detailed offline post-processing on signals of interest captured by its spectrum monitoring systems. Software for demodulation of LTE and 5G signals is available as an option. The VSA software enables modulation quality measurements on narrowband signals in accordance with industry standards.

The MS27201A Series remote spectrum monitoring systems are designed for continuous 24/7 operation. A built-in watchdog timer resets the instrument in the event of a software interruption. In the event of a power failure, the instrument will immediately resume operation without user intervention.

These spectrum monitors are built into a standard 19″ wide, 2U high case to fit into test system racks. They are powered by a 15 watt power supply.