Plug-ins

All Copper Mountain Technologies VNAs include support for executable software add-on modules or plug-ins. With plug-ins, customers and CMT support engineers can develop extensions to the base software launched from inside the main application menu. Place your executable into the /Plug-ins/ subfolder of your VNA’s installation path, and then use the System->Plug-ins menu sequence to launch.

Plug-ins Available for Purchase

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

Automatic Fixture Removal (AFR) Plug-In

Automatic Fixture Removal (AFR) VNA software plug-in enables the measurement of a wide range of components through comprehensive methods tailored to specific fixture properties.
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

Manufacturing Plug-In

Guaranteed same test settings and consistency in process. Automatically archive tests into a network folder for reporting and analysis. Updated template, or easily and readily customizable.

Free Plug-in Downloads

Amplifier Stability

Plot amplifier stability K factor, Mu1 and Mu2 versus frequency by measuring 2-port S-parameters.

Boonton RTP Power Calibration

Use Boonton RTP Power Meters to perform a power calibration on CMT VNAs. Please download the Boonton Power Analyzer Suite from the .zip file before running the plugin.

Compression Point

Find the 1 dB compression point for active devices.

Hotkeys Plugin

Map F1, F2, and F3 keys as hotkeys to perform some common operations in the VNA software.

MCM

Use different matching circuit models to de-embed or embed a matching circuit on the VNA port.

MCM_PXI

Use different matching circuit models to de-embed or embed a matching circuit on the PXI VNA port.

Third Order Intercept

Third order intercept (IP3) measurements help characterize the linearity of the device under test. This plugin helps automate IP3 measurements using a 4-port VNA and an external combiner.

Trace Math

Perform trace math on two traces and plot the result.

Scale and Offset

Scale and add an offset to a measurement trace.

Hold on Pass

Set limit tests and hold the measurement trace when the device under test passes the limit test. The Hold on Pass plugin comes automatically downloaded in the TRVNA software, which you can download here.

Vector Voltmeter

The vector voltmeter plugin can accompany CMT's VNAs in measuring phase difference, which has many useful applications, such as antenna characterization, creating phase match cables, and analyzing MIMO antenna structures.