PNA-X Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer (NVNA) (Options 510, 514, 518, and 520)
Revolutionize the Way You Simulate, Design, Build, and Test High-power Devices
Still using S-parameters to characterize nonlinear behavior? Then you are most likely spending too much time designing matching circuits by trial and error. Agilent’s nonlinear vector network analyzer (NVNA) and Agilent’s Advanced Design System (ADS) provides the critical leap in technology to go beyond S-parameters with X-parameters*.
The award-winning Agilent NVNA provides industry-leading performance, accuracy, and configurability to simplify test setups and provide detailed insight into designing nonlinear components. The PNA-X Series network analyzer (N5241A, N5242A, N5244A, N5245A, and N5247A) with NVNA accurately measures and displays the nonlinear behavior of the device under test to deterministically design components, modules and systems.
NVNA and X-parameters Technology:
- Captures the complete nonlinear component behavior at all loads with X-parameters
- Measures and characterizes the amplitudes and relative phase of harmonics generated by components under large input power levels at all ports
- Correctly characterizes impedance mismatches and frequency mixing behavior to allow accurate simulation of cascaded nonlinear X-parameter blocks, such as amplifiers and mixers in wireless design
- Provides new insight into component behavior of your high-power amplifiers
- Minimizes design iterations and reduces design cycles using real nonlinear data
- Offers 10 MHz to 67 GHz of vector corrected bandwidth for time domain waveforms of voltage and currents of DUTs
- Provides multi-tone waveform measurement and analysis
- Offers three-port device characterization (mixers and converters)
The NVNA's X-parameter measurements can be easily dragged and dropped into Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS), Genesys, and SystemVue to simulate, model, and design real-world nonlinear systems and circuits.
View brochure: Agilent Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer (NVNA)
NVNA requires a:
- Option 510, Nonlinear component characterization
- Option 514, Nonlinear X-parameters
- Option 518, Nonlinear pulse envelope domain
- Option 520, Arbitrary load impedance X-parameters
* "X-parameters" is a registered trademark of Agilent Technologies. The X-parameter format and underlying equations are open and documented. For more information on X-parameters.