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AEA Technology VIA Bravo

Vector Impedance Analyzer
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The VIA Bravo is a handheld Vector Impedance Analyzer.

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VIA Bravo $1,795.00
VIA Bravo II XF $1,995.00
VIA Bravo II $1,895.00
  • Available in three unique versions, this time and cost effective piece of equipment allows you to measure the frequency of your circuits and antennas. With its own software included, no further purchase necessary

    The VIA Bravo is a handheld Vector Impedance Analyzer for measuring the impedance & resonant frequencies of circuits and antennas. The Analyzer has the capability of providing accurate measurements and sweep displays of impedance, reactance, resistance, phase angle, return loss, SWR, and relative spectrum analysis.

    The VIA Bravo's testing functionality, combined with its 100 kHz to 200 MHz frequency range, make it a versatile tool for many service applications. The VIA Bravo is being used in areas such as MRI, wireless telemetry, 2 way radio, aviation, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).

    The VIA Bravo Analyzer is available in three versions with the capability of simultaneously displaying two separate measurement graphs and the respective scales. The versions include the standard S11 Bravo, the eXtra Fine frequency resolution S11 Bravo XF, and the full S21 network analyzer Bravo II. A Smith Chart displaying the measured circuit impedances is also available using the Bravo PC Vision software in conjunction with a PC.

    The Bravo PC Vision Software application, included with the VIA Bravo, provides the user with the capability of remotely operating the VIA Bravo through a serial port connection while viewing Real-Time results on a P.C. The software makes the capture, storage, and printing of documentation and reports easy.

    The VIA Bravo has proven to save time, improve on reliability and quality, and reduce service wait time.


    • Large numeric display of Center Frequency graph values and Inductance or Capacitance values
    • Simultaneously view two separate plots with differing scales
    • Measure Parallel or Series Resistance & Reactance
    • Automatic Calibration and Self-test
    • Cable/Fixture Nulling
    • Nonvolatile memories for both Plot Storage and Setup data
    • Signal Generator Mode - CW signal generator
    • Windowsâ„¢ Bravo PC Vision software included
    • Real Time Display of plots on PC
    • Smith Chart Display
    • EASY transfer of memories in unit to software
    • EL Backlit Supertwist LCD Display for sharp contrast
    • Auditory cues for non-visual tuning
    • Lightweight and portable 


    • Saves Time
    • Improves Reliability     
    • Reduces Service Wait Time    
    • Improves Quality



  • Frequency range 100 KHz to 200 MHz 
    Tuning/Display resolution < 0.02% of center Frequency - Bravo & Bravo II   < 0.0025% of center Frequency - Bravo XF  
    Measurement speed ~2 sweeps / second
    Frequency display 0 to 25.6MHz/80 data points/Large readouts.    0 to 32 MHz/100 data points/small readouts.    51.6 and 64 MHz at higher Frequencies  
    Impedance Range 2 to 2000 Ohms
    Impedance plotting scales 0 to 100 Ohms Min, 0 to 2000 Ohms Max
    Impedance Formats Resistance, Reactance, Z, Z Angle, SWR, R , S11 vector    Also Gain & Gain Phase in Bravo II
    Phase angle plotting scales +/- 15 to +/- 180 Degrees
    Harmonic and spurious >30 dB below fundamental
    Output power ~ +5 dBm @ 50 Ohms
    Serial interface speeds 4800 to 57.6K bps
    Power requirements 10-20 VDC @ 400 mA. minimum or 8 AA(Alk or NiMH)
    Antenna connector "N" Connector
    Size 8.5" x 4.3" x 2.25"
    Weight 20 oz.
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