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R&S®ZNL Vector Network Analyzer

Measuring equipment for RF applications must satisfy high quality standards. Instruments should be easy to use and offer high versatility. Fast measurements and reliable performance are crucial. The R&S®ZNL meets these challenges and offers even more: it combines the functionality of a vector network analyzer, a spectrum analyzer and a power meter in a single, compact box.

Features & Benefits
The 3-in-1 analyzer: compact vector network analyzer:
- Solid RF performance
- Versatile features for lab and production
- Time domain analysis and distance-to-fault (DTF) measurements
- Compact 3-in-1 instrument
- Remote control via LAN and optional GPIB interface
The 3-in-1 analyzer: fully integrated spectrum analyzer:
- Integrated hardware for solid RF performance
- Spectrum analyzer function
- Analog demodulation
- Digital demodulation
The 3-in-1 analyzer: RF power meter:
- Precise power measurements
User interface with multitouch screen:
- Clear menu structures for efficient operation
- Large 10.1" touchscreen for convenient operation
- Integrated PC
- Simultaneous display of multiple measurement modes with MultiView function
Fully portable – ideal for field use:
- Battery and DC power supply for field use
- Accessories for transport and field use
Network analysis:
Frequency range R&S®ZNL3 5 kHz to 3 GHz
R&S®ZNL6 5 kHz to 6 GHz
Dynamic range   120 dB (spec.); typ. >130 dB
Output power   0 dBm (spec.); typ. + 3 dBm
Trace noise   <0.0035 dB (spec.); typ. < 0.0005 dB
Measurement speed    
Sweep time 401 points, 2-port TOSM, 200 MHz span, 100 kHz IFBW 16.7 ms
Data transfer over IEC/IEEE/GPIB, 201 points typ. 3 ms
HiSLIP over 1 Gbit/s LAN typ. 2.5 ms
Measurement parameters   S-parameters (Sxy), wave quantities, wave ratios, impedance parameters (Zxy), admittance parameters (Y), stability factors
Display formats   dB, magnitude, phase, Smith chart, polar diagram, SWR, unwrapped phase, linear magnitude, inverse Smith chart, real, imaginary, delay
Calibration methods   reflection normalization (open or short), reflection (OSM (OSL)), enhanced reflection normalization (OM or SM), transmission normalization (response calibration), transmission normalization in both directions (response calibration), one-path twoport, TOSM (SOLT)
Number of points vector network analyzer mode 1 to 100 001
spectrum analyzer mode 101 to 100 001
IF bandwidth (IFBW)  
1 Hz to 500 kHz, in steps of 1/1.5/2/3/5/7

Spectrum analysis (R&S®ZNL3 with R&S®ZNL3-B1 or R&S®ZNL6 with 

Frequency range R&S®ZNL3 5 kHz to 3 GHz (1 Hz resolution)
R&S®ZNL6 5 kHz to 6 GHz (1 Hz resolution)
Displayed average noise level (DANL) RF attenuation 0 dB <-140 dBm (spec.); typ. <-150 dBm
Phase noise 1 GHz, 10 kHz offset1 GHz, 10 kHz offset <-103 dBc (1 Hz); <-108 dBc (1 Hz)
Max. signal analysis bandwidth with option R&S®FPL1-B40 40 MHz
Third-order intercept point (TOI) 300 MHz ≤ fin ≤ 3 GHz >16 dBm (spec.); typ. >20 dBm
Second harmonic intercept (SHI) 900 MHz ≤ fin ≤ 1.5 GHz 70 dBm (nom.)

General features:

Limit lines vector network analyzer mode single, segmented, upper limit, lower limit
Number of channels within one vector network analyzer setup no limitation
Number of channel setups   max. 14
Number of traces (simultaneous display) vector network analyzer mode no limitation
spectrum analyzer mode
(R&S®ZNL3-B1/ZNL6-B1 option)
Number of markers vector network analyzer mode 10 + 1 reference marker (per trace)/td>
pectrum analyzer mode
(R&S®ZNL3-B1/ZNL6-B1 option)

General data:

Operating system   Windows 10
Display   10.1” (26.4 cm) WXGA color LCD, touchscreen
Dimensions (W × H × D)   408 mm × 186 mm × 235 mm (16.06 in × 7.32 in × 9.25 in)
Weight depending on configuration 6 kg to 8 kg (13.23 lb to 17.64 lb)


Order No. 1323.0012.03
Vector Network Analyzer
5 kHz to 3 GHz, two ports, N(f)
Order No. 1323.0012.06
Vector Network Analyzer
5 kHz to 6 GHz, two ports, N(f)