R54 1-Port 5.4 GHz Analyzer

R54 Vector Network Analyzer (cable and antenna analyzer) delivers lab grade performance in a handheld device. This patented (US Patent 9,291,657) analyzer can be connected directly to the antenna or other DUT without the need for a test cable, eliminating measurement uncertainties inherent to cables. Resulting in highly dependable performance and calibration stability. The 1-port VNA comes with all the features engineers have come to expect included standard in our software.

 

The R54 VNA includes an RF measurement module and R software application which runs on a Windows PC, laptop, or tablet, connecting to the measurement hardware via USB interface. R software can be installed on multiple computers that share the use of the analyzer measurement module. The R54 network analyzer can be used in the field, in the laboratory, and in production testing. 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.

  • - Frequency range: 85 MHz to 5.4 GHz
  • - Measured parameters: S11 as Log magnitude, DTF, Smith, and more
  • - Sweep types: Linear frequency, log frequency, segment
  • - Effective Directivity: 45 dB below 4.8 GHz; 40 dB from 4.8 GHz to 5.4 GHz
  • - Measurement speed: 200 µs
  • - Impedance: 50 Ohm

Due to its measurement accuracy, ultra-compact size and elimination of a test cable, the R54 cable and antenna analyzer (reflectometer) can be used for antennas and antenna feeders in the field, as well as laboratory and production testing in a wide variety of industries including design and production of various IoT hardware components, materials testing, medical devices, aerospace applications, etc.

 

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

The 1-Port VNA comes with all the features engineers have come to expect included standard in our software: linear/logarithmic and segmented sweeps with multiple trace formats, time domain and gating conversion, fixture simulation (embedding/de-embedding), 4 independent channels with multiple 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.

Datasheets

1-Port VNA Data Sheet  |  Extended Specification Sheet

Manuals

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

Software

R VNA Windows Software  |  R Windows Software Release Notes  |  R VNA Linux Software

Testing Automation

Programming Examples  |  Programming Guides  |  R LABView Drivers

Getting started with CMT VNAs

What Makes a Good VNA?

Everyone knows that a good VNA should have both excellent hardware performance and an easy to use software interface with useful post-processing capabilities. There are numerous VNAs in the market with different performance levels; some of them are economy grade, and others are truly laboratory test grade. What separates the two?

We developed a portable test system to allow operators to carry these to test antennas using the 1-Port R54 or R60. The test system is equipped with touchscreen monitor and it is very convenient and tests very well. It’s nice to have a computer to store data on compared to the traditional VNA setup before.

Pulse Larsen Antennas