Copper Mountain Technologies will unveil a new, high-performance vector network analyzer (VNA) series at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in booth 3424. The company will also demonstrate affordable, lab-grade instruments from each of its product lines during the symposium, which takes place May 17-22 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

While Copper Mountain Technologies will reveal the complete details of its new, top-of-the-line VNA series the first day of IMS, its expert metrologists and engineers have stated these products, when compared with the company’s other VNAs, offer faster measurement speeds while maintaining a wide dynamic range. Plus, a unique combination of size and speed make these forthcoming VNAs optimal for fast production and BTS filter tuning.

Throughout the symposium, the company will demonstrate antenna testing with its vector reflectometers. Attendees will see how these products, which cover a frequency range from 85 MHz to 14 GHz, perform lab-quality measurements of S11 parameters in various presentation formats. They will also learn how the portable, PC-driven reflectometers operate in any environment without the need for a test cable, ultimately resulting in highly dependable performance and calibration stability. It is also fully programmable using an extensive SCPI-like command set.

From its compact VNA line, Copper Mountain Technologies will provide live demonstrations of its S5048 two-port instrument using a filter from Reactel, Incorporated. The PC-driven, highly portable S5048 offers a 123 dB dynamic range (typical, 10 Hz IF bandwidth) and measures the S11, S21, S12 and S22 parameters for a variety of applications from 20 kHz to 4.8 GHz. 

Last but not least, the company will demonstrate how its highly portable, Planar 814/1 VNA, capable of a 145 dB dynamic range (typical, 1 Hz IF bandwidth), accurately performs in a load pull system. The PC-driven, two-port VNA measures S11, S21, S12 and S22 parameters in a variety of applications from 100 kHz to 8 GHz. It is also ATE compatible, rack mountable and easy to program.

Every VNA in the Copper Mountain Technologies portfolio is PC-driven, meaning the company separates the measurement module from the processing module so that its proprietary software can offload processing of the measurement results to an external PC. This allows for improved processing power, better display capabilities and more reliable performance. Copper Mountain Technologies’ proprietary software also offers customers a wide range of standard features that include time-domain with gating, fixture simulation (embedding and de-embedding) and a frequency offset mode for mixer/converter testing.

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