Anritsu Company’s ME7838A VectorStar 4-port configuration extends the Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) measurement system to 750 GHz and higher. It enables engineers to sweep power across a wide range at frequencies up to 750 GHz using external mm-wave modules, eliminating the need for manual attenuators.
The first mm-wave VNA system with real-time power leveling, it features best-in-class stability and widest power level control. It detects IF and RF power, providing correction to the mm-power in real time without software correction feedback. Stable mm-wave power is delivered even at low levels, reducing the risk of overdriving mm-devices.
The 2-port system configuration includes the MS4640A VectorStar and 3739A/SM6522 test set, which operates mm-wave modules. Contact company for price and availability.
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