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CMT has introduced
a range of solutions that meet customer demand for less expensive, smaller, more portable,
and higher performing VNAs
Santa Clara, California — August 15, 2017 — Based
on its recent analysis of the universal serial bus (USB) vector network analyzer (VNA) industry,
Frost & Sullivan recognizes Copper Mountain Technologies (CMT) with the 2017 Global Frost &
Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. The imminent move of many Internet of Things (IoT)
technologies from research to commercialization is expected to drive the demand for lower
cost instrumentation over the next 5 to 10 years. CMT is well positioned to make the most
of this opportunity with a strong and established USB VNA offering that is coupled with superior
customer support spanning customer service, software development, and customization.
"CMT distinguishes itself from the competition by offering quality measurement VNAs that
provide reliable results, yet are small, can be simply integrated into systems, and are more
affordable than traditional analyzers," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Director Jessy
Cavazos. "In addition, CMT places due emphasis on providing outstanding support to Tier II
and Tier III customers that do not have the need or the means to afford high-end VNA solutions
The company has set up a dedicated team of engineers to respond to customer questions.
Its software production team writes test and production automation software for running customers'
entire test process, test results sorting and storage, work order generation, work order status
recording, labeling, and part number assignments.
CMT has also increased its focus on customization in the past year. Because it does not
have a computer inside the VNA box, it is not limited by a computer or screen size, dials,
and buttons. CMT can easily move modules and PC boards, thereby changing the form factor,
type, and location of connectors to meet specific customer requirements.
CMT has expanded its product portfolio of USB VNAs to include various models of different
performance, size, and price points. Its portfolio of VNAs is comprised of:
1-port VNAs, also known as reflectometers or cable and antenna analyzers, with four models
that range in frequency from 1 MHz to 18 GHz Compact, which scores high in form factor while
still providing sufficient performance for many customers, includes six models ranging in
frequency from 9 kHz to 8.5 GHz Planar, a full-size VNA product line that includes four models
ranging in frequency from 100 kHz to 8 GHz Cobalt product lines—its flagship lines—which include
12 models ranging in frequency from 100 kHz to 20 GHz; the company also offers the CobaltFX
system, which is a high-performing and affordable millimeter-wave solution up to 110 GHz.
Significantly, the company has a dedicated metrology group that focuses on temperature
stability and measurement accuracy during the design phase of the instruments. This guarantees
that solutions will perform as per the specifications.
CMT's current customer base primarily consists of companies involved in research activities.
However, users are increasingly employing USB VNAs in the production and deployment space
as IoT products move from the research and development to the manufacturing phase.
"The higher adoption of USB VNA is also driven by the rising costs of tests and customer
awareness of the ways in which USB instrumentation can help them be more cost efficient,"
noted Ms. Cavazos. "CMT has optimally tapped this demand by partnering with companies in allied
industries. This strategy has not only enhanced its value proposition to customers, but also
set it up for future growth in the USB VNA industry."
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a
product with innovative features and functionality that is gaining rapid acceptance in the
market. The award recognizes the quality of the solution and the customer value enhancements
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional
and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas
such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.
Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews,
analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
Read the full paper here:
Frost & Sullivan Paper.pdf
About Copper Mountain Technologies
Copper Mountain Technologies develops innovative and robust RF test and measurement solutions
for engineers all over the world. The company was created in 2011 and is based in Indianapolis,
IN with a sales office in Singapore. Our innovative products and partnership approach enable
RF and Microwave engineers to realize their potential through access to lab-grade instrumentation
at affordable prices. Our world-class metrology and engineering resources work as an extension
of your team.
Copper Mountain Technologies' VNAs include an RF measurement module and a software application
which runs on any Windows PC, laptop or tablet, connecting to the measurement hardware via
USB interface. The user can take advantage of the latest OS, processing power, larger display,
and reliable performance of an external PC, as well as lower total cost of ownership and simplified
maintenance of the analyzer. The result is a faster, more effective test process that fits
into the modern workspace in lab, production, field and secure testing environments. This
creative approach made Copper Mountain Technologies a leader in the industry and earned them
both the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Global Leadership in Innovation Award and the 2017 Product
CMT engineers push the boundaries of convention when they develop VNAs. They use the latest
available technologies and components, and continuously improve product selection and service.
As an RF test and measurement leader, CMT contributes their technical and metrology expertise
to solving your challenging problems. The goal is to help engineers and developers extend
their reach by equipping them with cutting-edge test instruments that are highly accurate,
small, lightweight, and affordable.
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients
to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities
that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been
developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector,
and the investment community.
Contact: Ana rriaga P: 210.247.3823 F: 210.348.1003 E:
Marketing & Communications Manager
Copper Mountain Technologies
631 East New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202 | USA
Posted August 17, 2017