RF Experimenter's PCB panel of 8 pcs with 50 Ohm CPW +SMA connectors EUR 19.80
RF Experimenter's PCB panel of 8 pcs with 50 Ohm CPW +SMA connectors soldered EUR 34.70
Here is a complete KIT of 8 PCBs in a panel (hand breakable for separating them) with a 50 Ohms Co-Planar Wave-Guide Over Ground Transmission Line, SMA connectors and space in the middle for user fabricated Load/Short/Open and DUT (Device Under Test).
An experimenter can place and test a DUT for RF performance or signal integrity.
The DUT can be virtually anything, from a small capacitor used for decoupling digital power lines to check its capacitance over applied voltage, over frequency or pulses to a more complicated passive or active circuit with 50 Ohms input and output ports. Even multiple capacitors in parallel, frequently used in RF or high-speed digital designs for DC rail decoupling can be placed and characterized by using a given methodology with DC voltage applied or not applied.
I would strongly suggest you to visit Dr Istvan Novak's website
which contains excellent articles and information about signal and power integrity. Also about distributed power.
Today's high speed digital circuit design needs RF design knowledge and experience. It is really an interesting part of technology and subject of expert knowledge. Students, engineers and experimenters can benefit of this small and handy PCB Panel and use it as a tool for improving their own designs or realizations.
Don't think you also need an expensive VNA together. Although it is great to have one, there are a lot of measurements one can conduct using a multimeter, a phase detector like my AD8302 Module, a directional coupler, a power detector, a power supply, an oscilloscope and a pulse/signal generator. By not owning a VNA sometimes helps on finding different smart solutions to a problem.
The PCB material is FR4 so please don't expect great performance over 3-4 GHZ, but if your work is at lower frequencies, this panel suits most of your needs perfectly. For characterizing components for power distribution for example, you will work on 100 HZ or up to 10 MHZ or 100 MHZ max or about one decade over the series resonance frequency of the DUT.
ORDERING from EUR 19.80 + s&h
In addition you get 8 pcs male and 8 pcs female SMA connectors (not soldered). We offer a soldering service at EUR 20.00 if required, just select the proper paypal button when ordering.
The prices do not include 24% Greek VAT applicable only to individual buyers from European Union.
The KIT includes a high-quality ENIG FR4 PCB PANEL (73.5 x 63.5 mm) that comes with 8 pcs male SMA connectors and 8 pcs female SMA connectors, soldered in place or not soldered as selected when ordering.
The shipping is with registered mail (your signature is required upon delivery).
I usually ship the next day and it takes about a week to 10 days for USA or Australia, less than a week for Europe.