3D imaging sensor company Vayyar Imaging announced a strategic partnership with Mini-Circuits to offer microwave transceiver project kits with broad applicability for students and university programs spanning topics in electromagnetic theory, RF/microwave engineering, RF systems, and radar technology.
The first project kit, UVNA-63 includes all the elements students need to build a fully functioning vector network analyzer, develop S-Parameter algorithms, and perform real-time measurements of 2-port RF devices. The kit comprises Vayyar’s high-performance transceiver chip with a variety of RF components from Mini-Circuits along with control software, and a development environment for Python and MATLAB. The project addresses a gap in most RF curricula between classroom theory and the sophisticated equipment engineers use in the lab to perform complex measurements with the push of a button.
“Mini-Circuits has always been committed to supporting the academic community in cultivating the next generation of RF engineering talent,” said Mini-Circuits President, Ted Heil. “We believe this powerful, hands-on learning tool will help bridge the gap between textbook S-Parameter theory and practical measurements in the lab, serving to better educate engineers on the challenges and wonders of the RF world.”
“Following in the tradition of Mini-Circuits founder Harvey Kaylie, Vayyar is proud to be helping make RF accessible to all,” said CEO of Vayyar, Raviv Melamed. “The VNA Kit unlocks the ability to learn by doing, as students engage with the fundamentals of RF.”
UVNA-63 vector network analyzer project kits are available now for pre-order and will be delivered in September, toward the onset of the new semester.