portable Vector Network Analyzer


The pocketVNA software can be used for free. It is under continuous development. Download the latest version for your system from here:

Windows Version 0.96f MD5 hash: 25d4a082cc826c7ade8c4749346371c9

MacOS Version 0.96f MD5 hash: bd101ef4c4fc6529f093b0d8dab7dde6

Linux Version 0.96f (x86_64bit) MD5 hash: 70d95f85b69027f06f824c6a6e6d7401

here for installation details.

Application examples:

These demo measurements can be opened in the pocketVNA software also if no hardware is connected. The project files allow to explore the basic functionality of the software (Plotting, Smith Chart…)

2.4 GHz antenna: 2.4 GHz antenna.vnaproj

PZT crystal impedance scan: PZTcrystal.vnaproj

Open API:

Use third party software to operate and get data from pocketVNA.

Download API (Windows)

Download API (MacOS)

Manual for AIP (pfd download)

Version history:

14/07/16 Version 0.96f
- improved marker visibility
- open new windows not in full format
- smaller bug fixes

21/06/16 Version 0.96c6
Bug fixes

16/05/16 Version 0.96
- Touchstone export fix
- Added port extension
- More marker features: show marker in plot as dot or line; Show effective capacity of inductance
- Units and both y-axis numbers are shown now under cursor
- small bug fixes

21/04/16 Version 0.95
- Several Bug fixes
- Linux version release

- VSWR plot fix

06/03/16 Version 0.9
- Mac and Windows version release


Currently the following features and bug fixes are worked on:
- Make pocketVNA fully bidirectional (Measure S11, S21, S12, S22 simultaneously)
- Enhanced through calibration
- Usability fixes