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Using PNAX 5242A for a 4-port antenna measurement

Question asked by shravan.shirodkar on Jul 28, 2010
Latest reply on Aug 4, 2010 by daras
Hi,
I have a Tx/Rx system with 4 antennas, One transmitting three receiving (at the same time without switching, like a CW application where Tx, Rx are always on). I was wondering if I could implement it by connecting all four of them to the four ports of PNA 5242A and measure S21, S31, S41 using single channel trigger in a COM program..
In that case, will all the parameters be measured at the same time?
Does the network analyzer switch between the ports for these measurements?
If that is the case the data won't be received at the same instant right?, there might be some switching delay?
I don't mind the acquisition (through the COM program) being sequential as long as all the measurements come in at the same instant.

If this setup wouldn't work for my app, what do you suggest?

Please let me know if you need more details.

Thank you,
Shravan  

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