Planar 808/1 8 GHz Analyzer

The Planar 808/1 is an 8 GHz, full-size analyzer providing lab grade performance in a 19-inch chassis, including both 4-port configuration and direct receiver access. All devices are ATE compatible, rack mountable, and easy to program and share between multiple users. This full-size analyzer is designed for operation with any Windows or Linux operating system on a PC, laptop, or tablet, or x86 board computer. The free, lightweight VNA application connects to the 808/1 with a standard USB cable, creating a future-proof solution that significantly enhances ease of use compared with conventional instruments.

 

The 808 provides a wide variety of analysis capabilities, including time-domain with gating and automatic port extension, at no additional cost. With two independent signal sources, the 808 is ideal for mixer and converter measurements. The 808/1 software supports fixture simulation for a variety of single ended and balanced topologies, enabling tests of differential devices without an external balun.

 

This full-size vector network analyzer with dimensions of 12.8 x 16.3 x 3.8 (324 x 415 x 96 mm) and a weight of just 19.8 lbs (9 kg), can be used in the laboratory and in production testing, without requiring a lot of space. The VNA can be integrated into production test system via Manufacturing Test plug-in.

 

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.

Planar 8 GHz 808 4-port USB VNA network analyzer specifications

 

 

 

 

 

Datasheets

Planar VNA Data Sheet

Applications of the Planar 808/1 include differential device characterization, multi-port component testing, on-wafer probing, insertion loss measurement, distance to fault 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.

The Planar 808/1 VNAs come with all the software features engineers have come to expect, at no additional cost. Standard software features include:

  • Linear/logarithmic sweeps with multiple trace formats
  • Power sweeps
  • Time domain and gating conversion
  • Frequency offset mode
  • Fixture simulation (embedding/de-embedding)
  • 16 independent channels with up to 16 traces each
  • Markers with marker search tools and marker math, various conversion algorithms, and limit tests for pass/fail criteria, etc.
  • Test Automation programming in LabView, Python, MATLAB, .NET, etc.

 

CMT’s Manufacturing Test plugin is available to integrate the VNA into your production test system.

 

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.

 

Datasheets

Planar VNA Data Sheet

Manuals

S2 & S4 Programming Manual (COM)  |  S2 & S4 Programming Manual (SCPI)  |  S4 Operating Manual

Software

S4 VNA Windows Software  |  S4 Windows Software Release Notes  |  S4 VNA Linux Software

Testing Automation

Programming Examples  |  Programming Guides  |  S4 LABView Drivers

Plug-ins

Automatic Fixture Removal (AFR)  |  Manufacturing Test

Copper Mountain Technologies' Planar 808/1 Vector Network Analyzer Field-Tested at the Hamburg University of Applied Science

Power Amplifier Measurements - Boonton

Measurements in 75 Ohm Coaxial Transmission Lines Using a 50 Ohm VNA