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Bode 100 Vector Network Analyzer
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Bode 100 Product Brochure

(1.90 MB) Product Brochure providing a detailed overview on the capabilities of Bode 100

Bode 100 Gain‐Phase Performance Examples Application Note

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It's amazing what this compact, cost effective test set can do!

If the wide frequency range from 1 Hz to 40 MHz fits your needs the full beauty of the Bode 100 will impress you. With the Bode 100 and the included Bode Analyzer Suite you are all set for your daily power supply and RF testing challenges.

With Bode 100 you are ready to measure

  • Stability analysis of open loops (Nyquist criterion)
  • Bode plots of control circuits
  • Complex gain of amplifiers and filters
  • Complex impedance and admittance
  • Swept S-parameters of electronic circuits (filters, amplifiers, bipolar transistors ... )
  • Influence of termination on amplifiers or filters
  • Frequency dependent impedance of high-Q circuits like oscillating crystals
  • Reflection coefficient and return loss
  • Reflection of a circuit, and display in a Smith chart and/or
  • Reflection of antennas and display in VSWR format
  • Group delay characteristics of your DUT
  • and so much more ...


Model Description Price  
OL000100 Bode 100 Vector Network Analyzer
Accessories Description Price  
OL000150 Active Differential Probe 10:1/100:1, 25M
OL000151 B-WIT 100 Wideband Injection Transformer
OL000152 B-SMC Impedance Adapter
OL000153 B-WIC Impedance Adapter
  • Product Information
  • Detailed Specifications
  • What's Included
  • Software
  • Downloads

The multifunctional Bode 100 Vector Network Analyzer system is comprised of a flexible hardware design and the Bode Analyzer Suite for Windows™. Because of its outstanding price-performance ratio the system is ideal for industrial applications, as well as, research and educational labs.

Special Features

Data transfer and reporting could not be easier!

  • Just click a button and the Bode 100 provides you with a print report containing all relevant information.
  • Generate reports in own your style - simply paste measurement results, charts and equipment settings into your documents by using the Bode 100’s extended copy to clipboard functionality.
  • Process your measurement results with your favorite tool including Excel by exporting all measurement values into a csv file.
  • Save your entire equipment set-up (including measurement values). Load saved set-ups to simply reuse your measurements. Share stored set-ups with you colleagues and analyze the data offline on any PC.

Reduce your workload - automate your measurements!

  • Use OLE compatible controllers such as VBA (e.g. Excel®***), LabVIEW®#, MATLAB®**,...
  • Program your own applications with languages like VB2005®***, C#®***, Visual C++®***,...
  • A multi-functional piece of test equipment that combines all of the following in one computer controlled* unit:
  • State of the art Vector Network Analyzer - unbeatable price performance ratio
  • PC controlled - easy to work with
  • All test results are immediately available on the PC - simplifies documentation
  • Easy data processing - utilize software such as MATLAB®** or Excel®***
  • Compact and lightweight design - outstanding portability to test wherever you want
  • Standardized automation interface - simple integration into automated measurement setups
  • Standard file formats - effortless data sharing

*PC not included
**MATLAB is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.
***Excel, PowerPoint, Visual C++, C#, VB2005 and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
#LabVIEW is a registered trademark of National Instruments Corporation

Click here to download a PDF of the complete specifications.

  • Signal Source
  • Inputs
  • USB
  • PC Req's
  • Power
  • Environment
  • General
  • Max Ratings
Signal Source
Characteristic Rating
Wave form: Sinusoidal signal
Frequency range 10 Hz to 40 MHz (standard frequency range)*
1 Hz to 40 MHz (extended frequency range)*
*frequency ranges software switchable
Signal Level -27dBm to 13dBm
0.01VRMS to 1VRMS (at 50 Ohm load)
Accuracy of the source level (23°C +/-5°C) +/-0.3 dB (1Hz to 1MHz)
+/-0.6 dB (1MHz to 40 MHz)
Frequency response of the source level 1Hz to 40MHz +/-0.3dB (referred to 100kHz)
Frequency accuracy (23°C +/-5°C) +/-15ppm (<1 year after calibration)
+/-25ppm (<3 years after calibration)
Source impedance: 50 Ohm
Return loss (1Hz to 40MHz) > 28dB (VSWR < 1.09)
Spurious signals < -55dBc (typical)
Harmonics < -55dBc (typical)
Connector: BNC
Inputs: CH1, CH2
Input Impedance (high): 1MOhm +/-2% (by design)
Input capacitance: 40 to 55pF
Input Impedance (low): 50 Ohm
Return loss for low input impedance (1Hz to 40MHz) > 25dB (VSWR < 1.12)
Noise floor for the gain measurement Conditions:
Resolution bandwidth = 10Hz, select internal reference,
PSOURCE = 13dBm, 50O load at CH2, 20dB attenuators for
CH1 and CH2
1Hz to 5kHz: -100dB (typical)
5kHz to 50kHz: -110dB (typical)
50kHz to 20MHz: -115dB (typical)
20MHz to 40MHz: -110dB (typical)
Connectors BNC
Receiver bandwidth: 1Hz to 3kHz
Input attenuator: 0 dB, 10 dB, 20 dB, 30 dB, 40 dB
Input sensitivity: 100 mV full scale (for input attenuator 0 dB)
Dynamic range: > 100 dB (at 10 Hz receiver bandwidth)
Gain error: < 0.1 dB (calibrated)
Phase error: < 0.5º (calibrated)
USB Interface
Connector Type B
PC Requirements
Characteristic Requirement
Minimum configuration: Pentium 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, CD-ROM drive
Recommended configuration: Pentium 2.5 GHz, 1 GB RAM, CD-ROM drive
Interface: USB 1.1 or 2.0
Supported operating systems: Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)
Windows Vista (32 bit)
Windows Vista (64 bit)
Windows 7 (32 bit)
Windows 7 (64 bit)
Power Requirements
Power Supply Rating
AC power adapter
Input voltage/frequency 100…240 V/47…63 Hz
DC power supply
Input voltage/output power +10…24 V/10 W
Supply current at 12V: 450mA (typical)
at 18V: 300mA (typical)
at 24V: 230mA (typical)
Low supply voltage shut-down 8.25V (typical)
Inrush current for a low impedance source at 12V 15A for 300µs (typical)
Inrush current for a low impedance source at 24V 30A for 300µs (typical)
Inner connector +10…24 V
Outer connector Ground
Inner diameter 2.5 mm
Outer diameter 5.0 mm
Environmental Requirements
Characteristic Condition Rating
Temperature Storage –35…+60ºC/–31…+140ºF
  Operating +5…+40ºC/+41…+104ºF
  For specifications 23ºC ± 5ºC/73ºF ± 18ºF
Relative humidity Storage 20…90%, non-condensing
  Operating 20…80%, non-condensing
Dimensions (w × h × d): 26 x 5 x 26.5 cm
10.25 x 2 x 10.5 inch
Weight - Bode 100: < 2kg/4.4 lb
Weight - Accessories: < 0.5kg/1.1 lb
Absolute Maximum Ratings
DC supply voltage +28V
DC supply reverse voltage (device doesn't work) -28V
Maximum AC input signals at CH1 or CH2 (high impedance) 50VRMS up to 1MHz
30VRMS 1MHz to 2MHz
15VRMS 2MHz to 5MHz
10VRMS 5MHz to 10MHz
7VRMS 10MHz to 40MHz
Maximum DC input signal at CH1 or CH2 (high impedance) 50V
Maximum input power at CH1 or CH2 (low impedance) 1W (=7VRMS)
Maximum possible return power at the source connector 0.5W


Bode 100 Vector Network Analyzer (Calibration certificate included.)
Bode Analyzer Suite on CD-ROM (Download the software in our support section.)
Bode 100 User Manual(English)
Wide range power supply (with international plug adapters)
USB cable
4 x BNC cable 50 Ohm (m – m)
1 x BNC T adapter (f – f – f )
1 x BNC straight adapter (f – f)
1 x BNC 50 Ohm load (m)
1 x BNC short circuit (m)
Test objects: quartz filter and
IF filter on a PCB

1 Year Warranty

Click here to visit our support section to download the Bode Analyzer Suite software now.

The Bode 100 is based on a flexible hardware design, and comes with software that allows the unit to perform the job of multiple devices: Gain Phase Meter, Vector Network Analyzer, Impedance Meter, and a Sine Wave Generator.

Furthermore, the software provides an OLE Automation interface which enables the possibility to control the Bode 100 with OLE compatible controllers.

The Bode Analyzer Suite

  • Controls Bode 100,
  • Calibrates,
  • Reads the measured values,
  • Calculates results,
  • Presents and
  • Stores the data.

The software controls the configuration of the Bode 100 hardware including the attenuators and oscillators.

For example, you can selectively

  • Switch the input impedance between 1 MOhm and 50 Ohm,
  • Set generator/source values,
  • Choose attenuators (0, 10, 20, 30, 40 dB),
  • Select internal or external reference.

The Bode-100 supports SOLT calibration (Short-Open-Load-Thru). This calibration scheme allows the Bode-100 to remove the effects of the test cables from the measurement. The S-O-L (Short-Open-Load) calibration is used for impedance and reflection measurements while the T (Thru) calibration is for the gain-phase measurements.

Calibration of Impedance/Reflection to compensate test cables by

  • Open-circuit,
  • Short-circuit and
  • Load calibration.

Measured values
The measured values are gain, phase and frequency triples, which are graphically represented in various diagram formats.

From the measured values the result can be calculated. For example, amplitude and phase can be converted and represented in different ways - Mag, Mag(dB), Phase(Degree), Phase (Rad), Tg, Polar, Real, Imag.

Represent results
The results can be viewed in different diagram formats, printed out or easily copied into other software applications.

Store the data
Frequency sweep data can be exported to software such as Microsoft Excel™ using the CSV-Export format. Alternatively all of the Bode 100 settings including measurement values can be stored and re-loaded as *.Bode (XML) files.

All downloads for the Omicron-Lab Bode 100 are now available in our support section under the Bode 100 tab.

Click here to go to the support section.