Anritsu Company Introduces Internal Atomic Clock for Spectrum Master™

    Anritsu Company Introduces Internal Atomic Clock for Spectrum Master™

-- New Option for MS2720T Provides Excellent Frequency Accuracy Without Need
for GPS in Regulatory Compliance Applications --

PR Newswire

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anritsu Company introduces
an internal atomic clock option for its MS2720T Spectrum Master handheld
spectrum analyzer that allows users to acquire excellent frequency accuracy,
including in environments in which the GPS cannot be used. Integrating the
atomic clock inside the MS2720T provides field engineers and technicians with
a durable, handheld spectrum analyzer that can deliver the extremely high
accuracy necessary to prove regulatory compliance.


By using the atomic clock, users can acquire a very accurate frequency
reference without the need of the GPS. Calibration accuracy of the atomic
clock is 1x10^-9. The MS2720T can be configured with the GPS receiver and the
atomic clock to achieve both high frequency accuracy and GPS location stamping
of measurements.

Because the atomic clock module mounts inside the instrument, there are no
loose cables that can potentially snag on branches, antennas or other
extensions prevalent in the field environments in which the MS2720T is used.
The atomic clock is automatically used once it is installed.

The Spectrum Master MS2720T series features the highest performance handheld
spectrum analyzers on the market. Providing field technicians and engineers
with performance that rivals a benchtop spectrum analyzer, the MS2720T
features a touchscreen and best-in-class performance for dynamic range, DANL,
phase noise, and sweep speed, providing unprecedented levels of spectrum
monitoring, hidden signal detection, RF/microwave measurements, and testing of
microwave backhauls and cellular signals.

Continuous frequency coverage from 9 kHz to 20 GHz is provided by the MS2720T
with the option 1 internal atomic clock. An improved sweep mode allows users
to set resolution bandwidth from 30 kHz to 10 MHz with minimal effect on sweep
speed. Because the sweep speed with a 30 kHz bandwidth is nearly the same as a
10 MHz RBW, sensitivity can be selected without the need for long sweep times.

The MS2720T has dynamic range of > 106 dB in 1 Hz RBW, DANL of -163 dBm in 1
Hz RBW, and Phase Noise of -112 dBm @ 10 kHz offset at 1 GHz. These
best-in-class specifications are complemented by unprecedented measurement
capabilities. A burst detect sweep mode function allows emitters as short as
200microseconds to be captured every time, allowing the MS2720T to detect
bursty signals that can lead to finding intermittent or bursty emitters. A
Burst Detect™ Sweep Mode increases sweep speed more than 1,000 times in a 15
MHz span.

The internal atomic clock has a U.S. price of $5,900 and is available in 6 to
8 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, 3E Public Relations, 973.263.5475,
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