Network Analyzers

BRL Test Network Analyzer Sales
Expert Network Analyzer Repair

Easily browse and compare like kinds by frequency class (click above)

Network Analyzer
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
A network analyzer is an instrument that measures the network parameters ofelectrical networks. Today, network analyzers commonly measure s–parameters because reflection and transmission of electrical networks are easy to measure at high frequencies, but there are other network parameter sets such as y-parameters, z-parameters, and h-parameters. Network analyzers are often used to characterize two-port networks such as amplifiers and filters, but they can be used on networks with an arbitrary number of ports.

Network analyzers are used mostly at high frequencies; operating frequencies can range from 9 kHz to 110 GHz.[1] Special types of network analyzers can also cover lower frequency ranges down to 1 Hz. These network analyzers can be used for example for the stability analysis of open loops or for the measurement of audio and ultrasoniccomponents.[2]
The two main types of network analyzers are

  • Scalar Network Analyzer (SNA) — measures amplitude properties only
  • Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) — measures both amplitude and phase properties

A VNA may also be called a gain-phase meter or an Automatic Network Analyzer. An SNA is functionally identical to a spectrum analyzer in combination with a tracking generator. As of 2007, VNAs are the most common type of network analyzers, and so references to an unqualified “network analyzer” most often mean a VNA. The three biggest VNA manufacturers are Agilent, Anritsu, and Rohde & Schwarz.

A new category of network analyzer is the Microwave Transition Analyzer (MTA) orLarge Signal Network Analyzer (LSNA), which measure both amplitude and phase of the fundamental and harmonics. The MTA was commercialized before the LSNA, but was lacking some of the user-friendly calibration features now available with the LSNA.

Low prices on Agilent network analyzer sales and repairs from BRL Test. Ships worldwide from Orlando, FL Florida

Link to BRL Test Analyzer Repair website

HP Spectrum Analyzer Repair website
Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers and Signal Generators Blog - News, Tutorials and more.