R&S®ZVB Vector Network Analyzers

Frequency ranges from 10 MHz to 14 GHz and 20 GHz, with two or four test ports

Key Facts

  • Short measurement times
  • Wide dynamic range
  • High output power
  • Wide power sweep range
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Brief Description

Built using innovative hardware and software concepts, the vector network analyzers of the R&S®ZVB family set new standards: One generator can feed two test ports simultaneously. This makes parallel measurements possible, significantly increasing performance despite the complexity of the measurement task at hand.

Features & Benefits

  • High performance for fast and reliable measurements
  • Ergonomic user interface
  • Advanced measurement functionality

Specifications

Frequency Range 10 MHz to 14/20 GHz
Dynamic Range >120 dB
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Key Facts

  • Short measurement times
  • Wide dynamic range
  • High output power
  • Wide power sweep range
  • Balanced measurements
  • Parallel measurements
  • Innovative user interface
  • Convenient and flexible analysis function

Brief Description

Built using innovative hardware and software concepts, the vector network analyzers of the R&S®ZVB family set new standards: One generator can feed two test ports simultaneously. This makes parallel measurements possible, significantly increasing performance despite the complexity of the measurement task at hand.

Characteristics

The R&S®ZVB series of vector network analyzers covers the frequency ranges from 10 MHz to 14/20 GHz. It has been designed for universal measurements on passive and active components. The R&S®ZVB series greatly simplifies vector network analysis especially for multiport measurements and measurements on balanced devices. Featuring comprehensive measurement functions, excellent specifications, high measurement and data transfer speeds and remote-control capability, the analyzers of the R&S®ZVB series are an ideal choice for both development and production applications. The compact versions of the 14 GHz and 20 GHz two-port models leave ample room for test setups in the lab, featuring a height of only 24 cm and a depth of 42 cm.

  • New multiport concept
    • Instruments with two or four test ports – for multiport and balanced measurements
    • Two internal sources (four-port models) – to provide RF and LO signals for mixer measurements by means of a single unit
    • Capability to perform balanced measurements – to characterize balanced DUTs by their mixed mode S-parameters
    • Optional automatic calibration units – to speed up calibration and avoid operator errors
  • Outstanding specifications (best values chosen)
    • 60001 points per trace
    • Dynamic range better than 123 dB (typ. 130 dB)
    • Power sweep range >50 dB (typ.)
  • High speed
    • Measurement time < 4.5 ms for 201 test points (frequency sweep)
    • Switching time between channels < 1 ms
    • Switching time between instrument setups < 10 ms
    • Data transfer time < 0.7 ms (201 test points via RSIB)
    • Simultaneous measurement of more than one DUT
  • Modern user interface
    • Intuitive Windows-based operation via mouse
    • Operation by means of hardkeys and softkeys
    • Large number of channels, traces and setups that can be loaded simultaneously

Features & Benefits

  • High performance for fast and reliable measurements

    • Reflectometers with separate measurement and reference channels
    • Parallel measurements on multiple ports
    • Data processing and transfer simultaneously with measurement
    • DC bias for active DUTs
  • Ergonomic user interface

    • User-configurable display of results
    • Manual operation support
    • Fast switching between instrument setups
    • Editor for trace mathematics
  • Advanced measurement functionality

    • Independent channels
    • Convenient marker and analysis functions
    • Integrated PC with Windows XP
  • Highlights of the R&S®ZVB in production

    • Integrated PC with Windows XP for automated procedures and data management
    • Optimization of test and production sequences
    • Mixer and harmonics measurements

Specifications

Measurement time per point CW mode, at 500 kHz IF bandwidth < 4.5 μs
Measurement time
(including any data transfer time)
201 measurement points,
measurement bandwidth 500 kHz, display off,
ALC off, at 5 GHz, narrow span
< 4.5 ms
Data transfer time data transfer simultaneous with measurement
Dynamic range at 10 Hz IF bandwidth > 120 dB
Inherent noise < –110 dBm
Power sweep range1) –40 dBm to +13 dBm
IF bandwidths 1 Hz to 500 kHz
Number of measurement points per trace 1 to 60 001
Platform
Number of test ports 2 or 4
Number of measurement and reference receivers one measurement and one reference receiver per
test port
Number of integrated generators one generator per test port pair
Calibration techniques TOSM, UOSM, TRL/LRL, TOM, TRM, TNA,
automatic calibration unit
Operating system and internal PC Windows XP
Operation hardkeys/softkeys, keyboard and mouse, online
help system, measurement and calibration wizard
Number of traces, diagrams, independent channels, setups that can be simultaneously loaded into RAM > 1002), traces can be assigned to diagrams as
required

1) Power level that can be electronically swept.

2) Number limited only by internal memory.

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