Anritsu Unveils Industry's First Multi-standard WLAN Power Meter

9/5/2003 - Anritsu Company introduces the ML2488A, the industry's first multi-standard power meter for WLAN and Bluetooth® power measurements. Addressing the important issues of power control, peak power and timing in the design and implementation of wireless networks, Anritsu's ML2488A delivers accurate power measurements on all Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11 WLAN standards.

With a sampling rate of 64Ms/s, Anritsu's ML2488A offers peak power detection for 802.11a, b and g, eliminating the need for manual correction factors found on the current generation of power meters. The dual channel sensor input and display allow simultaneous monitoring of WLAN and Bluetooth devices, which are crucial elements of the co-existence of the multi-standards.

The ML2488A power meter covers 100 kHz to 65 GHz, depending on the sensor. Power measurement range is -70 dBm to +200 dBm, again depending upon the sensor range. An 18 GHz CDMA sensor incorporates a switchable 5/20 MHz filter and a chopper that enables the sensor to be used down to -60 dBm. The 40 GHz radar and pulse sensor is primarily used for pulse measurements and has a dynamic range of +20 dBm to -25 dBm. The ML2488A also supports Anritsu's full line of sensors, which includes diode sensors, thermal sensors, and universal power sensors.

Featuring a wide 20 MHz bandwidth, the ML2488A has a number of built-in features that simplify conducting power measurements. In addition to measuring the power of Bluetooth and 802.11 signals, the ML2488A can be used in radio, navigation, aerospace, and other commercial wireless systems.

"With the ability to cover multiple wireless technologies, the ML2488A is a testimony to Anritsu's drive to develop products which address the issues of compatibility and co-existence. Bluetooth and WLAN are here to stay. In the near future, all IT equipment will support both technologies, along with other new wireless standards. Focusing on co-existence now will pay dividends in the future."

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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