Introduction to RNVNA - Multiport Network Analysis Solution
Copper Mountain Technologies RNVNA solution is a customizable multiport network analysis solution for MIMO antenna testing and other 5G applications. RNVNA builds on the capabilities of CMT 1-Port USB vector network analyzer series.
In this video, Patrick Li, an Applications Engineer at Copper Mountain Technologies, gives an introductory look at the RNVNA Multiport Network Analysis Solution for 5G and MIMO antenna testing applications. Li reviews the setup of RNVNA and the requirements of the system, capabilities of the solution for antenna testing, and how to calibrate easily to ensure the most accurate antenna measurements are made.
RNVNA links up to 16 analyzers together into a multiport network analysis solution, allowing users to measure vector reflection and scalar transmission parameters. RNVNA is compatible with all Copper Mountain Technologies’ 1-Port USB VNAs with frequency ranges up to 6 GHz (R60), 14 GHz (R140), and 18 GHz (R180).
The RNVNA solution offers shelving options for mounting the VNAs. Each shelf is designed to fit a 19-inch rack mounting system. Each rack can house up to eight VNAs and the system can use up to 16 1-Port VNAs . Frequency and trigger synchronizing devices are offered as options to increase measurement speed. Note: FD and TD do not support the R140 1-port VNAs.
RNVNA is an effective multiport analysis solution for MIMO antenna arrays in applications such as manufacturing, 5G, and more. RNVNA is used for various vector reflection and scalar transmission parameter measurements including return loss, isolation, and resonance frequency.
Read the app note (linked to the right) to learn more about the RNVNA multiport network analysis solution for 5G and MIMO antenna testing.