The 5234B from Keysight is a 2-Port Vector Network Analyzer that operates from 10 MHz to 43.5 GHz. It is designed for S-parameter and simple nonlinear testing of passive components, amplifiers, and frequency converter. The analyzer provides an excellent price-to-performance ratio for microwave manufacturing and measures S-parameters with good accuracy in cost-sensitive applications. It has a frequency resolution of 1 Hz, a phase noise of -97 dBc/Hz at an offset of 1 MHz and harmonics of less than -40 dBc.
This analyzer provides insight into component behavior using a 12.1” LCD multi-touch display with a 1280 x 800 resolution and has an intuitive user interface. It has GPIB, PCIe, USB ports, ethernet, VGA video output and mini display ports for interfacing and data sharing. The VNA requires an AC power supply from 100 to 120 V or 220 to 240 V (auto-switching input power supply) and consumes up to 350 W of power. The 5234B is available as a rack-mount or benchtop unit that measures 482.9 x 279.1 x 497.2 mm with various connector options.