Presentation on theme: "MS46522A-010 ShockLineTM Value VNA"— Presentation transcript:
1 MS46522A-010 ShockLineTM Value VNA Introducing…MS46522A-010 ShockLineTM Value VNALow cost VNA for testing passive devices in production environment
2 ShockLineTM Value Vector Network Analyzers Target passive device manufacturing applicationsCables, Connectors, Electromechanical Switches , Attenuators, Couplers, Filters, isolators, Circulators, Phase shifters etc.Key features of the familyTargeted performance capabilities at low costFast, simple measurementsRemote programmability over LANPowerful GUISmall sizeAnritsu’s leading technologyWorldwide support
3 Low Cost Solution for Manufacturing Many production applications do not require high performance and high priced VNAs with premium featuresMS46522A is designed as a low price solution for cost-sensitive, mid-performance applicationsValueLow CostGood performancePremiumHigh CostHigh PerformancePriceShockLine Value VNA(MS46522A)Note: Figure not to scalePerformance
4 How did Anritsu achieve low cost? Patented ShockLineTM VNA on a chip architectureAchieves microwave and millimeter-wave frequencySimplified internal architectureSingle board RF VNA implementationCOTS PC and Power SupplyEliminated front-panelFocus on remote control for automationEliminated complex features and functionsProvide basic S-parameter measurements
6 ShockLine Sampler based VNA Anritsu’s latest generation of VNA’s incorporate Non-Linear Transmission LinesAlso known as “Shock Lines”Generate very narrow impulses at microwave and millimeter wave frequenciesFor sampling receivers to measure amplitude and phase of the VNA stimulusFor power generation – source and Rx LONon-linear transmission line (NLTL) technology or “Shock Lines” generate very narrow impulses at high frequencies which extend the operating range of the sampling receivers to 70 GHz and beyond. With a higher LO frequency, the sampler yields better noise performance than harmonic mixing, especially at higher RF frequencies. Together with the higher IP3, this translates directly to an improved dynamic range.
7 What is ShockLine technology? Non Linear Transmission Line -NonlinearTransmissionLinesHigh frequency VNAs make use of harmonic samplers, or mixers, to down convert measurement signals to intermediate frequencies (IF) before digitizing them. Such components play a critical role in VNAs, because they set the bounds on important parameters like conversion efficiency, receiver compression, isolation between measurement channels and spurious generation at the ports of a device under test.Mixers tend to be the down converter of choice in the RF domain, due mainly to their simpler local oscillator (LO) drive system and enhanced spur management advantages. Today, with Anritsu technology, it is possible to employ NLTL based harmonic sampling from RF to microwave and even millimeter wave frequencies.A nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) is comprised of high-impedance transmission lines loaded with varactor diodes that form a propagation medium whose phase velocity, and therefore time delay, is a function of the instantaneous voltage. The lower the voltage, the lower the phase velocity, and the longer the phase delay as it propagates down the nonlinear transmission line. Conversely, the higher the voltage, the greater the phase velocity, and the shorter the phase delay as it propagates down the nonlinear transmission line.The difference in phase velocity between the high and the low voltage portions of the waveform changes its steepness (rise time) to approximate that of a pure step function as it propagates down the nonlinear transmission line (see figure). Because the wave travels at a faster phase velocity then the peak, the fall time compresses and a steep wave front forms that mimics a shock wave or an ocean wave just before it breaks on the shore of a beach.NLTLs have successfully been used to generate ultra-short electrical pulses and transients from a sinusoidal input signal. At large signal levels, waveform steepening occurs for the proper choice of input waveform and soliton generation can be achieved by balancing steepening and dispersion. Due to observable compression of the signal slope a NLTL is also often called Shock Line. In the frequency domain this pulse compression results from the generation of a large number of harmonics with suitable phase relationship. The output of such Shock Line is providing a very broadband harmonic rich spectrum of equidistant spectral lines. The closest line to our signal under test is used for the above mentioned harmonic sampling.More detailed information about Anritsu NLTL and harmonic mixer application can be found in the article: “A matter of scale”, April 10th 2012, Karam Noujeim, Jon Martens and Tom Roberts, .
8 Advantages of ShockLine Improved stabilities due to sizeClose proximity of port-1 and port-2 receiversLonger intervals between calibrationsBetter measurement accuracy and repeatabilityThe magnitude and phase stability of a high level reflect measurement (short circuit) over 24 hour period at 25oC are shown. Phase refers to the right axis. The NLTL Shock Line VNA produced results of ~0.02dB/1 deg. to 110 GHz. Similar measurements using classical systems produced results of 0.06 dB or 1 deg. to 110 GHz.
9 ShockLine Technology in action VectorStar based VNAsMS4640BME7838AShockLineTM series of VNAsMS46522A Value VNAMS46322A Economy VNAShockLineTM VNA Chip
11 Key Highlights of MS46522A-010MS46522A-010 is the first member of the Value VNA familyLower and higher frequency models to be introduced laterOptimized for passive device manufacturing applicationsCost and PerformanceLow Cost, Full-reversing 2-port VNA with N connectors300 kHz to 8.5 GHzS11, S21, S12, and S22Time domain with time gating option2U high rack-mount VNANo display and keypadIntegrated PC running Windows 7
12 MS46522A Front and Rear Panels USB 2.0 peripheral connectorsPort 1Port 2Indicator LEDsRemote ActivityPower OnPower buttonGround Strap connectorStandbyUSB 2.0 peripheral connectorsExternal Clock InAC cord receptacleUSB 3.0 peripheral connectorsFront Panel:-Power button has 3 LED indicator lightsA. Remote Activity: indicates that the unit is under remote controlB. Power On: This light signifies that the unit is powered up and ready to be used.C. Standby: This light is on when the AC power is connected to the unit but the unit is not switched on by pushing in the power button.-N connectors for Port 1 and Port 2 of the VNA-USB 2.0 connectors: Type A connectors for connecting USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard, etc.)-Ground Strap connector – banana jack for connecting a ground strapRear Panel:-HDMI connector: This connector provides the video out signal for a HDMI monitor-USB 2.0, USB 3.0 connectors: Type A connectors for connecting USB peripherals-LAN Connector: RJ45 Ethernet connector for making a network connection to the unit-External Clock In: 10 MHz external reference input-Trigger In: External trigger input-AC cord receptacle: AC input connector for the unit.Ethernet LAN connectorHDMI monitor connectorTrigger In
13 User Modes Manual test with Intuitive GUI Needs external monitor, keyboard, and mouse for manual operationConnect display with HDMI or USBFull touchscreen supportRemote control for automated testLAN onlySCPI commands similar to VectorStarCommand compatibilityKey Agilent ENA commandsOn-site Software Engineering support available for volume opportunitiesDrivers Available. Contact factory atLAN connector
14 Key Highlights Features Benefits 70 us/point sweep speed Fast enough for many automated and demanding manual tuning applications>110 dB IFBW dynamic rangeExceeds typical requirements of many applicationsTime domain with time gating optionEasier and faster fault location identification in broadband devicesSmall package (2U)Efficient use of rack spaceCommon GUI and SCPI interfaceReduces switching cost to newer modelsLAN interfaceMore robust than USB and faster than GPIBUpgradability to higher frequencyFuture proof investment
15 MS46522A-010 Production Test Capabilities Segmented sweepsFrequency and Index basedAdapter RemovalTrace Data formatsLog, Linear MagPhaseReal, ImaginaryVSWR, ImpedanceSmith ChartGroup DelayLimit testingPass/FailMarkersS11S12S21S22
16 MS46522A-002 Time Domain option Time Domain with Time GatingFrequency Domain with Time GatingLow Pass Time DomainBand Pass Time DomainS11S12S21S22
17 Anritsu’s Unique Value Unique PointsBenefitsOn-site software engineering supportAnritsu provides on-site software engineering support to large volume customers in integrating ShockLine VNAs in production linesGood performance at low priceNo need to buy expensive VNA for simple s-parameter measurements3-year warranty and worldwide sales, service and technical supportWorry-free purchase
26 Product Technical Documents Technical Data SheetOperation ManualCalibration and Measurement GuideUser Interface Reference ManualProgramming Manual
27 SummaryMS46522A-010 is the first in the family of ShockLineTM Value Vector Network AnalyzersIt is a low cost, Fully-reversing, 2-port, 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz VNAwithout an integrated display.Supports remote control over LAN,Local control via a powerful graphical user interface.Ideal for testing passive devices in manual or automated production environments.Anritsu Provides On-site software engineering supportFor large volume opportunity customerssummary