Anritsu's MS2080A Field Master portable spectrum analyzer

Anritsu’s MS2080A Field Master portable spectrum analyzer expands functionality

  • Anritsu’s MS2080A Field Master spectrum analyzer integrates nine instruments into a single package.
  • This portable instrument, which covers a frequency range of 9 kHz to 4 GHz, is suitable for interference search applications as well as 5G/LTE base station installation and maintenance operations.

The MS2080A Field Master spectrum analyzer features a 45 GHz/s scan rate and a guaranteed amplitude accuracy of +/- 1 dB (+/- 0.5dB typical). It offers various features such as interference source location by triangulation. It integrates a cable and antenna analyzer, a milliwattmeter and functions for the analysis and demodulation of signals used by 5G/LTE wireless communication networks.

An optional Real Time Spectrum Analyzer (RTSA) is available. It provides real-time spectrum analysis with a probability of interception (POI) of less than 2.5 µs and can detect and display an event as short as 9 ns.

The RTSA has an analysis bandwidth of 40 MHz and an average displayed noise level (DANL) below -160 dBm/Hz. This allows it to capture intermittent digitally modulated signals that can be difficult to detect. The spectrogram function also allows irregular signals that drift over time to be highlighted, captured, recorded and displayed.

The measurement range of the MS2080A spectrum analyzer allows for the analysis of 5G radio waves in the FR1 frequency band up to 4 GHz, including the C-band. It can therefore be used for the installation and maintenance of 5G New Radio (NR) and LTE base stations. Its Gated Sweep function allows the quality of the FR1 carriers of the transceiver to be analyzed. This analyzer also enables radio coverage measurements of 5G and LTE signals thanks to its on-board mapping function that can be used for OTA (Over-The-Air) tests in indoor and outdoor environments.

Weighing only 3.8 kg, the MS2080A spectrum analyzer is housed in a waterproof case with an IP52 rating. This protects it from rain during operation and during transport. It has an RF protection of up to 5 Watts continuously against power overload. This prevents accidental and costly damage to the instrument’s input circuitry when used in the vicinity of high-power transceivers or in radio environments with high-power signals.

Its 10-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution display meets the IK08 specification for shock and drop resistance. Common functions can be accessed at all times from the device’s display. The side menus are retractable for optimal full-screen display of graphics. Its man-machine interface is identical to that of the Field Master Pro MS2090A analyzer.