YBA250 RF Antenna Tester Module
Features & Benefits
Improve Quality of Service Through Preventative Maintenance Activities On Antennas, Before They Become Service-affecting
Quickly Analyze the Most Important Antenna and Transmission Line Problems
Easy-to-Use Distance-to-Fault (DTF) Measurements for Locating Antenna and Transmission Line Trouble
Advanced Calibration Technique Speeds and Simplifies Your Measurements by Allowing a Single Calibration for Use Across Entire Frequency Range
Modular Instrument for Handheld NetTek Y400, Which Allows for Easy Future Expansion for New Functions
Return Loss/VSWR/Cable Loss Measurements for Antenna and Transmission Line Analysis
Distance-to-Fault (DTF) Measurements for Locating Problems
Maintenance and Installation Checks
Insertion Gain/Insertion Loss Measurements
Affordable, Portable, Ready for the Field
Antenna and Transmission Line Analyzer for Wireless Communications Systems
The Tektronix NetTek Analyzer is a revolutionary portable BTS field tool. The YBA250 test module tailors this system for fast identification of base station antenna and transmission line trouble, and easy location of those faults. The YBA250 test module offers this capability at a surprisingly low price, in a rugged, easy-to-use package, suitable for all field environments.
The YBA250 antenna test module allows you to quickly analyze the system using either Return Loss or VSWR. Comparisons against initial conformance tests enable users to easily identify degradation in system performance. Viewing the frequency response vs. channel tables for various standards provides easier interpretation of how the problem may be affecting performance.
Cable loss can be measured using a simple, single port technique. This makes use of the Cable Loss feature of the YBA250. This feature allows measuring cable loss while connected to only one end of the cable. This is useful when access to the other end of the cable is difficult.
The YBA250 test module helps locate antenna and transmission line faults quickly and easily. Using the Distance-to-Fault (DTF) capability, users are able to identify problem areas and their location. The YBA250’s interface provides access to multiple cable types and easier setup of DTF parameters for faster troubleshooting.
The YBAS250 can be used as a sine wave, or continuous wave (CW) source. This is useful for many different trouble shooting applications.
Easy to Use
The NetTek BTS field tool is based around the familiar Windows CE operating system. As a result, users will spend less time learning the instrument and more time troubleshooting the network. The YBA250 test module puts measurement functions just a point of the finger away. Furthermore, built-in help guides speed the measurement process.
Common measurements have been optimized for quick, repeatable results. For example, novice users can display Distance-to-Fault results with straightforward Windows-like zoom and resize controls.
To further minimize troubleshooting time and improve effectiveness, users can control the YBA250’s accuracy and resolution to optimize measurement results. For easier interpretation of these results, the YBA250 also enables user-defined masks to qualify antenna performance. This provides faster analysis and allows users to share masks and results.