Frequency Extension System Solution
Copper Mountain Technologies’ Cobalt 20 GHz VNAs can be used with third-party extender modules, such as Virginia Diodes, Inc. (VDI). The VDI waveguide bands below have been verified with CMT USB vector network analyzers to work with VNAX extender modules. This allows a user to test up to 330 GHz. This solution can be used for a variety of applications including antenna range measurements, material characterization, wafer s-parameter measurements, automotive radar & sensor testing, and many more applications.
Third-party extenders, including VDI extenders, only work with 20 GHz CMT VNAs and require one booster kit for 2-port VNAs (C4220) and two booster kits for 4-port VNAs (C4420). The extenders are packaged in small and versatile enclosures that allow for flexible port arrangements.
CobaltFx WR6.5 Frequency Extension Solution, 110-170 GHz with VDI Extender Modules
110 GHz - 170 GHz
CobaltFx WR5.1 Frequency Extension Solution, 140-220 GHz with VDI Extender Modules
140 GHz - 220 GHz
CobaltFx WR4.3 Frequency Extension Solution, 170-260 GHz with VDI Extender Modules
170 GHz - 260 GHz
The system can be anchored by your choice of 20 GHz vector network analyzer:
C4220 Vector Network Analyzer delivers industry-leading dynamic range and sweep speed, with all the features engineers have come to expect included standard in our software. C4220 VNA includes an RF measurement module and 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 that share the use of the analyzer measurement module.
Watch the video for using VDI extenders with CMT VNAs here.