Copper Mountain Technologies (CMT) introduced the S5180B – a 2-Port 18 GHz Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). It offers improved performance and functionality compared to its predecessor, the S5180 Compact VNA.
The S5180B has a frequency range from 100 kHz to 18 GHz, featuring an improved dynamic range (>140 dB) and is the first CMT VNA with built-in Pulse Modulation Generation/Measurement capabilities which will expand measurement proficiency for the development, manufacturing, and testing of high-power amplifiers. Specifically, on-wafer components where a heat sync isn’t practical.
The Pulse Modulation feature is a paid software option sold separately from the VNA which supports various types of pulse measurements and can be added anytime during or after the initial VNA purchase.
The S5180B has a built-in pulse modulator, synchronizer, and a set of logical generators supporting various pulse generation options and corresponding measurement modes. Pulses can be generated Synchronously or Asynchronously with respect to VNA measurement timing. The VNA can be integrated into a production test system via Manufacturing Test plug-in.
The VNA includes an RF measurement module and the S2 software application which runs on Windows or Linux operating system on a PC, laptop, tablet, or x86 board computer connecting to the measurement hardware via USB interface. S2 software can be installed on multiple computers, making it easy to share the use of the analyzer measurement module.
VNAs and ACMs are delivered with factory calibration certificates containing no data. The add-on option for ISO17025/Z540-1 Accredited, Traceable Calibration Certificate and Uncertainties is available and needs to be specified at time of order.
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