I. GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE MVNA-8-350 VECTOR NETWORK
ANALYZERMVNA-8-350 is a vector network analyzer (VNA), an instrument which
measures the complex, or vector, impedance (a real and an imaginary part of the
impedance or an amplitude and a phase of the microwaves) in the millimeter and
sub-millimeter frequency domain. It covers the frequency range from 8 GHz up to
I.1. An original system.Vector Network Analyzer includes a tunable
microwave source and a detector, frequency stabilization unit, data acquisition
and data processing system. In order to obtain the complete response function of
Device Under Test (DUT) inserted into the microwave signal path, between the
source and the detector, the detection system must provide both, the amplitude
and the phase of the transmitted or reflected signal. Such vector measurements
have been done alredy for many years, using an interferometer arrangement. The
microwave signal is there split into two paths. The first, signal path includes
the DUT, and the second, reference path, provides the wave which interferes with
the signal from the DUT in the detector. Such dual path configuration, although
widely used in the optical range of the spectrum, is often not practical in
microwaves, in particular due to problems with standing waves. The new design of
the MVNA-8-350 vector analyzer, developed by AB MILLIMETRE (Patent CNRS-AB
MILLIMETRE), avoids this dual path configuration. Instead, it provides a direct
way to perform vector measurements with a single path microwave channel. In the
MVNA signal path, the measured millimeter wave signal, which reaches the
detector head, is down converted in a Schottky diode harmonic mixer to much
lower frequency. Then, the down converted signal is further processed in the
heterodyne vector receiver which uses an original, very simple and effective
internal reference channel. Receiver frequency tuning is achieved with an
internal synthesizer. Although the frequency of the MVNA signal is usually not
synthesized, an external 8-18 GHz source locking frequency counter (recommended)
connected to MVNA allows one to synthesize each millimeter and submillimeter
frequency with desired accuracy. Moreover, for a fast synthesized sweep one can
use an external 2.67-6.5 GHz synthesizer attached to MVNA via FASA
(FAst Synthesizer Association) extension.
I.2. MVNA-8-350 evolution.Available from November 1994, a dual channel
receiver introduced the possibility to detect two signals at the same time, and,
from April 1995, a complete 4-S parameter circuit characterization without
dismounting the DUT is available. From June 1996, the receiver response time was
reduced by a factor of 20, allowing broad frequency sweeps in a few seconds. In
November 1996, AB Millimetre introduced a new capability of MVNA which allows the
system to work with a single pair of millimeter heads at two different
frequencies at the same time. Such a set-up is particularly useful in time
critical applications. For example, in experiments in high magnetic fields dual
frequency measurements and more reliable (by comparison) acquisition saves
precious experimental time and provides more data. In December 1996 the Company
developed the capability of the system which allows to attach external microwave
and submillimeter sources to the MVNA (therefore, also to detect their signal
with vector capability) without need for an external stabilization.
This is called FESA extension (Free External Source Association). In June
1997, the association with Gunn diode oscillators feeding multi-harmonic
multipliers was extended to widely tunable Gunns. In such a configuration the
high frequency domain (above 140 GHz) can be continuously covered with a minimum
of extensions: a single extension ESA-1-FC (FC is for Full Coverage) to ca 600 GHz,
the extensions ESA-1-FC and ESA-2-FC to ca 1000 GHz. Our extensions, ESA-1 (for the source)
and ESA-2 (for the detector) use, as local oscillators, similar Gunns, tuned to
very close frequencies. In July 2000, AB Millimetre has developed a new
capability, which allows one to attach our ESA-2 extension into the detection
system based on the frequency multiplication chain that the customer may already
have. In that multiplication chain, the Gunn oscillator frequency can be
different from the Gunn frequency of our ESA-2 extension. Due to the improved
efficiency of existing, and yet to come, state-of-the-art multiplication chains,
the upper frequency limit of our MVNA could be pushed up to ca. 2 THz. In
September 2000, the Company has developed the possibility to detect
simultaneously, by the same ESA-2 extension, signals from two different
multiplication chains working at different submillimeter frequencies. Recently,
in summer 2006, the ESA (External Source Association) extensions have been completely
redesigned and improved into ASA (Automatic Source Association). This technical
breakthrough was achieved by replacing, as W-band millimetre source,
the 71-111 GHz mechanically tunable Gunn oscillators by an active multiplier
chain composed from the sextupler cascaded with an equivalent medium power WR-10 waveguide
amplifier. ASA extension is electronically tuned over the full frequency range.
As a result, the experiments involving ASA extensions
require neither tedious mechanical tuning of Gunns nor complicated adjustment
of the PLL control. Moreover, at any central frequency chosen between 142 and 1000 GHz,
the ASA extension is particulary useful for reasonably wide frequency sweeps, over 9 GHz,
instead of at most a few GHz available with the former ESA extension.
logical and operational control of the analyzer is done with a PC computer. The
AB Millimetre software provides also many tools for data storage and analysis.
These include Fourier Transform FT analysis, data fitting, averaging and
smoothing. For example, the FT capability allows one to observe the time domain
response of DUT after each frequency sweep, and it also provides very efficient
tool for testing of microwave propagation in experimental benches. Complex
Lorentzian fitting of resonances (circles in the complex response polar plane)
brings, without ambiguity, relevant parameters for resonance cavities, and other
resonances, even when the resonant signal is convoluted with a non resonant
background. Split resonance (double Lorentzians) can be also resolved. Collected
data can be further analyzed by fitting of built-in models, which include
Fabry-Perot resonances, attenuated resonances, etc., or with externally supplied
programs, including most popular data analysis software and the Labview ®
package ("Labview" is a registered trade mark of National Instruments ®).
I.3. MVNA-8-350 alone, or with extensions.The Millimeter Vector Network
Analyzer model MVNA-8-350 which is all solid state electronics, provides a
continuous frequency coverage from 8 GHz to 330 GHz without any extension. Its
internal tunable sources work in the centimeter domain, from 8.0 to 18.8 GHz.
These sources can be used also directly, via their SMA coax connectors available
at the front panel of the instrument. Millimeter-submillimeter waves are
generated by frequency multiplication, and are detected by harmonic mixing.
These multiplication-detection functions are performed in the millimeter heads
connected to the analyzer main panel with flexible coax cables. Each millimeter
head contains a Schottky barrier diode attached across a waveguide. Seven
waveguide standards (WR-42, WR-22, WR-15, WR-10, WR-6, WR-5.1, and WR-3.4),
with the corresponding six pairs of millimeter heads, deliver almost continuous
frequency coverage from 16 GHz (our possible lower limit for WR-42) to 330 GHz.
Without the WR-28 standard (Ka-Band), there
is a small gap between 26.5 GHz (upper limit of WR-42 heads) and 29 GHz (our
possible lower limit for WR-22 heads). Each of the millimeter bands below 330 GHz
can be covered in a single computer-controlled frequency sweep, without need for
an additional mechanical tuning. On the other hand, the ASA extensions do include
mechanically tunable Schottky devices and configurable high pass filters which
allow one to optimize the output power and tunability range of the system at any
particular frequency between 142 and 1000 GHz. Then, the computer driven
sweep span exceeds 9 GHz.
II. MVNA-8-350 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION.
II.1. MVNA-8-350 Basic Configuration and recommended extra
equipment.The basic MVNA-8-350 configuration consists of:
All the above items are delivered, with all necessary cables, by AB
MILLIMETRE under the name "MVNA-8-350", see see
A very much recommended extra equipment is the 8-20 GHz source locking counter
(namely EIP 575). The MVNA can thus be automatically phase locked through, for
example, the GPIB link. Such a configuration allows for synthesized frequency
operation up to 1000 GHz, which is useful, for instance, when characterizing
high-Q resonance (Q>30,000) or antennas with a large distance between the
source and the detector.
- an MVNA central unit (made from two parts, see below, section II.3),
- a PC computer fitted with interface cards, running a powerful software
package for command, data acquisition, processing and visualization,
- a graphic printer attached to the PC computer,
- a control oscilloscope visualizing in the real time the detected
millimeter waves amplitude, phase and signal-to-noise ratio.
II.2. MVNA-8-350 Millimeter Heads.The AB MILLIMETRE Millimeter Heads,
which are small and lightweight, are linked to the Analyzer through
flexible coax cables, with a standard length of 1m each. The cable length can be
extended up to 10m. The heads include, at the minimum, a Harmonic Generator HG
(the source), and a Harmonic Mixer HM (the detector). In order to minimize the
standing waves effects, each millimeter wave port must be equipped with a full
band isolator (where available) or a fixed attenuator (above 220 GHz).
The millimeter wave ports must be chosen in the
millimeter bands of interest, namely K (18-26.5 GHz, waveguide WR-42), Ka
(26.5-40 GHz, WR-28), Q (33-50 GHz, WR-22), U (40-60 GHz, WR-19), V (50-75 GHz,
WR-15), W (75-110 GHz, WR-10), D (110-170 GHz, WR-6), G (140-220 GHz, WR-5.1),
WR-3.4 (220-330 GHz). The millimeter ports in
bands K, Ka, Q, U, V, W, D, G, and WR-3.4 are called FB (Flat Broadband), see
Picture 2 and Picture 3.
In all these bands no mechanical tuning is needed and one can perform full
frequency range electronically-driven sweeps within given band.
On the contrary, the millimeter ports
HG-wr6 and HM-wr6 (see Picture 4),
in D band waveguide with the 100-350 GHz capability, must be mechanically tuned
and carefully biased. After mechanical tuning and optimizing electric bias at
chosen frequency, one can perform sweeps over the range of typically 20 GHz.
II.3. Different models of MVNA-8-350.The MVNA Central Unit is made from
two halves and each half exists in several versions. The different models of
MVNA-8-350 are due to various combinations of the two halves (upper and lower).
- The upper half of the Central Unit is the Vector Receiver (VR) of the
Analyzer, which can be a single channel one, model VR-8-350-1 (one millimeter
wave signal detected at a time only), see Picture
5, or the dual channel one VR-8-350-2 (two millimeter signals detected
simultaneously), see Picture
6. A model VR-8-350-1 can be easily upgraded to a dual channel model
VR-8-350-2 at the user's site, at any time after delivery.
- The lower half of the Central Unit is the Microwave Part of the Analyzer
(MP). The simplest version is MP-8-350-1 (Picture
7), with a single connector for a HG cable, and a single connector for a
II.3.1. MVNA-8-350-1.Attaching MP-8-350-1 to VR-8-350-1, one obtains
the simplest Analyzer, MVNA-8-350-1 (Picture 8),
which performs a single measurement at a time. Let us consider a transmission
measurement across a DUT. After calibration, in a first sweep, of direct
transmission (HG directly connected to HM), the DUT is introduced between HG and
HM. The second sweep gives the DUT parameter S21. Similarly S11 is measured with
a directional coupler in the reflection geometry, after a calibration performed
on a short. The more sophisticated reflection calibration is possible with a few
additional components: fixed short, tunable short, and matched load.
II.3.2. MVNA-8-350-2.The lower part of the Central Unit model
MP-8-350-2 has a single connector for a HG cable, and two HM connectors (Picture 9).
Two Harmonic Mixers can work simultaneously, for instance HM2 detecting
transmission through the DUT, and HM1, at port 3 of a directional coupler,
detecting reflection from the DUT (Picture
10). The Vector Receiver will naturally be the dual channel model
VR-8-350-2. The assembly MP-8-350-2 + VR-8-350-2 is labeled as Analyzer model
For transmission-reflection measurements, calibrations can be made
in two sweeps: firstly, HG contacting HM2 across the directional coupler, and
then HM1 detecting total reflection from a short placed at the coupler output.
Again, the more accurate reflection calibration is obtained in five, or seven
sweeps with: a fixed short FS, a tunable short TS (in 3 positions), and a
matched, or tunable load TL (in 1 or 3 positions) (Picture
12). After connecting the DUT between the coupler and HM2, S21 and S11 are
II.3.3. MVNA-8-350-4 and 4S parameters.The microwave part MP-8-350-4 is
designed for the 4S-Parameter measurements. It includes two connectors for the
two detectors HM like in MP-8-350-2, and also two connectors for the two sources
HG, which are powered alternatively (Picture
13). Naturally, for such measurements the Vector Receiver must be the dual
channel version, VR-8-350-2. The assembly of VR-8-350-2 and MP-8-350-4 is the
4-S Parameter Analyzer MVNA-8-350-4 (Picture
14). Thus the 4-S Parameters are obtained in two sweeps, which are
automatically driven, without dismounting the DUT placed between two directional
The full calibration of empty system usually requires eight
sweeps, using shorts, a through, a sliding short (3 positions) and a sliding
matched load (3 positions). However, in some cases the calibration can also be
done in a simpler way, in 3 sweeps only.
II.3.4. MVNA-8-350-1-2.It is possible to attach a dual channel receiver
VR-8-350-2, to a single-HM microwave part MP-8-350-1, creating in that way a
very flexible measuring system, a "microwave panoramic receiver" with which one
can extract two separate signals from the single detector HM (or extension ASA-2).
frequencies of these signals may be either close to each other, or to lay far
apart. The first case would correspond, for example, to the the carrier and the
side band of the radio frequency AM-modulated microwaves, like the transmitted
power and its derivative in the field modulated electron spin resonance
spectroscopy. The two signals can also correspond to two rather different
microwave frequencies. In particular, two detecting channels can be tuned to two
different harmonics of the same HG or ASA-1 microwave source. It provides a
possibility of simultaneous dual frequency measurements, like 52.5 and 70 GHz,
400 and 500 GHz, or a similar arrangement. The assembly of MP-8-350-1 (single
detector Microwave Part) and VR-8-350-2 (dual channel Vector Receiver) is called
MVNA-8-350-1-2, see Picture
15. That configuration is highly recommended for research applications, in
particular, for spectroscopy and magneto-spectroscopy since the dual frequency
technique allows one to save a lot of expensive measuring time.
II.4. Software and interfacing.The installed sophisticated software
offers many possibilities for signal storage, processing, visualization, etc.
This includes the Fourier Transform analysis, and the line shape fitting of
resonance. The system can also control external devices through the GPIB
interface. It provides also and analog, and digital input/output channels,
together with a direct access to the microwave receiver phase and amplitude
signals. The installed software can drive one or two stepper motors, it can also
supply a variable voltage corresponding for instance to the independent variable
of the experiment, like the sweep of frequency, time, angle, temperature or
magnetic field. Such a sweep can also be controlled by an external voltage
supplied to the system. These possibilities are used for example, for antennas
measurements, and for spectroscopy with magnetic fields. Last but not least the
software of MVNA allows easy interfacing with standard experiment-control
packages, including National Instruments ® Labview ® and compatible programs.
III. OPERATIONAL TECHNIQUES AND THE DYNAMIC RANGE.
III.1. The 8-330 GHz frequency range.The "Low Frequency Range", where the
analyzer signal frequency is swept in a continuous way, without extensions, is
extending from 8 GHz to 330 GHz. The ratio of the total power of the signal
radiated by the source to the smallest amount of power which can be detected
(at the noise level, at the measurement rate of 20 points/sec), expressed in
logarithmic units, is called the Dynamic Range (DR). That number also shows
the maximum attenuation introduced by the DUT which can be measured with the MVNA.
A typical DR, obtained with the Flat Broadband (FB) millimeter heads, is above 100 dB
up to 110 GHz, see Picture
16, traces "a" and "b". In the D-band it is approximately
90 dB (trace "c" in the Picture 16) with FB heads HG-D-FB/HM-D-FB.
In the G-band (WR-5.1, 142-220 GHz) the DR is above 90 dB (trace "d"), and in the
WR-3.4 band (220-330 GHz) it is approximately 80 dB (trace "e").
With a fundamental W-band mixer FM-W-FB and with
two sources HG-W-FB (one of them working as the local oscillator of FM-W-FB),
the DR is approximately 140 dB in the W-band, as shown in the Picture
16, trace "f".
III.1.1. Enhanced DR: External Source Association (ESA-0), or
Free External Source Association (FESA).
At a given frequency it is
possible to enhance the DR using an external source, like a BWO, or a
Gunn oscillator instead of a
limited power Harmonic Generator HG. This extension is called ESA-0 (External Source
Association,"zero" means that the Gunn is not followed by any frequency multiplier),
17, if the frequency of the external source is controlled by the MVNA
frequency. It is called FESA (Free External Source Association) if it is the MVNA
frequency which is controlled by an
external source frequency. This last possibility is particulary useful
if high-voltage driven BWO-s sources are coupled to MVNA .
For instance, detection of the signal provided by the W-band Gunn oscillator with
the corresponding harmonic mixer HM-W-FB gives in that band the DR
between 120 and 140 dB (see trace "g" in the Picture
16). That dynamic range can be further enhanced, up to 150 dB, (see trace
"h" in the Picture
16) with a detection system built from the Fundamental Mixer FM-W-FB and the
source HG-W-FB which plays the role of the local oscillator for the Fundamental Mixer.
III.2. A lightweight solution for the range 100-350 GHz.
The mechanically tuned millimeter heads HG-wr6/HM-wr6 are used in their fundamental
mode band 110-170 GHz, extended down to 100 GHz. They also can be used above 170 GHz in the
oversized mode of their WR-6 waveguide, with attached waveguide transitions and
high-pass filters. That configuration allows experiments with the DR larger than 40 dB
at frequencies in the 170-350 GHz interval.
The DR decreases from 90
dB at 110 GHz to approximately 80 dB at 170 GHz, 76 dB at 200 GHz, 57 dB at 300
GHz and 45 dB at 350 GHz, as shown in trace "i" in the Picture
16. The frequency of these heads can be electronically swept over the range
of approximately 20 GHz.
III.2.1. Continuous, 142-500 GHz, frequency coverage: ASA-1-FC Extension.
In the ASA-1-FC (Full
Coverage) extension (Picture
18), the electronically tunable amplified source (covering the range
71-111 GHz) feeds the wide-band tuned multi-harmonic multiplier TMU. Such a
set-up provides a continuous frequency coverage. The range 142-222 GHz is
obtained when the multiplier TMU works as a doubler, 213-333 GHz with TMU as a
tripler, 284-444 GHz with TMU as a quadrupler, etc. Notice the frequency
overlaping of consecutive harmonic bands. The detection can be done
either with a simple HM-D-FB detector (trace "j", Picture
16) or with a tunable detector HM-wr6 (trace "k" at the same Picture
As an example, let us consider ASA-1
extension with the local oscillator source tuned to 100 GHz. It provides a comb of
frequencies which are harmonics of 100 GHz, at 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 GHz. A
typical microwave power on the harmonics 2 to 6, is (in miliwatts): 1.3, 0.4, 0.13,
0.04, 0.001. The DR, obtained with the system of MVNA-8-350 and ESA-1
extension, as detected by HM-wr6 is about 102 dB at 200 GHz, 96 dB at 300 GHz,
75 dB at 400 GHz, 65 dB at 500 GHz, 45 dB at 600 GHz, see trace "k" in
III.2.2. Increasing the dynamic range and opening of the continuous
frequency coverage 250-1000 GHz: ASA-2-FC extension.
Above 250 GHz it is possible to increase the DR
obtained with the set-up MVNA-8-350 + ASA-1 (see III.2) by 30 to 40 dB adding
the extra extension ASA-2-FC (Full Coverage), see trace "l" at Picture
16. This extension is rather similar to ASA-1-FC, and uses the same type of
local oscillator ( Picture
With ASA-2-FC detection, the M>6 harmonics become visible with a
minimum DR: 75 dB at 700 GHz, 60 dB at 800 GHz, 45 dB at 900 GHz, and
30 dB at 1000 GHz (shown as trace "l" in the Picture
16). ASA-2-FC extension provides both, the large DR, and broad frequency
expansion. The extension ASA-2-FC works together with ASA-1-FC extension for
a continuous frequency coverage over the range
250-1000 GHz (Picture 20).
III.2.3. Microwave power control over a range of at least 50 dB.The
ASA-1-A-FC option of the ASA-1-FC extension is equipped with a 0-60 dB rotary-vane
calibrated attenuator K. At the fundamental frequency (within the W band) its
calibration is reliable in the 0-50 dB attenuation range. The power can be also
controlled after frequency multiplication with the attenuator K inserted between
the waveguide amplifier and the Multiplier.
However, due to the nonlinear characteristic of the multiplier, the
output power will decrease much faster than that shown by the attenuator scale,
and the effective range of the adjustment will increase (to more than 130 dB at
M=3, at the maximum attenuation position). The MVNA analyzer itself provides a
very precise calibration of the relative output power versus attenuator K
IV. ACCESSORY COMPONENTS.
IV.1. Isolators.At operations below 170 GHz a full waveguide band
Faraday isolator must be attached to each millimeter head in order to reduce the
standing waves. It is difficult to find standard isolators available above 220 GHz
(WR-5.1). If one encounters problems with standing waves working at higher
frequencies, the attenuators inserted into the microwave or optical path should
help to diminish their effect. That will, however, also reduce the dynamic range
of the detector. Therefore, a trade off must be analyzed and tested for each
particular application. One should also notice that isolators are sensitive to
stray magnetic fields and must not be placed in a field exceeding a few Gauss.
(For example, big superconducting magnets may generate stray field of that
strength in the radius of a few meters.).
IV.2. Filters.The use of the millimeter heads HG-wr6/HM-wr6 above 170
GHz requires high-pass filters which are supplied by AB MILLIMETRE (Picture
21). Similar high-pass filters are incorporated into ASA extensions,
IV.3. Attenuators.Fixed value attenuators (40 dB in the K-Ka bands, 30
dB in the Q-V bands, 20 dB in the W band, 10 dB in the D band, etc.) are very useful
for direct signal calibration, and also to measure low loss devices, since they
damp the standing waves. An appropriate attenuator is supplied for free with
each HG head, as shown in the Picture
2, between the isolators.
IV.4. Directional couplers.Directional couplers are necessary for
reflection measurements, and they are also very useful for the characterization
of waveguide structures (sample holders, diplexers, light pipes, etc.). There
are separate couplers for each frequency range, corresponding to waveguide
standard sizes, up to 400 GHz (WR-2.8). See Picture
IV.5. Feed Horns, Conical transitions.If one chooses the free space, or
quasi optical mode of propagation, one must couple the radiation from the
millimeter heads outputs, which are waveguides, to the free space with horn
antennas creating Gaussian beams, typically with about 10° half angle aperture
(RF field dropping by 1/e), and side lobes below -20 dBc. AB Millimetre supply,
upon request, scalar (corrugated) or Potter horns for frequencies up to 1000 GHz
In case one chooses the oversized guide, or light pipe propagation,
one must use low loss, low standing wave ratio, pyramidal-conical transitions
between waveguides and the light pipe, Picture
27. The cone half angle is 3° or below, and the length of each transition is
around 90 mm.
IV.6. Extension cables.Standard microwave (8 - 18 GHz) SMA connecting
cables supplied with the Analyzer are 1m long. Some low temperature experiments
and antenna characterization may require longer cables. For these purposes we
offer extension cables up to 10 m long. Cables up to 25 m can also be used with
8-18 GHz amplifiers. One should notice that, in order to achieve a good phase
stability, it is recommended that the sum of the effective length of the cable
connecting the Analyzer to the source HG plus the length of the microwave path
from the source to the detector should be equal to the length of the cable
connecting the detector HM to the Analyzer. The corresponding extra length of
coax cable connecting on the HM side should be calculated taking into account
that the free space propagation length is 1.2 m per 1 m of the cable.
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ICAT 2005, International Conference on Antenna Technologies, Feb. 23-24, 2005,
- "Large area W-band quasi-optical Faraday rotators for imaging
applications", R.I. Hunter, D.A. Robertson, P. Goy, G.M. Smith,
IRMMW2005/THz2005, The Joint 30th International Conference on
Infrared and Millimeter Waves & 13th International Conference
on Terahertz Electronics, Sept. 19-23, 2005, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
- "Multiple frequency submillimeter-wave heterodyne imaging using an AB
Millimetre MVNA", P.H. Siegel, R.J. Dengler, T. Tsai, P. Goy, H. Javadi,
IRMMW 2005/THz 2005, The Joint 30th International Conference on
Infrared and Millimeter Waves & 13th International Conference
on Terahertz Electronics, Sept. 19-23, 2005, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
- "Comparison between two scalar horns, designed for 183 GHz, by
the reflection method in D-band (110-170 GHz)", P. Goy, internal report
AB Millimetre, Jan. 22, 2007.
- "Vector measurements of cavity and magnetic resonances", P. Goy,
internal report AB Millimetre, Jan. 22, 2007.
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