Artech House has published “The VNA Applications Handbook” by Gregory Bonaguide and Neil Jarvis, two prominent experts in the field. This resource provides guidelines for performing vector network analyzer (VNA) measurements.

The capabilities and limitations of modern VNAs working in challenging applications are explained, providing insights for optimizing test setups and instrument settings, making accurate measurements and, equally important, avoiding costly mistakes.

Organized by topic, chapters cover particular measurement challenges, with topics addressing linear and non-linear measurements of passive and active devices, frequency converting devices and special considerations for high power, high gain and pulsed devices. Signal Integrity and time domain reflectometry are discussed, as well as emerging applications at mmWave frequencies, such as 5G and automotive radar. Waveguide technology is covered, emphasizing guided-wave propagation and the associated calculations required for creating calibration standards.

Each application is supported with illustrations that explain key concepts. VNA screenshots show both expected and, in some cases, unexpected results.

This book equips engineers and lab technicians to understand these important instruments and effectively use them to develop the technologies and products that drive our world.

“The VNA Applications Handbook” is available from Artech House for $169.

The VNA Applications Handbook by Gregory Bonaguide and Neil Jarvis

Artech House 2019, Print ISBN: 978-1-63081-600-1