- Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Planar 808/1 is a four-port VNA that operates with an external PC, opening a new range of possibilities for users who need highly accurate multiport instrumentation for lab, production or field use. At 19 pounds, Planar 808/1 is a more mobile and transportable solution than a traditional benchtop unit. This lab-quality VNA has an extensive feature set, multiple data saving options, and is fully programmable for incorporation in automated applications.
Extensive Feature Set
Planar 808/1 characterizes S-parameters in a wide variety of presentation formats. In addition to the traditional frequency domain measurements of S-parameters, it has time domain with gating, embedding and de-embedding, and frequency offset mode for mixer/converter testing.
As a four-port VNA, the Planar 808/1 can be used to measure balanced or differential networks. The Planar 808/1 fixture simulation feature supports testing DUTs with single ended inputs and balanced outputs, balanced inputs and single ended output, and balanced inputs and outputs. Multiport analyzers are also well-suited for testing multiport DUTs such as combiners and duplexers, reducing or eliminating reconnection steps from the testing process. Unlike other four-port VNAs, the Planar 808/1 incorporates two independent generators, providing greater flexibility for advanced test scenarios.
The Planar 808/1 is fully compatible with the ACM8000T automatic calibration module, enabling full four-port calibration with as few as four connection and four disconnection steps. Automatic calibration is particularly time-saving in production environments or other scenarios where frequent recalibration is required. Or, the Planar 808/1 can be calibrated with any commercially available 50 ? mechanical calibration kit.
Planar 808/1 can fit into applications needing automation – it is fully programmable by SCPI commands from any programming environment supporting COM/DCOM – including C++ , Visual Basic and LabVIEW. Automation enables remote instrument control and automatic exchange of data among components in an integrated ATE station.
- Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
We are very happy to be one of the companies featured in the Leaders in Microwaves issue of the magazine Microwaves & RF. We are very happy to be one of the companies featured in the Leaders in Microwaves issue of the magazine Microwaves & RF. Read the full digital issue here to see which companies and technologies to be watching in 2014! Pick up the issue will have at the following shows this year: APEC, IMS, Electronica, ECIA, Design West, EDS, and Pacific Design.
- Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
- Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
- Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Bench, portable, and modular instruments are offering increasing flexibility for RF and microwave test applications... Autotestcon focused on military and aerospace test applications, but many of the products and technologies highlighted have commercial applications as well.
- Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013
- Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013
For more information on DAKS and other inventive RF systems, please visit Schmid & Partners Engineering (SPEAG).
- Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
In addition to VNAs, we offer several solutions for Cable and Satellite TV test and measurement here.
With DOCSIS 3.1's standardization of OFDM, the waveform technology will for the first time be deployed onto CATV networks on a world-wide basis. With this new era of modulation will come new terminology, new measurements, and new best practices for both validating and troubleshooting services delivered over such networks.
Since a single transport stream may be transmitted to a user via multiple, potentially adaptive modulation formats simultaneously (e.g. 256-QAM, 1024-QAM, and 64-QAM) some conventional measurements may become less relevant, such as the constellation diagram. At the same time, a need may arise for new parametric measurements, including for example proxies for latency, jitter, throughput, or packet loss.
Of course, video and data services delivered via OFDM carriers have been deployed and tested in certain specific regions for several years (e.g. DVB-T, ISDB-T for video; MoCA and DVB-C2 for video and data). In this paper, we describe approaches taken previously in characterizing such OFDM signals' quality, and discuss pros and cons of several approaches to making OFDM measurements in next generation cable networks.
See the full paper in our Technical Library.
- Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
See how Prism Microwave use a VNA from Copper Mountain Technologies in their design and production environment. Darren, Chris and their team use network analyzers to make RF conditioning equipment like filters and amplifiers for use in cell tower applications. They were seeking high measurement accuracy, ease of use, portability, integration with existing systems and a good price from their test equipment. See how they solved their engineering puzzle with an easy to use, advanced and affordable PC-driven VNA.
- Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
David Vye reports on CMT's latest offerings:
Copper Mountain was impressing EuMW visitors with their compact Network Analyzers and reflectometer product lines, including their R140 vector reflectometer, planar 808/1 “full-size” VNAs and 5048 compact VNA. The highly portable R140 (attached to a demo antenna) can operate in any environment without the use of a test cable and is fully programmable using COM/DCOM automation. With a frequency range up to 14 GHz, it’s an alternative to other field instruments that users wouldn’t think of leaving behind in a remote site. The new 808/1 VNA offers a high performance 4 port network analyzer with a frequency range up to 8.0 GHz. The compactness and innovative engineering behind Copper Mountain products should have engineers in the market for a cost and size friendly VNA to take a serious look at their offerings.
- Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013
One member of the committee particularly focused on the 8 foot tall antenna on which we demonstrated the use of our Planar R54 Vector Reflectometer, mimicking its use for cable and antenna testing in the field.
We are proud of the award we claimed for our exhibit and we had a great time meeting other industry experts in test and measurement. Cheers, AUTOTESTCON!
- Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Copper Mountain Technologies not only offers impressively compact Network Analyzers and reflectometers, the company walked off with the “Best Small Exhibition Stand” award from the Autotestcon organizers. Not to say that their booth was small - the company packed in at least three product demo stands in their well-designed space – enough room to highlight their R140 vector reflectometer, planar 808/1 “full-size” VNAs and 5048 compact VNA. The highly portable R140 (attached to a demo antenna) can operate in any environment without the use of a test cable and is fully programmable using COM/DCOM automation. With a frequency range up to 14 GHz, its an alternative to other field instruments that users wouldn’t think of leaving behind in a remote site. The new 808/1 VNA offers a high performance 4 port network analyzer with a frequency range up to 8.0 GHz. The compactness and innovative engineering behind Coper Mountain products should have engineers in the market for a cost and size friendly VNA to take a serious look at their offerings.
- Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
We also invite you to have a cup of coffee, on us, on the morning of the 8th and 9th. Reception stations will be set up on the show floor and all attendees are welcome to have a morning drink. Key personnel from the Copper Mountain Technologies development team will be attending, so stop by Booth 234 to get an in-depth demonstration of our analyzers.
European Microwave Week is truly the premier event of its kind in Europe and its conferences are set to be even more cutting edge and ground breaking in 2013 than in previous years. The European Microwave Week consists of three conferences:
• The European Microwave Conference (EuMC) • The European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) • The European Radar Conference (EuRAD)
In addition, Exhibitor Workshops, Seminars and Round Table Forums will be an invaluable platform for leading manufacturers, institutes and industry bodies to stimulate dialogue and interaction with attendees on relevant Microwave, RF, Wireless, Defence/Security and Radar issues.
- Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013
PC-driven VNAs store all test data on an external PC, so they are useful for sharing between multiple users, or even to deploy in a security-heightened area. See how a PC-driven VNA can fit budgets, increase physical security and simplify post-processing of test results.
Come visit the newest PC-driven VNAs at Booth 814 at Autotestcon in Schaumburg, Illinois from September 16-19. We are looking forward to meeting the attendees of Autotestcon 2013, particularly to explore emerging technology in defense communications!
Autoteston is the world’s premier conference that brings together the military/aerospace automatic test industry and government/military to share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and exhibit products and services.
See you at the show!
- Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
August 28, 2013. Copper Mountain Technologies has released its new 5048 vector network analyzers, adding to the company's compact VNA line. The VNAs combine a standard feature set with a compact size suitable for many applications. The latest additions to this series—the TR5048 (two-port, one-path) and S5048 (two-port, two-path) VNAs—offer magnitude and phase measurements from 20 kHz to 4.8 GHz. Like other Copper Mountain models, these new instruments also include time-domain operation with gating, fixture simulation, embedding and de-embedding, and a frequency-offset mode for mixer/converter testing.
Each instrument is fully programmable using COM/DCOM SCPI automation. With a weight of 2.9 lbs., 5048 provides accurate measurements and a variety of analysis capabilities in the frequency and time domains. The instruments characterize S-parameters in a variety of presentation formats.
Operated by an external PC, each VNA has 16 logical channels with up to 16 traces each. Any test results can be saved in a variety of formats for post-processing. If post-processing of the results is required, the user can save the data on the PC and carry it over into any further software application without multiple points of data transfer. The storage of VNA data on an external PC makes the device useful for sharing between multiple users, or even to deploy in a security-heightened area. Features include a 125-dB dynamic range, 200,001 measurement points, and 200-µs measurement time per point. Each VNA measures 12.8 x 16.3 x 3.8 inches.
- Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013
- Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
When: September 16-19th Where: Schaumburg Convention Center, Booth 814 (Please see floor plan here).
Appointments: If you would like a private demonstration, please let us know and we will be happy to meet with you.
See you in Schaumburg!
- Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
- See more at: http://www.rfglobalnet.com/Doc/full-suite-of-vector-network-analyzers-0001#sthash.64AOM1wE.dpuf
- Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
- Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Alex says of Virtual VNAs,
"the biggest benefits of the virtual format are a much lower price point, smaller footprint, its lightweight form factor, and operation from any external PC. All of these aspects will make our VNAs very attractive to both development labs and production environments".
And what about the roots of the company's name?
NF: The best known Copper Mountain in this country is in Colorado. Why did you name the firm “Copper Mountain Technologies?” And who came up with the name?
AG: Yes, we’ve received inquiries about ski passes more than a few times! Unfortunately for those callers, our expertise is… ice hockey. Just kidding, it is actually in microwave and RF test equipment. Our company is named after a different Copper Mountain, which is located in the South Ural Mountain Ridge [in central Russia]. Chelyabinsk, home to our manufacturing facility, is located in this region. Our company’s name is a tribute to the rich history of the region. It brings together old-world craftsmanship with modern technological advancements (created by highly talented engineers and researchers—many of whom are graduates of South Ural University, a well-known engineering school).
- Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Alik and Alex showed the full Planar line of VNAs at the show.
- Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012
It was a particularly great chance for the Copper Mountain Technologies team to meet with representative companies from all across the country. We displayed our R54 Vector Reflectometer, the PLANAR TR1300/1 VNA, and the PLANAR 804/1 VNA, and had a great time showing the product family's features like gating, time domain measurements, and frequency offset.
Below, see the VNA experts assembled at the CMT booth.
From left: Alik Shapiro of Copper Mountain Technologies, Tom Kilbourne of GTEK LLC, Aldo Guarino of GTEK LLC, Bob Tyler of Techmaster Electronics, Pete Keating of GTEK LLC, Alex Goloschokin of Copper Mountain Technologies, Mike Lynch of Techmaster Electronics, and Ted Rankin of Rankin Components.
Special thanks to the great team at Testforce, with whom we had the pleasure of sharing a booth wall! A leader in test and measurement throughout Canada, we are grateful to work with this team, including Sami Stephan, Tony Tirelli, Evan Schuster, and Mike Caines, among others. Thank you!
- Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
AUTOTESTCON is the world’s premier conference that brings together the military/aerospace automatic test industry and government/military acquirers and users to share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and exhibit products and services. It is sponsored annually by the IEEE.
The Theme this year is Mission Assurance through Advanced ATE.
AUTOTESTCON will be held at the Disneyland Resort and Conference Center in Anaheim, California, on September 10-13, 2012. The TECHNICAL PROGRAM for AUTOTESTCON 2012 will be determined by the interests of those participants submitting for publication and presentation a TECHNICAL PAPER or organizing a TECHNICAL SESSION. Important Aspects of Systems Readiness
Performance Based Logistics Health Monitoring & Diagnostics Embedded Instrumentation Support Economics Test & Support Management
For Technical Program information contact: Michael T. Ellis, Technical Program Chairman Northrop Grumman Corp. 21240 Burbank Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (818) 715-2944 firstname.lastname@example.org
For other information contact: Bob Rassa, General Chairman Raytheon Company 2260 Engle Rd Fallston MD 21047 (310) 985-4962 RCRassa@raytheon.com
Sponsored by the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement and IEEE Aerospace & Electric Systems Societies
- Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Since 1952, Hamvention® has been sponsored by Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA). For many years it has been the world's largest amateur radio gathering, attracting hams from throughout the globe. It was a great time and a new experience for us, with most of the hams taking an interest in PLANAR TR1300, operating from 300 kHz to 1.3 GHz and priced to be accessible to hobbyists and professionals alike.
See you at Hamvention 2013...
- Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
- Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
- Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
- Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011
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