Product specs for Anritsu MT8212A

Anritsu MT8212A

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Anritsu MT8212A Cell Master, 25 MHz to 4000 MHz, Built-in DTF, Built-in Spectrum Analyzer, 10 MHz to 3000 MHz, Built-in Power Meter, 10 MHz to 3000 MHz, Built-in T1/E1 Tester

The Anritsu MT8212A spectrum analyzer is a wide band, very sensitive receiver. It works on the principle of "super-heterodyne receiver" to convert higher frequencies (normally ranging up to several 10s of GHz) to measurable quantities. The received frequency spectrum is slowly swept through a range of pre-selected frequencies, converting the selected frequency to a measurable DC level (usually logarithmic scale), and displaying the same on the CRT of the Anritsu MT8212A. The CRT displays received signal strength (y-axis) against frequency ( x-axis).

Some applications for Anritsu MT8212A Spectrum Analyzers include Site Monitoring: Verify that the frequency and signal strength of your transmitter is accurate. Interference: Before a system is installed you use a Anritsu MT8212A spectrum analyzer to verify that the frequencies (you plan to use) are not occupied or if the presence of a very strong signal will interfere with your new setup. Interference can be created by a number of different situations. Other tests that utilize the Anritsu MT8212A spectrum analyzer features include antenna isolation, co-channel interference, adjacent channel power, occupied bandwidth, intermodulation, microwave or satellite antenna alignment, and characterization of components.

Cell Master MT8212A is a comprehensive, one-box base station test tool for deploying, maintaining and troubleshooting wireless base stations. Combining the functionality of a cable and antenna analyzer (25 MHz to 4000 MHz), spectrum analyzer (10 MHz to 3.0 GHz), power meter, and T1/E1 analyzer into one lightweight, handheld test set - eliminates the need for field engineer and field technician to carry, manage and learn multiple test sets. MT8212A measurement capability includes precision return loss, VSWR, cable loss, distance-to-fault, signal identification, interference analysis, channel power, adjacent channel power ratio, field strength, transmitter power and T1/E1 measurements. Patented RF interference rejection enables accurate, repeatable measurements in the presence of high RF activity. PC data analysis software enables assessment of system trends, problems, and performance in addition to professional report generation.


  • Handheld, battery-operated, under 5 lbs (2.28 kg), including battery
  • Rechargeable, snap-in field replaceable battery
  • Withstands repeated drops and rough handling
  • Weather resistant seals and rubber membrane keypad protect unit from dirt and moisture
  • Built-in worldwide signal standards and frequency channels
  • Multilingual user interface: English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German
  • Intuitive and easy to use with on-screen test set-ups and single key functions
  • No external power sensor required for power meter measurements
  • Store/Recall 25 (Cable and Antenna analyzer - 10), (Spectrum Analyzer - 5), (Power Meter - 5), and (T1/E1 Analyzer - 5) setup configurations. Up to 200 traces
  • Alphanumeric labeling and automatic time/date stamp of saved measurements
  • 6 markers, limit line, and segmented limit lines
  • Trace overlay, trace math
  • Superior immunity to RF interference
  • 130, 259 and 517 data points for optimal resolution and long range fault locations
  • FlexCalT allows troubleshooting cable and antenna systems without multiple calibrations and calibration setups < 3.5 msec per datapoint to identify real time intermittent cable problems
  • ± 0.5 dB typical amplitude accuracy power measurements
  • -135 dBm typical DANL
  • Interference analysis
  • T1 and E1 histograms
Supplied with:
  • PC data analysis software
  • Soft carrying case
  • Rechargeable battery
  • AC/DC power supply
  • 12 V automotive cigarette lighter adapter
  • RS232 null modem serial cable
  • User's guide.

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