Handheld Software Tools is a Windows program for the Anritsu "Master" product family. Using this software, cable, antenna and spectrum analysis plots can be uploaded and downloaded using a computer running Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, 2000, ME, XP, or Vista. This innovative software program allows you to save data in the field for analysis and comparison later. Test data can be analyzed and compared to historical performance. Traces can be downloaded from the instrument with a single menu selection.
Return Loss and VSWR data can be converted to Distance-to-Fault (DTF) and S11 information. DTF can be displayed as return loss versus distance, VSWR versus distance or milliRho (reflection coefficient) versus distance. This allows problems with connectors, and adapters, as well as cable or waveguide damage to be identified easily. S11 vector magnitude and phase data can be displayed on a Smith Chart, allowing components to be impedance matched for optimum system performance.
The use of historical data reduces field maintenance costs. During the site commissioning process, the antenna system's return loss/VSWR, Gain/Insertion loss and Distance-to-Fault signature characteristics are downloaded into the Handheld Software Tools database. Maintenance technicians recall the signature characteristics during periodic maintenance verification. The Windows based drag-and-drop capability speeds fault comparison by allowing traces stored at different times to be displayed on the same graph. Spectrum plots can also be saved and compared to make identification of interference problems easier."
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|Latest version as of: 3/26/08