Chalmers University of Technology selects Anritsu ME7838A high-frequency broadband Vector Network Analyzer system to support research on mm-wave applications

Luton, UK – 14th January 2014 – Anritsu today announced that Chalmers University in Sweden has selected Anrtisu’s ME7838A broadband mm-wave test system to provide measurements supporting the development of new, high-frequency devices and components.

The ME7838A is a combination of Anritsu’s leading-edge MS4640 ‘VectorStar’ vector network analyser and Anritsu’s advanced measurement modules. The ME7838A is particularly well suited to wafer probing and to measurement of sensitive components because the modules are very small and light. This makes the modules easy to mount as close as possible to the probe tip, thus reducing the system’s sensitivity to signal losses in the application’s cabling.

Researchers at Chalmers will use the ME7838A to take extremely accurate measurements on transistors, mixers, and other new components, including devices fabricated in the university’s InP and GaN facility. In such component testing applications, the ME7838A’s measurement stability over time and temperature, and its advanced calibration and de-embedding capabilities, provide for greater accuracy and reliability of measurements than are available from systems using older and bulkier measurement modules.

Jonathan Borrill, EMEA Director of Marketing at Anritsu, said: ‘The ME7838A broadband measurement system continues to be the world’s best solution for high-frequency network analyser measurements. This is why it has been selected for use in device characterization in many of the world’s top research institutes. Anritsu is now proud that our equipment is supporting Chalmers University in its ground-breaking research in the area of high-frequency components.’  

About Anritsu
Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company’s test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.