We are very proud to announce the release of the LA19-13-03, our new 8GHz vector network analyser. This instrument builds on the approach used on our 3GHz instrument to deliver excellent performance, unique flexibility and outstanding value.

The LA19-13-03 offers 300 kHz to 8 GHz coverage, up to 120 dB dynamic range and 200 us per point sweep speed in
a small, light and portable package. Price in the UK, excluding calibration kits, is £5540.00
Peter Beeson, Technical Director, commented: “Development of the new 8 GHz VNA presented very
tough targets, particularly retaining a highly efficient and cost effective architecture. For example, achieving a dynamic range of up to 120 dB using a single conversion receiver
was very demanding and required significant effort in the synthesiser design, component selection and
the development of a novel synchronous detector with much improved 1/f noise characteristics.”
We are confident customers will be pleased with the capability of the new instrument, its ease of use and
great value. Details of the new VNA can be found in our Products page. An application note with the calculated uncertainty can be found in Resources page.