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MT8222A Handheld Base Station Analyser - BTS MasterTM

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BTS Master MT8222A is the value choice for deploying, maintaining and troubleshooting 2G/2.5G, 3G, and 4G wireless base stations. The BTS Master is a combination of our popular Spectrum Master MS2721B and VNA Master MS2024A offered as one handheld solution, weighing 4 kg (9 lbs). The functionality of the BTS Master is:

  • Built-in spectrum analyzer (100 kHz to 7.1 GHz)
  • Built-in cable and antenna analyzer (10 MHz to 4 GHz)
  • Built-in power meter (10 MHz to 7.1 GHz)
  • Transmitter analyzer (WCDMA/HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WiMAX, CDMA, EVDO)
  • Interference analyzer (100 kHz to 7.1 GHz)
  • Channel scanner (100 kHz to 7.1 GHz)
  • High Accuracy Power Meter (50 MHz to 6 GHz)
  • Power monitor (100kHz to 50 GHz)
  • Built-in viewable Bias Tee (12V-24V)
  • T1 analyzer
  • 2 Mb/s - E1 analyzer
  • GPS receiver

The new BTS Master is an integrated multi functional base station test tool eliminating the need to carry and learn multiple test sets. The MT8222A measurement capabilities include spectrum analysis including smart measurements, precision return loss, VSWR, cable loss, distance-to-fault, two port gain/loss, one port and two port magnitude and phase, interference analysis, spectrogram, RF and demodulation measurements for WCDMA/HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA, EVDO and Fixed WiMAX, demodulating WCDMA/HSDPA, CDMA, EVDO over the air (OTA), location information, enhanced frequency reference oscillator accuracy, variable bias tee, 2 Mb/s - E1, and T1 measurements. The High Accuracy Power Meter (Option 19) provides true RMS measurements from 50 MHz to 6 GHz.

The BTS Master can be configured with an interference analyzer, which is maximized by the MT8222A’s built-in low-noise preamplifier. The result is that interfering signals down to -154 dBm can be identified and located, allowing technicians/RF engineers to better address quality issues that affect user service. Interfering signals can be identified using the Spectrogram display.

Master Software Tools (MTS), comprehensive data management and analysis software is user friendly and it is easy to manage, archive and analyze system performance, trends and the general health of monitored base stations.

The MT8222A is shipped with a User's Guide, a soft carrying case, an AC - DC Adapter, an Automotive Cigarette Lighter/12 Volt DC Adapter, a CD ROM containing Master Software Tools and USB driver, a USB A-mini B cable, an Ethernet Cable, a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack, a 64 MB Compact Flash module, a type-N male to SMA female adapter, a type-N male to BNC female adapter. Every MT8222A has a one year warranty for parts and labor and is shipped with a certificate of calibration and conformance.


  • Spectrum analysis-anytime, anywhere (100 kHz to 7.1 GHz)
  • Cable and antenna testing, one port and two port measurements (10 MHz to 4.0 GHz)
  • WCDMA/HSDPA node B analysis
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE base station analysis
  • Fixed WiMAX base station analysis
  • CDMA base station analysis
  • EVDO base station analysis
  • Interference detection and location
  • T1 functional tests
  • 2 Mb/s - E1 functional tests


  • Handheld, battery-operated design, weighing 4 kg (9 lbs)
  • Large daylight viewable transflective color display
  • Best in class Displayed Average Noise Level < -153 dBm typical in a 10 Hz resolution bandwidth at 1 GHz
  • Vector corrected 1-port and 1-path 2-port measurements
  • Built-in variable 12V to 24V bias tee
  • Demodulate WCDMA signals using Over The Air (OTA) measurement while sitting in the car
  • WCDMA/HSDPA GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA, EVDO, Fixed WiMAX, RF and demodulator measurements
  • Automated Pass/Fail mode for WCDMA/HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA, EVDO, and Fixed WiMAX measurements
  • Locate and measure the interfering signal
  • Using spectrogram measurement identify intermittent interference
  • Measure frequency, bandwidth and power of multiple transmitted signals
  • Create up to 20 custom channels and scan channels by frequency or channel number
  • GPS receiver for location information and frequency oscillator accuracy enhancement
  • Multilingual User Interface (English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Italian)
  • Rechargeable/field-replaceable Li-Ion battery

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