Measurement Benefits of USB-Driven VNA
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 […]
Measurement of High-Power Devices
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 […]
Power Integrity Measurements with Copper Mountain Technologies VNAs and Picotest Accessories
Introduction to Power Integrity Measurements and Power Distribution Networks Vector network analyzers can be used to measure circuit components such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors. The reason you would want […]
Multiport & Balanced Measurements with a VNA
When working with a multiport or differential circuitry application, a 2-port VNA might not be suitable for your measurements. In this scenario, using a 4-port VNA is more effective for […]
Fixture Removal from VNA Measurements
Embedding and de-embedding have proven to be the most accurate way to remove or add any additional circuitry. Vector network analyzers can make more accurate measurements if the de-embedding, embedding, […]
Automating Vector Network Analyzer Measurements
In some applications of network analyzers, it is necessary to automate the VNA measurements. This video reviews the COM and TCP interfaces that the vector network analyzer measurements can be […]
Time Domain Analysis with a VNA
Learn about the benefits that Time Domain Analysis or Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) has for certain applications of VNA measurements.
What is a Smith Chart?
In this video, we look at how a Smith Chart is simply a special case of the polar plot and how the real and imaginary axes are constructed.