Portable analyser claims to be smallest form factor
Claimed to be the lightest, smallest, fastest and most cost-efficient Site Master field cable and antenna analyser available, the Site Master S331P is available from Anritsu.
It is designed for broad frequency coverage to provide wireless operators and contractors, DAS installers, and public safety network installers and maintenance professionals with the first pocket-sized headless cable and antenna analyser that can measure the new LTE-U frequencies.
Two models are available, covering 150kHz to 4.0GHz and 150kHz to 6.0GHz. The bandwidth capability allows the portable cable and antenna analyser to support low frequency radio communications environments, including public safety networks, as well as higher frequency applications, such as LTE-U in the 5.0GHz unlicensed spectrum. Sweep speed is 500 micro sec/data point, making it the fastest model in the company’s series.
It leverages the same user interface as the Site Master S331L, and features an integrated help function, as well as a classic mode of operation that maintains the de facto industry standard look and feel to simplify performing tests. An advanced mode expands the number of available markers to eight and has six customisable touchscreen icons to quickly recall regularly used setups, making operation easier and more efficient.
Optimised for field use, the analyser comes standard with an N(m) connector for easy direct connection to N(f) devices, eliminating the need for phase stable cables. The housing is impact-, dust-, and splash-resistant. It is externally controlled and powered via USB from a user-supplied Windows tablet or laptop, eliminating the need for a battery.
The analyser allows users to view a fast preview of stored sweeps, as well as edit, rename and archive sweeps, and quickly generate PDF or HTML reports using Line Sweep Tools software. The standard *.dat sweep file format is compatible with HHST, which is widely used by mobile operators.
easyTest Tools and SkyBridge Tools simplify the testing processes to the DAS installation workflow by enabling reliable and quick creation of test plans, fast and accurate testing, and assisting in report creation. The result is less time testing, accurate tests, and reliable payment for completed work. The instrument is also a complement to the Network Master Pro MT1000A optical transport tester and CPRI-RF handheld test solutions to address the emerging test requirements of today’s high-bandwidth LTE networks.