- Buyers Guide
The new R&S ZVA67, with its unique architecture that includes four ports, four integrated signal sources and eight receivers, enables measurements on multiport devices such as mixers, couplers or balanced DUTs, with just one instrument. With its high output power of 6 dBm and wide power sweep range of > 40 dB, the R&S ZVA67 is able to characterize the small- and large-signal behavior of active components. Linear and nonlinear measurements can be carried out using a simple test setup. This advantage becomes apparent, for example, when measuring the S parameters or intermodulation of mixers or amplifiers, or when measuring the group delay and phase of up- or downconverters.
Offering a frequency range up to 67 GHz, the four-port R&S ZVA67 covers the band intended for the wireless transmission of multimedia data (wireless HDMI). Additional applications can be found in the aerospace and defense sectors, including measurements on inter-satellite communications systems and point-to-point communications systems. The analyzer's wide dynamic range of 110 dB at 67 GHz also makes it a valuable tool for material measurements or microwave imaging applications.
Frequency converters from Rohde & Schwarz extend the frequency range of the four-port network analyzer to beyond 325 GHz. Due to its outstanding performance, the R&S ZVA67 enables users to advance the development of materials and technologies into much higher frequency ranges.
The R&S ZVA67 in a two- or four-port configuration is now available from Rohde & Schwarz.