RNVNA links up to 16 analyzers together into a multiport network analysis system
Indianapolis, Indiana, April 22, 2020 -
Mountain Technologies' (CMT)
RNVNA solution is a customizable multiport network analysis
solution for MIMO antennas and other 5G applications. RNVNA builds on the capabilities
of CMT 1-Port USB vector network analyzers.
RNVNA links up to 16 analyzers together into a multiport network analysis system,
allowing users to measure vector reflection and scalar transmission parameters.
RNVNA is compatible with all Copper Mountain Technologies' 1-Port USB VNAs with
frequency ranges up to 6 GHz (R60), 14 GHz (R140), and 18 GHz (R180).
RNVNA software allows users to manage multiple 1-Port VNAs performing required
measurements. A free demo version of the RNVNA software for systems using up to
three 1-Port VNAs can be downloaded from
The RNVNA solution incorporates shelving for mounting the VNAs. Each shelf is
designed to fit a 19-inch rack mounting system and can house up to eight VNAs. Frequency
and trigger synchronizing devices are offered as options to increase measurement
RNVNA is an effective multiport analysis solution for MIMO antenna arrays in
applications such as manufacturing, 5G, and more. "RNVNA users are able to measure
resonance frequency and isolation in antenna arrays to confirm that their antenna
setup is operating at the desired frequency range and achieving proper isolation,"
said CMT co-founder Alex Goloschokin. "RNVNA is able to make these crucial measurements
at a significantly faster speed than traditional multiport VNA solutions which require
RF switch matrices to cover the extra ports."
Diplexer Tuning with RNVNA Software
Tuning a diplexer can be difficult, but having all the right tools can make it
easier. Now we show how using three R60 1-Port VNAs can measure all three ports
of the diplexer at the same time. Doing this simplifies the tuning procedure which
tends to be highly involved. Also, use of an affordable TR1300/1 2-port VNA or a
4-port Cobalt C1409 VNA would be useful for this application.
About Copper Mountain Technologies
Copper Mountain Technologies
develops innovative RF test and measurement solutions for engineers all over the
world. It is based in Indianapolis with sales offices in Singapore and Miami. The
company pioneered metrology-grade USB VNAs in 2011 and continues to push for innovation
and change in the industry, to ensure engineers have access to the best technology.
CMT achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification in 2019. The calibration lab in the USA
is accredited in accordance with the recognized international standard ISO/IEC 17025
(2017) and meets all requirements of ANSI/NCSL Z540-1994-1. All CMT VNAs include
application and automation support, and years of our engineering expertise at your
Copper Mountain Technologies provides a broad range of USB vector network analyzers,
calibration kits, and accessories for 50 Ohm and 75 Ohm impedance. The VNAs use
software for a Windows or Linux operating system on an external computer, PC, or
tablet. CMT VNAs are used for RF and Microwave applications from 9 kHz to 110 GHz
by engineers in industries like defense, automotive, materials measurement, medical,
broadcasting, and telecommunications. CMT customers range from government and defense
agencies and contractors, like NASA, United States Armed Forces, Canadian DoD and
law enforcement, to universities, mid-size manufacturers, like Reactel and PCTEL,
and small companies with just a few employees.
Copper Mountain Technologies
631 East New York Street
46202 | USA
Posted May 6, 2020