The ATN Microwave NP5B (now being manufactured by Maury Microwave) is is a solid-state tuner based solution for complete small-signal characterization of RF and microwave semiconductor devices. From high gain transistors with noise figures >1dB to millimeterwave low-noise amplifiers, the Maury NP5 Series can handle the most challenging assignments. When combined with an HP Agilent vector network analyzer and an Agilent NFA series noise figure analyzer, the NP5 Series provides fast and accurate s-parameter, noise parameter, and device characterization versus bias measurements and analysis from 300 MHz to 6 GHz (optionally up to 40 GHz). The noise parameter measurement software (not included with this unit) controls the system hardware, including power supplies for DC bias, and wafer probe stations (not included with the systems). Full test plans can be generated, and complex measurement sequences can be stored using the powerful built-in macro utility. Graphical and tabular report generation and data transfer to external electronic design automation (EDA) programs is fast and easy.
Evaluation Note: Power Test Only, no further bench testing was performed