TTR500 Series Vector Network Analyzer (VNA)

TTR500 Series Vector Network Analyzer (VNA)

Legendary support and quality meet ease-of-use and affordability. The Tektronix TTR500 Series 2-port, 2-path vector network analyzer is our latest breakthrough – an unmatched combination of measurement performance and convenience at 40% lower price than leading benchtop alternatives!

Get the power to make everyday measurements with the accuracy and confidence you expect from Tektronix, without breaking your budget.

Base Price
US $9,000 - US $12,000
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Frequency Range

Up to 6 GHz

Dynamic Range

>122 dB

Trace Noise

<0.008 dBrms

Output Power

-50 to +7 dBm

Benchtop performance at a surprising price

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The TTR500 Series rivals the leading benchtop competition, at 40% lower price! It delivers better RF performance on key parameters like dynamic range and includes a built-in Bias Tee you may have paid extra for in the past. The new TTR500 Series VNA gives you all the capability and performance you need in a 6 GHz 2-port VNA at a price you can afford. Why settle for less?

Highlights

  • Frequency Range: 100 kHz up to 6 GHz
  • Dynamic Range: Greater than 122 dB
  • Trace Noise: Less than 0.008 dBrms
  • Output Power: -50 to +7 dBm

Smart innovations, reduced cost and size

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The TTR500 Series VNA tightly integrates six RF receivers and two RF sources into a proprietary ASIC. With its innovative architecture and patented technology, the TTR500 Series VNA achieves the same level of performance as a benchtop VNA, but at 40 percent lower cost and one-seventh the size and weight of units with comparable performance.

Highlights

  • Integrating RF capabilities into the ASIC provides higher reliability
  • 13 watt power draw means no noisy fan, low energy consumption
  • Patented DSP for dynamic range improvement
  • 3-year standard warranty

Learning curve? There is none

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It's simple. Our industry-standard interface allows you to spend less time getting up to speed, so you'll have more time to test your design. The VectorVu-PC software delivers a traditional look and feel for controlling and calibrating the instrument with any Windows PC or laptop. For automated test systems, programmatic support is offered for common legacy VNAs for easy integration into existing test systems.

Highlights

  • Run VectorVu-PC in offline mode to analyze stored data
  • Output file format compatible with common EDA simulation tools
  • SCPI command compatible with common legacy VNA

Have your own Vector Network Analyzer

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Gone are the days of having to roll around a shared VNA. The TTR500's small, compact form factor and low price enables your company to have one on every engineer’s bench, improving efficiency and uptime. In education, an affordable vector network analyzer allows more students to get hands-on time with standard industry test instrumentation.

Highlights

  • No need to rent or borrow VNAs, adding time and expense to projects
  • Small enough to slip into a briefcase or desk drawer
  • Share VNA displays, teach new concepts and review progress over PC networks
  • PC-based architecture (USB 2.0) provides convenient accessibility to your captured data

The next USB instrument, from the company that knows it best

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Building on the success of our real-time USB spectrum analyzers, we’ve brought the same innovation and trusted form factor to the TTR500 Series VNA. The USB link separates measurement acquisition from analysis, providing a variety of benefits.

Highlights

  • Upgrade quickly to the latest computer technology by simply replacing the PC
  • Choose the best display size for your application: tablet, laptop or external monitor
  • Use your own personal copy of VectorVu-PC, and keep your presets, file structure, and other settings just as you like them
  • Convenient file sharing using standard Windows networking for applications such as EDA tools
  • Improved reliability by removing common source failures – displays, control knobs, and processors

 

Models

Model Frequency Range Ports Dynamic Range List Price
TTR503A 100 KHz - 3 GHz Two ports, type-N female connectors >122 dB US $9,000
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TTR506A 100 KHz - 6 GHz Two ports, type-N female connectors >122 dB US $12,000
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ModelTTR503A
List PriceUS $9,000
Frequency RangePortsDynamic Range
100 KHz - 3 GHzTwo ports, type-N female connectors>122 dB
ModelTTR506A
List PriceUS $12,000
Frequency RangePortsDynamic Range
100 KHz - 6 GHzTwo ports, type-N female connectors>122 dB
Model Frequency Range Ports Dynamic Range List Price
TTR503A 100 KHz - 3 GHz Two ports, type-N female connectors >122 dB US $9,000
Configure & Quote
TTR506A 100 KHz - 6 GHz Two ports, type-N female connectors >122 dB US $12,000
Configure & Quote
ModelTTR503A
List PriceUS $9,000
Frequency RangePortsDynamic Range
100 KHz - 3 GHzTwo ports, type-N female connectors>122 dB
ModelTTR506A
List PriceUS $12,000
Frequency RangePortsDynamic Range
100 KHz - 6 GHzTwo ports, type-N female connectors>122 dB
  Tektronix
TTR500
Keysight ENA
E5063
Anritsu Shockline
MS46122B
Rohde & Schwarz
ZVL6
Frequency Range 100 kHz - 3.0 GHz 100 kHz - 3.0 GHz 1 MHz - 8.0 GHz 9 kHz - 6.0 GHz
100 kHz – 6.0 GHz 100 kHz - 6.5 GHz
Dynamic Range (dB) >122 117 100 > 115
Trace Noise (dBrms) < 0.008 0.005 0.006 < 0.005
Output Power -50 to +7 dBm -20 to 0 dBm -20 to -3 dBm -50 to 0 dBm
Bias Tee (internal) Yes No No No
Weight (lbs.) 3.5 24 4.8 15.4

 

RF Component Troubleshooting and Design Validation

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Those who design, build, and manufacture RF components such as filters, cables, mixers, connectors, antennas, amplifiers and attenuators, need a powerful VNA to validate and troubleshoot to highly precise specifications. The TTR500 VNA is capable of fully characterizing the performance of both passive and active RF components up to 6 GHz, with more than 122 dB of dynamic range.

Highlights

  • 100 kHz to 3/6 GHz frequency range
  • More than 122 dB dynamic range
  • Measure both passive and active components
  • Built-in bias tee included standard

Antenna Matching and Tuning

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Minimize costly signal reflections by testing for impedance mismatches or discontinuities in your system. The TTR500 VNA is capable of measuring all four 2-port 2-path S-parameters in SWR, and complex impedance format. With its recognizable user interface, you can easily click, drag, couple, or decouple markers to smith charts or other traces, for easily analyzing measurements.

Highlights

  • Measure full 2-port S-parameters in SWR and impedance formats
  • Smith chart markers in impedance, admittance, phase, real, imaginary
  • Click, drag, couple or decouple markers for analyzing measurments

Ideal for Education

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Don’t let the small form-factor fool you. Designed with a robust, industry-standard user interface, more than 122 dB dynamic range, and up to 6 GHz frequency range, the TTR500 VNA is the perfect instrument for preparing the next class of engineers. And with its extremely affordable price, more students can have hands-on time with a real-world instrument.

Highlights

  • Full suite of 2-port 2-path VNA capabilities
  • Industry-standard and recognizable user interface
  • Import/export S-parameters in Touchstone (sNp.) file format
  • An offline mode well suited for out-of-lab assignments

 

Complete line of affordably priced accessories

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Tektronix offers a variety of robust accessories to simplify your shopping for the complete VNA solution. Accessories available include a rugged carrying case, rack mount kits, rugged phased-stable cables, attenuators, adapters and calibration kits.

Highlights

  • Wide variety of calibration kits
  • Rugged, phase stable cables in a variety of sizes and types
  • Adapters, coaxial, 50 Ohm with a variety of connector sizes and types

 

TitleTypeDate
TTR500 Series
This document provides information about controlling the TTR500 Series Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) through a programmatic interface.
Part number: 077125700
Programmer 28 Aug 2017
TTR500RACK
This document contains instructions for assembling the TTR500RACK rackmount kit for installation of TTR500 Series Vector Network Analyzers into a standard 19-inch equipment rack.
Part number: 071349201
Field Install Instructions 28 Aug 2017
VectorVu-PC Vector Network Analysis Software - V1.0.3

Part number: 066191600
Application 08 Aug 2017
VectorVu-PC Vector Network Analysis Software - CANDIDATE V1.0.5

Part number: 066192401
Application 30 Jun 2017
VNA Competitive Comparison

Literature number: 70W-61150-0
Competitive 14 Jun 2017
Vector Network Analyzers
TTR500 Series Datasheet

Legendary support and quality meets ease-of-use and affordability. The Tektronix TTR500 series 2-port, 2-path VNA is our latest breakthrough - an unmatched combination of measurement performance and convenience. Get the power to make everyday…
Literature number: 70W-61132-0

Datasheet 11 Jun 2017
VectorVu-PC Vector Network Analysis Software - CANDIDATE V1.0.4

Part number: 066192400
Application 30 May 2017
Introduction to Vector Network Analyzers Basics
VNA Basics

This paper discusses why VNAs are used and how they are unique compared to other RF test equipment


Literature number: 70W_60918_0
Primer 11 May 2017
Vector Network Analyzer Fundamentals

Poster that shows types of measurement errors, Basic VNA operation, Smith chart basics, Common S-parameter names, VNA calibration methods and more.


Literature number: 61077-0
Poster 28 Apr 2017
Performance, size, reliability, affordability. Choose four. White Paper.

The TTR500A Series VNA includes an impressive array of technological and patented advances that allow it to bend many of the traditional trade-offs between RF performance, size, reliability, and cost.


Literature number: 70W-61151-0
Whitepaper 26 Apr 2017
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