Signal Hound Plans to Enter the Vector Network Analyzer Business with a 2-Port USB Device up to 40 GHz

Signal Hound Plans to Enter the Vector Network Analyzer Business with a 2-Port USB Device up to 40 GHz

At IMS 2024 in Washington DC last week, Signal Hound, a manufacturer of accessible, versatile, and precision test equipment, showcased a new vector network analyzer (VNA) that they plan to launch soon. The VNA400 is a high performance, USB-powered, two-port vector network analyzer (VNA) that operates over a wide frequency range from 40 MHz to 40 GHz. Boasting a sub-Hz resolution of +/- 1 ppm, this VNA is ideal for RF industry professionals involved in cable testing, antenna testing, return loss/VSWR measurements, filter tuning, insertion loss measurements, amplifier testing, electrical strength measurements, group delay measurements, impedance measurements, and SMT component evaluation.

The VNA400 is also equipped with a built-in TCXO for accurate timing synchronization and provides a sweep speed of 2000 points per second at a resolution bandwidth of 30 kHz, making it a perfect analysis tool whether one is in the lab or out in the field.

Key Features of VNA400

  1. Frequency Range from 40 MHz to 40 GHz
  2. Sub-Hz resolution
  3. Frequency and time domain measurements
  4. Dynamic range of up to 135 dB
  5. Software Interface for Control: This VNA400 can be interfaced with a PC via a USB Type-C port and controlled via software that can be installed on Windows or Linux OS (x64_86 architecture). Dedicated SCPI commands are provided, which can be entered by the user for specific operations.

The VNA400 measures 10.8 x 6.2 x 1.5 inches and has NMD 2.92 mm (male) test port connectors. It requires a DC supply of 5 V and consumes less than 15 W of power.

This VNA from Signal Hound is under development. We at everything RF will keep you up to date on when it releases. Click here to learn more about the VNA400 from Signal Hound.

Signal Hound was showcasing its test and measurement products at IMS 2024 in Washington D.C. Stop by its booth to learn more about its solutions. Click here to view everything RF's comprehensive coverage of IMS 2024.

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