PicoVNA 106

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PicoVNA 6 GHz Vector Network Analyzer

  • 300 kHz to 6 GHz operation
  • High speed of > 5000 dual-port s-parameters per second
  • ‘Quad RX’ four-receiver architecture for optimal accuracy
  • 118 dB dynamic range at 10 Hz bandwidth
  • 0.005 dB RMS trace noise at bandwidth of 140 kHz
  • Compact half-rack, lightweight package
  • Reference plane offsetting and de-embedding
  • Time domain and port impedance transformations
  • Tabular and graphic print and save formats, including Touchstone
  • P1dB, AM to PM, and stand-alone signal generator utilities
  • Fully accessible guided 8 and 12-term calibration processes
  • 6 calibration modes, including unknown thru and connected DUT isolation
  • PC-controlled over USB using Windows software

PicoVNA 106

A 6 GHz Vector Network Analyzer

Today's microwave measuring instruments need to be straightforward, accurate, portable and affordable. No longer restricted to specialists, they are now used by scientists, educators, surveyors, inspectors, engineers and technicians in radio and gigabit data applications. Now Pico Technology has applied its expertise in microwave sampling oscilloscopes and time domain transmission and reflectometry to bring you a USB vector network analyzer.

The PicoVNA 106 is a professional USB-controlled, laboratory grade vector network instrument of unprecedented performance, portability and affordability. Despite its small size and low cost, the instrument boasts a ‘Quad RX’ four-receiver architecture to eliminate the uncorrectable errors, delays and fragility of three-receiver designs with internal transfer switches. 

The PicoVNA 106 offers exceptional dynamic range of 118 dB and only 0.005 dB RMS trace noise at its maximum operating bandwidth of 140 kHz. It can also gather all four s-parameters at every frequency point in just 190 µs; in other words a 500 point 2-port .s2p Touchstone file in less than one tenth of a second. The cost is so low that the PicoVNA 106 could even be used as a cost-effective high-dynamic-range scalar network analyzer! It's affordable in the classroom, small business and even amateur workshop, yet capable in the microwave expert's laboratory.

More Information
Frequency Range 300 KHz ~ 6.0 GHz
Frequency Resolution 10 Hz
Frequency Stability ±0.5 ppm/ºC max
Number of Port 2 ports with Quad Receiver
IF Bandwidth

140 kHz, 70 kHz, 35 kHz, 15KHz,

10 kHz, 5 kHz, 1 kHz, 500KHz

100 Hz, 50 Hz, 10 Hz

Measuring Parameters

S11, S21, S22, S12
P1dB, 1 dB gain compression
AM-PM conversion factor

Trace Noise RMS
10 kHz
70 kHz
140 kHz
0.0008 dB
0.003 dB
0.005 dB
0.002 dB
0.005 dB
0.01 dB
Display Channels 4
Number of Traces 8 ( 2 per ch)
Sweep Type

Linear sweep
CW sweep (timed sweep)
Power sweep (P1dB utility)

VNA Number Sweep Points

51, 101, 201, 401, 801, 1001,

2001, 4001, 5001, 6001, 7001,

8001, 9001,10001

TDR Number Sweep Points

512, 1024, 2048, 4096

Bias-T voltage Max ±15 V
Bias-T curremt Max 250 mA
Host Interface USB2
Software PicoVNA for Windows
Dimensions 174x286x61 mm WxDxH
Manufacturer Pico Technology
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