Rohde & Schwarz: An Introduction to Vector Network Analysis: Impedance, VSWR, and the Smith Chart


An Introduction to Vector Network Analysis: Impedance, VSWR, and the Smith Chart

Join us for a webinar introducing vector network analysis measurements and key fundamental concepts like Impedance, Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR), Return Loss and Reflection Coefficient and how they are inter-related.

This webinar will also introduce the Smith chart and how it is an important tool for visualization reflection. We will conclude with a demonstration of these fundamental concepts on a Rohde and Schwarz ZNB Vector Network Analyzer.

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How much does this Intro to VNA training cost?

This training is 100% free!

What topics will you cover?

This webinar will teach you about the important concepts of VSWR, Return Loss, Reflection Coefficient and Impedance, and how to interpret these parameters on a Smith Chart. Several demos will help illustrate these concepts using a ZNB Vector Network Analyzer.

About the Presenter

Greg Bonaguide

Greg Bonaguide

Application Engineer, Rohde & Schwarz North America

Greg Bonaguide is a Senior Applications Engineer for Rohde & Schwarz, specializing in Spectrum Analyzer and Vector Network Analyzer technology. He has worked in the RF & Microwave field since 1982 in Design, Systems Engineering, and Test & Measurement roles. His experience includes stints with both Commercial and Aerospace/Defense companies such as the American Radio Relay League, Cubic Corporation, E-Systems, GTE Spacenet, Philips Semiconductors, and Raytheon. He holds Masters Degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Engineering Management from the University of South Florida, and has published in journals such as QST, the ARRL Handbook, Microwaves & RF, Test & Measurement World, and Evaluation Engineering. He has also authored and delivered several MicroApps presentations at past IEEE-MTT shows. He served on the 2016 EDI CON Technical Advisory Committee, was co-chairman for the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Microwave Application Seminars (MicroApps), and served as Chairman of the IEEE Florida West Coast Section MTT/AP/ED Societies. He recently published The VNA Applications Handbook through Artech House.

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