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Pico Technology PicoVNA 106 6 GHz Vector Network Analyser VNA

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  • Pico Technology PicoVNA 106 6 GHz Vector Network Analyser VNA
  • Pico Technology PicoVNA 106 6 GHz Vector Network Analyser VNA
  • Pico Technology PicoVNA 106 6 GHz Vector Network Analyser VNA
  • Pico Technology PicoVNA 106 6 GHz Vector Network Analyser VNA
  • Pico Technology PicoVNA 106 6 GHz Vector Network Analyser VNA
  • Pico Technology PicoVNA 106 6 GHz Vector Network Analyser VNA

PicoVNA 106 6GHz Vector Network Analyser

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Excl. VAT: £4,105.00 Incl. VAT: £4,926.00
Product Code: PicoVNA 106
Manufacturer: Pico Technology

The PicoVNA 106 is a professional USB-controlled, laboratory grade vector network analyser VNA of unprecedented performance, portability and affordability. Small in size to allow portability and low cost, the instrument boasts a ‘Quad RX’ four-receiver architecture to eliminate the uncorrectable errors, delays and fragility of three-receiver designs with internal transfer switches. 


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Excl. VAT: £4,105.00 Incl. VAT: £4,926.00

New from Pico Technology, the market leaders in USB oscilloscopes, a professional-grade, low-cost 6GHz VNA for both lab and field use. With all these advantages, the PicoVNA 106 is ideal for field service, installation test and classroom applications. Its remote automation interface extends its use to applications such as:

  • Electronics component, assembly and system, and interface/interconnect ATE (cable, PCB and wireless)
  • Material, geological, life-science and food science tissue imaging or penetrating scan and radar applications
  • Inspection, test, characterisation or calibration in the manufacture, distribution and service center industries
  • Broadband cable and harness test at manufacture, installation and fault over life
  • Antenna matching and tuning

The PicoVNA 106 offers exceptional dynamic range of 118 dB and only 0.005 dB RMS trace noise at its maximum operating bandwidth of 140 kHz. It can also gather all four s-parameters at every frequency point in just 190 µs; in other words a 500 point 2-port .s2p Touchstone file in less than one tenth of a second. The cost is so low that the PicoVNA 106 could even be used as a cost-effective high-dynamic-range scalar network analyzer! It's affordable in the classroom, small business and even amateur workshop, yet capable in the microwave expert's laboratory.

Making vector network analysis accessible

Today's microwave measuring instruments need to be straightforward, accurate, portable and affordable. No longer restricted to specialists, they are now used by scientists, educators, surveyors, inspectors, engineers and technicians in radio and gigabit data applications. Now Pico Technology has applied its expertise in microwave sampling oscilloscopes and time domain transmission and reflectometry to bring you a USB vector network analyser.

The PicoVNA 106 is a professional USB-controlled, laboratory grade vector network instrument of unprecedented performance, portability and affordability. Despite its small size and low cost, the instrument boasts a ‘Quad RX’ four-receiver architecture to eliminate the uncorrectable errors, delays and fragility of three-receiver designs with internal transfer switches. 

‘Quad RX’ four-receiver architecture

In a VNA a swept sine-wave signal source is used to sequentially stimulate the ports of the interconnect or device under test. The amplitude and phase of the resultant transmitted and reflected signals appearing at both VNA ports are then received and measured. To wholly characterise a 2-port device under test (DUT), six pairs of measurements need to be made: the amplitude and phase of the signal that was emitted from both ports, and the amplitude and phase of the signal that was received at both ports for each source. In practice this can be achieved with a reasonable degree of accuracy with a single source, a transfer switch and two receivers; the latter inputs being switched through a further pair of transfer switches. Alternatively three receivers can be used with an additional input transfer switch or, as in the PicoVNA, four receivers can be used. Using four receivers eliminates the receiver input transfer switch errors (chiefly leakage and crosstalk) that cannot be corrected. These residual errors are always present in two- and three-receiver architectures and lead to lower accuracy than that of the Quad RX design.

Additional Information

Frequency Range 300kHz - 6GHz
SSB phase noise(typical) < -80dBc/Hz @ 10kHz carrier offset

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