About PocketVNA

The first hardware version of PocketVNA was released in March 2016.
Customers use it for filter and antenna tuning, development of wireless equipment (Bluetooth, WLAN, ZigBee, RFID…), impedance scanning, cable length measurement…

PocketVNA is developed and manufactured in Germany. Most orders ship from Germany, but we do have distributors as well. 

pocketVNA in scientific publications:


Elsheakh, Dalia M., et al. "Rapid Detection of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Using Microwave Immunosensor Cavity Resonator."  Sensors  21.21 (2021): 7021.

Psuj, Grzegorz, et al. "A System for Monitoring of Broadband FMR Phenomenon in Low-Carbon Steel Films Subjected to Deformations."  Sensors  21.13 (2021): 4301.

Martines, Emilio, et al. "The Helical Resonator: A Scheme for Radio Frequency Plasma Generation." Applied Sciences 11.16 (2021): 7444.

Rahayu, Yusnita, Meilita Kurniati, and Inesti Lailatul Qodriyah. "Design and Development of Biosensor Microstrip Antenna at 2.45 GHz."  2021 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC) . IEEE, 2021.


Hossain, Md Kamal, and Mohammad R. Haider. "S-Parameters Based Channel Characterization Using Ultra-Wideband Pulse Signal." 2020 11th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ICECE). IEEE, 2020.

Gaber, Mohamed A. Fouad M., et al. "Improved canola oil expeller extraction using a pilot-scale continuous flow microwave system for pre-treatment of seeds and flaked seeds." Journal of Food Engineering 284 (2020): 110053.


Fikri, Desfi Nur, Prawito Prajitno, and Sastra Kusuma Wijaya. "Development of Microwave Tomography System Based on Arduino NANO and PocketVNA."  2019 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements & Applications (CAMA) . IEEE, 2019.

Siburian, Sebastian, Sastra Kusuma Wijaya, and Prawito Prajitno. "Image Fusion-based Multi-frequency Microwave Tomography."  2019 2nd International Conference on Applied Information Technology and Innovation (ICAITI) . IEEE, 2019.


Elsheakh, Dalia, et al. "Bacterial detection by using micro immunosensing biomedical cavity resonator." (2018): 664-4.


Cordero, Camille J., et al. "Quantifying blood glucose level using S11 parameters."  TENCON 2017-2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference . IEEE, 2017.


February 2021: New office and lab. Please note our new lab and office address: Obere Dorfstrasse 4 D-81303 Rohrdorf Germany

November 2018:  New software 1.0 is released. With this software pocketVNA 2.0 hardware is fully bidirectional (Can measure S11, S21, S12, S22 simultaneously)

September 2018: 
pocketVNA is gold sponsor of Seven Summits Charity run, all sponsoring fee was donated to Ropka.

July 2018:  Please check the beta page for current software beta: link

June 2016:
 PocketVNA on Ham Radio, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Thank you for visiting our booth, for all the interesting discussions and new contacts!


Future developments include performance upgrades such as a GHz version as well as a combined VNA/spectrum analyzer solution.

Check our product description as well as the software section to find out more about pocket VNA. And feel free to contact us for any questions or comments!

Legal information:

Martin Nirschl
Obere Dorfstrasse 4
D-81303 Rohrdorf
tel.: +49 
8641 9518540

Registered in Germany; VAT number DE295185839