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S5048 Vector Network Analyzer

  • Frequency range: 20 kHz to 4.8 GHz

  • Measured parameters: S11, S21, S12, S22

  • Sweep types: Linear frequency, log frequency, segment, power sweep

  • Dynamic range: 120 dB (10 Hz)

  • Measurement speed: 250 µs per point at 85 dB dynamic range

  • Output power adjustment range: -50 dBm to +5 dBm

  • Up to 200,001 measurement points per sweep

The highly compact S5048 VNA is a 4.8 GHz, 2-port 2-path instrument, capable of 120 dB dynamic range and designed for operation with any Windows PC or laptop. Thanks to its unmatched portability, S5048 can be shared easily within a team or brought to test sites. The free, lightweight VNA application connects to the S5048 with a standard USB cable, creating a future-proof solution that significantly enhances ease of use compared with conventional instruments. 

The S5048 provides a wide variety of analysis capabilities, including time-domain with gating and frequency offset modes, at no additional cost. Collection of metrology-grade S-parameter test results can be achieved manually or through automation in Python, MATLAB, Excel, C++, VB.NET, or LabVIEW. 


Applications of the S5048 include RF component design and testing, on-wafer probing, field testing, insertion loss measurement, distance to fault measurement, antenna matching, quality control, material measurements, and many others. Curious to see what other users think of this device?

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