Vector Network Analyzer Extenders
 

GENERAL

Description

VDI's VNA Extenders deliver high performance network analyzer frequency extension into the THz range. Models cover 50 GHz to 1,100GHz with additional bands in development. In addition to our full Transceiver (TxRx) modules, VDI also offers Transmit-Reference (TxRef) modules and Receive only (Rx) modules that deliver optimized performance for specific applications. These modules combine high test port power and exceptional dynamic range to deliver industry leading performance. They are compatible with most network analyzers and can be integrated into probe stations and antenna chambers. Power leveling and sweeping is also supported when used with our PM5 Power Meter

Options

- Increased test port power (for selected bands)
- Micrometer driven variable attenuators (~0-30dB)
- Configured from 1.2m to 5m cables (Standard configuration is 1.2m, 5m option)
- Waveguide calibration kits
Extended dynamic range modules for high loss environments  

VNA Extension Modules
General Specifications 
(WR28 to WR2.2)
 Description Specification Connector
RF Input Typical / Damage, -20 Option (Default) 10 dBm ± 3 dB / 16 dBm 2.9mm (f)
Typical / Damage, -20 Option (Default)
with -5m option 
2 dBm ± 3 dB / 8 dBm 2.9mm (f)
Typical / Damage, -40 Option 0 dBm ± 3 dB / 6 dBm  2.9mm (f)
LO Input Typical / Damage (Default) 10 dBm ± 3 dB /
16 dBm
2.9mm (f)
Typical / Damage, -5M Option  2 dBm ± 3 dB / 8 dBm 2.9mm (f)
IF Outputs 
(Reference and Measurement)
Maximum, Direct Connection (279 MHz) -9 dBm 2.9mm (f)
Maximum, Controller (7.6 MHz) -27 dBm  2.9mm (f)
Test Port VDI Precision Flange See Flange Diagram UG-387/UM
Power Supply  AC Input 100-240VAC, <3.5A,
50-60 Hz
U.S. or E.U.
DC Output 9V / 4A 2.1mm ID x 5.5mm OD
x 9.5mm (f)
Operating Temperature Typical / Recommended  25°C / 20-30°C -
Typical Enclosure Dimensions TxRx & TxRef Modules (in.)
WR28 to WR19
9.5 x 3.0 x 1.5 -
TxRx & TxRef Modules (in.)
WR15 to WR2.2
8.5 x 3.0 x 1.5 -
TxRx & TxRef Modules (in.)
WR28 to WR19, -Atten Option
 Contact VDI -
TxRx & TxRef Modules (in.)
WR28 to WR19, -Atten Option
8.5 x 3.0 x 1.5 -
Rx Modules (in.) 3.75 x 3.0 x 1.5 -
Typical Weight  TxRx & TxRef Modules (lbs.)   4  -
Rx Modules (lbs.)   2 -

   

VNA Extension Modules
General Specifications 
(WR1.5 to WR0.65)
 Description Specification Connector
RF Input Standard Frequency Input (Typical / Damage) 10 dBm ± 3 dB / 16 dBm 2.9mm (f)
Standard Frequency Input (Typical / Damage)
with -5m option 
2 dBm ± 3 dB / 8 dBm 2.9mm (f)
High Frequency Input (Typical / Damage) 0 dBm ± 3 dB / 6 dBm  2.9mm (f)
LO Input Typical / Damage (Default) 10 dBm ± 3 dB /
16 dBm
2.9mm (f)
Typical / Damage, -5M Option  2 dBm ± 3 dB / 8 dBm 2.9mm (f)
IF Outputs 
(Reference and Measurement)
Maximum, Direct Connection (279 MHz) -9 dBm 2.9mm (f)
Maximum, Controller (7.6 MHz) -27 dBm  2.9mm (f)
Test Port VDI Precision Flange See Flange Diagram UG-387/UM
Power Supply  AC Input 100-240VAC, <3.5A,
50-60 Hz
U.S. or E.U.
DC Output See VDI-175 Datasheet
Operating Temperature Typical / Recommended  25°C / 20-30°C -
Typical Enclosure Dimensions TxRx & TxRef Modules (in.)
11 x 5 x 3 -
Rx Modules (in.)
8 x 5 x 3 -
Typical Weight  TxRx & TxRef Modules (lbs.)   9  -
Rx Modules (lbs.)   4 -

   

PossibleVNAConfigs

  
Contact vdirfq@vadiodes.com for more information.