M5180 2-Port 18 GHz Analyzer

The M5180 is a 2-port, 18 GHz Vector Network Analyzer that delivers metrology-grade performance in a more economical package that excludes a number of advanced features:

  • Vector Mixer Calibration
  • TRL Calibration
  • Frequency Offset
  • Time Domain
  • Gating

VNAs and ACMs are delivered with factory calibration certificates containing no data. The add-on option for ISO17025/Z540-1 Accredited, Traceable Calibration Certificate and Uncertainties is available and needs to be specified at time of order.


M5180 VNA includes an RF measurement module and S2 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, making it easy to share the use of the analyzer measurement module.

M Series Compact 18 GHz VNA Extended Specification Sheet








M Series Data SheetM5180 Extended Specifications

Applications of the M5180 include RF component design and testing, on-wafer probing, field testing, insertion loss measurement, antenna matching, quality control, material measurements, and many others.


View our Applications page to see how CMT VNAs are already extending the reach of engineers in many industries and applications.


If you want to consult with our engineers about your specific application, please Ask an Engineer.

NEW! The Automatic Fixture Removal (AFR) plug-in uses metrology grade de-embedding algorithms to eliminate fixture effects on your DUT. The AFR plug-in is available for use with Copper Mountain Technologies’ 2- and 4-port VNAs. CMT offers 2xThrough fixture removal support with three methods that fit different fixture configurations:

  • Time-gating approach is ideal for fixtures with long electrical length of leading transmission lines or for higher frequency options.
  • Filtering algorithm is useful in cases where signals in both parts of the fixture significantly overlap in time domain.
  • Bisect method covers instances with short electrical length of the fixture leading transmission lines and inadequate time domain resolution.



M Series Data Sheet | M5180 Extended Specifications


S2 Programming Manual (COM)  |  S2 Programming Manual (SCPI)  |  S2 Operating Manual


S2 VNA Windows Software  |  S2 Windows Software Release Notes  |  S2 VNA Linux Software

Testing Automation

Programming Examples  |  Programming Guides  |  S2 LABView Drivers


Automatic Fixture Removal (AFR)  |  Manufacturing Test

M Series VNA Helps Deliver Cost-Effective Solutions to Telecom Industry

Wafer Probe Measurements - FormFactor

What is A Smith Chart?