San Diego, CA, October 23, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Waiting for component failure is not a cost-effective method of cellular communications cell site maintenance. Preventive maintenance is the order of the day. The ability to identify potential problems is where the Anritsu Site Master series of handheld cable-and-antenna analyzers shines.
Most cell site failures arise due to faulty cables, connector, and antennas. When such components become compromised, SiteMaster analyzers have the ability to quickly identify and locate the source of the fault. This can preclude the necessity of climbing an antenna tower, as Site Master analyzers can identify antenna degradation from the ground.
Corroded or misaligned cables and connectors can also impact coverage pattern and signal integrity. Site Master can pinpoint connector and cable problems before damage occurs.
The Site Master is robustly engineered for reliability in the field, and the large TFT color display and logical menu driven interface facilitate ease of use and test interpretation. A full range of markers and limit lines provide accurate and repeatable measurements, and quick and easy pass/fail testing.
Cables, connectors, antennas, and related subcomponents are analyzed using a technique known as Frequency Domain Reflectometry (FDR). Like Time Domain Reflectometry, a pulse is injected into a system and its reflections analyzed. FDR is accomplished with an RF pulse, not DC as with TDR; therefore problems that would elude TDR are elucidated.
The analyses provided by Site Master analyzers include Return Loss and SWR, Cable Loss, and Distance-to-Fault measurements.
SiteMaster toggles between Return Loss and SWR measurements to ensure conformance to system specifications.
Measurement of Cable Loss is possible either end-to-end prior to installation, or by the single end of an already installed cable. Site Master automatically determines insertion loss and displays it, eliminating guesswork and time consuming calculations.
Measurement of Distance-to-Fault is a standard feature of all SiteMaster models. While Return-Loss testing indicates signal reflection magnitude, the Distance-to-Fault function provides both magnitude and location of the irregularity.
Other measurement capabilities and features available depending upon model and options.
Cable & Antenna Analyzer
625MHz to 2.5GHz, model S251C
25MHz to 4GHz, model S331D
2MHz to 4GHz, model S331L
2MHz to 4/6GHz, models S331E/S361E
2MHz to 10.5/20GHz, models S810D/S820D
Cable & Antenna Analyzer with Spectrum Analyzer capability
25MHz to 4GHz, model S332D
2MHz to 4GHz/9kHz to 4GHz, model S332E
2MHz to 6GHz/9kHz to 6GHz, model S362E
Options (not available on all models)
PIM Analyzer Mode
InstaCal, FlexCal, and OSL Calibration
2-port Transmission Measurement
2-port Cable Loss
Internal Bias Tee
Internal GPS Receiver
Internal Power Meter
High Accuracy Power Meter with Power Sensor
CW Signal Generator
AM/FM/PM Signal Analyzer
Many tools and accessories are available such as data analysis software, attenuators, antennas, power sensors, cables, adaptors, and more.
Avalon Equipment Corporation has Anritsu Site Master series cable & antenna analyzers available for rent. Call us for details: 888-542-8256