Although a top supplier of benchtop RF/microwave test equipment, Anritsu Co. has made serious strides in recent years in the area of portable test equipment, and will have examples of its portable Spectrum Master™ handheld spectrum analyzers at the 2013 IMS, at booth No. 938. The firm recently announced that its model MS2720T Spectrum Master with option 709 has been self-certified by Anritsu to comply with the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSE) requirements for conducting amplitude modulation (AM) and frequency-modulation (FM) broadcast measurements. The analyzer, which covers 9 kHz to 9 GHz, provides field engineers and technicians with the confidence that their AM and FM broadcast measurements are in compliance with NRSE requirements. The portable analyzer, which incorporates advanced measurement software and an easy-to-use 8.4-in. touchscreen display, can make a wide range of automatic measurements, including noise sidebands, harmonics, and field strength. It provides a dynamic range of better than 106 dB with a 1-Hz resolution bandwidth (RBW) and displayed average noise level (DANL) of -163 dBm with a 1-Hz RBW. The phase noise is a low -112 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from a 1-GHz carrier.

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