Anritsu MS46522B ShockLine™ 2-Port Performance VNA

  • 1 MHz to 8/20/43.5 GHz
  • Dynamic Range ≥ 120 dB, (50 MHz to 43.5 GHz); 144 dB, >50 MHz to 2 GHz; typical
  • Trace Noise (100Hz IF BW): 0.004 dB, typical
  • Corrected directivity: ≥ 40 dB (300 kHz to 40 GHz, calibrated with 36585K AutoCal)
  • Port Power: –30 dBm to +15 dBm, typical
  • Sweep Speed: 30µs/point
  • Number of data points: 2 to 20001
  • IF bandwidth: 10 Hz to 500 kHz
  • Measurement parameters: Single ended S-Parameters: S11, S21, S12, S22; Mixed-Mode S-Parameters: SDD, SCC, SDC, SCD; User-defined combination: a1, a2, b1, b2, 1; Max Efficiency: kQ product, ηmax
  • Display Graphs: Log Magnitude, Phase, Group Delay, Linear Magnitude, Real, Imaginary, SWR, Impedance, Smith Chart, Polar, Power in/out, Max Efficiency (kQ product and ηmax)
  • Limit Lines: Single or segmented. 2 limit lines per trace. 100 segments per trace.

The ShockLine™ MS46522B series are 2-port performance vector network analyzers. Delivering an unprecedented level of value and performance, this series lowers the cost-of-test and speeds time-to-market in numerous testing applications up to 92 GHz, including: manufacturing and verifying mobile network equipment and devices for 5G mmWave applications; automotive cables; high-speed data interconnects; and system integration components.

The ShockLine MS46522B series, configured with Options 10, 20, or 43, brings RF to microwave frequency capabilities to this family. These frequency options, combined with powerful shockline software, provide a cost-effective solution for the most challenging passive device testing.

Options 82 and 83 are E-band frequency options for the ShockLine MS46522B VNA. These options use tethered source/measurement modules to bring a new level of performance, cost, and convenience to banded millimeter-wave (mmWave) measurements that are unprecedented in the marketplace. Option 82 comes with 1 meter tethers for bench top applications and option 83 is configured with 5 meter tethers targeting over the air (OTA) chamber installations. For applications requiring only E-band frequency coverage, the ShockLine MS46522B 55-92 GHz mmWave option is the best value on the market and enables mass market production of E-band components.

For applications requiring time domain analysis, Options 2 and 22 are available on the MS46522B VNA. Option 2 enables real-time bandpass and lowpass time domain functionality. Lowpass time domain enables a TDR-like display with capability of showing real impedance over distance or time. Option 22 equips the ShockLine MS46522B with file-based signal integrity (SI) tools for debugging SI issues and validating circuit models.

The 8.5 GHz ShockLine MS46522B VNA model has an additional bias tee option available, option 61, which allows the user to provide DC power for biasing devices while testing.

This series includes a computer and power supply in a compact 3U high chassis, and uses the same GUI, software, command syntax, drivers, and programming environments as the rest of the ShockLine family.


  • UE – micro coaxial RF connectors
  • UE – Antennas, switches, diplexers, UE Front End Modules (FEM)
  • 5G network components
  • RF (FAKRA) connectors
  • Driver assistance radar
General Purpose
  • Passive Device Testing
  • Connectors
  • Cables
  • Electromechanical
  • Switches
  • Attenuators
  • Couplers
  • Filters
  • Isolators
  • Circulators
  • Phase shifters
  • Radar connectors
  • Near-field and far-field antenna measurements
System Integration Applications
  • System calibration
  • Path-loss characterization
  • General s-parameter and time domain measurements
Simple Active Applications
  • Amplifier characterization
Wireless Power Transfer Applications
  • KQ product
  • Maximum efficiency
Optical to Electrical, Electrical to Optical, and Optical to Optical Applications
  • Photo receiver
  • Laser modulator
  • Optical transceiver


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