Background Users of Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) often need to estimate and strive to optimize their instrument’s measurement speed. Many RF Engineers are interested in the tradeoffs between speed, accuracy, […]
How can I make a measurement with a USB vector network analyzer remotely from the operating computer? We often see this question from our VNA users and want to make […]
Historically, test and measurement instruments have been developed primarily with their own operating systems. In fact, many late model conventional test equipment devices contain embedded PCs running Windows or Embedded […]
Introduction The VNA output ports are capable of sustaining a pre-defined output power level as provided in the datasheet of the manufacturer. Exceeding the power ratings of the VNA ports […]
Introduction Vector network analyzers can be used to measure circuit components such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors. The reason you would want to measure it instead of using the value […]
Many applications of a VNA require multiport or differential circuitry and this video explains how to use a 4-port VNA to make such measurements.
Vector network analyzers can make more accurate measurements if the de-embedding, embedding, and port extension software features are utilized.
In some applications of network analyzers, it is necessary to automate the VNA measurements. This video reviews the interfaces that the vector network analyzer measurements can be automated in.
Learn about the benefits that Time Domain Analysis or Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) has for certain applications of VNA measurements.
Introduction One of the most frequently asked questions about VNAs goes something like this: “What about calibration?” It’s an unfortunate reality that in the English language, calibration has two completely […]