pVNA 6G Specifications



VNA hardware version 3.0 (Released May 2023)

Hardware specifications

  • 2-port Vector Network Analyzer
  • Measure reflection and transmission coefficients on both ports (S11, S21, S12, S22) - magnitude and phase
  • Frequency range: 200 kHz to 6 GHz; Measurements outside this region might be possible but are not guaranteed.
  • Linear, logarithmic and listed scan
  • Dynamic range (typically):
@350 MHz up to 90 dB  (System dynamic range);
@6 GHz up to 70 dB  (System dynamic range)
Please, note that the dynamic range varies upon frequency, calibration parameters and measurement speed. See  example measurements  of couple of examples
  • Output power >-0 dBm over all frequencies, varies over frequency
  • Impedance from 1 to 1000 Ohms
  • Measurement speed: about 10 ms per step plus communication (for example a 1001 points scan takes 12 seconds)
  • Some examples for scan speed:
  • points parameter mode scan time
    101 S11 only fast 1.37 s
    101 S11, S21, S12, S22 fast 2 s
    301 S11 only fast 3.2 s
    301 S11, S21, S12, S22 fast 5.1 s
    101 S11 only slow 1.75 s
    101 S11, S21, S12, S22 slow 3.49 s
    301 S11 only slow 4.26 s
    301 S11, S21, S12, S22 slow 9.6 s
    All measurements are without internal calibration. Internal calibration will make measurements a bit slower. 
  • Number of steps: 1 to 10001 (Only limited by measurement speed)
  • Frequency setting resolution: 1 Hz
  • Can be used as a simple signal generator

General information

  • Connection to PC: USB C
  • RF connectors: SMA female
  • Weight about 110 grams (about 3.9 oz)
  • (length x width x height): 90mm x 64 mm x 26mm (about 3.5" x 2.5" x 1")

Absolute Maximum Ratings

  • Port1/port2: Maximum input power +20 dBm
  • Port1/port2: Maximum DC: 5V


    Software features

      • Available for Windows, MacOS and Linux
      • OSL calibration functionality
      • Time domain measurements (DTF)
      • Plot S-Parameter, Impedance, Phase, Resistance, Reactance, VSWR
      • Plot in Smith chart
      • Export in Excel, Touchstone
      • Save complete sets of measurement together in one proprietary project file


      You can download and test the software without hardware. There are two demo measurements available to test the software features. 

      See also  screenshots and example measurements !