New 2-port ShockLine™ VNA and Components Emphasize Global Test Leader’s Innovations to Meet Design Needs of Engineers
Allen, TX – August 4, 2020 – Anritsu Company will be showcasing two products for the first time at the IMS 2020 virtual event to be held August 4–6, 2020. The ShockLine™ ME7868A modular 2-port vector network analyzers (VNAs) and W1 components with frequency coverage from DC-100 GHz, which address emerging applications and strengthen Anritsu’s high-frequency leadership, will be in the company’s online booth.
Anritsu’s thought leadership will also be on display during the first-ever IMS virtual event. ShockLine Product Manager Stan Oda will lead a discussion on the advantages of modular VNA architectures. Dr. Jon Martens, Engineering Fellow at Anritsu, and VectorStar™ Product Manager Steve Reyes, along with Andrej Rumiantsev of MPI Corporation, will address the calibration and measurement challenges associated with broadband on-wafer VNA measurements in another seminar.
Advanced VNA Technology
The new ME7868A VNAs conduct full vector S-parameter measurements over wide distances of over 100 meters. The VNAs offer multiple advantages compared to traditional solutions that use 2-port VNAs that have very wide dynamic range and require long and expensive phase stable microwave cables to reach the device under test (DUT).
Further showing Anritsu’s VNA leadership will be the VectorStar ME7838G 220 GHz Broadband VNA. The industry’s first VNA capable of making measurements from 70 kHz to 220 GHz in a single sweep, the ME7838G allows engineers to more accurately and efficiently characterize devices over a much broader range of frequencies to provide precise device models, for accurate simulations and the opportunity to reduce design turns.
The VectorStar’s unique PulseView™, which provides real-time display of pulse measurements while dynamically modifying pulse parameters for immediate design validation, will be in the virtual IMS booth. Conducting materials measurements using the ShockLine VNAs will be shown, as well.
To meet emerging requirements associated with high-frequency device characterization and optical networking, Anritsu will show the W1 (1.0 mm) bias tees, DC block, and semi-rigid cables. With operable frequency of DC to 110 GHz, the new W1 components generate metrology-grade quality results with high repeatability. The W1 coaxial interface allows for a direct connection to the instrument test port, which saves time and simplifies system setup. These new components provide a component solution where conventional devices, including waveguide, do not exist.
Anritsu’s new Extended-K™ family of connectors with mode-free and traceable performance up to 43.5 GHz will also be shown at the IMS2020 virtual event. The expanded frequency coverage on K connectors provides price and configuration benefits in emerging high-frequency applications. For designs and configurations that do not require coverage beyond 43.5 GHz, the new flexible Extended-K connectors can serve as an alternative to retooling a test set for 2.4 mm connectors.
Thought Leadership Sessions
Applications in which modular VNA architectures provide clear benefits will be reviewed in Oda’s seminar. He will discuss the advantages of these designs compared to traditional single chassis instruments with embedded measurement ports.
The workshop by Anritsu and MPI will describe key equipment parameters that enable system performance while maintaining overall measurement integrity. Important aspects of VNA systems that can affect calibration and measurement stability will be presented. Advancements in probe design and calibration techniques will be highlighted. The workshop will include wafer substrate considerations to obtain calibration and measurement optimization and DUT design success.
Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.
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