Anritsu Company Introduces Cutting-edge Pulse Measurement and True Mode Stimulus Capabilities with New VectorStar™ Series

   Anritsu Company Introduces Cutting-edge Pulse Measurement and True Mode
              Stimulus Capabilities with New VectorStar™ Series

-- New MS4640B, Featuring PulseView™ and DifferentialView™, Addresses
Challenges Associated with Testing and Characterizing Radar and High-speed
Serial Designs --

PR Newswire

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Aug.20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Anritsu Company expands its
VectorStar family of Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) with the introduction of
the MS4640B series. Featuring a number of new cutting-edge measurement
capabilities, including PulseView, which provides pulse profile,
point-in-pulse and pulse-to-pulse measurements of S-parameters, and
DifferentialView for true mode stimulus S-parameter measurements, the MS4640B
helps engineers address the challenges associated with testing and
characterizing components and sub-systems designed for radar and today's
high-speed serial applications.


PulseView enables design engineers and component manufacturers in the
aerospace and defense industry to accurately test and characterize designs
under pulse conditions. The industry-leading 2.5 ns resolution with 100 dB
dynamic range, coupled with independent measurement gates, provides
unparalleled clarity of results. It also enables users to see performance
perturbations on the rising/trailing edges and within a pulse that have been
previously missed by other systems. Industry-best capture time of 500 ms
permits users to measure under long pulse repetition interval conditions or to
conduct pulse-to-pulse measurements over an extended number of pulses.

An additional, required, IF digitizer option provides fast digitization for
the PulseView application, as well as four internal pulse generators. The
pulse generators can be used to modulate devices under test (DUT) or one of a
series of associated Modulation Test Sets also available. These features are
complemented by an innovative graphical interface that simplifies measurement
setup and raises confidence that the user is measuring under the correct

DifferentialView, together with an optional internal second source, provides
engineers developing differential amplifiers or signal integrity engineers
working on high-speed serial designs with the ability to evaluate their
designs under true mode stimulus conditions. An innovative GUI allows
engineers to establish changes and see the results immediately without
cumbersome swapping of screen displays. When DifferentialView is used with
Anritsu's four-port test sets, users can make measurements of differential,
common mode and mixed-mode S-parameters.

The MS4640B maintains all the inherent advantages of the VectorStar platform.
VectorStar features high-performance measurement capability down to
frequencies as low as 70 kHz to achieve highly accurate S-parameter
measurements necessary to accurately model devices in simulation applications.
It achieves high-quality, low-frequency data that ensures good DC-term
estimation and improves causality.

VectorStar VNAs are available in frequency ranges from 70 kHz to 20, 40, 50
and 70 GHz, and as broadband systems from 70 kHz to 125 GHz. VectorStar can
also provide frequency coverage up to 750 GHz, with mm-wave modules from
either Virginia Diodes, Inc. (VDI) or OML, Inc., depending on the specific
frequency range required.

The MS4640B family has a base U.S. price starting at $76,325. PulseView is
$30,000, the IF Digitizer option is $15,000, DifferentialView is $10,150 and
the Second Source option starts at $11,270. Delivery is 8 to 10 weeks.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company ( is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu
Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and
measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for
existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and
operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and
digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D,
manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision
microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices
for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world,
Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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SOURCE Anritsu Company

Contact: Katherine Van Diepen, Director, Marketing Communications, Anritsu
Company, 408.778.2000 ext. 1550,; Patrick
Brightman, Compass|SGW, 973.263.5475,
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