Signal analyser frequency models support wireless devices
Three frequency models (3.6 GHz, 6 GHz, and 26.5GHz) have been to Anritsu’s 44.5GHz signal analyser model, supporting narrowband measurement performance in a middle-range signal analyser/spectrum analyser platform. With a dedicated low phase noise option, the 3.6 and 6GHz models are claimed to have best-in-class close-in SSB phase noise performance that exceeds the performance of other, expensive high-end models, as well as new option functions like the built-in signal generator offered by the previous MS2830A series.
While many signal analysers/spectrum analysers have the wideband performance required to support common LTE and W-LAN measurements, but lack the narrowband measurement performance required for developing and manufacturing oscillators for wireless applications. New functions in this middle-range signal analyser emphasise narrowband measurement performance by targeting more frequency options, an order-of-magnitude better SSB phase noise performance and built-in signal generator.
According to the company, the SSB phase noise performance upgrade has sufficient margin for evaluating spurious and phase noise of oscillators in wired and wireless equipment, which could only be evaluated previously using large and expensive dedicated phase noise measuring instruments and spectrum analysers.