There are a few simple steps to adding a calibration kit to the VNA software. Watch the video above to learn how.


This video walkthrough provides insight on how to set up VNA software automation using Python scripts. 


Time Domain Measurement and the Time Domain post processing feature come standard on all of Copper Mountain Technologies’ VNAs, except for the Compact Series M50** VNAs. This powerful technique allows for the evaluation of Return Loss over distance on a cable or elimination of far-field reflections from an antenna using gating.


How many times have you completed a series of measurements to find them tainted by a bad cable? The Confidence Check feature of the Automatic Calibration Module (ACM) will verify your test setup. This includes the cables and you can cut time lost for the reason mentioned before. Learn more in this video demonstration from Brian Walker.


De-embedding is the process of eliminating something from your measurement, such as a filter or fixture. When you de-embed you eliminate the effect of something you don’t need to measure so your results are more accurate. Senior RF Design Engineer Brian Walker shows how to use a 4.8 GHz Copper Mountain Technologies VNA to make de-embedded measurements.


This webinar will touch on the basic concepts which underlay the operation of a Vector Network Analyzer. What does it really measure? What are the key components? What are its limitations? How does one compare one analyzer to another? What are the key specifications? We’ll take a brief look at the evolution of VNA design over the years to understand how a state-of-the-art VNA is USB based without an embedded operating system. The viewer should come away with an intuitive understanding of VNA operation and how best to use this important measurement tool.


In this webinar, we will look at typical RF device measurements using a live demonstration of a vector network analyzer. The measurement examples will be done on a sample filter, antenna, and cable. There will be time for questions to be answered live during the webinar and demonstration.

Interact with CMT’s VNA software in the video above to complete a simulated calibration of a 2-port VNA without a VNA.


A Vector Network Analyzer, or VNA, is a measurement instrument that is used to characterize passive devices such as cables, attenuators and filters to active deices like amplifiers and converters. Learn more about the other uses of a VNA in this video.


Automatic Fixture Removal (AFR) is an intuitive software plug-in that is used to accurately measure hard to access devices, such as SMD sized components mounted on a fixture by de-embedding the fixture effects. The AFR VNA software plug-in enables the measurement of a wide range of components through comprehensive methods tailored to specific fixture properties. This demo will provide a feel for the intuitive AFR software, which moves the calibration plane towards hard to access DUTs and guides the de-embedding process using either time-gating, filtering, or bisect methods on a 2-port 2xThru or 1xReflect fixture. These methods provide the user with better measurement accuracy and reliability based on the components being tested. The AFR software plug-in is easy to use and is compatible with all CMT Cobalt series VNAs and Compact series two-port, two-path VNAs.