Anritsu Rolls Out New Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzers

10/9/2003 - Anritsu Company introduces the S331D and S332D Site Master cable and antenna analyzers that feature a number of improvements in performance and operation that make it easier to conduct highly accurate return loss/SWR, cable loss, and Distance-to-Fault (DTF) measurements on wireless networks. The S331D/S332D allow wireless network professionals to quickly and accurately evaluate the health and status of installed transmission lines and antenna systems before a major failure occurs, while also expediting the benchmarking of new cell site installations during commissioning.

The new Site Master models are designed with Anritsu's unique FlexCal broadband calibration feature. FlexCal simplifies the troubleshooting of cable and antenna systems because it eliminates the need for multiple instrument calibrations and calibration setups.

With a measurement range of 25 MHz to 4 GHz, the S331D/S332D cover all cell site frequency ranges without additional plug-ins or modules required. They feature industry-best immunity-to-interference of +17 dBm on-channel and -5 dBm on-frequency, so that accurate and repeatable measurements can be made in high RF-noise environments. The improved immunity-to-interference is extremely important due to increased cell tower density. They also feature increased sweep speed of <500 msec per sweep that enables easier identification of intermittent, real-time problems. Distance measurement resolution and fault location are optimized by the S331D/S332D's 130, 259, and 517 data points.

Following the tradition of the Site Master family, the S331D/S332D are extremely easy to operate. New one-button measurement capabilities include interference analysis and carrier-to-interference ratio. (C/I). As many as 70 signal standards are built into the S331D/S332D, which further simplifies measurements by eliminating the need to perform channel-to-frequency translation.

To reduce coverage holes and interference, the S331D/S332D feature an optional built-in power meter that allows power measurements to be made without external sensors. The internal circuitry gives the S331D/332D a broadband capability whereby users can specify an exact frequency range to measure power rather than be limited by a wideband power sensor.

For applications that require the analysis and identification of over-the-air interference and transmitter characteristics, the S332D adds a full range of spectrum analysis capabilities to the cable and antenna analysis capabilities. With amplitude sensitivity of <-135 dBm, the S332D can examine low-level interference and reverse link signals. It can also conduct interference analysis measurements so that a received signal can be analyzed, and a signal standard and bandwidth can be displayed. This makes it much easier for a technician to understand interference problems.

The S331D/S332D feature the familiar and universally-accepted Site Master design, which includes a rugged and reliable chassis, intuitive soft key menu, multilingual user interface, and large high resolution display. Anritsu also offers an optional color display with the S331D/S332D. Both models weigh less than five pounds and measure 10W x 7H x 2.4D (inches).

The S331D delivery is 4 to 8 weeks.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative solutions for more than 100 years. With offices throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Central America, and South America, Anritsu Company provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems. Its measurement solutions include optical, microwave/RF, wireless and digital instruments that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu Company also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems.

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