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SPARQ Series Network Analyzers

The SPARQ Signal Integrity Network Analyzers are ideal for the engineer who wants to make S-parameter measurements quickly, easily, and at a fraction of the cost of a VNA. Fully calibrated measurements can be made in minutes, and without any need to connect or disconnect cables to calibration kit standards or electronic calibration modules.

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SPARQ

SPARQ-3012E
Signal Integrity Network Analyzer, 30 GHz, 12-port, Internal Calibration
SPARQ-3008E
Signal Integrity Network Analyzer, 30 GHz, 8-port, Internal Calibration
SPARQ-3004E
Signal Integrity Network Analyzer, 30 GHz, 4-port, Internal Calibration
SPARQ-3002E
Signal Integrity Network Analyzer, 30 GHz, 2-port, Internal Calibration
SPARQ-3002M
Signal Integrity Network Analyzer, 30 GHz, 2-port, Manual Calibration
SPARQ-4004E
Signal Integrity Network Analyzer, 40 GHz, 4-port, Internal Calibration
SPARQ-4002E
Signal Integrity Network Analyzer, 40 GHz, 2-port, Internal Calibration
SPARQ-4002M
Signal Integrity Network Analyzer, 40 GHz, 2-port, Manual Calibration

SPARQ Software Options

SPARQ-SISTUDIO
Signal Integrity Studio, Analysis & Simulation Software for SPARQ Series SI Network Analyzers

SPARQ Accessories

SPARQ-OSLT
OSLT Calibration Kit, 2.92mm
SPARQ-C402
Replacement set, qty 2 40GHz High Phase Stability Cables
SPARQ-C404
Replacement set, qty 4 40GHz High Phase Stability Cables
SPARQ-SFTC
Replacement Soft Carrying Case for 2 and 4-port SPARQ Models

SPARQs are available from 2 through 12 ports. The 8 and 12-port models are capable of characterizing crosstalk on multi-lane differential devices. For example, the 12-port SPARQ can simultaneously measure NEXT and FEXT crosstalk on up to 3 differential lanes, and is similar in price to a lesser-capable 4-port VNA.

Interested in eye diagrams and jitter, and in equalization requirements to compensate for channel effects? Order SPARQ-SISTUDIO along with your SPARQ analyzer to understand the complete picture. See SPARQ-SISTUDIO for more information on eye diagram and jitter analysis on your S-parameter measurements.

Key Features
  • Provides S-parameter measurements up to four-ports
  • Measures from DC to 40 GHz
  • One-button-press internal OSLT calibration
  • Analyzes in both frequency- and time-domain
  • Produces mixed-mode and single-ended simulation-ready S-parameters
  • Includes advanced de-embedding features
  • Inherent TDR / TDT capability and preview modes for quick checks and debugging
  • Available at a fraction of the cost of other network analyzer solutions
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SPARQ Signal Integrity Network Analyzer Introduction Video4:55

The SPARQ signal integrity network analyzers connect directly to the device-under-test and to PC-based software through a single USB connection for quick, multi-port S-parameter measurements.

SPARQ is the ideal instrument for characterizing multi-port devices common in signal integrity applications at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. It is ideal for:

  • Development of measurement-based simulation models
  • Design validation
  • Compliance testing
  • High performance TDR
  • PCB testing
  • Characterizes crosstalk on multi-lane differential structures
  • Portable measurement requirements

High-bandwidth, Multi-port S-parameters for the Masses

S-parameter measurements are most often produced by a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA), a difficult instrument that is beyond many budgets. SPARQ is very affordable and simplifies measurements, making S-parameters accessible to all.

PC-Based, Small and Portable

Traditional instruments that produce S-parameters are large and fundamentally stationary. The SPARQ, in contrast, is small and weighs less than 20 lbs. It connects to any standard PC through a USB 2.0 interface, allowing SPARQ to run where computing power is easily upgraded.

S-parameters, Quick

VNA measurements begin with the unpleasant and complex task of calibration. This involves multiple connections that can produce misleading results due to operator error. The SPARQ provides calibrated measurements with a single connection to the device-under-test and offers simple setup choices. Start – and complete – the entire measurement with single button press.

Internal Calibration

SPARQ takes a revolutionary approach to calibration by building in calibration standards. This enables measurements to be made without multiple connection steps and removes the need for additional electronic calibration (ECAL) modules. Calibration proceeds quickly without user intervention, so one can calibrate often without resorting to the use of saved calibrations that are out-of-date and lead to incorrect measurements.

Includes the Tools That You Expect

A signal integrity network analyzer should include well integrated tools for providing measurement and analysis in both time and frequency domains. Signal integrity requires more than just S-parameters. The time-domain offers important insight as it shows the performance of the S-parameter models in simulation.

SPARQ includes all of the hardware and software tools standard to make signal-integrity measurements right out of the box. These tools include capabilities that cost extra on most instruments, including mixed-mode S-parameter conversion and port-renumbering, passivity, reciprocity and causality enforcement, and built-in time-domain views like impedance, rho, step response and impulse response. All time-domain results can be normalized to your system rise time.

The SPARQ hardware includes calibrated cables for each port, calibrated female 2.92 mm connectors for each port for adapting the connector gender, a universal wrench for holding most popular connector sizes, and a precision torque wrench.

Streamlined Setup

The simple setup shown in the main setup screen above is all that is needed to configure a SPARQ measurement. You provide the frequencies and number of ports and go. Helper information like time length help in frequency spacing choices and DUT length modes control the pulser repetition rate for faster measurements. Various measurement sequence control modes allow for trade-offs between dynamic range and speed with time estimates shown. All measurements proceed automatically without user intervention. Advanced screens are easily accessible for extra capability, including differential or mixed-mode measurements.

A Wide Variety of Measurement Types

SPARQ can perform all tests currently made with TDR or VNA instruments – only easier. Some measurements and tests that SPARQ performs include:

  • Impedance
  • Return loss
  • Impedance Imbalance
  • Insertion loss
  • Crosstalk (near- and far-end)
  • Differential- to common-mode conversion
  • Common- to differential-mode conversion
  • Intra-pair skew
  • Voltage transfer functions
  • Differential- and common-mode step response at input and output ports
  • Mode conversion step response
  • Both mixed-mode and single-ended measurements standard
  • Risetime normalization for all time-domain results
  • TDR and TDT mode

All measurements can be made in differential-mode, common-mode or single-ended, as applicable.

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For more information, please download the full PDF datasheet.

SPARQ-4004E

General
Ports 4
Calibration Internal, Automatic
Operating Frequency DC to 40 GHz
S-parameter Measurements Single-ended and mixed mode (calculated)
Calibration Method OSLT (internal)
Connector Type 2.92 mm
 
Standard Measurement Capability
Frequency Domain Displays Magnitude, Phase, Real and Imaginary
Time Domain Displays Impulse Response, Step Response, Rho, Z . normalized to specified rise time
Result Displays Up to 16 measurements displayed simultaneously
Display Modes Smith Chart, single, dual, tandem, triple, quad, quattro, hex, octal
De-embedding Modes User cables, adaptors, and optional fixture
File Output Touchstone 1.0
Result Actions Auto-save and e-mail
 
Pulser / Sampler and Time base
Step Amplitude 200 mV (nominal top-base, 50 ohm termination)
Rise Time 6 ps 20-80% typical - as measured by sampler
Noise -50 dBm (no averaging, bandwidth limited to 40 GHz)
Repetition Rate 5 MHz (normal DUT length mode) and 1 MHz (long DUT length mode) @ 30% duty cycle
Hardware Averaging Fast Averaging at 10 Million Points/Second
Acquisition Rate Normal DUT length mode: 250 acquisitions/second; Long DUT Length Mode: 50 acquisitions/second (nominal)
Acquisition Duration Normal DUT Length Mode: 50 ns; Long DUT Length Mode: 250 ns
Dynamic Range 77 + 0.272 f - 0.931 sqrt(f) - 20 log(f); (typical, f in GHz; > 50 dB at 40 GHz in 'Normal' sequence control mode)
Time Base Type Coherent Interleaved Sampling (CIS)
Equivalent Time Sample Rate 204.8 GS/s
Jitter <= 300 fs rms
 
Power Requirements
Voltage 100 to 240 VAC(+/- 10%) at 50/60 Hz; Automatic AC voltage selection
Max. Power Consumption 80 W (80 VA) (Operating Mode), 7 W (Standby)
 
Internal Switching Relays
Frequency Rating 40 GHz
Rated Life 2 million actuations per contact
Insertion Loss < 1.1 dB at 40 GHz
VSWR < 1.8 @ 40 GHz
Switching Variation Insertion loss: 0.05 dB, 0.9 deg, VSWR 0.087 @ 40 GHz
Single Relay Port-port Isolation > 50 dB @ 40 GHz (pulser / sampler port-port isolation > 100 dB @ 40 GHz)
 
Environmental and Safety
Temperature (Operating) 5 deg C to 40 deg C (Internal Calibration valid 20  deg C - 0 deg C)
Humidity (Operating) Maximum relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 30 ‹C, decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40 deg C
Altitude (Operating) Up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) at or below 30 ‹C
 
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions (HWD) 7" H x 13.1" W x 13.6" D (178 x 332 x 345 mm)
Weight 17 lbs. (7.711 kg)
Shipping Weight 29 lbs. (13.17 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 12" H x 25" W x 20.5" D (305 x 635 x 521 mm)
 
Recommended PC Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Vista® or Windows® 7, 64-bit
(Note: The SPARQ application will run on Windows® 32 bit operating systems, but S-parameter calculation time will be impaired)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz or better
Memory 4 GB RAM or better
Hard Disk 2 GB available free space
Display Resolution 1280 x 780
Connectivity USB 2.0 High-speed
 

SPARQ-4002E

General
Ports 2
Calibration Internal, Automatic
Operating Frequency DC to 40 GHz
S-parameter Measurements Single-ended and mixed mode (calculated)
Calibration Method OSLT (internal)
Connector Type 2.92 mm
 
Standard Measurement Capability
Frequency Domain Displays Magnitude, Phase, Real and Imaginary
Time Domain Displays Impulse Response, Step Response, Rho, Z . normalized to specified rise time
Result Displays Up to 16 measurements displayed simultaneously
Display Modes Smith Chart, single, dual, tandem, triple, quad, quattro, hex, octal
De-embedding Modes User cables, adaptors, and optional fixture
File Output Touchstone 1.0
Result Actions Auto-save and e-mail
 
Pulser / Sampler and Time base
Step Amplitude 200 mV (nominal top-base, 50 ohm termination)
Rise Time 6 ps 20-80% typical - as measured by sampler
Noise -50 dBm (no averaging, bandwidth limited to 40 GHz)
Repetition Rate 5 MHz (normal DUT length mode) and 1 MHz (long DUT length mode) @ 30% duty cycle
Hardware Averaging Fast Averaging at 10 Million Points/Second
Acquisition Rate Normal DUT length mode: 250 acquisitions/second; Long DUT Length Mode: 50 acquisitions/second (nominal)
Acquisition Duration Normal DUT Length Mode: 50 ns; Long DUT Length Mode: 250 ns
Dynamic Range 77 + 0.272 f - 0.931 sqrt(f) - 20 log(f); (typical, f in GHz; > 50 dB at 40 GHz in 'Normal' sequence control mode)
Time Base Type Coherent Interleaved Sampling (CIS)
Equivalent Time Sample Rate 204.8 GS/s
Jitter <= 300 fs rms
 
Power Requirements
Voltage 100 to 240 VAC(+/- 10%) at 50/60 Hz; Automatic AC voltage selection
Max. Power Consumption 80 W (80 VA) (Operating Mode), 7 W (Standby)
 
Internal Switching Relays
Frequency Rating 40 GHz
Rated Life 2 million actuations per contact
Insertion Loss < 1.1 dB at 40 GHz
VSWR < 1.8 @ 40 GHz
Switching Variation Insertion loss: 0.05 dB, 0.9 deg, VSWR 0.087 @ 40 GHz
Single Relay Port-port Isolation > 50 dB @ 40 GHz (pulser / sampler port-port isolation > 100 dB @ 40 GHz)
 
Environmental and Safety
Temperature (Operating) 5 deg C to 40 deg C (Internal Calibration valid 20  deg C - 0 deg C)
Humidity (Operating) Maximum relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 30 ‹C, decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40 deg C
Altitude (Operating) Up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) at or below 30 ‹C
 
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions (HWD) 7" H x 13.1" W x 13.6" D (178 x 332 x 345 mm)
Weight 17 lbs. (7.711 kg)
Shipping Weight 29 lbs. (13.17 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 12" H x 25" W x 20.5" D (305 x 635 x 521 mm)
 
Recommended PC Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Vista® or Windows® 7, 64-bit
(Note: The SPARQ application will run on Windows® 32 bit operating systems, but S-parameter calculation time will be impaired)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz or better
Memory 4 GB RAM or better
Hard Disk 2 GB available free space
Display Resolution 1280 x 780
Connectivity USB 2.0 High-speed
 

SPARQ-4002M

General
Ports 2
Calibration Manual
Operating Frequency DC to 40 GHz
S-parameter Measurements Single-ended and mixed mode (calculated)
Calibration Method OSLT
Connector Type 2.92 mm
 
Standard Measurement Capability
Frequency Domain Displays Magnitude, Phase, Real and Imaginary
Time Domain Displays Impulse Response, Step Response, Rho, Z . normalized to specified rise time
Result Displays Up to 16 measurements displayed simultaneously
Display Modes Smith Chart, single, dual, tandem, triple, quad, quattro, hex, octal
De-embedding Modes User cables, adaptors, and optional fixture
File Output Touchstone 1.0
Result Actions Auto-save and e-mail
 
Pulser / Sampler and Time base
Step Amplitude 200 mV (nominal top-base, 50 ohm termination)
Rise Time 6 ps 20-80% typical - as measured by sampler
Noise -50 dBm (no averaging, bandwidth limited to 40 GHz)
Repetition Rate 5 MHz (normal DUT length mode) and 1 MHz (long DUT length mode) @ 30% duty cycle
Hardware Averaging Fast Averaging at 10 Million Points/Second
Acquisition Rate Normal DUT length mode: 250 acquisitions/second; Long DUT Length Mode: 50 acquisitions/second (nominal)
Acquisition Duration Normal DUT Length Mode: 50 ns; Long DUT Length Mode: 250 ns
Dynamic Range 77 + 0.272 f - 0.931 sqrt(f) - 20 log(f); (typical, f in GHz; > 50 dB at 40 GHz in 'Normal' sequence control mode)
Time Base Type Coherent Interleaved Sampling (CIS)
Equivalent Time Sample Rate 204.8 GS/s
Jitter <= 300 fs rms
 
Power Requirements
Voltage 100 to 240 VAC(+/- 10%) at 50/60 Hz; Automatic AC voltage selection
Max. Power Consumption 80 W (80 VA) (Operating Mode), 7 W (Standby)
 
Internal Switching Relays
Frequency Rating 40 GHz
Rated Life 2 million actuations per contact
Insertion Loss < 1.1 dB at 40 GHz
VSWR < 1.8 @ 40 GHz
Switching Variation Insertion loss: 0.05 dB, 0.9 deg, VSWR 0.087 @ 40 GHz
Single Relay Port-port Isolation > 50 dB @ 40 GHz (pulser / sampler port-port isolation > 100 dB @ 40 GHz)
 
Environmental and Safety
Temperature (Operating) 5 deg C to 40 deg C (Internal Calibration valid 20  deg C - 0 deg C)
Humidity (Operating) Maximum relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 30 ‹C, decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40 deg C
Altitude (Operating) Up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) at or below 30 ‹C
 
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions (HWD) 7" H x 13.1" W x 13.6" D (178 x 332 x 345 mm)
Weight 14.78 lbs. (6.70 kg)
Shipping Weight 26.78 lbs. (12.14 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 12" H x 25" W x 20.5" D (305 x 635 x 521 mm)
 
Recommended PC Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Vista® or Windows® 7, 64-bit
(Note: The SPARQ application will run on Windows® 32 bit operating systems, but S-parameter calculation time will be impaired)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz or better
Memory 4 GB RAM or better
Hard Disk 2 GB available free space
Display Resolution 1280 x 780
Connectivity USB 2.0 High-speed
 

SPARQ-C402

SPARQ-C404

SPARQ-SFTC

SPARQ-SISTUDIO

SPARQ-OSLT

SPARQ-3008E

General
Ports 8
Calibration Internal, Automatic
Operating Frequency DC to 30 GHz
S-parameter Measurements Single-ended and mixed mode (calculated)
Calibration Method OSLT (internal)
Connector Type 2.92 mm
 
Standard Measurement Capability
Frequency Domain Displays Magnitude, Phase, Real and Imaginary
Time Domain Displays Impulse Response, Step Response, Rho, Z . normalized to specified rise time
Result Displays Up to 16 measurements displayed simultaneously
Display Modes Smith Chart, single, dual, tandem, triple, quad, quattro, hex, octal
De-embedding Modes User cables, adaptors, and optional fixture
File Output Touchstone 1.0
Result Actions Auto-save and e-mail
 
Pulser / Sampler and Time base
Step Amplitude 200 mV (nominal top-base, 50 ohm termination)
Rise Time 6 ps 20-80% typical - as measured by sampler
Noise -50 dBm (no averaging, bandwidth limited to 40 GHz)
Repetition Rate 5 MHz (normal DUT length mode) and 1 MHz (long DUT length mode) @ 30% duty cycle
Hardware Averaging Fast Averaging at 10 Million Points/Second
Acquisition Rate Normal DUT length mode: 250 acquisitions/second; Long DUT Length Mode: 50 acquisitions/second (nominal)
Acquisition Duration Normal DUT Length Mode: 50 ns; Long DUT Length Mode: 250 ns
Dynamic Range 77 + 0.26 f - 1.33 sqrt(f) - 20 Log(f); (typical, f in GHz; > 48 dB at 30GHz in 'Normal' sequence control mode)
Time Base Type Coherent Interleaved Sampling (CIS)
Equivalent Time Sample Rate 204.8 GS/s
Jitter <= 300 fs rms
 
Power Requirements
Voltage 100 to 240 VAC(+/- 10%) at 50/60 Hz; Automatic AC voltage selection
Max. Power Consumption 80 W (80 VA) (Operating Mode), 7 W (Standby)
 
Internal Switching Relays
Frequency Rating 40 GHz
Rated Life 2 million actuations per contact
Insertion Loss < 1.1 dB at 40 GHz
VSWR < 1.8 @ 40 GHz
Switching Variation Insertion loss: 0.05 dB, 0.9 deg, VSWR 0.087 @ 40 GHz
Single Relay Port-port Isolation >50 dB @ 40 GHz (pulser / sampler port-port isolation > 100 dB @ 40 GHz)
 
Environmental and Safety
Temperature (Operating) 5 deg C to 40 deg C (Internal Calibration valid 20 deg C - 0 deg C)
Humidity (Operating) Maximum relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 30‹C, decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40 deg C
Altitude (Operating) Up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) at or below 30‹C
 
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions (HWD) 11.2" H x 13.1" W x 13.6" D (282 x 332 x 345 mm)
Weight 23.2 lbs. (10.52 kg)
Shipping Weight 32.5 lbs (14.75 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 20 7/8" H x 21 1/16" W x 19" D (530.2 x 534 x 482.6 mm)
 
Recommended PC Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Vista® or Windows® 7, 64-bit
(Note: The SPARQ application will run on Windows® 32 bit operating systems, but S-parameter calculation time will be impaired)
Processor Intel Core i7 or better
Memory 4 GB RAM or better
Hard Disk 2 GB available free space
Display Resolution 1280 x 780
Connectivity USB 2.0 High-speed
 

SPARQ-3012E

General
Ports 12
Calibration Internal, Automatic
Operating Frequency DC to 30 GHz
S-parameter Measurements Single-ended and mixed mode (calculated)
Calibration Method OSLT (internal)
Connector Type 2.92 mm
 
Standard Measurement Capability
Frequency Domain Displays Magnitude, Phase, Real and Imaginary
Time Domain Displays Impulse Response, Step Response, Rho, Z . normalized to specified rise time
Result Displays Up to 16 measurements displayed simultaneously
Display Modes Smith Chart, single, dual, tandem, triple, quad, quattro, hex, octal
De-embedding Modes User cables, adaptors, and optional fixture
File Output Touchstone 1.0
Result Actions Auto-save and e-mail
 
Pulser / Sampler and Time base
Step Amplitude 200 mV (nominal top-base, 50 ohm termination)
Rise Time 6 ps 20-80% typical - as measured by sampler
Noise -50 dBm (no averaging, bandwidth limited to 40 GHz)
Repetition Rate 5 MHz (normal DUT length mode) and 1 MHz (long DUT length mode) @ 30% duty cycle
Hardware Averaging Fast Averaging at 10 Million Points/Second
Acquisition Rate Normal DUT length mode: 250 acquisitions/second; Long DUT Length Mode: 50 acquisitions/second (nominal)
Acquisition Duration Normal DUT Length Mode: 50 ns; Long DUT Length Mode: 250 ns
Dynamic Range 77 + 0.26 f - 1.33 sqrt(f) - 20 Log(f); (typical, f in GHz; > 48 dB at 30GHz in 'Normal' sequence control mode)
Time Base Type Coherent Interleaved Sampling (CIS)
Equivalent Time Sample Rate 204.8 GS/s
Jitter <= 300 fs rms
 
Power Requirements
Voltage 100 to 240 VAC(+/- 10%) at 50/60 Hz; Automatic AC voltage selection
Max. Power Consumption 80 W (80 VA) (Operating Mode), 7 W (Standby)
 
Internal Switching Relays
Frequency Rating 40 GHz
Rated Life 2 million actuations per contact
Insertion Loss < 1.1 dB at 40 GHz
VSWR < 1.8 @ 40 GHz
Switching Variation Insertion loss: 0.05 dB, 0.9 deg, VSWR 0.087 @ 40 GHz
Single Relay Port-port Isolation >50 dB @ 40 GHz (pulser / sampler port-port isolation > 100 dB @ 40 GHz)
 
Environmental and Safety
Temperature (Operating) 5 deg C to 40 deg C (Internal Calibration valid 20 deg C - 0 deg C)
Humidity (Operating) Maximum relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 30 ‹C, decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40 deg C
Altitude (Operating) Up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) at or below 30 ‹C
 
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions (HWD) 11.2" H x 13.1" W x 13.6" D (282 x 332 x 345 mm)
Weight 26.1 lbs. (11.84 kg)
Shipping Weight 35.75 lbs (16.21 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 20 7/8" H x 21 1/16" W x 19" D (530.2 x 534 x 482.6 mm)
 
Recommended PC Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Vista® or Windows® 7, 64-bit
(Note: The SPARQ application will run on Windows® 32 bit operating systems, but S-parameter calculation time will be impaired)
Processor Intel Core i7 or better
Memory 4 GB RAM or better
Hard Disk 2 GB available free space
Display Resolution 1280 x 780
Connectivity USB 2.0 High-speed
 

SPARQ-3004E

General
Ports 4
Calibration Internal, Automatic
Operating Frequency DC to 30 GHz
S-parameter Measurements Single-ended and mixed mode (calculated)
Calibration Method OSLT (internal)
Connector Type 2.92 mm
 
Standard Measurement Capability
Frequency Domain Displays Magnitude, Phase, Real and Imaginary
Time Domain Displays Impulse Response, Step Response, Rho, Z . normalized to specified rise time
Result Displays Up to 16 measurements displayed simultaneously
Display Modes Smith Chart, single, dual, tandem, triple, quad, quattro, hex, octal
De-embedding Modes User cables, adaptors, and optional fixture
File Output Touchstone 1.0
Result Actions Auto-save and e-mail
 
Pulser / Sampler and Time base
Step Amplitude 200 mV (nominal top-base, 50 ohm termination)
Rise Time 6 ps 20-80% typical - as measured by sampler
Noise -50 dBm (no averaging, bandwidth limited to 40 GHz)
Repetition Rate 5 MHz (normal DUT length mode) and 1 MHz (long DUT length mode) @ 30% duty cycle
Hardware Averaging Fast Averaging at 10 Million Points/Second
Acquisition Rate Normal DUT length mode: 250 acquisitions/second; Long DUT Length Mode: 50 acquisitions/second (nominal)
Acquisition Duration Normal DUT Length Mode: 50 ns; Long DUT Length Mode: 250 ns
Dynamic Range 77 + 0.272 f - 0.931 sqrt(f) - 20 log(f); (typical, f in GHz; > 50 dB at 40 GHz in 'Normal' sequence control mode)
Time Base Type Coherent Interleaved Sampling (CIS)
Equivalent Time Sample Rate 204.8 GS/s
Jitter <= 300 fs rms
 
Power Requirements
Voltage 100 to 240 VAC(+/- 10%) at 50/60 Hz; Automatic AC voltage selection
Max. Power Consumption 80 W (80 VA) (Operating Mode), 7 W (Standby)
 
Internal Switching Relays
Frequency Rating 40 GHz
Rated Life 2 million actuations per contact
Insertion Loss < 1.1 dB at 40 GHz
VSWR < 1.8 @ 40 GHz
Switching Variation Insertion loss: 0.05 dB, 0.9 deg, VSWR 0.087 @ 40 GHz
Single Relay Port-port Isolation >50 dB @ 40 GHz (pulser / sampler port-port isolation > 100 dB @ 40 GHz)
 
Environmental and Safety
Temperature (Operating) 5 deg C to 40 deg C (Internal Calibration valid 20 deg C - 0 deg C)
Humidity (Operating) Maximum relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 30<C, decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40 deg C
Altitude (Operating) Up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) at or below 30<C
 
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions (HWD) 7" H x 13.1" W x 13.6" D (178 x 332 x 345 mm)
Weight 17 lbs. (7.711 kg)
Shipping Weight 29 lbs. (13.17 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 12" H x 25" W x 20.5" D (305 x 635 x 521 mm)
 
Recommended PC Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Vista® or Windows® 7, 64-bit
(Note: The SPARQ application will run on Windows® 32 bit operating systems, but S-parameter calculation time will be impaired)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz or better
Memory 4 GB RAM or better
Hard Disk 2 GB available free space
Display Resolution 1280 x 780
Connectivity USB 2.0 High-speed
 

SPARQ-3002E

General
Ports 2
Calibration Internal, Automatic
Operating Frequency DC to 30 GHz
S-parameter Measurements Single-ended and mixed mode (calculated)
Calibration Method OSLT (internal)
Connector Type 2.92 mm
 
Standard Measurement Capability
Frequency Domain Displays Magnitude, Phase, Real and Imaginary
Time Domain Displays Impulse Response, Step Response, Rho, Z . normalized to specified rise time
Result Displays Up to 16 measurements displayed simultaneously
Display Modes Smith Chart, single, dual, tandem, triple, quad, quattro, hex, octal
De-embedding Modes User cables, adaptors, and optional fixture
File Output Touchstone 1.0
Result Actions Auto-save and e-mail
 
Pulser / Sampler and Time base
Step Amplitude 200 mV (nominal top-base, 50 ohm termination)
Rise Time 6 ps 20-80% typical - as measured by sampler
Noise -50 dBm (no averaging, bandwidth limited to 40 GHz)
Repetition Rate 5 MHz (normal DUT length mode) and 1 MHz (long DUT length mode) @ 30% duty cycle
Hardware Averaging Fast Averaging at 10 Million Points/Second
Acquisition Rate Normal DUT length mode: 250 acquisitions/second; Long DUT Length Mode: 50 acquisitions/second (nominal)
Acquisition Duration Normal DUT Length Mode: 50 ns; Long DUT Length Mode: 250 ns
Dynamic Range 77 + 0.272 f - 0.931 sqrt(f) - 20 log(f); (typical, f in GHz; > 50 dB at 40 GHz in 'Normal' sequence control mode)
Time Base Type Coherent Interleaved Sampling (CIS)
Equivalent Time Sample Rate 204.8 GS/s
Jitter <= 300 fs rms
 
Power Requirements
Voltage 100 to 240 VAC(+/- 10%) at 50/60 Hz; Automatic AC voltage selection
Max. Power Consumption 80 W (80 VA) (Operating Mode), 7 W (Standby)
 
Internal Switching Relays
Frequency Rating 40 GHz
Rated Life 2 million actuations per contact
Insertion Loss < 1.1 dB at 40 GHz
VSWR < 1.8 @ 40 GHz
Switching Variation Insertion loss: 0.05 dB, 0.9 deg, VSWR 0.087 @ 40 GHz
Single Relay Port-port Isolation >50 dB @ 40 GHz (pulser / sampler port-port isolation > 100 dB @ 40 GHz)
 
Environmental and Safety
Temperature (Operating) 5 deg C to 40 deg C (Internal Calibration valid 20 deg C - 0 deg C)
Humidity (Operating) Maximum relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 30 <C, decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40 deg C
Altitude (Operating) Up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) at or below 30 <C
 
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions (HWD) 7" H x 13.1" W x 13.6" D (178 x 332 x 345 mm)
Weight 17 lbs. (7.711 kg)
Shipping Weight 29 lbs. (13.17 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 12" H x 25" W x 20.5" D (305 x 635 x 521 mm)
 
Recommended PC Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Vista® or Windows® 7, 64-bit
(Note: The SPARQ application will run on Windows® 32 bit operating systems, but S-parameter calculation time will be impaired)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz or better
Memory 4 GB RAM or better
Hard Disk 2 GB available free space
Display Resolution 1280 x 780
Connectivity USB 2.0 High-speed
 

SPARQ-3002M

General
Ports 2
Calibration Manual
Operating Frequency DC to 30 GHz
S-parameter Measurements Single-ended and mixed mode (calculated)
Calibration Method OSLT
Connector Type 2.92 mm
 
Standard Measurement Capability
Frequency Domain Displays Magnitude, Phase, Real and Imaginary
Time Domain Displays Impulse Response, Step Response, Rho, Z . normalized to specified rise time
Result Displays Up to 16 measurements displayed simultaneously
Display Modes Smith Chart, single, dual, tandem, triple, quad, quattro, hex, octal
De-embedding Modes User cables, adaptors, and optional fixture
File Output Touchstone 1.0
Result Actions Auto-save and e-mail
 
Pulser / Sampler and Time base
Step Amplitude 200 mV (nominal top-base, 50 ohm termination)
Rise Time 6 ps 20-80% typical - as measured by sampler
Noise -50 dBm (no averaging, bandwidth limited to 40 GHz)
Repetition Rate 5 MHz (normal DUT length mode) and 1 MHz (long DUT length mode) @ 30% duty cycle
Hardware Averaging Fast Averaging at 10 Million Points/Second
Acquisition Rate Normal DUT length mode: 250 acquisitions/second; Long DUT Length Mode: 50 acquisitions/second (nominal)
Acquisition Duration Normal DUT Length Mode: 50 ns; Long DUT Length Mode: 250 ns
Dynamic Range 77 + 0.272 f - 0.931 sqrt(f) - 20 log(f); (typical, f in GHz; > 50 dB at 40 GHz in 'Normal' sequence control mode)
Time Base Type Coherent Interleaved Sampling (CIS)
Equivalent Time Sample Rate 204.8 GS/s
Jitter <= 300 fs rms
 
Power Requirements
Voltage 100 to 240 VAC(+/- 10%) at 50/60 Hz; Automatic AC voltage selection
Max. Power Consumption 80 W (80 VA) (Operating Mode), 7 W (Standby)
 
Internal Switching Relays
Frequency Rating 40 GHz
Rated Life 2 million actuations per contact
Insertion Loss < 1.1 dB at 40 GHz
VSWR < 1.8 @ 40 GHz
Switching Variation Insertion loss: 0.05 dB, 0.9 deg, VSWR 0.087 @ 40 GHz
Single Relay Port-port Isolation >50 dB @ 40 GHz (pulser / sampler port-port isolation > 100 dB @ 40 GHz)
 
Environmental and Safety
Temperature (Operating) 5 deg C to 40 deg C (Internal Calibration valid 20 deg C - 0 deg C)
Humidity (Operating) Maximum relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 30 <C, decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40 deg C
Altitude (Operating) Up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) at or below 30 <C
 
Physical Dimensions
Dimensions (HWD) 7" H x 13.1" W x 13.6" D (178 x 332 x 345 mm)
Weight 14.78 lbs. (6.70 kg)
Shipping Weight 26.78 lbs. (12.14 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 12" H x 25" W x 20.5" D (305 x 635 x 521 mm)
 
Recommended PC Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Vista® or Windows® 7, 64-bit
(Note: The SPARQ application will run on Windows® 32 bit operating systems, but S-parameter calculation time will be impaired)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz or better
Memory 4 GB RAM or better
Hard Disk 2 GB available free space
Display Resolution 1280 x 780
Connectivity USB 2.0 High-speed
 

SPARQ Software Options

SPARQ-SISTUDIO
Signal Integrity Studio, Analysis & Simulation Software for SPARQ Series SI Network Analyzers

SPARQ Accessories

SPARQ-OSLT
OSLT Calibration Kit, 2.92mm
SPARQ-C402
Replacement set, qty 2 40GHz High Phase Stability Cables
SPARQ-C404
Replacement set, qty 4 40GHz High Phase Stability Cables
SPARQ-SFTC
Replacement Soft Carrying Case for 2 and 4-port SPARQ Models