Recently, I have had the opportunity to get my hands on a couple of the latest vector network analyzers (VNAs) on the market today. In a sense, these new instruments are redefining the VNA, which has traditionally been built in the form of a large box that combines both measurement and display capabilities. While such traditional VNAs are not likely to disappear anytime soon, some of today’s VNAs are being built in smaller portable sizes. This smaller size is made possible due to the display functionality being offloaded from the VNA itself to an external PC.
Another company recently provided me with its own PC-controlled VNA as part of a demo kit. That company, MegiQ, is one that may be unfamiliar to some. However, MegiQ is a company that certainly deserves to be recognized among today’s VNA suppliers. This article presents a closer look at the company’s VNA capabilities based on my experience with the demo kit.