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Press Release -- June 26th, 2023
Source: anritsu

Anritsu Company and Signal Microwave to Demonstrate Advanced Interconnect De-embedding Techniques at IMS 2023

VectorStar™ and ShockLine™ 4-port VNAs Integrated with Differential Probes to Conduct Advanced Signal Integrity Measurements on High-speed PCBs

Allen, TX – June 13, 2023 – Anritsu Company (IMS booth #547) announces that Signal Microwave, a leading provider of signal integrity/high-speed digital solutions, will be using the Anritsu VectorStar™ and ShockLine™ 4-port vector network analyzers (VNAs) as part of differential PCB probing and signal integrity measurement demonstrations. The demonstrations, which will highlight how to obtain superior measurement accuracy using advanced interconnect de-embedding techniques, will be conducted in the Signal Microwave IMS booth (#1747).

Featured in the demonstration will be the VectorStar MS4647B/MN4697C 70-GHz VNA and ShockLine MS46524B 43.5-GHz VNA with Signal Microwave’s DVT-FPPXX High-Fidelity 40 GHz – 70 GHz differential probes. Additionally, the Anritsu TRL/LRL Verification Board will be used as part of the demo to calibrate the VNA and de-embed the connectors and 4″ of the PCB trace from the measurement.

As shown by the IMS demonstration, this solution is ideal to verify that the passive signal structures on final product prototype PCBs, using emerging high-speed technologies, conform to the initial design and industry standards, before releasing the board for active testing. As an added benefit, the demonstration will showcase how the Anritsu/Signal Microwave solution verifies that PCB manufacturers can produce these high-speed boards in required volumes.

VectorStar is Anritsu’s premium VNA family. It provides the highest overall performance, including the broadest coverage in a single instrument, 70 kHz to 70 GHz. The ShockLine MS46524B series delivers an unprecedented level of value and performance in a multiport VNA. It lowers the cost-of-test and speeds time-to-market in numerous test applications up to 43.5 GHz.

About Anritsu

Anritsu is a provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions. Anritsu 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 emerging and legacy wireline and wireless technologies used in commercial, private, military/aerospace, government, and other markets.

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Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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