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Network analyser offers 10-40MHz frequency

Posted: 15 Dec 2006     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Rohde & Schwarz  R&S ZVA40  network analyser  active components  antenna measurements 

Rohde & Schwarz has introduced a network analyser called the R&S ZVA40 which has a frequency range from 10MHz to 40GHz. This high-end instrument allows you to perform measurements on passive and active components as well as antenna measurements in radar/satellite applications. Featuring an exceptionally high output power of more than 18dBm, a dynamic range greater than 150dB and an extremely high measurement speed of 3.5µs per test point, the R&S ZVA40 is a suitable tool for R&D in microwave applications.

Whenever measurements require a high RF performance or you have to characterise the DUT in the operating state, a flexible and powerful network analyser is necessary. With the R&S ZVA40, Rohde & Schwarz adds another instrument to its high-end R&S ZVA network analyser family, which now includes models with two and four test ports for the frequency range up to 8GHz, 24GHz or 40GHz.

The R&S ZVA40 is based on a fundamental mixing concept and allows you to perform measurements with high sensitivity and large dynamic range. Since the network analyser features independent and extremely quick synthesisers for generators and receivers, it allows short measurement times. The instrument is ideally suited for sophisticated measurements on passive and frequency-converting DUTs such as mixers, amplifiers and converters. The R&S ZVA40's high output level and power sweep range of more than 40dB allow the transmission and compression characteristics of amplifiers and mixers to be analysed without using additional preamplifiers. The network analyser can also be easily integrated as a receiver and control unit for performing antenna, RCS and radar measurements. Like the other instruments of the network analyser family, the R&S ZVA40 features an easy and intuitive operating concept. You don't have to be a specialist in network analysis to be able to perform sophisticated measurements quickly and generate comprehensive documentation. Convenient wizards explain all important operating steps by displaying them as graphics, and provide all the basic settings. In addition, extensive online help including detailed examples is provided. The instrument's Windows XP-based user interface allows Rohde & Schwarz service technicians to solve problems by means of remote diagnosis via a remote desktop.

Various instrument setups can be stored on the integrated hard disc and recalled by pressing a button or using the mouse or a control command. For each trace, up to 20001 points can be measured and evaluated by means of convenient marker and analysis functions. Other highlights of the R&S ZVA40 include flexible display options, versatile mathematical functions, an embedding/de-embedding function using virtual networks for impedance matching as well as comprehensive automatic calibration functions.

The R&S ZVA40 with two ports is now available from Rohde & Schwarz.

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