NanoRFE VNA6000

VNA6000 (formerly NanoVNA V3) is a series of two port 6GHz vector network analyzers developed by NanoRFE/HCXQS offering performance comparable to higher end professional instruments in a small and portable form factor.

Existing portable VNAs weigh >2.5kg (heavier than a laptop; see table below). VNA6000 is the first VNA to reach professional level performance while weighing as much as a cell phone (300g), and is ideal for engineers on the go or working from home. VNA6000 can be used to characterize antennas, filters, duplexers, amplifiers, and more.

The improved measurement repeatability and low trace noise of the VNA6000 enables remote workers to complete most lab tasks without the logistics trouble of renting or sharing equipment, minimizing lost productivity.

VNA6000 (NanoVNA V3)

Where to buy

Official stores

VNA6000 is only available from our direct store:

You are probably aware of the components shortage situation everyone is in right now, with many small businesses struggling to survive, as well as the flood of low quality clones becoming a major issue. We'd like to thank you for choosing to support us and supporting innovation by buying the original version!

Note: beware of clones of our older designs claiming to go to 6GHz but when tested are not able to measure accurately above 1GHz! To make measurements at these higher frequencies requires the entire signal path to be redesigned with tighter constraints, impedances need to be tightly controlled, and all parts must be rated to handle the higher frequency, which adds significant expense. Even open source designs are not able to do it at below $300-500 BOM cost, and still have noticeable drift and repeatability problems. If you want useful and meaningful measurements, look for NanoRFE analyzers!


Features

VNA6000 measuring 100dB attenuator

Feature comparison

  NanoRFE portable VNA series Other portable VNAs
V2 Plus4 V2 Plus4 Pro VNA6000-A VNA6000-B KeyS FieldF
N9912A
Anr
MS2025B
R-S
ZNH4
Price (USD) 269 399 789 1499 8000 14700 15200
Max dynamic range 90dB 90dB 95dB 110dB 72dB 100dB 100dB
Freq. range (Hz) 50k - 4G 50k - 4G 50k - 6G 50k - 6G 2M - 6G 500k - 6G 30k - 4G
Trace noise Low Lower Lower Lower Lower Lower Lower
Sweep time 0.25s < 0.2s < 0.2s < 0.2s < 0.1s < 0.1s < 0.1s
Adjustable IFBW  
Temperature drift compensation ? ? ?
TDR
TDR resolution 9mm 9mm 6mm 6mm 6mm 6mm 9mm
Weight 300g 300g 300g 300g 2.8kg 3.5kg 3.1kg
Touchscreen  
Buy Official store Official store Official store Official store      

Example measurements

VNA6000-B


Documentation

User manual

VNA6000 User Manual (.pdf)

Datasheet

VNA6000-A and VNA6000-B Specifications (.pdf)


Software

VNA6000 supports both NanoVNA-QT and NanoVNA-Saver software.

See Software downloads.


Firmware

New firmware releases typically contain bug and stability fixes. It is recommended but not necessary to update your device firmware to the latest version.

Version 20220814 (Latest version)

Updating the device firmware

  1. Switch off the VNA6000.
  2. Connect the VNA6000 to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Hold down ◀ and switch on the VNA6000.
  4. Once white screen appears, release ◀.
  5. The device should now show up on your computer as a USB serial port device.
  6. Open NanoVNA-QT and select the device under the "Device" menu.
  7. You will be prompted to flash a firmware binary, which you can download below.
  8. The firmware update typically takes 5 - 10 seconds, and the VNA6000 will automatically reboot into the new firmware.
  9. If the update process appears to be stuck, you can restart the update by repeating the steps above. Interrupting a firmware update will not brick your device, but you will need to flash the firmware again before the device will boot.


User groups / Forums

Discussion forum
https://groups.io/g/NanoVNAV3