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R&S ZVA Network Analyzer

Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

R&S ZVA Network Analyzer

Frequency ranges from 300 kHz to 67GHz, with two or four test ports, First VNA with second internal source up to 67 GHz for fast two-tone measurements on amplifiers and mixers
With its new R&S ZVA family of vector network analyzers, Rohde & Schwarz is taking a future-oriented approach. The analyzers offer a perfect balance between measurement speed, dynamic range, flexibility and precision, making them ideal for present and future measurement tasks...

Frequency ranges from 300 kHz to 67GHz, with two or four test ports, First VNA with second internal source up to 67 GHz for fast two-tone measurements on amplifiers and mixers

With its new R&S ZVA family of vector network analyzers, Rohde & Schwarz is taking a future-oriented approach. The analyzers offer a perfect balance between measurement speed, dynamic range, flexibility and precision, making them ideal for present and future measurement tasks.

Rohde & Schwarz previously set standards in RF and microwave measurements with its R&S ZVR family of network analyzers, and now continues this success with the R&S ZVA. The fundamentalmixing concept employed by the analyzer‘s receivers ensures high sensitivity and a wide dynamic range. Extremely fast synthesizers make for short measurement times. Its excellent characteristics, new functionality, sophisticated GUI and extremely high flexibility make the R&S ZVA an indispensable tool for demanding measurement tasks in labs and production.

Multiport concept

  • Instruments with 2 and 4 ports up to 8, 24 and 40 GHz
  • Direct access to all generator and receiver paths
  • Second internal source (4-port versions only)
  • Multiport capability

Highest network analyzer perfomance

  • Wide dynamic range > 135 dB typ. (>145 dB typ. with direct receiver access)
  • High output power > 15 dBm typ.
  • Wide power sweep range > 50 dB typ.
  • Best accuracy

Versatile funcionality

  • Amplifier- and mixer measurements
  • Intermodulation measurements
  • Hot S-Parameter measurements
  • Ability of balanced measurements
  • High speed time domain analysis
  • Scalar network analysis by means of R&S NRP

High measurement speed

  • <3.5 µs per test point (CW mode, 1 MHz IF BW)
  • <4.5 ms measurement time for 201 points (frequency sweep)
  • Switching between channels <1 ms
  • Switching between setups <10 ms
  • Data transfer time <0.7 ms (201 points via RSIB)
  • Simultaneous measurement of more than one DUT

Modern user interface

  • Intuitive Windows-based mouse operation
  • Operation using hardkeys and softkeys
  • High number of channels and traces
  • Parallel setup administration
  • Operating wizards for e.g. balanced measurements and calibrations

Connectivity

  • Compatibility with conventional design tools
  • Trace data exchange between PC and R&S ZVA in both directions
  • Remote control via GPIB and LAN
  • Channel bits - high speed control of external components
  • USB connectors

 


R&S ZVA67
The R&S ZVA67 has a large dynamic range of 110 dB at 67 GHz and a high throughput – the measurement time is only 3.5 µs for each test point. Users involved in industrial development and production and at research institutes and universities thus have today's most powerful vector network analyzer up to 67 GHz or 70 GHz overrange. Featuring high output power of 6 dBm at 67 GHz and a broad power sweep range of >40 dB, the R&S ZVA67 can characterize small and large signal behavior on active components, for example amplifiers. Moreover, it analyzes not only S-parameters, but also harmonics, compression, intermodulation and noise parameters.

In aerospace & defense, the R&S ZVA67 is used for example in military radar applications for development and production purposes. The measurement bandwidth of up to 30 MHz allows pulse profile measurements on amplifiers with a resolution of 12.5 ns. In conjunction with the new 67 GHz R&S NRP-Z57 power sensor, the instrument enables users also to perform noise figure measurements up to 67 GHz for the first time. Impedance tuners or a noise source are no longer necessary. The vector network analyzer furthermore measures the relative and absolute group delay on frequency-converting components such as mixers even when the local oscillator (LO) is not accessible.

The R&S ZVA67 can be configured as needed and is a safe investment thanks to its wide choice of options and measurement accessories from the Rohde & Schwarz portfolio. For example, the T&M expert offers millimeterwave converters for expanding the frequency range of the vector network analyzer up to 325 GHz.