Burst detection enhancement makes it easier to locate narrow bandwidth signals

Anritsu has introduced a burst detection enhancement for its MS272xC Spectrum Master handheld spectrum analyzer making it easier for field engineers and technicians to find narrow signals that may cause interference and affect the performance of wireless networks. The Burst Detect mode extends the performance of the MS272xC Spectrum Master analyzers, which include the first 32 GHz and 43 GHz models, giving users a powerful test tool for their field requirements.

As many as 20,000 measurements per second can be made with the new Burst Detect method. The result is that users can see 200 microsecond pulse trains every time, making it much easier to find burst signals, such as those generated by improperly installed cell phone boosters.

The fast measurement time and consequent ability to detect burst signals is achieved by the MS272xC’s implementation of a “Max Hold” function in hardware. For every display update, the Max Hold is reset, making it possible to see changes in the signal. All trace modes, including Max Hold, Min Hold and Average, are available with this new Burst Detect method.

Combining 30 analyzers in a single instrument the MS272xC can offer resolution bandwidths from 1 Hz to 10 MHz, advanced triggering, and a 30 MHz zero-span IF output. Consequently the MS272xC family is able to provide wireless professionals with the analysis capability necessary to take the most demanding measurements. Whether the application is spectrum monitoring, hidden signal detection, RF/microwave signal measurements, microwave backhaul testing or cellular signal measurements, the Spectrum Master MS272xC family has tools to make the job easier and more productive.



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