R2M scalar network analyzers (hereinafter, R2M analyzers) are designed to measure transmission coefficient modulus (TC modulus), reflection coefficient modulus (RC modulus), voltage standing-wave ratio (VSWR), power level, and generate continuous harmonic signals. Additional R2M operation modes2 allow you to monitor dynamic characteristics, group delay time, characteristics of frequency conversion devices and pulse mode characteristics of devices.
R2M analyzers are used for analyzing, tuning, testing and monitoring during the manufacturing of high-frequency and microwave devices used in radio electronics, communications, radars, measuring equipment.
R2M analyzers detect high-frequency electromagnetic waves (incident wave, wave passed through DUT (device under test), and waves reflected from the DUT inputs), converse them to low-frequency voltages that are proportional to the wave's power level, measure voltages, and calculate TC and RC modulus as well as VSWR. Electromagnetic waves are detected and converted to low-frequency voltage with detectors and SWR sensors.
There are three types of R2M analyzers with different frequency ranges:
- R2М-04А: 10 MHz to 4 GHz;
R2М-18А: 10 MHz to 20 GHz;
- R2М-40: 10 MHz to 40 GHz.
R2M analyzer is computer-controlled with the Graphit R2M software installed. The software processes the measured data and displays the obtained results. The R2M analyzer and PC are connected via Ethernet.
R2M program interface is IVI-COM compatible, which allows to control R2M analyzer with third-party software.
Various R2M analyzer versions are available with a certain set of options.