Anritsu ME7868A
Distributed Modular 2-port VNA

2-port USB VNA systems deliver phase synchronized measurements over 100 meters in 8/20/43.5 GHz models.

Anritsu ME7868A Distributed Modular 2-port VNA

The ME7868A 2-port USB VNA systems deliver phase synchronized measurements over 100 meters, improves dynamic range and measurement stability of s-parameter measurements, available in 8/20/43.5 GHz models.

Long distance S-parameter measurements

  • Long cable insertion loss testing
  • Antenna testing
  • Over the Air (OTA) Applications
    • Chamber installations
    • Large vehicle RF shielding and propagation testing

System Integration Application

  • System Calibration
  • Path-loss Characterization
  • General s-parameters and time domain measurements

Secure Area Applications

  • No data storage on unit
  • Secure external computer control through direct USB connection

The ShockLine™ ME7868A system is the first distributed, fully reversing 2-port VNA solution that provides guaranteed performance from 1 MHz to 43.5 GHz by utilizing Anritsu’s Extended-K™ components. Powered by the revolutionary PhaseLync™ technology, it enables engineers to synchronize two portable ShockLine MS46131A VNAs and connect them directly to a DUT to conduct vector transmission measurements over distances of 100 meters or more. Whether in a manufacturing, engineering, or education environment, this solution simplifies long-distance S-parameter measurements and VNA test system integration by removing the need to utilize conventional benchtop VNAs with long cable runs, which eliminates insertion loss, improves measurement stability, and lowers setup costs.

The ShockLine ME7868A offers a configurable VNA setup to maximize hardware utilization. Easily set VNA port count (single 1-port, dual 1-ports, or single 2-ports) from session-by-session to ensure maximum flexibility. With low-pass time domain with time gating option, users have access to a TDR-like display with more resolution than bandpass time domain for characterizing discontinuities. Because there is no onboard data storage, this eliminates the need to purge data for secure applications.

Key Features

  • 2-port VNA with frequency options from 1 MHz to 8 GHz / 20 GHz / 43.5 GHz
  • Extend remote ports 100+ meters apart with PhaseLync synchronization
  • Small and lightweight ports enable direct connection to DUT eliminating long cable runs
  • Guaranteed performance to 43.5 GHz with Extended-K™ ports
  • PC control takes advantage of external computer processing power and functionality
  • No on-board data storage makes use in secure applications more convenient
  • Common ShockLine control software delivers powerful debug and test capabilities

Anritsu ME7868A Distributed Modular 2-port VNA

Anritsu ME7868A Datasheet

Anritsu ME7868A Distributed Modular 2-port VNA

Frequency Options

Option Description
ME7868A-010-2 8 GHz, 2 meter system
ME7868A-010-5 8 GHz, 5 meter system
ME7868A-010-25 8 GHz, 25 meter system
ME7868A-020-2 20 GHz, 2 meter system
ME7868A-020-5 20 GHz, 5 meter system
ME7868A-020-25 20 GHz, 25 meter system
ME7868A-043-2 43.5 GHz, 2 meter system
ME7868A-043-5 43.5 GHz, 5 meter system
ME7868A-043-25 43.5 GHz, 25 meter system

Precision Automatic Calibrator Modules

Model Number Description
MN25208A 2-port USB SmartCal Module, 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz (available with connector options: -001 N(f), -002 K(f), -003 3.5 mm(f), -004 SMA(f))
MN25408A 4-port USB SmartCal Module, 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz (available with N(f) connectors)
MN25218A 2-port USB SmartCal Module, 1 MHz to 20 GHz (available with K(f) connectors)
MN25418A 4-port USB SmartCal Module, 300 kHz to 20 GHz (available with K(f) connectors)
36585K-2M K Precision AutoCal Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz, K(m) to K(m)
36585K-2F K Precision AutoCal Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(f)
36585K-2MF K Precision AutoCal Module, 70 kHz to 40 GHz, K(m) to K(f)
2000-1809-R Serial to USB Adapter (required for 36585 AutoCal module if control PC does not have a serial port)

Mechanical Calibration Kits

Model Number Description
3650A SMA/3.5 mm Calibration Kit, Without Sliding Loads, DC to 26.5 GHz, 50 Ω
3650A-1 SMA/3.5 mm Calibration Kit, With Sliding Loads, DC to 26.5 GHz, 50 Ω
3652A K Connector Calibration Kit, Without Sliding Loads, DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
3653A N Connector Calibration Kit, Without Sliding Loads, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLN50A-8 Precision N Male Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLNF50A-8 Precision N Female Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLN50A-8 Precision N Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLNF50A-8 Precision N Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 8 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLN50A-18 Precision N Male Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
OSLNF50A-18 Precision N Female Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLN50A-18 Precision N Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLNF50A-18 Precision N Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLK50A-20 Precision K Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 20 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLKF50A-20 Precision K Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 20 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLK50A-40 Precision K Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLKF50A-40 Precision K Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee, DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLK50A-43.5 Precision K Male Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee with S1P data, DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
TOSLKF50A-43.5 Precision K Female Through/Open/Short/Load Mechanical Calibration Tee with S1P data, DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω

Cables and Adapters

Model Number Description
1091-26-R SMA(m) to N(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-27-R SMA(f) to N(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-80-R SMA(m) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-81-R SMA(f) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
71693-R Ruggedized adapter, K(f) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NK50 Precision Adapter, N(m) to K(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NKF50 Precision Adapter, N(m) to K(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NFK50 Precision Adapter, N(f) to K(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NFKF50 Precision Adapter, N(f) to K(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
K220B Precision Adapter, K(m) to K(m), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
K222B Precision Adapter, K(f) to K(f), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
K224B Precision Adapter, K(m) to K(f), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
33KK50C Calibration Grade Adapter, K(m) to K(m), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
33KKF50C Calibration Grade Adapter, K(m) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
33KFKF50C Calibration Grade Adapter, K(f) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VFK50A Precision Adapter, V(f) to K(m), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VFKF50A Precision Adapter, V(f) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VK50A Precision Adapter, V(m) to K(m), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VKF50A Precision Adapter, V(m) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω

Test Port Cables, Flexible, Ruggedized, Phase Stable

Model Number Description
15NNF50-1.0B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 18 GHz, N(f) to N(m), 50 Ω
15NNF50-1.5B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.5 m (59”), DC to 18 GHz, N(f) to N(m), 50 Ω
15NN50-1.0B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(m), 50 Ω
15LL50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, 3.5 mm(m) to 3.5 mm(m), 50 Ω
15LLF50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, 3.5 mm(m) to 3.5 mm(f), 50 Ω
15KK50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, K(m) to K(m), 50 Ω
15KKF50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, K(m) to K(f), 50 Ω
3671KFS50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 26.5 GHz, K(f) to 3.5 mm(m), 63.5 cm, 50 Ω
3671KFK50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(m), 63.5 cm (25 in), 50 Ω
3671KFKF50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(f), 63.5 cm (25 in), 50 Ω
3671KFK50-100 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(m), 1 m (38 in), 50 Ω
806-304-R Flexible Phase Stable Cable, DC to 40 GHz, 36 in (91.5 cm), K(m) – K(f), 50Ω

Phase-Stable 18 GHz, 40 GHz, and 43.5 GHz Semi-Rigid Cables (Armored)

Model Number Description
3670N50-1 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 30.48 cm (1 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(f), 50 Ω
3670N50-2 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 60.96 cm (2 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(f), 50 Ω
3670NN50-1 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 30.48 cm (1 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(m), 50 Ω
3670NN50-2 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 60.96 cm (2 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(m), 50 Ω
3670K50A-1 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 30.48 cm (1 ft), DC to 43.5 GHz, K(m) to K(f), 50 Ω
3670K50A-2 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 60.96 cm (2 ft), DC to 43.5 GHz, K(m) to K(f), 50 Ω

Tools

Model Number Description
01-200 Calibrated Torque End Wrench, GPC-7 and Type N
01-201 Torque End Wrench, 5/16 in, 0.9 N.m (8 lbf·in) (for tightening male devices, for SMA, 3.5 mm, 2.4 mm, K, and V connectors)
01-203 Torque End Wrench, 13/16 in, 0.9 N.m (8 lbf·in) (for tightening ruggedized SMA, 2.4 mm, K and V test port connectors)
01-204 End Wrench, 5/16 in, Universal, Circular, Open-ended (for SMA, 3.5 mm, 2.4 mm, K, and V connectors)

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