Calibration Types and Considerations for VNAs
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 distinct […]
What Makes a Good VNA?
Introduction It is commonly accepted that a good vector network analyzer should have both excellent hardware performance and an easy to use software interface with useful post-processing capabilities. There are […]
Why USB Vector Network Analyzers?
USB Vector Network Analyzers are the next generation of advanced RF test & instrumentation. Performance, form factor, security and lower cost of ownership make these analyzers ideal for many RF and microwave […]
Non-Conventional VNA Calibration
This video reviews waveguide SSL and TRL calibration types and explains what errors are removed from vector network analyzer measurements when they are calibrated.
Calibrating a Vector Network Analyzer
There are many ways a vector network analyzer can be calibrated and there are benefits and drawbacks to each type. This video review the techniques for calibrating a VNA.
TRL Calibration of a VNA
TRL is Thru-Reflect-Line Calibration and is intended for 2-port VNAs. This video reviews this type of calibration and the benefits and drawbacks to TRL calibration.
SOLT and SOLR Calibration of a Vector Network Analyzer
SOLT calibration uses Short-Open-Load-Thru standards. SOLR calibration of a network analyzer uses Short-Open-Load-Reciprocal standards. This video reviews this type of calibration for a VNA and the benefits and drawbacks of […]
What is a Vector Network Analyzer?
This video serves as an introduction to vector network analyzers and what they can provide for measuring frequency.
What are S-Parameters?
Curious about what type of measurements the vector network analyzer creates? They are called S-parameters. This video explains these measurements and how the information they measure can be used.