Copper Mountain Technologies (CMT) has established a strategic relationship with National Instruments (NI), where NI will be the exclusive channel for purchasing CMT’s PXI compatible vector network analyzers (VNA).

The relationship gives NI’s users access to metrology-grade VNAs while CMT expands the products it provides for manufacturing applications. Also, CMT will strengthen the company’s presence in the semiconductor, automotive, aerospace, defense and education markets served by NI.

National Instruments will release the CMT PXIe-S5090, a 9 GHz, 2-Port VNA in August (2019). The VNA was unveiled to potential customers at NIWeek in May and IMS2019 in June.

“These are very advanced VNAs in their functionality, performance and feature set. The VNA has a very fast sweep speed, which is especially important for the production environment.” — Copper Mountain Technologies co-founder Alex Goloschokin “The software experience is engineered for short time to first measurement and also for high performance automation with short test times, both key requirements for test engineers bringing VNAs into production test environments.”— Jason White, director of product planning at National Instruments