High performance analyzer covers LTE-U in tiny form factor

September 07, 2016 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
The ultraportable Site Master™ S331P from Anritsu Company is the lightest, smallest, fastest and most cost-efficient Site Master field cable and antenna analyzer ever developed.

Addressing the market need for broad frequency coverage and high performance in an extremely compact and economical design, the S331P provides wireless operators and contractors, DAS installers, and public safety network installers and maintenance professionals with the first pocket-sized headless cable and antenna analyzer that can measure the new LTE-U frequencies.

Two models covering 150 kHz to 4 GHz and 150 kHz to 6 GHz are available. This unique wide bandwidth capability enables the S331P to support low frequency radio communications environments, including public safety networks, as well as higher frequency applications, such as LTE-U in the 5 GHz unlicensed spectrum. With a sweep speed of 500 µs/data point, the S331P is the fastest Site Master on the market, for more efficient testing.

Leveraging the same user interface as the industry leading Site Master S331L, the ultraportable S331P offers field technicians and engineers easy operation, even in the most challenging field environments. It features an Integrated Help function to aid users in making measurements, as well as a Classic Mode of operation that maintains the de facto industry standard Site Master look and feel to simplify performing tests. An Advanced Mode has an innovative GUI with a modern button layout and functionality. Advanced Mode also expands the number of available markers to eight and has six customizable touch screen icons to quickly recall regularly used setups, making operation easier and more efficient.

Optimized for field use, the S331P comes standard with an N(m) connector for easy direct connection to N(f) devices, eliminating the need for phase stable cables. The S331P is highly durable and reliable, featuring a housing that is impact, dust, and splash resistant. It is externally controlled and powered via USB from a user-supplied Windows tablet or laptop, eliminating the need for a battery.