3.5mm Automated Tuners

XT983 Series - 2.0 to 26.5 GHz

Applications & Benefits Overview

The XT983BL01 automated tuners are optimized for a broad class of in-fixture and on-waver applications requiring flexibility, broad frequency coverage and ease of use. Based on Maury's proven non-contacting probe technology, these high-performance tuners evolve beyond outdated contacting probe technology to deliver high VSWR with superb accuracy and reliability.

An integral component of Maury Device Characterization Solutions, these TCP/IP and USB-interfaced automated tuners are controlled using one of four Maury Software Solutions; Maury's MT930 series IVCAD Advanced Measurement and Modeling Software; Maury's Device Characterization Software suite (ATS version 5 or later); direct ASCII command-and-control, or Maury's DLL environment.

With a tuning resolution in excess of a million impedance points and accuracy better than -40 dB over the entire Smith chart, Maury automated tuners give you the device characterization answers and critical accuracy you need to make engineering decisions with confidence. Typical applications includeload-pull for CW and pulsed or modulated C-band, X-band, Ku-band, K-band design.

The XT983 series tuner is ideal for load pull, harmonic load pull, hybrid active load pull and all automated tuner applications.

XT983BL01 automated tuners

XT Technology

XT-series tuners represent the next evolution in tuner technology. Faster, more accurate, more repeatable.

Upgraded mechanics result in a 5%-20% faster mechanical movement, 10%-35% faster tuner characterization and 10%-15% faster VSWR test.

Linear encoders on the horizontal axis ensure accurate carriage positioning and improve repeatability by 5-10dB.

Optional High Speed Profile further improves XT tuner speed and results in a 30%-80% faster mechanical movement, 40%-45% faster tuner characterization and 25%-35% faster VSWR test (High-speed profile has been optimized for connectorized measurements).

Embedded Controller

Our patented embedded tuner controllers offer the power of Ethernet and the Web applied to Test & Measurement (T&M) offering you new possibilities in test systems - local, remote, distributed, time-aware.

Our patented embedded tuner controller empowers Maury's world-class automated impedance tuners with: dual TCP/IP and USB interfaces for simple, fast & reliable Control; direct ASCII commands or DLL environment for automated applications and standardized for seamless integration with state-of-the-art instruments. Click here for more details on the advantages of embedded controller tuner technology.

Available Models

Swipeable Content
Frequency Range
Matching Range
Power Capability
Vector Repeatability (Minimum)
Insertion Loss(Maximum)
2.0 - 26.5
25W CW
250 W PEP
- 40 dB
0.6 dB

Application Notes and Data Sheets


Technical Data - XT983 Series - 3.5mm Automated Tuners - 2.0 to 26.5 GHz 4T-050G08