PicoVNA 108, 8.5GHz Vector Network Analyzer

PicoVNA 108, 8.5GHz Vector Network Analyzer PicoVNA 108, 8.5GHz Vector Network Analyzer PicoVNA 108, 8.5GHz Vector Network Analyzer PicoVNA 108, 8.5GHz Vector Network Analyzer PicoVNA 108, 8.5GHz Vector Network Analyzer
  • Item no.: PQ112
  • Delivery status: ca. 2 weeks
  • Shipping time: 2 - 2 workdays
  • Our price : 7.505,00 €
  • Excluding 19% VAT.
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  • Pico Technology


PicoVNA 108, 8.5GHz Vector Network Analyzer

  • 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz operation
  • High speed of  >5000 dual-port S-parameters per second´, < 10,000S11 + S21 per second
  • "Quad RX" four-receiver architecture for best accuracy
  • up to 124 dB dynamic range at 10 Hz bandwidth
  • 0.005 dB RMS trace noise at bandwidth of 140 kHz
  • Half-rack, small-footprint, lightweight package
  • Reference plane offsetting and de-embedding
  • Time domain and port impedance transformations
  • Tabular and graphic print and save formats, including Touchstone
  • Save on trigger for high-speed device profiling
  • Dual-frequency mixer measurements with VSWR correction
  • P1dB, AM to PM, and stand-alone signal generator utilities
  • Guided 8/12-term and absolute power calibration processes
  • 6 calibration modes, including unknown through and connected DUT isolation
  • Calibration and check standards with data guarantee confident measurements

A network analyzer is used in electronics. communications engineering and, in particular, in high-frequency technology to measure the scatter parameters (S-parameters), i.e. the wave size  of the reflection and transmission at electrical gates as a function of the frequency. Network analyzers are used in the field of electrical circuit development and as test equipment in production. Applications of network analyzers are in determining the transmission characteristics of for example, filters or amplifiers up to the measurement of complex transmission paths.


Vector network analysis for the many

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  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 189 μs 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.

Vector network analysis everywhere

The PicoVNAs' small size, light weight and low cost suit them to field service, installation test, embedded and classroom applications.
With their remote automation capability, they are also attractive in applications such as:
  • Test automation, including multiple VNA control and measurement
  • Manufacturers needing to integrate a reflectometry or transmission measurement core
  • Inspection, test, characterization and calibration in the manufacture, distribution and service centre industries
    • Electronics component, assembly and systems, and interface/interconnect ATE (cable, PCB and wireless)
    • Material, geological, life-science and food science tissue imaging or penetrating scan and radar applications
  • Broadband cable and harness test and matching at manufacture and installation, and fault-over-life monitoring
  • Antenna matching and tuning

Software development kits, including code examples in MATLAB and MATLAB RF toolbox, LabVIEW, C, C# and Python, are all available for download from Pico Technology's GitHub pages. Examples include multiple instrument addressing and control.


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Scope of delivery:
PicoVNA 108     8.5GHz Vector Network Analyzer
PS010                 universal input, 12V/4.5A output power supply
PA153                PicoVNA carry case
DI111                 PicoVNA 2 software and documents on USB flash drive
TA486                PicoWrench, 2 x RF combination wrench for N, SMA, PC3.5 and k-type connectors
MI106                Pico blue USB 2.0 cable, 1.8m

Optional accessories:
TA356   Dual-break torque wrench SMA/PC3.5 / K-type
TA385   Dual-break torque wrench N-type
TA336   Standard test lead with SMA(m) port
TA337   Standard test lead with SMA(f) port
TA338   Premium test lead with PC3.5(m) port
TA339   Premium test lead with PC3.5(f) port
TA340   Standard PC3.5 port adaptor (m-m)
TA341   Standard PC3.5 port adaptor (f-f)
TA354   Standard PC3.5 port saver (m-f)
TA342   Premium SMA port adaptor (m-m)
TA343   Premium SMA port adaptor (f-f)
TA357   Premium SMA port saver (m-f)
TA344   Standard SOLT calibration kit SMA (m) with data
TA345   Standard SOLT calibration kit SMA (f) with data
TA346   Premium SOLT calibration kit PC3.5(m) with data
TA347   Premium SOLT calibration kit PC3.5(f) with data
TA170   Adaptor 18GHz, 50 Ohm, SMA(m-f)
TA314   Adaptor 18GHz, 50 Ohm, SMA(f)-N(m)
TA262   Attenuator 10dB, 10GHz, 50 Ohm, SMA(m-f) 
TA173   Attenuator 20dB, 10GHz, 50 Ohm, SMA(m-f) 
TA181   Attenuator   3dB, 10GHz, 50 Ohm, SMA(m-f) 
TA261   Attenuator   6dB, 10GHz, 50 Ohm, SMA(m-f) 
TA265   Precision sleeved coaxial cable (30cm, 1.3dB @ 13GHz)
TA312   Precision sleeved coaxial cable (60cm, 2.2dB @ 13GHz)
TA518   E-Cal 8.5GHz Automated Calibration Kit, SMA (m)
TA519   E-Cal 8.5GHz Automated Calibration Kit, SMA (f)





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