Analyzer Hunts For Interference

May 7, 2013
An instrument with GPS and advanced software works with an existing line of analyzers to locate interference signal sources.

Model MA2700A InterferenceHunter is a handheld direction-finding (DF) system from Anritsu Co. well suited for finding interference sources in wireless networks. It is designed for use with the company’s BTS Master™, Cell Master™, Site Master™, and Spectrum Master™ portable handheld signal analyzers, with frequency dependent upon the analyzer. The Spectrum Master products, for example, are available for use through 20 GHz. The MA2700A incorporates a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and antenna, electronic compass, and user-selectable preamplifier. It does not require an additional power source since it is powered through its own Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector. It is designed to work with the company’s easyMap software tools to draw a vector line to an interfering signal source on maps stored within the analyzer.

Anritsu Co., 490 Jarvis Dr., Morgan Hill, CA 95037-2809; (408) 778-2000, FAX: (408) 776-1744,

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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