USB VNAs in Higher Education

Outfit a Full Lab for the Same Cost as One Traditional Instrument

Universities with RF engineering labs have limited budgets, yet future RF engineers need to learn and practice valuable S-parameter measurement skills on modern equipment that fits today’s workplace. Some of our university customers tell us they were able to outfit a full lab with new Compact Series network analyzers for the same money as one used traditional instrument.  With USB VNAs, measurement setup and results post-processing can be accomplished outside the lab on students’ own PCs, and results can be easily exported into various formats for creating reports and writing papers. The VNA software may be downloaded on multiple students’ laptops and then connected to the measurement module when they need to make measurements.  All their test results are then easily saved on their own PCs. There is no charge for the software, which can be downloaded from our website.

Higher Education

To support the education of future engineers, CMT offers educational discount of 10%.

Teaching E&M with a Network Analyzer
In collaboration with The College of New Jersey, we have produced a webinar about teaching E&M with a network analyzer. Watch the webinar by clicking the button below. 
UWB Bandpass Filter with Dual Notched Bands Using T-Shaped Resonator and L-Shaped Defected Microstrip Structure
In 2018, Copper Mountain Technologies and our USB VNAs, specifically the Planar 804/1, were mentioned in a post-graduate student's final thesis from the College of Information and Communication Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China.
Copper Mountain Technologies’ Planar 808/1 Vector Network Analyzer field-tested at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Ing. Ralf Wendel from Hamburg University has been a professor of High Frequency and Microwave Technology, Communication Technology, and EMC since 2009. He has written about his use of the Planar 808/1 for teaching his students on those subjects. Learn more in the attached paper.
Mini Case Study: R60 1-Port VNA in Antenna Design Examination for Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan
CMT's 1-Port Vector Network Analyzers have been recognized as a reliable VNA for evaluation of antennas designed and built by students and engineers. The R60 was recently accepted for Antenna Design Examination conducted by the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs, in Taiwan.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our USB VNAs can be used to outfit their entire engineering lab for the cost of one traditional VNA, ask one of our expert engineers!