Introducing the BN100+ - The Compact USB Vector Network Analyzer with Exceptional Performance

Overview

USB Vector Network Analyzer

BN100+

The BN100+ is a compact and high-performing Vector Network Analyzer that offers a wide range of capabilities in a small package. It is capable of replacing traditional bench-top VNA and is ideal for laboratory, manufacturing, and research and development settings. Its user-friendly design and features make it easy to set up and use, with LED indication for better visibility.

The BN100+ has a frequency range of 300KHz to 6.5GHz, and it is equipped with 2 Test Ports and 1 Ground Terminal. It offers superior performance thanks to its wide dynamic range, low noise level, and high-resolution scanning capabilities. With various analysis functions, including S11, S21, and other advanced measurements, the BN100+ is versatile and powerful.

The software of the BN100+ is intuitive and offers various analysis functions and modes. The USB interface makes it easy to connect to a PC, and the instrument also supports remote control and data storage capabilities, which enable accessible data collection and analysis. An economical solution for accurate RF testing, the BN100+ is a cost-effective alternative to traditional bench-top VNA.

Overview
Key facts
Frequency Range
300kHz to 6.5GHz
Support standard
VISA
High Measurement Speed
120 μs/point (IFBW=30 kHz)
Low Trace Noise
5 mdB rms (IFBW=3 kHz)
Effective directivity
>42dB
Low Noise Level
<-120 dBm (IFBW=10 Hz)
Large dynamic range
120dB
Low Power Consumption
18W
Control elements
Features
  • Able to take the place of a benchtop VNA 
  • Minimum budget requirement
  • Suitable for industrial, research & development, and laboratory uses 
  • Simple implementation, flexible system upgrading, and small design 
  • LED indication for better visibility
  • TEST PORT: Ground terminal, Test Port 1, and Test Port 2
  • Wide dynamic range and low noise level
  • High-resolution scanning
  • Laboratory and research grade performance
  • The frequency range of 300KHz to 6.5GHz
  • USB interface for easy connectivity to the PC
  • User-friendly software with various analysis functions and modes
  • Support for remote control and data storage

Benefits
  • The BN100+ VNA offers a compact form factor without compromising functionality and is capable of replacing bench-top VNA.
  • It is ideal for laboratory, manufacturing, and research and development purposes, which makes it suitable for a variety of test environments.
  • The compact design and implementation simplicity of BN100+ makes it easy to set up and use, and it allows for various system upgrades.
  • The LED indication and Test Port with Ground terminal, Test Port 1, and Test Port 2 provide better visibility.
  • The BN100+ VNA offers a cost-effective solution for accurate RF testing.
  • It has a wide dynamic range, low noise level, and high-resolution scanning, which makes it a powerful instrument for evaluating the performance of RF devices and circuits.
  • The USB interface allows for easy connectivity to a PC, and the user-friendly software with various analysis functions and modes makes it easy to operate.
  • Remote control and data storage capabilities allow for accessible data collection and analysis.

Testing Range
Testing Range
Testing Accuracy - Transmission measurement accuracy(magnitude/phase)
Testing Accuracy - Transmission measurement accuracy(magnitude/phase)
Testing Accuracy - Reflection measurement accuracy(magnitude/phase)
Testing Accuracy - Reflection measurement accuracy(magnitude/phase)
Trace stability
Trace stability
Effective System Data (1)
Effective System Data (1)
Test port output
Test port output
Test port input
Test port input
General Data
General Data
- 50dB to +5dB
- 50dB to +5dB

0.1dB/1o

Match (W/O System Calibration)
Match (W/O System Calibration)

18dB

OS for Software
OS for Software

Windows 10, Windows 7

Match(W/O system error correction)
Match(W/O system error correction)

18 dB

Match (W/O System Calibration)
Match (W/O System Calibration)

18dB

Trace noise (IFBW=3kHz)
Trace noise (IFBW=3kHz)

2mdB rms

RBW Range
RBW Range

10Hz to 5MHz, (1-2-3-5-10 Sequence)

Maximum storage depth
Maximum storage depth

1Gbit

Match (W/O System Calibration)
Match (W/O System Calibration)

18 dB

Trace Noise(IFBW 3kHz)
Trace Noise(IFBW 3kHz)

5mdB rms

Display
Display

12.1 inch TFT color LCD,touch screen

Match(W/O system error correction)
Match(W/O system error correction)

18 dB

-15dB to 0dB
-15dB to 0dB

0.4dB/3°

Measurement time per point
Measurement time per point

42μs

+ 5dB to +15dB
+ 5dB to +15dB

0.2dB/2o

OS for Software
OS for Software

Windows 10, Windows 7

Effective directivity
Effective directivity

38~49dB

Sensitivity
Sensitivity

Low, Medium and High

Model
Model

BN100+

Effective directivity
Effective directivity

38~49dB

Operation system
Operation system

Based on Android

Frequency Range
Frequency Range

10MHz to 6GHz (can upgrade to 1MHz - 6GHz)

Frequency Range
Frequency Range

9kHz to 6GHz

-15dB to 0dB
-15dB to 0dB

0.4dB/3o

Effective directivity
Effective directivity

38dB

External reference output
External reference output

SMA female; 10 MHz; 3 dBm ± 2 dB

Measuring Range
Measuring Range

Display average noise level to +20dBm

+5dB to +15dB
+5dB to +15dB

0.2dB/2°

+5 dB to +10 dB
+5 dB to +10 dB

0.2dB/2o

Frequency range
Frequency range

10MHz-6GHz (can upgrade to 1MHz - 6GHz)

Measurement time per point
Measurement time per point

42μs

Match (W/O System Calibration)
Match (W/O System Calibration)

18dB

Product model
Product model

BN1000

External trigger input port
External trigger input port

BNC female,input level range:0~+5 V

Product model
Product model

BN900-485

-15dB to 0dB
-15dB to 0dB

0.4dB/3o

Trace noise (IFBW=3kHz)
Trace noise (IFBW=3kHz)

2mdB rms

-50 dB to +5 dB
-50 dB to +5 dB

0.1dB/1o

Connectors
Connectors

RF output:N type,female,50 ΩUSB port:USB type-CPower interface:DC12V

Effective source match
Effective source match

35dB

RBW Accuracy
RBW Accuracy

RBW ≥ 1MHz,±10%

-25dB to -15dB
-25dB to -15dB

1.0dB/6o

Impedance
Impedance

50Ω

External reference input port
External reference input port

BNC female,10 MHz;2 dBm ± 2 dB

Digital Demodulation
Digital Demodulation

Digital signals

Frequency Step
Frequency Step

0.1Hz

Effective source match
Effective source match

35~41dB

Temperature stability
Temperature stability

0.01dB/℃

Power range (Option -70~+10dBm)
Power range (Option -70~+10dBm)

- 50dBm to + 5dBm(100kHz ~ 300kHz)- 50dBm to + 10dBm(300kHz ~ 7GHz)- 50dBm to + 8dBm(7GHz ~ 8.5GHz)

Temperature Stability
Temperature Stability

0.01dB/°C

-15dB to 0dB
-15dB to 0dB

0.4dB/3o

Impedance
Impedance

50Ω

Max input level
Max input level

+26dBm

Temperature Stability
Temperature Stability

0.03dB/°C

-50dB to +5dB
-50dB to +5dB

0.1dB/1°

Data format
Data format

I/Q two-way, 16bit

Operating temperature range
Operating temperature range

+5° C to +40° C

Power range
Power range

-20dBm to +10dBm

Frequency step
Frequency step

0.1Hz

Max input level
Max input level

+ 26dBm

Frequency Reference
Frequency Reference

Aging rate: ±1ppm

Power Supply Current
Power Supply Current

2A MAX

Impedance
Impedance

50Ω

-25dB to -15dB
-25dB to -15dB

1.0dB/6°

Power Supply Current
Power Supply Current

2A MAX

External trigger input port
External trigger input port

BNC female,input level range: 0~+5 V

Max input level
Max input level

+23 dBm

Source to receiver port switchover time
Source to receiver port switchover time

< 10ms

Power range (Option-70~+10dBm)
Power range (Option-70~+10dBm)

-50dBm to﹢10dBm(300kHz~7GHz)-50dBm to﹢8dBm(7GHz~8.5GHz)

Effective source match
Effective source match

35~41dB

-25dB to -15dB
-25dB to -15dB

1.0dB/6o

Input Attenuator Range
Input Attenuator Range

0-30dB, 1dB Step

Effective load match
Effective load match

37~49dB

Operation environment
Operation environment

Operation temperature: 0° C - 50° CStorage temperature: -20° C - 70° C

Frequency Readout Accuracy
Frequency Readout Accuracy

±( readout frequency * Frequency Reference + RBW mid-value + 0.5 *

Frequency-temperature Stability
Frequency-temperature Stability

±1ppm @0°C -50°C

Sweep points (IFBW 30kHz)
Sweep points (IFBW 30kHz)

512014011601

Effective load match
Effective load match

37dB

External reference input port
External reference input port

BNC female,10 MHz;2 dBm ± 2 dB

- 70dB to -50dB
- 70dB to -50dB

0.5dB/3o

Max input voltage
Max input voltage

+35V

Storage temperature range
Storage temperature range

-45° C to +55° C

Effective load match
Effective load match

37~49dB

-70dB to -50dB
-70dB to -50dB

0.5 dB/3o

-35dB to -25dB
-35dB to -25dB

3.0dB/20o

Test port connector
Test port connector

N-type, female

-70dB to -50dB
-70dB to -50dB

0.5dB/3°

-35dB to -25dB
-35dB to -25dB

3.0dB/20o

Power accuracy
Power accuracy

±1.5 dB

-35dB to -25dB
-35dB to -25dB

3.0dB/20°

Test port connector
Test port connector

N-type, female

Max input voltage
Max input voltage

+35 V

External reference output port
External reference output port

BNC female,10 MHz;2 dBm ± 2 dB

Power accuracy
Power accuracy

±1.5 dB

Connect interface
Connect interface

RF output: N-type, 50 ΩPC connect:USB type-CPower connect: DC12V

Power accuracy
Power accuracy

±1.5 dB

Max input voltage
Max input voltage

+ 35V

Connect interface
Connect interface

RF output: N-type, 50 ΩPC connect:USB type-CPower connect: DC12V

Test port connector
Test port connector

N-type, female

Frequency-temperature Stability
Frequency-temperature Stability

±1ppm @0 - 50°C

Maximum Safe Input Level
Maximum Safe Input Level

Sensitivity: +30dBm (Low)Sensitivity: 0dBm (Medium)Sensitivity: -20dBm (High)

Working temperature
Working temperature

+5°C~+40°C

Noise level
Noise level

-107dBm/Hz (300kHz~10MHz) -124dBm/Hz (5GHz~6GHz) -120dBm/Hz (6GHz~8.5GHz)-123dBm/Hz (10MHz~5GHz)

Dimension
Dimension

197mm*93mm*61 mm

- 90dB to -70dB
- 90dB to -70dB

2.5dB/8o

Without calibration (300kHz~10MHz)
Without calibration (300kHz~10MHz)

51points: 13ms201points: 52ms401points: 104ms1601points: 413ms

Noise level
Noise level

- 97dBm/Hz(100kHz~300kHz)- 107dBm/Hz (300kHz~10MHz)- 123dBm/Hz (10MHz~5GHz)- 124dBm/Hz (5GHz~6GHz)- 120dBm/Hz (6GHz~8.5GHz)

Temperature
Temperature

Operating: 0° C to 50° CStorage: -20° C to 70° C

Power resolution
Power resolution

0.05dB

Initial Frequency Accuracy
Initial Frequency Accuracy

±0.5ppm

Temperature
Temperature

Opearting: 0° C to 50° CStorage: -20° C to 70° C

Power resolution
Power resolution

0.05dB

Operating humidity
Operating humidity

90% (25° C)

Number of test ports
Number of test ports

4

Number of test port
Number of test port

2

Reference Level Range
Reference Level Range

-140 dBm to +20dBm-190dBm to +70dBm (Ref level offset: ON)

External reference output port
External reference output port

BNC female,10 MHz;2 dBm ± 2 dB

Power resolution
Power resolution

0.05dB

-90dB to -70dB
-90dB to -70dB

2.5dB/8°

Noise level
Noise level

-120 dBm

Initial frequency accuracy
Initial frequency accuracy

±0.5ppm

-90dB to -70dB
-90dB to -70dB

2.5 dB/8o

Frequency Span Accuracy
Frequency Span Accuracy

±1%

Video output
Video output

DVI / HDMI

Power range
Power range

-110 - +14dBm

Number of test port
Number of test port

2/4

Full 2-port calibration(10MHz~6.5GHz)
Full 2-port calibration(10MHz~6.5GHz)

51points: 34ms201points: 73ms401points: 125ms1601points: 434ms

Frequency range
Frequency range

300kHz to 6.5GHz

Frequency range
Frequency range

300kHz~8.5GHz

Operating atmospheric pressure
Operating atmospheric pressure

84 to 106.7 kPa

Sweep Time
Sweep Time

1.1ms to 1600s2.69ms to 1600s, zero span

Amplitude Accuracy
Amplitude Accuracy

±1.5dB (ATT set to 0 dB, input signal: -5 to -30 dBm; detector setto Positive,Sensitivity set to Low; RBW auto-coupled ,all otherSettings auto-coupled, 23±5°C , half hour warm-up required)

Power Range
Power Range

-110 to +14dBm

Dimension
Dimension

180×50×290(mm)

Dimension and weight
Dimension and weight

180×50×290(mm), 1.8kg

Storage temperature
Storage temperature

-20°C~+60°C

Frequency range
Frequency range

300kHz ~6.5GHz (option 265/465)300kHz ~8.5GHz (option 285/485)

Weight
Weight

0.9kg

Power step
Power step

0.1dB

RBW Switching Uncertainty
RBW Switching Uncertainty

±0.3dB

Working humidity
Working humidity

90%(25°C)

Calibration interval
Calibration interval

3 years

USB port
USB port

8 ports(include 2 USB 3.0 ports)

Weight
Weight

1.8kg

Power Step
Power Step

0.1dB

Frequency accuracy
Frequency accuracy

±5ppm(option 0.05ppm)

Frequency accuracy
Frequency accuracy

±5ppm

Frequency accuracy
Frequency accuracy

±5ppm

Frequency resolution
Frequency resolution

1Hz

Working pressure
Working pressure

84 to 106.7 kPa

Frequency resolution
Frequency resolution

1Hz

LAN port
LAN port

10/100/1000 Base T Ethernet,8-pin

Power Accuracy
Power Accuracy

±0.75dB@Lev>=-80dBm; ±1.5dB@Lev<-80dBm

Input Attenuator Uncertainty
Input Attenuator Uncertainty

±0.6dB

Power accuracy
Power accuracy

±0.75dB@Lev ≥ -80dBm,;±1.5dB@Lev<-80dBm

Frequency resolution
Frequency resolution

1Hz

Power supply
Power supply

110/220 ± 22 V (AC), 50 Hz

Measurement points
Measurement points

2~20,001

Harmonic
Harmonic

≤ -30dBc(+10dBm)

Number of measurement points
Number of measurement points

2 ~ 20,001

Harmonic
Harmonic

≤ -30dBc(+10dBm)

Number of measurement points
Number of measurement points

2 to 20001

Power consumption
Power consumption

18W

System calibration interval
System calibration interval

3 years

Working temperature
Working temperature

+5° C -I12 +40° C

Accuracy of Reference Level
Accuracy of Reference Level

Reference level: ≥ -60dBm, ±0.8dB

Spurious
Spurious

≤ -50dBc

Measurement bandwidths
Measurement bandwidths

1Hz to 2MHz

Dimensions(W × H × D)
Dimensions(W × H × D)

175×65×292mm

Measurement bandwidths
Measurement bandwidths

1Hz to 100kHz

Nonharmonic
Nonharmonic

≤ -50dBc

Residual Response
Residual Response

-75dBm

Measurement bandwidth
Measurement bandwidth

1Hz to 2MHz

Power supply
Power supply

220 ± 22 V(AC),50 Hz

Storage temperature
Storage temperature

-20° C ~ +60° C

Dynamic range
Dynamic range

97 dB, typ. 115 dB (100kHz ~ 300kHz)112 dB, typ. 115 dB (300kHz ~ 10MHz)125 dB, typ. 130 dB (10MHz ~ 6GHz)124 dB, typ. 129 dB (6GHz ~ 7GHz)123 dB, typ. 128 dB (7GHz ~ 8.5GHz)

Phase noise
Phase noise

≤ -105dBc/Hz@10kHz(3GHz-6GHz); ≤ -109dBc/Hz@10kHz( ≤ 3GHz)

Weight
Weight

2.3 kg

Dynamic range(IFBW 10Hz)
Dynamic range(IFBW 10Hz)

112 dB,typ.115 dB (300kHz~10MHz) 125 dB,typ.130 dB (10MHz~6GHz) 124 dB,typ.129 dB (6GHz~7GHz) 123 dB,typ.128 dB (7GHz~8.5GHz)

Input-Related Response
Input-Related Response

9kHz to 700MHz - <-70dBc700MHz to 900MHz - <-46dBc900MHz to 1.3GHz - <-42dBc1.3GHz to 2.2GHz - <-46dBc2.2GHz to 2.7GHz - <-53dBc2.7GHz to 2.9GHz - <-42dBc2.9GHz to 3.3GHz - <-38dBc3.3GHz to 6GHz - <-53dBc

Dynamic range(IFBW 10Hz)
Dynamic range(IFBW 10Hz)

120dB

Phase Noise
Phase Noise

≤ -105dBc/Hz@10kHz(3-6GHz); ≤ -109dBc/Hz@10kHz( ≤ 3GHz)

Power consumption
Power consumption

65W

Working humidity
Working humidity

90% (25° C)

Working pressure
Working pressure

84 to 106.7 kPa

Measurement parameters
Measurement parameters

S11, S21, S12, S22

Second Harmonic Distortion
Second Harmonic Distortion

1.6GHz: 70dBc

Guarantee
Guarantee

1 year

Modulation bandwidth
Modulation bandwidth

20MHz(can upgrade to 100MHz)

Modulation bandwidth
Modulation bandwidth

20MHz(can upgrade to 100MHz)

Dimension
Dimension

425 ×400×122 mm

Measurement parameters
Measurement parameters

S11, S21, S12, S22

Pulse modulation parameter
Pulse modulation parameter

Pulse period:10us-40s,Pulse width:10ns-40s

Weight
Weight

8.1kg

System calibration interval
System calibration interval

3 years

Third-Order Intercept (TOI)
Third-Order Intercept (TOI)

+15dBm (-10dBm tones, 1MHz apart, Sensitivity set to low,Ref set to -10 dBm)

Modulation Type
Modulation Type

I/Q, Pulse

Pulse modulation parameters
Pulse modulation parameters

pulse width: 10ns to 40s, repetition cycle: 10us to 40s

Power supply
Power supply

220 ± 22 V (AC), 50 Hz

General digital modulation type
General digital modulation type

BPSK、QPSK、OQPSK、8PSK、MSK、FSK、16QAM、32QAM、64QAM、128QAM、256QAM

General digital modulation type
General digital modulation type

BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, 8PSK, MSK, FSK, 16QAM, 32QAM, 64QAM, 128QAM, 256QAM

P1dB
P1dB

+5dBm (nominal)

Analog modulation standard
Analog modulation standard

AM、FM、PM、DSB、USB、LSB

Phase Noise @1GHz
Phase Noise @1GHz

-95dBc/Hz, @10kHz (typically -98dBc/Hz)-123dBc/Hz, @1MHz (typically -125dBc/Hz)

Power consumption
Power consumption

130W

Analog modulation standard
Analog modulation standard

AM、FM、PM、DSB、USB、LSB

Dimension
Dimension

440 ×230×360 mm

Mobile communication standard
Mobile communication standard

GSM, EDGE, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA2000, TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, NB-IoT, LoRa, 5GNR

Mobile communication standard
Mobile communication standard

GSM/EDGE/CDMA/TD-SCDMA/WCDMA/CDMA2000/TD-LTE/FDD-LTE/NB-IoT/LoRa/5GNR

Support channel (LTE)
Support channel (LTE)

PSS、SSS、PSS、SSS、CSRS、PBCH、PCFICH、PHICH、PDCCH、PDSCH、PUSCH、PUCCH、PRACH and SRS

Supported Channel(LTE)
Supported Channel(LTE)

PSS, SSS, CSRS, PBCH, PCFICH, PHICH, PDCCH, PDSCH, PUSCH, PUCCH, PRACH and SRS

EVM
EVM

≤ 2%rms

EVM
EVM

≤ 1%rms (20MHz); ≤ 3.5%rms (100MHz)

Reference output
Reference output

10MHz,frequency error ±20Hz,power >0dBm

Frequency error
Frequency error

Better than ±10Hz

Phase error
Phase error

Better than ±3°

Waveform Quality
Waveform Quality

ρ >0.9999

Provide API
Provide API

Support secondary development (Open API)

TOI
TOI

+15dBm (-10dBm tones, 1MHz apart, Sensitivity set to low, Ref set to -10dBm)

Wave quality ρ
Wave quality ρ

>0.9999

API
API

Support secondary development(open API)

Frequently Asked Questions
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