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Book on VNA?
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:27:12 pm »
Hello,

I would like to read up on Vector Network Analyzers as I have never used one.  I know, very roughly, what they do but that's the extent of my knowledge.  Can anyone recommend me a good book on the subject?  I understand phase of a signal but so far, all of my work was done on scaler measurement only.

Thank you.
 

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Re: Book on VNA?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 08:53:49 pm »
This one is probably a lot better than I would ever be able to understand:

https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-of-Vector-Network-Analysis/dp/3939837067

And this other is a lot simpler but far more practical, and enough for me:

https://www.sdr-kits.net/Guided-measurements-book-information

Even if you don't have the VNWA, the second option is a logical first step. If you are brave enough and you have the math skills, the first one hast to be one of the best books available on the matter.

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Re: Book on VNA?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 09:20:10 pm »
There are probably other sources for the document, but HP/Agilent commonly had primers on what is and how to use certain classes of equipment:
http://anlage.umd.edu/Microwave%20Measurements%20for%20Personal%20Web%20Site/Agilent%20NWA%20Basics%205965-7917E.pdf
 

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Re: Book on VNA?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 10:25:03 pm »
Thanks everybody.  I almost forgot how expensive engineering books can be!  I thumbed through Amazon preview and decided on Bud's recommendation.  Math is right at my level and explanation seems to be complete. 

Thanks again!
 

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Re: Book on VNA?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2018, 10:54:31 pm »
Hi tkamiya,

I talked with our VNA guy, Matt Campbell, and here's where he pointed me:

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I have a few suggestions for network analyzer resources in order of increasing complexity.

For a short overview of network analyzers and what they do, this web page summarizes the basics:
https://www.keysight.com/us/en/solutions/measurement-fundamentals/network-analysis.html

This paper is an updated version of the primer that @DaJMasta shared. It goes more into the basic math behind vector network analysis:
http://literature.cdn.keysight.com/litweb/pdf/5965-7707E.pdf

If you want to dive deeper into the math and get a primer on advanced topics, I’ve found this book to be a good stepping stone into advanced knowledge without being technically overwhelming:
https://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-Network-Measurements-Electromagnetics-Radar/dp/1613530145
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Re: Book on VNA?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2018, 11:26:42 pm »
FREE is GOOD!  Thank you.  I actually went ahead and started reading what DajMasta suggested.  I will switch over to the newer version.

I have a feeling I might end up all of the materials suggested here. 

I have access to a pair of professional and all sorts of mostly HP equipment.  So I can have fun with the actual gear.

Thanks again.
 

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Re: Book on VNA?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2018, 01:20:33 am »
This is my go-to document for understanding calibration algorithms:
 

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Re: Book on VNA?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2018, 01:25:42 am »
Maybe this stuff should copied to a library.  Such a valuable document!
 


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