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Anritsu MG3710A Vector Signal Generator

: Anritsu MG3710A Vector Signal Generator

Anritsu MG3710A Vector Signal Generator

Product Description 

■ Outline
The MG3710A Vector Signal Generator is a best-of-class, high-function, signal generator with excellent RF and baseband performance. The MG3710A features wideband vector modulation and offers built-in baseband waveform generation with deep memory to ensure maximum versatility. It supports all key mobile communications and wireless LAN standards, and it also has the exceptional performance required for emerging and proprietary wireless communications technologies. Dual RF and Dual Waveform options enable a single MG3710A to output up to four independently modulated signals. The MG3710A makes it easy to implement complex test scenarios that would normally require multiple synchronized signal generators, such as:

  • Desired + Interference Signals for Receiver Blocking Testing
  • Desired + Two CW Tones for Receiver Intermodulation Testing
  • Desired + Delayed Signals for Multipath Testing
  • Multiple Desired Signals for MIMO Testing
  • Multiple Desired Signals for LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation Testing

For these multi-signal applications, the MG3710A eliminates the cost of extra signal generators, simplifies equipment setup and calibration, streamlines system operations and speeds measurement times.

The following four types of waveform pattern can be used with the MG3710A

  • Built-in standard waveform patterns
  • Optional waveform patterns (sold separately) (MX3700xxA)
  • Waveforms generated by IQproducer waveform generation software (sold separately) (MX3701xxA)
  • IQ data generated by general-purpose signal-generation software and converted waveform patterns used by MG3710A

■ Main Performance and Specifications

Basic Performance

  • Frequency Range: 100 kHz to 2.7/4/6 GHz (1stRF Opt-032/034/036) 
                                      100 kHz to 2.7/4/6 GHz (2ndRF Opt-062/064/066)
  • High Power Output: +23 dBm (CW, 400 MHz to 3 GHz)
  • SSB Phase Noise: <-131 dBc/Hz typ. (1 GHz, 20 kHz offset, CW)
  • ACLR: -71 dBc (W-CDMA Test-Model 1 64DPCH, ≤+5 dBm)
  • Switching Speed: <600 µs (frequency/amplitude, List/Sweep mode)

Baseband Performance

  • RF Band: Built-in,160 MHz*/120 MHz baseband generator 
    (*: Wireless LAN IEEE802.11ac. Only when using MX370111A and MX370111A-002)
  • Large 64 Msa waveform memory with optional expansion to 1024 Msa
  • Pre-installed standard waveform patterns 
            LTE-FDD/TDD (E-TM1.1 to TM3.3), W-CDMA/HSDPA, GSM/EDGE, CDMA2000 1x/1xEV-DO, Bluetooth®, GPS, PDC, PHS, 
            Broadcast (ISDB-T/BS/CS/CATV), WLAN (IEEE802.11a/11b/11g), Mobile WiMAX
  • Signal generation with waveform generation software (IQproducer) 
            LTE-FDD/LTE-Advanced FDD, LTE-TDD/LTE-Advanced TDD, WLAN 11a/b/g/n/j/p and 11ac, Mobile WiMAX, W-CDMA/HSPA, 
            cdma2000 1xEV-DO, TD-SCDMA, Fading, Multi-Carrier, DVB-T/H, XG-PHS, TDMA

Expansion Options

  • AWGN Generator [Opt-049/079] 
            C/N: ≤40 dB
  • BER Measurement Function [Opt-021]   
            Input bit rate: 100 bps to 40 Mbps
  • USB Power Sensor (sold separately) 
            Supports connection of two USB power sensors max. 
            ♦Frequency Range: 50 MHz to 6 GHz [MA24106A] 
                                                10 MHz to 18 GHz [MA24118A] 
                                                10 MHz to 26 GHz [MA24126A]  etc.
  • MIMO Signal Source: Supports local input [Opt-017] 
            Baseband clock, local and trigger signals can be shared between up to four MG3710A units to output phase coherency signals 
            synchronized with the signal output timing for configuring an 8x8 MIMO system.
  • Additional Analog Modulation Input for 1stRF/2ndRF [Opt-050/080] 
            Opt-050/080 extends to two internal modulation sources (AM/FM/ΦM) and one external modulation source supporting simultaneous 
            two-signal modulation.

Communications Interfaces

  • Standard 1000Base-T, GPIB, and USB interfaces
  • Built-in SCPI, MG3700A/MS269xA/MS2830A compatibility modes


  • Upgradeable to Windows 7 [Opt-029] 
            The MG3710A uses the Windows XP OS but it can be upgraded to Windows 7 as an option. 
            Note: Opt-029 can only be selected at new orders; it cannot be retrofitted to delivered units.
  • Secondary Storage HDD for User Data [Opt-011] 
            The secondary HDD storage option can be added/removed to/from the main frame to manage sensitive data, 
            waveform patterns, etc., that must not leave the worksite/laboratory/office.


  • Vector Signal Generator supporting frequencies of 100 kHz to 2.7/4/6 GHz
  • ACLR: -71 dBc (W-CDMA Test-Model 1 64DPCH, ≤+5 dBm)
  • Output level +23 dBm (CW, 400 MHz to 3 GHz)
  • Switching Time: <600 µs (List mode)
  • Built-in wideband (160 MHz/120 MHz) baseband signal generator
  • Dual RF (Optional) provides two independent RF outputs
  • Dual Waveform Memory (Optional) enables two independently modulated signals per RF Output


Items Specifications
 Frequency  Setting range  9 kHz to 2.7 GHz [Opt-032/062] 
 9 kHz to 4 GHz [Opt-034/064] 
 9 kHz to 6 GHz [Opt-036/066]
 Resolution  0.01 Hz
 Output level  Setting range  Without reverse power protection 
  -110 to +17 dBm (standard) 
  -110 to +30 dBm (with high power extension option) 
  -144 to +17 dBm (with low power extension option) 
  -144 to +30 dBm (with high power extension and low power extension option)
 Accuracy  CW, 18 to 28°C, -100 to +5 dBm, without reverse power protection 
  ±0.5 dB typ. (100 kHz ≤ f <50 MHz) 
  ±0.5 dB        (50 MHz ≤ f ≤3 GHz) 
  ±0.7 dB        (3 GHz < f ≤4 GHz) 
  ±0.8 dB        (4 GHz < f ≤6 GHz)
 Difference of CW and 
 Based on 5 MHz bandwidth AWGN signal, at 18 to 28°C, output level <+1 dBm 
  ±0.2 dB (98 MHz ≤ f ≤6 GHz)
 Signal purity  Spurious/Harmonics  <-30 dBc
 Non harmonics
 -30 dBm ≤ Output level ≤+5 dBm, CW, ≥10 kHz offset 
  <-62 dBc, -70 dBc typ. (100 kHz ≤ f ≤187.5 MHz) 
  <-68 dBc, -76 dBc typ. (187.5 MHz < f ≤750 MHz) 
  <-62 dBc, -76 dBc typ. (750 MHz < f ≤1.5 GHz) 
  <-56 dBc, -70 dBc typ. (1.5 GHz < f ≤3 GHz) 
  <-50 dBc, -64 dBc typ. (3 GHz < f ≤6 GHz)
 SSB Phase Noise CW, 20 kHz offset, Phase Noise Opt.<200 kHz 
 <-140 dBc/Hz nominal (100 MHz) 
 <-131 dBc/Hz typ. (1 GHz) 
 <-125 dBc/Hz typ. (2 GHz)
 Arbitrary function 
 DAC resolution  14 bit, 15 bit, 16 bit
 Sample Rate  20 kHz to 200 MHz*/160 MHz 
 (*: Only when using MX370111A and MX370111A-002)
 Waveform Memory  64 Msample (256 MB) [with 1stRF and 2ndRF] 
 256 Msample (1 GB) [Opt-045/075] 
 1024 Msample (4 GB) [Opt-046/076]
 Waveform Output Mode  When Baseband Signal Combine Function [Opt-048/078] configured with two internal waveform memories and one waveform selected at each memory with level ratio (CN) set to 80 dB, and frequency offset set to ±60 MHz max. Supports signal output from either memory and both signals can be digitally combined internally for output.
  • Defined Mode: Set to combine two signals just by selecting configuration file
  • Edit Mode: Set manually to any two signal waveform patterns, level ratio, 
                        offset frequency, etc.
 RF modulation 
 Using internal base-
 band signal generator
 160 MHz*/120 MHz
 *Supports firmware version 2.00.00 and later. Only when using MX370111A and MX370111A-002.
 Using External IQ input  160 MHz
 Dimensions and mass  177 mm(h) x 426 mm(w) x 390 mm(d) (Exclusive of surface projection) 
 ≤13.7 kg (with Opt-032 or 034 or 036, excluding other options)
 Bit rate  100 bps to 40 Mbps
 Connector  Rear AUX connector, TTL level
 Measurable patterns  PN9/11/15/20/23, PN9fix/11fix/15fix/20fix/23fix, ALL0, ALL1, alternating 0 and 1, UserDefine
 Remote Control  GPIB, 1000Base-T, USB-B
 The Method of 
 Waveform Offer
 IQproducer PC software with simple GUI for setting parameters for any communications method and generating waveform patterns. 
 Supported systems (standard bundle) 
   W-CDMA IQproducer, AWGN IQproducer 
 Supported Systems (Separately Sold Licence*) [Model: MX3701xxA] 
   MX370101A HSDPA/HSUPA IQproducer 
   MX370102A TDMA IQproducer 
   MX370103A CDMA2000 1xEV-DO IQproducer 
   MX370104A Multi-carrier IQproducer 
   MX370105A Mobile WiMAX IQproducer 
   MX370106A DVB-T/H IQproducer 
   MX370107A Fading IQproducer 
   MX370108A LTE IQproducer 
   MX370108A-001 LTE-Advanced FDD Option (Requires MX370108A) 
   MX370109A XG-PHS IQproducer 
   MX370110A LTE TDD IQproducer 
   MX370110A-001 LTE-Advanced TDD Option (Requires MX370110A)   NEW 
   MX370111A WLAN IQproducer 
   MX370111A-002 802.11ac (160MHz) Option (Requires MX370111A) 
   MX370112A TD-SCDMA IQproducer 
   *Generated waveform patterns used with MG3710A. Licence (sold separately) 
     required for main frame to output signal from MG3710A.
 Waveform pattern  Archive of waveform patterns with typical parameter settings for each communications method. Parameters cannot be changed. Waveform patterns supplied with MG3710A as standard and optional waveform patterns available. 
 Standard waveform patterns (bundled free-of-charge with main frame) 
   LTE-FDD/TDD TM1.1 to 3.3, W-CDMA, GSM/EDGE, CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO, 
   PDC, PHS, AWGN, WLAN (IEEE802.11a/b/g), Digital Broadcast 
   (ISDB-T/BS/CS/CATV), GPS, Bluetooth 
 Option Waveform Patterns (Sold Separately) [Model: MX3700xxA] 
   MX370073A DFS Radar Pattern (TELEC and FCC DFS test pulse signal set) 
   MX370075A DFS(ETSI) Waveform Pattern (ETSI DFS test pulse signal set) 
   MX370084A ISDB-Tmm Waveform Pattern
 Generation of Custom Waveform Pattern  IQ sample data files (in ASCII format) programmed by using general EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tools such as MATLAB can also be converted to waveform patterns for MG3710A.

               • IQproducer™ is a registered trademark of Anritsu Corporation. 
               • MATLAB® is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc. 
               • CDMA2000® is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA-USA). 
               • Bluetooth® mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and are used by Anritsu under license. 
               • WiMAX® is a registered trademark of WiMAX Forum. 
               • Other company, product, service names, etc., are brands, registered trademarks, etc., of their respective owners.


Hardware Main frame  MG3710A  Vector Signal Generator
 Hardware Option 
 1st RF  
 (Requires one option)
 MG3710A-032  1stRF 100 kHz to 2.7 GHz
 MG3710A-034  1stRF 100 kHz to 4 GHz
 MG3710A-036  1stRF 100kHz to 6GHz
 Hardware Option 
 2nd RF  
 (optional)(1xx: Retrofit)
 MG3710A-062/162  2ndRF 100 kHz to 2.7 GHz
 MG3710A-064/164  2ndRF 100 kHz to 4 GHz
 MG3710A-066/166  2ndRF 100 kHz to 6 GHz
 Hardware Option 
 (1xx: Retrofit)
 MG3710A-001/101  Rubidium Reference Oscillator
 MG3710A-002/102  High Stability Reference Oscillator
 MG3710A-011/111  2ndary HDD
 MG3710A-017/117  Universal Input/Output
 MG3710A-021/121  BER Test Function
 MG3710A-029  OS Upgrade to Windows 7
 MG3710A-313  Removable HDD
 Hardware Option 
 For 1st RF  
 (1xx: Retrofit)
 MG3710A-018/118  Analog IQ Input/Output
 MG3710A-041/141  High Power Extension for 1stRF
 MG3710A-042/142  Low Power Extension for 1stRF
 MG3710A-043/143  Reverse Power Protection for 1stRF
 MG3710A-045/145  ARB Memory Upgrade 256Msample for 1stRF
 MG3710A-046/146  ARB Memory Upgrade 1024Msample for 1stRF
 MG3710A-048/148  Combination of Baseband Signal for 1stRF
 MG3710A-049/149  AWGN for 1stRF
 MG3710A-050/150  Additional Analog Modulation Input for 1st RF
 Hardware Option 
 For 2nd RF  
 (1xx: Retrofit)
 MG3710A-071/171  High Power Extension for 2ndRF
 MG3710A-072/172  Low Power Extension for 2ndRF
 MG3710A-073/173  Reverse Power Protection for 2ndRF
 MG3710A-075/175  ARB Memory Upgrade 256Msample for 2ndRF
 MG3710A-076/176  ARB Memory Upgrade 1024Msample for 2ndRF
 MG3710A-078/178  Combination of Baseband Signal for 2ndRF
 MG3710A-079/179  AWGN for 2ndRF
 MG3710A-080/180  Additional Analog Modulation Input for 2nd RF
 Waveform Pattern
 MX370073A  DFS Radar Pattern                             ....[For TELEC/FCC]
 MX370075A  DFS(ETSI) Waveform Pattern          ....[For ETSI]
 MX370084A  ISDB-Tmm Waveform Pattern
 MX370101A  HSDPA/HSUPA IQproducer
 MX370102A  TDMA IQproducer
 MX370103A  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO IQproducer
 MX370104A  Multi-carrier IQproducer
 MX370105A  Mobile WiMAX IQproducer
 MX370106A  DVB-T/H IQproducer
 MX370107A  Fading IQproducer
 MX370108A  LTE IQproducer
 MX370108A-001  LTE-Advanced FDD Option    [Requires MX370108A]
 MX370109A  XG-PHS IQproducer
 MX370110A  LTE TDD IQproducer
 MX370110A-001  LTE-Advanced TDD Option    [Requires MX370110A]  NEW
 MX370111A  WLAN IQproducer
 MX370111A-002  802.11ac (160MHz) Option    [Requires MX370111A]
 MX370112A  TD-SCDMA IQproducer
 Maintenance service  MG3710A-ES210  2 Years Extended Warranty Service
 MG3710A-ES310  3 Years Extended Warranty Service
 MG3710A-ES510  5 Years Extended Warranty Service

Data Sheet

Anritsu MG3710A Vector Signal Generator Data Sheet

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Product details

Category: Signal Generators

Manufacturer: Anritsu

Product code - SKU: Anritsu MG3710A Vector Signal Generator

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