LAMC 2021 VIRTUAL BOOTH
In 2011, Copper Mountain Technologies launched the industry’s first metrology-grade USB VNA. This gave users access to affordable and portable instrumentation without sacrificing performance. Since then, our focus has been empowering engineers with flexible VNA solutions backed by comprehensive support from an expert team of applications engineers.
Over the past decade, CMT’s product line has expanded to include over 30 instruments and application specific solutions for frequency ranges up to 110 GHz, including options for direct receiver access, frequency extension, easy system integration, and software compatibility for both Windows and Linux OS. As our product offerings have evolved, our commitment to customer support remains unchanged. We deliver solutions that extend the reach of engineers, with our own RF engineers supporting your team to help design/perform your measurements and ensure effective system integration.
LAMC Technical Sessions
Field Measurement of an Antenna with a Vector Network Analyzer
Presented by Brian Walker – Design Engineering Manager, CMT
Wednesday, May 26th 12:50-1:40pm EDT
It is often necessary to determine the performance characteristics of an antenna in the field. A Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) may be used for this purpose. The two channels of the VNA can easily compare the responses between an antenna under test and a reference antenna. The measurement setup will be described, and the mathematics required to calculate the ratio of the two responses will be shown.
Power Integrity Assessment and Optimization in the Frequency Domain
Presented by S.M. Sandler – Picotest
Thursday, May 27th 10-11am EDT
Power Integrity (PI) has become the weak link in RF, Microwave, High-Speed Digital and Analog circuits. Often the most significant contributor to phase noise (and jitter), SNR (and ENOB) and EMI, engineers are increasingly pressured to evaluate the Power Distribution Network (PDN), which includes the power supply (or supplies), power planes, decoupling capacitors, ferrite beads and inductors.
This demo is done using the soon to be released S5243 2-port 44 GHz Compact VNA. Frequency offset measurement capability is standard on all Copper Mountain Technologies two and four-port VNAs. This allows an engineer to measure the return loss and conversion loss of a mixer. The auxiliary source available on all four-port models can be used to drive the LO port making this measurement very easy to set up.
CMT’s University Kit is a complete solution (VNA, calibration module, DUTs, and related accessories) designed to assist educational institutions as they teach RF skills to engineering students. The University Kit combines RF theory with a robust hands-on VNA experience. This demo will showcase some of the measurement experiences you will be able to provide to your students with the University Kit solution.
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WHO WE ARE
Copper Mountain Technologies develops innovative RF test and measurement solutions for engineers worldwide. Our development and production teams create solutions that enable RF and Microwave engineers to extend their reach through access to lab-grade instruments at affordable prices. Our world-class metrology and engineering resources work as an extension of your team. Copper Mountain Technologies is based in Indianapolis, IN, with sales offices in Singapore, London, and Miami.
Copper Mountain Technologies provides vector network analyzers for thousands of clients in close to 100 countries around the world. Our VNAs include an RF measurement module and a software application that runs on an external PC laptop or tablet, and connects to the measurement hardware via USB interface. Users can take advantage of the latest operating systems, processing power, larger displays, and reliable performance of an external PC while realizing a lower total cost of ownership and simplified maintenance. The result is a faster, more effective test process that fits into the modern workspace.