ANRITSU has introduced the Broadband Site MasterTM S810D/S820D series cable and antenna analysers. These units provide a widest frequency bandwidth, allowing for the precise detection of faults in cables and antennas used in wireless backhaul and defence/aerospace applications.
The new models cover the frequency range of 25MHz to 20GHz (model S820D) and provide increased frequency coverage and performance in a portable instrument. The Site Master design makes them suitable for field testing of point-to-point radios in private/public wireless networks, as well as for the servicing of aircraft and shipboard cable runs.
For microwave frequencies, the S810D/S820D combine vector error correction and waveguide dispersion corrections, providing a distance-to-fault accuracy of ±1cm in both coaxial and waveguide media. They easily find connector transitions, jumpers, kinks and degradation of antenna systems where bench-top instruments are not practical.
They offer standard return loss, VSWR, cable loss and distance-to-fault (DTF) displays for installing, maintaining and trouble-shooting cables and antennas. An optional GPS receiver is available for providing location information with archived data. An optional power monitor enables the measurement of transmitters and long cables, when the analysers are configured with an external synthesiser.
With increased measurement speed and faster DTF calculation capability, the S810D/S820D allow measurements to be updated and displayed in real time. They also have Anritsu's RF interference rejection to ensure accurate and repeatable measurements, even in the presence of high RF activity.
The Handheld Software Tools data management and analysis software suite is provided as standard. It provides users with a simple and easy method of managing, archiving, and analysing system performance, trends and the general system condition. Users can store field-acquired cable and antenna plots for downloading to any Windows-based PC. This allows current test data to be analysed and compared to historical performance data.