PicoVNA Series

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

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PicoVNA accessories

VNA test leads and adaptors

Phase and amplitude-stable test leads

Two test cable types and grades are recommended and provided by Pico Technology. Both of high quality, with robust construction and stainless steel connectors, the main difference between them is the stability of their propagation velocity and loss characteristic when flexed; that is, the degree to which a measurement could change when the cables are moved or formed to a new position. Cables are specified in terms of flatness and phase variation when a straight cable is formed as one 360° turn around a 10 cm mandrel. Standard test cables are highly flexible. The premium flex-form cables are also flexible but tend to hold their form until intentionally moved to a new position. This further enhances repeatability for bench measurements at fixed port locations or for test installations.

Product Price Quantity
Standard 8.5 GHz phase stable test lead, female port, N(m) - SMA(f)
TA337
Recommended
£199
Standard 8.5 GHz phase stable test lead, male port, N(m) - SMA(m)
TA336
Recommended
£199
Premium 8.5 GHz flex-form test lead, male port, N(m) - PC3.5(m)
TA338
Recommended
£529
Premium 8.5 GHz flex-form test lead, female port, N(m) - PC3.5(f)
TA339
Recommended
£529
Standard test port adaptor, SMA(m-m)
TA342
Recommended
£49
Standard test port adaptor SMA(f-f)
TA343
Recommended
£49
Premium test port adaptor PC3.5(m-m)
TA340
Recommended
£99
Premium test port adaptor PC3.5(f-f)
TA341
Recommended
£99
ADA-PREM-FM Premium within series adaptor PC3.5(f-m)
TA354
Recommended
£99
ADA-STD-FM Standard within series adaptor SMA(f-m)
TA357
Recommended
£49

Cal and check standards

Calibration, reference and check standards

We offer a range of accessories to help you check and calibrate your VNA.

Short-open-load-through (SOLT) 4-piece, 5-port calibration kits are available in both genders and in standard or premium quality. These kits have high-performance, tight-tolerance stainless steel interface connectors and are supplied as an assembled five-port “Y” SOLT. They can be disassembled for individual usage, or for economical refurbishment should a calibration standard be damaged. Each SOLT is supplied with traceable calibration data linked to the kit serial number, and is supplied in a protective carry case.

Check standards are available in insertable and non-insertable forms. They can be used to validate the accuracy of a network analysis test setup and its calibration before, during or after measurements are made. These devices validate system measurement accuracy in the presence of high and varying mismatch and thus present a demanding validation on which to base confidence in a setup.

Product Price Quantity
Standard 8.5 GHz SOLT calibration kit (SMA male)
TA344
Recommended
£319
Standard 8.5 GHz SOLT calibration kit (SMA female)
TA345
Recommended
£319
Premium 8.5 GHz SOLT calibration kit (PC3.5 male)
TA346
Recommended
£529
Premium 8.5 GHz SOLT calibration kit (PC3.5 female)
TA347
Recommended
£529
CHK-NON-F Noninsertable check standard SMA(f-f)
TA431
Recommended
£549
CHK-INS-MF Insertable check standard SMA(m-f)
TA430
Recommended
£529

RF products

The accessories listed here are suitable for use with high-frequency test equipment such as the PicoScope 9000 Series of Sampling Oscilloscopes.

Product Price Quantity
Dual-break torque wrench SMA / PC3.5 / K-type
TA356
Recommended
£139
Dual-break torque wrench N-type connector
TA358
Recommended
£139

Miscellaneous

Product Price Quantity
5 V AC power adaptor
PS011
Recommended
£19

Calibration services

Product Price Quantity
Calibration certificate and data for PicoVNA
CC046
Recommended
£249
SOLT-STD-M or SOLT-STD-F calibration data
CC047
Recommended
£69
SOLT-PREM-M or SOLT-PREM-F calibration data
CC048
Recommended
£99

Training kits

The Pico Network Metrology Training Kit includes N(m) to SMA(f) inter-series adaptors, SMA(m-m) test leads and fixed SMA wrenches – all that the student will need to pair with a PicoVNA to begin their practice learning.

Two Network Metrology Demonstrator kits are also offered. Either of these kits can realise and verify the full measurement capability and accuracy of the PicoVNA. High-quality, low-uncertainty measurements can then be made, suiting this training investment to much wider application within research and doctorate projects. Accurate measurement can also establish accurate reference and error terms in the measurements that students are making when using the PQ186 Training kit.

Product Price Quantity
Network Metrology Training kit and carry case
PQ186
RecommendedTEST
£579
Network Metrology Training printed circuit assembly and carry case
PQ189
RecommendedTEST
£329
Network Metrology Standard SMA(f) Demonstrator kit and carry case
PQ187
RecommendedTEST
£1205
Network Metrology Premium PC3.5(f) Demonstrator kit and carry case
PQ188
RecommendedTEST
£2030
Training SMA(f) SOLT Calibration Kit
PQ190
RecommendedTEST
£69