Anritsu has donated a handheld vector network analyzer to the University California, Davis College of Engineering for use in the Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center (DMRC).
The DMRC is an industry-university cooperative research program which is broadly focused on fostering millimeter wave technology for wireless communications, radar, sensing, and imaging systems. The activities in the DMRC involve devices, integrated circuits, components, packaging, subsystems and system implementation.
The donation of the VNA Master MS2028B is part of a growing relationship between Anritsu and UC Davis, as well as the school’s commitment to expand its microwave department.
“Our goal is to become a premier millimeter-wave research center nationally and internationally. Working with industry will help us achieve that goal, said Greg Gibbs, director of corporate relations for the College of Engineering at UC Davis.
Frank Tiernan, President of Anritsu, added “UC Davis has established itself as a preeminent institution, in terms of engineering, particularly in preparing the next generation of RF, microwave and millimeter wave engineers. We are pleased to provide a VNA Master and anticipate expanding our relationship with UC Davis.”
VNA Master addresses complex cable and antenna measurement needs in the field with accurate, vector corrected 2-port magnitude, phase, and distance-to-fault measurements. It covers the 5 kHz to 20 GHz frequency band, which contains a wide variety of RF communications systems, as well as many radar and microwave communication systems. With a typical measurement speed of 750 µs per point, the VNA Master is ideally suited for tuning applications in the field. Using a 3-receiver architecture, VNA Master can measure all 4 S-parameters at once with a single connection to a device under test.