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Introducing…. MS46522A-010 ShockLine TM Value VNA. Low cost VNA for testing passive devices in production environment. ShockLine TM Value Vector Network Analyzers. Target passive device manufacturing applications

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ms46522a 010 shockline tm value vna


MS46522A-010ShockLineTMValue VNA

Low cost VNA for testing passive devices in production environment

shockline tm value vector network analyzers
ShockLineTM Value Vector Network Analyzers
  • Target passive device manufacturing applications
    • Cables, Connectors, Electromechanical Switches , Attenuators, Couplers, Filters, isolators, Circulators, Phase shifters etc.
  • Key features of the family
    • Targeted performance capabilities at low cost
    • Fast, simple measurements
    • Remote programmability over LAN
    • Powerful GUI
    • Small size
    • Anritsu’s leading technology
    • Worldwide support
low cost solution for manufacturing
Low Cost Solution for Manufacturing
  • Many production applications do not require high performance and high priced VNAs with premium features
  • MS46522A is designed as a low price solution for cost-sensitive, mid-performance applications


High Cost

High Performance


Low Cost

Good performance


ShockLineValue VNA



Note: Figure not to scale

how did anritsu achieve low cost
How did Anritsu achieve low cost?
  • Patented ShockLineTM VNA on a chip architecture
    • Achieves microwave and millimeter-wave frequency
  • Simplified internal architecture
    • Single board RF VNA implementation
    • COTS PC and Power Supply
  • Eliminated front-panel
    • Focus on remote control for automation
  • Eliminated complex features and functions
    • Provide basic S-parameter measurements
shockline sampler based vna
ShockLine Sampler based VNA
  • Anritsu’s latest generation of VNA’s incorporate Non-Linear Transmission Lines
    • Also known as “Shock Lines”
  • Generate very narrow impulses at microwave and millimeter wave frequencies
  • For sampling receivers to measure amplitude and phase of the VNA stimulus
  • For power generation – source and Rx LO
what is shockline technology
What is ShockLine technology?

Non Linear Transmission Line -

advantages of shockline
Advantages of ShockLine
  • Improved stabilities due to size
    • Close proximity of port-1 and port-2 receivers
  • Longer intervals between calibrations
  • Better measurement accuracy and repeatability
shockline technology in action
ShockLine Technology in action
  • VectorStar based VNAs
    • MS4640B
    • ME7838A
  • ShockLineTM series of VNAs
    • MS46522A Value VNA
    • MS46322A Economy VNA

ShockLineTM VNA Chip

key highlights of ms46522a 010
Key Highlights of MS46522A-010
  • MS46522A-010 is the first member of the Value VNA family
    • Lower and higher frequency models to be introduced later
  • Optimized for passive device manufacturing applications
    • Cost and Performance
  • Low Cost, Full-reversing 2-port VNA with N connectors
    • 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz
    • S11, S21, S12, and S22
    • Time domain with time gating option
  • 2U high rack-mount VNA
    • No display and keypad
    • Integrated PC running Windows 7
ms46522a front and rear panels
MS46522A Front and Rear Panels

USB 2.0 peripheral connectors

Port 1

Port 2

Indicator LEDs

Remote Activity

Power On

Power button

Ground Strap connector


USB 2.0 peripheral connectors

External Clock In

AC cord receptacle

USB 3.0 peripheral connectors

Ethernet LAN connector

HDMI monitor connector

Trigger In

user modes
User Modes
  • Manual test with Intuitive GUI
    • Needs external monitor, keyboard, and mouse for manual operation
    • Connect display with HDMI or USB
    • Full touchscreen support
  • Remote control for automated test
    • LAN only
    • SCPIcommands similar to VectorStar
    • Command compatibility
      • Key Agilent ENA commands
      • On-site Software Engineering support available for volume opportunities
    • Drivers Available. Contact factory at

LAN connector

ms46522a 010 production test capabilities
MS46522A-010 Production Test Capabilities
  • Segmented sweeps
    • Frequency and Index based
  • Adapter Removal
  • Trace Data formats
    • Log, Linear Mag
    • Phase
    • Real, Imaginary
    • VSWR, Impedance
    • Smith Chart
    • Group Delay
  • Limit testing
    • Pass/Fail
  • Markers





ms46522a 002 time domain option
MS46522A-002 Time Domain option
  • Time Domain with Time Gating
    • Frequency Domain with Time Gating
    • Low Pass Time Domain
    • Band Pass Time Domain





dynamic range high rejection band pass filter measurement
Dynamic Range High-Rejection Band Pass Filter measurement

-115 dB @ +/-150 MHz from

center frequency

high level noise
High-Level Noise

Low noise: < 6 mdBRMS noise

corrected performance
Corrected Performance

Low Trace Ripple

key accessories
Key Accessories
  • Mechanical Calibration Kits
    • 3653A, 3650 , TOSLN50A-18, TOSLNF50A-18, TOSLK50A-20, TOSLKF50A-20
  • Verification Kits
    • 3663
  • RF cables and adapters
    • N120-6, NS120MF-6, 1091-26-R, 1091-27-R, 1091-80-R, 1091-81-R, 34NFNF50, 34NK50, 34NKF50, 34NFK50, 34NFKF50
  • Test Port Cables, Flexible, Ruggedized, Phase Stable
    • 15NNF50-1.0B, 15NNF50-1.5B, 15NN50-1.0B, 15LL50-1.0A, 15LLF50-1.0A, 15KK50-1.0A, 15KKF50-1.0A
  • Transit Case
    • 760-269
product technical documents
Product Technical Documents
  • Technical Data Sheet
  • Operation Manual
  • Calibration and Measurement Guide
  • User Interface Reference Manual
  • Programming Manual
  • MS46522A-010 is the first in the family of ShockLineTM Value Vector Network Analyzers
  • It is a low cost, Fully-reversing, 2-port, 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz VNA
    • without an integrated display.
    • Supports remote control over LAN,
    • Local control via a powerful graphical user interface.
  • Ideal for testing passive devices in manual or automated production environments.
  • Anritsu Provides On-site software engineering support
    • For large volume opportunity customers