TDR Versus Network Analyzer

For analog applications where a predominant frequency or range of frequencies is to be considered, the Network Analyzer Open/Short method yields the most useful results since it uses a continuous sine wave stimulus.

For digital applications where fast rise time response or high bandwidth are the critical aspects, TDR testing is usually superior. When the steady-state characteristics (3 MHz - 1 GHz: depending on cable type) are desired, the Network Analyzer Resonant Method or the TDR can be used, dependent on the type of information required.




  • Locates anomalies on distance basis.
  • Can describe nature of anomaly.
  • Fast Rise Time/High Bandwidth: Digital applications.

Network Analyzer

  • Describes composite effects of anomalies.
  • CW Sine Wave: Analog applications

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