Once the domain of an elite few, microwave measurement has encroached into the lives of scientists, educators, surveyors, inspectors, engineers and technicians alike. Today’s microwave measurements need to be straightforward, portable, accurate, cost-effective and easy to learn.
PicoVNAs are all-new, UK-designed, professional USB-controlled, laboratory grade vector network instruments of unprecedented performance, portability and value for money. Despite their simple outline, small footprint and low cost, the instruments boast a four-receiver architecture to minimize the uncorrectable errors, delays and unreliability of internal transfer switches.
The PicoVNA 108 delivers an exceptional dynamic range of 124 dB at 10 Hz (118 dB for the PicoVNA 106) and less than 0.006 dB RMS trace noise at its maximum operating bandwidth of 140 kHz. The instruments can also gather all four S-parameters at each frequency point in just 182 µs (PicoVNA 106) or 189 µs (PicoVNA 108) or or S11 + S21 in less than 100 µs. In other words, a 201 point 2-port .s2p Touchstone file in less than 38 ms or up to two .s1p files in less than 20 ms. Their low price makes them cost-effective as deep dynamic range scalar network analyzers or single-port vector reflectometers as well as full-function dual-port, dual-path vector network analyzers. They are affordable in the classroom, in small businesses and even in amateur workshops, yet capable of meeting the needs of all users up to the laboratory or production test technician or the metrology expert.
|300 kHz to 6 GHz operation (8.5 GHz on model PicoVNA108)|
|High speed, up to 5500 dual-port S-parameters per second|
|'Quad RX’ four-receiver architecture for optimal accuracy|
|> 10 000 S11 + S21 per second|
|118 dB dynamic range at 10 Hz bandwidth (124dB on PicoVNA108)|
|0.005 dB RMS trace noise at bandwidth of 140 kHz|
|Compact half-rack, lightweight package|
|PC-controlled over USB from a Microsoft Windows interface|
|Reference plane offsetting and de-embedding|
|Time domain and port impedance transformations|
|Tabular and graphic print and save formats, including Touchstone|
|P1dB, AM to PM, and stand-alone signal generator utilities|
|Fully accessible, guided 8 and 12-term calibration processes|
|6 calibration modes, including unknown through and connected DUT isolation|
|Calibration and check standards with data for confident measurements|
|PQ186 - Network Metrology Training kit and carry case Incl: PQ189 training PCA, PQ190 SMA(f) training SOLT kit, 2x N(m)-SMA(f) inter-series adaptor, 2x TA312 60cm SMA(m-m) test lead, TA177 SMA wrench.|
|PQ187 - Network Metrology Standard SMA(f) Demonstrator kit and carry case Incl: 2x TA336 N(m)-SMA(m) standard test lead, TA345 SMA(f) SOLT calibration kit and data, TA431 SMA(f-f) non-insertable check standard and data|
|PQ188 - Network Metrology Premium PC3.5(f) Demonstrator kit and carry case Incl: 2x TA338 N(m)-PC3.5(m) premium test lead, TA347 PC3.5(f) SOLT calibration kit and data, TA431 SMA(f-f) non-insertable check standard and data|
|PQ189 - Network Metrology Training printed circuit accessory and carry case|
|PQ190 - Training SMA(f) SOLT Calibration Kit (typical .kit data via download)|
|PS011 - + 5 V DC plug top AC power supply and international adaptors|