Picotech has introduced the PicoVNA, a series of low-cost, professional-grade 6GHZ and 8.5GHZ USB controlled Vector Network Analyzers for laboratory and field uses. Within a small footprint, the device includes four-receiver architecture to minimize the uncorrectable errors, delays, and unreliability of internal transfer switches.
With a dynamic range of 124 dB (118 dB for the PicoVNA 106) at 10Hz, the PicoVNA 108 offers less than 0.0006 dB RMS trace noise at 140kHz of operating bandwidth. The new devices can gather all four S-parameters at each frequency point in just 182 μs (PicoVNA 106) or 189 μs (PicoVNA 108) or S11 + S21 is less than 100 μs. The new VNAs are best suitable for field service, installation tests, OEM embedded, and classroom applications.
The remote automation capability of the VNA allows it to be used in test automation, including multiple VNA control and measurement; Inspection, test, characterization, and calibration in the manufacture, distribution, and service center industries; Broadband cable and harness test and matching at manufacture and installation, and fault-over-life monitoring; Antenna matching and tuning. For more information about the PicoVNA Series, visit the official website of Picotech.