RF products and accessories

Pico Vector Network Analyzers, 8 GHz Agile Synthesizer, Pulse Generators

Oscilloscopes, Data Loggers, VNA and Automotive Scopes

Pico Oscilloscopes

Pico is the market leader in PC Oscilloscopes — the modern alternative to traditional benchtop oscilloscopes.

VNA/RF Products

Signal sources, Vector Network Analyzers and a wide range of RF accessories.

Automotive Oscilloscopes

Pico automotive oscilloscopes work with any bike, car or truck and make it easier — and faster — for you to find faults.

VNA / RF Products

PicoVNA® Vector Network Analyzers

Low-cost, professional-grade 6GHz & 8.5GHz VNAs for both lab & field use

PicoVNA 106: 6 GHz model
PicoVNA 108: 8.5 GHz model

Features

  • 6 GHz and 8.5 GHz models
  • 300 kHz to 6 or 8.5 GHz operation
  • High speed, up to 5500 dual-port S-parameters per second
  • PicoVNA 5 software: Intuitive and direct user interface
  • > 10 000 S11 + S21 per second
  • Quad RX four-receiver architecture for best accuracy
  • Up to 124 dB dynamic range at 10 Hz bandwidth
  • 0.005 dB RMS trace noise at a maximum bandwidth of 140 kHz
  • Half-rack, small-footprint, lightweight package
  • Reference plane offsetting and de-embedding
  • Time domain and port impedance transformations
  • Up to 4 live + 4 memory traces on dual y-axis display channels
  • Save on trigger for high-speed device profiling (PicoVNA 108)
  • Dual-frequency mixer measurements with VSWR correction (PicoVNA 108)
  • Phase meter, P1dB, AM to PM, and stand-alone signal generator utilities
  • Male and female SOLT and automated E-Cal calibration standards
  • Guided 8/12-term, SOLT, TRL, and TRM calibrations including unknown-through
  • Confident measurement based on traceable data for all calibration and check standards

8 GHz Agile Synthesizer (AS108)

PicoSource™ AS108 Professional and portable performance at low cost. 300 kHz to 8 GHz operation, -15 to +15 dBm dynamic range, with fast settling and programmable phase, frequency and amplitude to address a wide range of applications.

Features

The PicoSource™ AS108 Agile Synthesizer generates signals to meet the needs of both benchtop and integrated module applications. Its broad 300 kHz to 8 GHz frequency range, fast settling and programmable phase, frequency and amplitude match it to a wide range of applications, with the added advantages of low cost, small footprint and 12 to 15 V power requirement. 

The AS108 has professional-grade performance that is effective in both static and parameter-agile applications, making it a bench or field instrument for developers, scientists, educators, students, and service and installation technicians. Its speed, external clock referencing, trigger capabilities and user-programmable power-up mode all suited to system integrations such as automated test, unmanned installations and multi-signal stimulus.

The AS108 is a full-function USB-controlled vector (IQ) modulating signal synthesizer. It is supplied with a clean, easy and efficient user interface for controlling its amplitude, frequency and phase agility; including modulations, sweeps, hopping and list modes from Microsoft Windows. Multiple synthesizers can be controlled from multiple instances of the software running on a single controlling PC or device. Remote control is also possible using the API included.

Pulse Generators (PG900 Series)​

PicoSource™ AS108 Professional and portable performance at low cost. 300 kHz to 8 GHz operation, -15 to +15 dBm dynamic range, with fast settling and programmable phase, frequency and amplitude to address a wide range of applications.

Typical applications include:

  • TDR/TDT network and match analysis
  • Spectral and flatness measurements
  • Timing, jitter and crosstalk determinations

Features

The PicoSource PG900 series of fast-edge pulse generators offer transition times of less than 40 ps.

PG911 and PG914

  • Integral 50 Ω SMA(f) Step Recovery Diode outputs
  • < 60 ps transition time
  • Dual 2.5 to 6 V variable amplitude outputs
  • ±1 ns in 1 ps steps timing deskew
  • 200 ns to 4 μs pulse width
  • 1 μs to 1 s internal clock period
  • ​< 3 ps RMS jitter relative to external trigger
  • –20 dB 10 GHz SMA(m-f) attenuator included with Step Recovery Diode outputs

PG912 and PG914

  • External 50 Ω N(m) positive and negative Tunnel Diode pulse heads
  • < 40 ps transition time
  • Dual > 200 mV fixed amplitude outputs
  • ​±200 ps in 1 ps steps timing deskew
  • Inter-series N(f) – SMA(m) adapter included with Tunnel Diode pulse heads