Anritsu MS2026C Handheld Vector Network Analyzer
The VNA Master MS2026C handheld vector network analyzer specifically addresses complex cable, waveguide and antenna measurement needs in the field with accurate, vector corrected 2-port 2-path measurements with full flexibility to customize displays in combinations of frequency, distance, and time domain analysis. Based on Anritsu’s industry leading handheld platform, the VNA Master MS2026C offers unmatched measurement breadth, depth, and precision; reducing the number of different tools needed to analyze modern communication systems on land, sea, air and in space.
The Anritsu VNA Master MS2026C measures and displays 2-port 2-path S-parameters with no need for cable swapping and covers a frequency band from 5 kHz to 6 GHz, which contains a wide variety of radio frequency communications systems and also many radars and microwave communications systems, both coax and waveguide. Also in the VNA Master Family, the MS2036C and MS2038C models offer a high-performance spectrum analyzer with ultra-low noise floor.
Equally impressive, this measurement tool offers the industry's first 12-term error correction algorithm in a handheld VNA. With a typical measurement speed of 350 µsec per point, it is ideally suited for tuning filters in the field, where multiple S-parameters often interact during tuning. Using a 3-receiver architecture, the MS2026C can measure and display all 4 S-parameters at once with with a single connection to the DUT.
RF engineers and technicians in the field provide installation and maintenance support for aerospace, defense, and general purpose communication systems around the world. These might typically include radars on Navy ships, communications on Army vehicles, flight-line test on Air Force and commercial jets. They support VHF Omni-directional Range (VOR) antennas in radio navigational systems globally. They will be routinely faced with a wide variety of system elements that can cause failures in the overall system: antennas, cables, filters, multiplexers, amplifiers, isolators, circulators, switches, and other sophisticated elements.
VNA Master also serves in new high technology applications such as radome/dielectric tests in the field. Its VNA error-correction functions vital to innovative test fixtures for dielectrics, laminates, ferrites, lossy paints, and more, offered by manufacturers such as Damaskos, Inc. Another novel application is the age-old problem of fault location in aircraft and shipboard wire cable bundles that snake through bukheads and compartments. See Application Note in Library Tab. With an ancillary module, ODTF-1, it can also do DTF on fiber optic cables.
VNA Master MS2026C (5 kHz to 6 GHz)
- True 2-Path 2-Port fully-reversing VNA
- Ultra-fast 350 μs/data point sweep speed
- 12-term error correction algorithm
- Vector Voltmeter option
- Time Domain option
- Standard three-year warranty (battery one-year warranty)
|Option||Description||Option Ordering Number|
|Option 2||Time Domain (includes Option 0501, DTF)||MS2026C-0002|
|Option 5||Power Monitor (requires external detector)||MS2026C-0005|
|Option 7||Secure Data Operation||MS2026C-0007|
|Option 10||Built-in Variable Voltage Bias Tee||MS2026C-0010|
|Option 15||Vector Voltmeter||MS2026C-0015|
|Option 19||High Accuracy Power Meter (Requires USB Sensors, sold separately)||MS2026C-0019|
|Option 31||GPS Receiver (requires GPS antenna, sold separately)||MS2026C-0031|
|Option 77||Balanced/Differential S-Parameters, 1-port||MS2026C-0077|
|Option 98||Z-540 Calibration||MS2026C-0098|
|Option 99||Premium Calibration||MS2026C-0099|