Key Features and Functions
The Lightning family of microwave and millimeter-wave vector network analyzers encompasses a wide range of high performance, component test tools designed to address the growing needs of defense, satellite, radar, broadband communication, and optoelectronic component markets. The Lightning family features the latest in technology and performance. Specific models and added options offer higher levels of measurement capability, including Time Domain, Gain Compression, Harmonic, IMD, Frequency Translation, Multiport, and E/O and O/E measurements, in addition to fast and accurate S-parameter measurements.
The Premium models are designed for active and passive device applications, where versatility is the main priority. These are high performance two-port VNAs that include step attenuators, internal bias tees, a gain compression application and wider power range as standard features. They are available in four different frequency ranges, namely 20 GHz (37347D), 40 GHz (37369D), 50 GHz (37377D) and 65 GHz (37397D). Each model can also be configured as an ME7808B millimeter-wave VNA by simply adding a millimeter-wave test set, two synthesizers and the desired mmW modules. The 37397D VNA is also directly upgradeable to a ME7808B Broadband (40 MHz to 110 GHz) VNA.
- Multiple Source Control mode and Frequency Offset
- E/O and O/E measurements
- Gain Compression application
- Internal Bias tees
- Extended Power Range (Source Step Attenuator and test port attenuator)
- Rear Panel IF inputs
- NxN Calibration Utility for Mixer Measurements
- Embed/De-Embed Application
- High Stability Frequency Reference
- 1 Hz Frequency Resolution