Rohde-Schwarz ZVL6 Datasheet

Rohde-Schwarz ZVL6 Datasheet
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¸ZVL Vector Network Analyzer
The cost-efficient compact class in network analysis
◆ Wide frequency range:
9 kHz to 3 GHz/6 GHz
◆ Wide dynamic range:
>115 dB, typ. 123 dB
◆ Bidirectional test set:
display of all four S-parameters
◆ Complete spectrum analyzer as an
◆ Accurate power measurement
(USB connector for ¸NRP power
◆ Compact size and low weight (<7 kg)
◆ 12 V DC operation and internal
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Versatile – compact – future-proof
¸ZVL Vector Network Analyzer
◆ Network and spectrum analysis in a
single instrument
◆ Bidirectional test set for displaying
all four S-parameters
◆ Multitrace display for displaying all
relevant parameters
◆ Operation with mouse or
hardkeys/softkeys – convenient user
interface with wizards and context
◆ Online help – context-sensitive with
remote-control commands
◆ Undo/Redo softkey for reversing up
to six preceding operating steps
◆ USB connector for ¸NRP
power sensor for precise power
◆ Small and compact –
37 cm instrument depth suitable for
every workbench
◆ Lightweight and portable with a
weight <7 kg
¸ZVL Vector Network Analyzer
Versatile solution
The ¸ZVL is a compact, ­powerful,
and future-proof network analyzer,
and is therefore ideal for use in development, production, and service.
It is the only instrument to combine
the functions of a network analyzer,
spectrum analyzer, and power meter
in a single box, and will thus tremendously increase your work efficiency.
The ¸ZVL is ideal for lab ­applications
where the measurement tasks vary
­frequently; it can be used to measure
S-parameters as well as the output
­spectrum, ACP, and TOI without ­having
to reconnect the device under test (DUT).
With the ¸ZVL, production lines
can now be run even more flexible, as
the switchover from network ­analyzer
to spectrum analyzer can easily be
­effected via remote control. Moreover,
an ¸NRP power sensor, which can
be directly connected to the ¸ZVL,
ensures precise power measurements.
¸ZVL Vector Network Analyzer
Favorable price and high performance
reduce costs
The ¸ZVL combines a wide ­dynamic
range and excellent measurement speed
with versatile functionality. The segmented sweep, the multitrace display,
and the powerful marker and trace evaluation are only some examples of the
functions that speed up measurement
sequences and reduce tuning and measurement times. The price/performance
ratio of the ¸ZVL makes the instrument unique among the compact network ­analyzers in its class.
Compact dimensions and low weight
save space and facilitate mobile
Weighing less than 7 kg and featuring
an instrument depth of only 37 cm, the
¸ZVL is by far the most compact
­instrument in its class. It is easy to carry
and does not require much space on
your workbench. And as the ¸ZVL
can be battery-operated, it is ideal for
mobile applications.
Upgradeability and compatibility
­within the instrument family protect
your investment
No matter what the challenge, the
¸ZVL quickly takes it on and thus
grows with the demands. You can install
hardware options as needed on-site in
line with the plug & play concept. The
user interface and the remote-control
command set of the ¸ZVL are similar
to those of the ¸ZVB and ¸ZVA.
Thus, these network analyzers are interchangeable in development and production – eliminating the need to familiarize
yourself with a completely new instrument or to invest in new remote-control
All-in-one solution
Wide scope of functions
Offering excellent specifications and a
wide range of functions at a favorable
price, the ¸ZVL is every development engineer's ideal network analyzer.
◆ Wide dynamic range for
­characterizing filters of high rejection
◆ High power-handling capability of its
receivers for analyzing active devices
◆ Integrated step attenuator for
­measurements on devices with up to
27 dBm output power
◆ Compact size for optimal utilization of
the work space
◆ Simultaneous display of all relevant
DUT parameters for fast tuning
◆ Possible connection of an ¸NRP
power sensor for precise power
­measurement (¸FSL-K9 option)
◆ Optional spectrum analysis with the
¸FSL scope of functions
– Channel and adjacent channel
power measurement
– Measurement of occupied
– CCDF measurement
(amplitude statistics of signals)
– 20 MHz I/Q demodulation
◆ Other spectrum analysis options are
in preparation
Measurement on amplifier
Universal tool for installation
and service
◆ Performance of sophisticated measurement tasks by offering network
analysis, spectrum analysis, and
­power measurement in a single box
◆ Convenient loading of instrument
­setups with pass/fail criteria from the
hard disk or USB stick
◆ Operation independent of AC supply
due to an optional internal battery or
12 V car supply system
◆ Easy transportation owing to compact
size and low weight
◆ Shock-resistant housing and
­ergonomic carrying handle
◆ Carrying bag for accessories such as
additional batteries, power sensors,
and calibration standards
¸ZVL Vector Network Analyzer
High throughput in production
Dynamic range and speed for
complex DUTs
Large measurement bandwidths up
to 500 kHz and fast synthesizers make
for short measurement times and thus
high throughput in manual tuning and
­automated production sequences. Due
to the analyzer's wide dynamic range
at large measurement bandwidths, this
advantage in speed does not affect measurement accuracy. The ¸ZVL is thus
the ideal tool for measuring and tuning
selective DUTs such as duplex filters for
base stations.
Sweep modes adapted to the task
­reduce measurement time
Using different sweep modes, the
¸ZVL achieves optimal measurement times for a wide range of DUTs:
◆ For narrowband DUTs such as
bandpass filters, the linear sweep
with equidistant measurement
points is the most suitable solution.
­Depending on the DUT, the ­number
of ­measurement points can be
­selected between 2 and 4001
◆ The ¸ZVL measures broadband
DUTs such as cables or lowpass
­filters within a minimum of time by
using the logarithmic sweep. In this
case, the step size is proportional to
the current measurement frequency
◆ The segmented sweep is ideal for
filter tuning. It allows the test point
spacing, measurement bandwidth,
and source power to be ­specifically
set for different frequency segments.
By selecting the appropriate setting
in the passband and the stopband,
minimum sweep times, and maximum
dynamic range, and accuracy can be
Multitrace display
¸ZVL Vector Network Analyzer
Dynamic range at 10 Hz IF bandwidth
Multitrace display for faster
DUT ­characterization
Several traces can be combined in
­diagrams as required and assigned to
different measurement channels1). Thus,
the ¸ZVL characterizes DUTs using a
A measurement channel refers to an independent set of
test parameters including, for example, sweep mode,
test point spacing, power, measurement bandwidth, and
variety of stimulus conditions, and simultaneously displays all relevant parameters on the screen. The names of the
traces and channels can be edited and
replaced by user-­specific names to make
them easy to identify. The number of
traces is limited only by the instrument's
RAM capacity; more than 100 traces are
available for remote-control applications,
for example.
Easy and intuitive operation
User-friendly and error-tolerant even
for complex measurement tasks
The ¸ZVL features the triedand-tested operating concept of the
¸ZVA and ¸ZVB high-end
­network analyzers.
Trace evaluation and marker functions
facilitate manual filter tuning
A wide range of trace evaluation and
marker functions support the tuning of
complex DUTs, such as duplex filters for
base stations.
◆ Control by mouse or hardkeys/­
softkeys (whichever you prefer)
◆ Dialogs and wizards for complex
functions quickly guide you step by
step to the required measurement
◆ Undo/Redo function for canceling up
to six operating steps – ­including a
preset, for reversing ­operating ­errors
and for fast ­switching ­between two
◆ Up to 10 markers per trace in
­different output formats such as
­magnitude and phase, impedance,
admittance, or VSWR
◆ Marker output formats can be selected independent of the trace format
◆ User-specific names for markers and
◆ Trace evaluation functions for userdefinable frequency ranges such as
max, min, RMS, peak to peak, bandwidth, quality, etc (see figure below)
◆ Marker and pass/fail information
windows that can be shifted and
­adjusted in size
◆ Output of the marker information at
the marker position, in the marker
­info field in the diagram, or as a table
Easy export and import of measurement results for quick ­documentation
or comparison with a golden device
To make documentation easy, the
¸ZVL provides different graphical
and data formats for exporting measurement results. Moreover, data compiled
with external tools can be loaded. For
this purpose, the ¸ZVL provides
­different formats and interfaces:
◆ Storage of measurement results internally to the hard disk or externally
to a USB memory stick
◆ Export of hard copies in *.BMP,
*.WMF, or *.EMF format
◆ Export of memory and measurement
traces, e.g. as Touchstone or ASCII
files for further processing in spreadsheet analysis programs, MATLAB®,
or simulation programs
◆ Import of Touchstone files as
­memory trace to compare the current
­measurements with simulations
◆ Import of ASCII or Touchstone files as
limit lines
◆ Context-sensitive help including
­detailed description of the active
function and display of the ­associated
remote-control commands supports
also untrained users and simplifies
¸ZVL Vector Network Analyzer
Functions and options
Network analysis
Measured quantities
S-parameters (S11, S12, S21, S22), impedance, admittance, stability
Measurement formats
dB mag, lin mag, phase, polar, real, imag., Smith chart, group delay, SWR, inverted Smith chart, unwrapped
Ten markers per trace; display in different formats; size and position of the display windows can be changed
using the mouse; editable names
Marker search
Coupled markers, max, min, peak, target
Trace evaluation
Max, min, peak to peak, RMS, mean, standard deviation, electrical length, phase delay, for up to ten
­definable stimulus ranges
Bandfilter search
Bandwidth, quality, attenuation, center frequency; evaluation referenced to maximum or marker value
Calibration method
Transmission and reflection normalization, OSM (full one-port), TOSM (full two-port), one-path two-port
Traces, channels, and diagrams
Unlimited number1) of traces and channels, overlay display of traces also of different channels in one
­diagram, editable names, coupled scaling of different traces
Online help
Context-sensitive help including remote-control command documentation
Sweep modes
Linear, logarithmic, segmented, for optimal distribution of measurement points, and bandwidth and power
Limit lines
Upper/lower, unlimited number of segments, use of traces as limit lines, graphical evaluation of pass/fail
test, global limit test across all channels
Trace mathematics
Data/Mem, Data-Mem
Remote-control compatibility
Compatible with the ¸ZVA, ¸ZVB, and instruments from other manufacturers
Export of screen hardcopy
*.WMF *.EMF, *.BMP
Data export/import
*.SNP, *.CSV, *.DAT, can be read and displayed in memory traces
Power measurement
(¸FSL-K9 option with ¸ZVL-K1)
Connection of an ¸NRP power sensor directly to the USB interface
Reversal of up to six operating steps including preset
Calibration manager
Storage of calibration data independent of instrument setup, assignment of stored calibration data to traces
and channels
Automatic or manual shifting of the reference plane by a specific electrical or mechanical length;
­determination of phase linearity
Limited by RAM.
¸ZVL Vector Network Analyzer
Spectrum analysis
Level units
dBm, dBμV, dBmV, dBμA, dBpW, V, W, A
Full selection of detectors
RMS, quasi peak, average, auto peak, pos. peak, neg. peak, sample
TOI measurement
Determination of third-order intercept point (IP3), automatic recognition of data carriers and determination of
intermodulation sidebands
Harmonic distortion
Automatic determination of harmonic distortion
Noise measurement (noise marker)
Noise measurement in dBm (1 Hz) using the noise marker, taking into account all necessary corrections such
as filter noise bandwidth, detector used, and averaging
Phase noise measurement
Phase noise measurement in dBc (1 Hz) with selectable carrier offset using the phase noise marker, taking
into account all necessary corrections such as filter noise bandwidth, detector used, and averaging
Channel and adjacent channel power measurement Power measurement within a definable channel bandwidth by means of trace integration (IBW method);
use of the RMS detector to ensure good repeatability and accuracy; setting of channel width by selecting
from a list of different transmission standards or by user selection; entry of different widths for channels and
­adjacent channels and channel spacing for up to twelve channels and three adjacent channels
Fast adjacent channel power measurement
Adjacent channel power measurement with standard-specific channel filters such as RRC filters in the time
domain, reduction of measurement time by up to a factor of ten, easy measurement of the transient, time­dependent adjacent channel power
Burst power measurement (time domain power)
Measurement of the burst power in the time domain; display lines limit the evaluation range, e.g. to
­determine the power during the 147 useful bits of the GSM burst
Occupied bandwidth (OBW)
Measurement of the bandwidth occupied by a signal (for this purpose, the analyzer determines the channel
bandwidth where 99 % of the overall power occur, for example; fully synchronous frequency sweep and high
number of trace points ensure high measurement accuracy)
Frequency counter
Exact determination of the signal frequency on the marker position with 1 Hz resolution
Carrier/noise ratio (C/N)
Determination of the carrier-to-noise ratio referenced to 1 Hz bandwidth or a selectable bandwidth
 
 Battery pack (¸FSL-B31)
 DC power supply (¸FSL-B30)
 IEC/IEEE (GPIB) bus interface (¸FSL-B10)
 OCXO (¸FSL-B4)
 Additional interfaces (¸FSL-B5)
Hardware options of the ¸ZVL
¸ZVL Vector Network Analyzer
Specifications in brief
Network analysis
Frequency range
9 kHz to 3 GHz/6 GHz (typ. 5 kHz)
Measurement time (201 measurement points, full two-port­calibrated)
<75 ms
Data transfer (201 measurement points)
Via RSIB over 100 Mbit/s LAN
1.5 ms
Dynamic range at 10 Hz measurement bandwidth
>115 dB, typ. 123 dB
Output power
>0 dBm, typ. +10 dBm
Measurement bandwidths
10 Hz to 500 kHz in 1/2/5 steps
Weight (without battery)
<7 kg (15.43 lb)
Number of channels, diagrams, and traces
Number of measurement points per trace
2 to 4001
Operating system
Windows XP
Spectrum analysis
Frequency range
9 kHz to 3 GHz/6 GHz
Frequency uncertainty
1 × 10–6
With ¸FSL-B4 option
1 × 10–7
Resolution bandwidths
300 Hz to 10 MHz in 1/3 steps, 20 MHz at zero span
With ¸FSL-B7 option
(1 Hz) 10 Hz to 10 MHz in 1/3 steps
Video bandwidths
10 Hz to 10 MHz
I/Q demodulation bandwidth
20 MHz
Typical phase noise at 500 MHz
–100 dBc (1 Hz), 10 kHz carrier offset
Displayed average noise level
Without preamplifier at 1 GHz
<–140 dBm (1 Hz)
With preamplifier at 1 GHz
<–156 dBm (1 Hz), typ. –163 dBm (1 Hz)
>+5 dBm, typ. +12 dBm
pos/neg peak, auto peak, RMS, quasi peak, average, sample
Level measurement uncertainty (95 % confidence level)
<0.5 dB
Limited by RAM.
¸ZVL Vector Network Analyzer
Ordering information
Frequency range
Order No.
Vector Network Analyzer, 3 GHz
9 kHz to 3 GHz
Vector Network Analyzer, 6 GHz
9 kHz to 6 GHz
OCXO Reference Frequency
GPIB Interface
DC Power Supply, 12 V to 28 V
NiMH Battery Pack
Spectrum Analysis for ¸ZVL
Additional Interfaces for spectrum analysis option
Narrow Resolution Filters, 10 Hz to 300 Hz, for spectrum analysis option2)
RF Preamplifier for spectrum analysis option
¸NRP Power Sensor Support for spectrum analysis option2)3)
Test Cable (50 W)4)
N(m)/N(m), 25", 630 mm/38", 960 mm (high precision)
0 Hz to 18 GHz
N(m)/3.5 mm (f), 25", 630 mm/38", 960 mm (high precision)
0 Hz to 18 GHz
N(m)/N(m), 24", 610 mm/36", 910 mm
0 Hz to 18 GHz
N(m)/3.5 mm (f), 24", 610 mm/36", 910 mm
0 Hz to 18 GHz
N 50 W
0 Hz to 18 GHz
N 50 W
0 Hz to 3 GHz
N 75 W
0 Hz to 3 GHz
PC 3.5
0 Hz to 26.5 GHz
PC 3.5 (incl. sliding matches)
0 Hz to 26.5 GHz
0 Hz to 2.7 GHz
Matching Pad 75 W, series resistor 25 W
0 Hz to 2.7 GHz
Matching Pad 75 W, L section, N to BNC
0 Hz to 1 GHz
Calibration Kits
Matching Pad 75 W, L section
Instruments and test equipment
19" Rackmount Adapter
Soft Carrying Bag
Additional Charger Unit
Power sensors2)5)
Average Power Sensor 200 mW
10 MHz to 8 GHz
Average Power Sensor 200 mW
10 MHz to 18 GHz
Average Power Sensor 2 W
10 MHz to 18 GHz
Average Power Sensor 15 W
10 MHz to 18 GHz
Average Power Sensor 30 W
10 MHz to 18 GHz
Average Power Sensor 200 mW
9 kHz to 6 GHz
Thermal Power Sensor 100 mW
0 Hz to 18 GHz
Thermal Power Sensor 100 mW
0 Hz to 40 GHz
Requires ¸FSL-B30.
Requires ¸ZVL-K1 spectrum analysis option.
Requires ¸NRP power sensor with ¸NRP-Z3/4.
One cable.
Requires ¸FSL-K9.
¸ZVL Vector Network Analyzer
Certified Environmental System
ISO 9001
ISO 14001
For specifcations, see PD 5213.8150.22
(search term: ZVL)
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