Vector network analyzer

Vector network analyzer

Vector network analyzer is a great solution to test and optimize the performance of:

  • Antennas (SWR (return loss, S11))
  • RF filters
  • RF switches
  • couplers
  • cables
  • amplifiers
  • isolators
  • mixers

Note: To use the VNA application an additional VNA bridge module is needed. The VNA bridge module is available on our web store.
VNA is a contributed Python application by Pavel Demin that runs on a WINDOWS or Linux OS.


  • plot formats: smith chart, impedance, SWR, ref. coeff, return loss
  • supported calibration modes (open, short & load)
  • measurement export
  • marker readouts
  • PC-controlled over LAN of WIFI from a Microsoft Windows interface


  • freq. range 500k to 62MHz
  • directivity 42 dB, typical
  • dynamic range: 74dB
  • noise floor: – 88dBm

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Development tools

The platform software is Open Source and available on Github. Device functionalities and data can be accessed through Matlab, Labview, Scilab and Python API’s.


Control STEMlab with LabVIEW - software designed for the fast development of any engineering application that requires test, measurement, or control.


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Jupyter / python

Jupyter notebooks is an open-source web application that combines live Python code, equations, visualizations, dashboards with real time graphs, dials, meters, sliders, buttons and explanatory text.

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