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Question asked by VRFuser on Mar 22, 2005
Latest reply on Mar 22, 2005 by VRFuser
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML><HEAD><META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"><META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2523" name=GENERATOR></HEAD><BODY><DIV><SPAN class=271081203-23032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Bill,</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=271081203-23032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV><SPAN class=271081203-23032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>The easiest way I found to set/use the Cal Factor for that Power Meter is to first manually punch in the Cal Factor tables for each of the sensors. Once done and selected, any CAL performed (using the reference port) will automatically use the 50MHz CF for that sensor. Also, for any measurement, you can simply tell the PM what frequency you are about to measure (it just has to be close) and it will interpolate and set the appropriate Cal Factor. There is a small delay each time a new freq is entered, so I just set it up with the center freq of the range I'm working in and leave it there. I found the error introduced is very tiny, compared with the overall picture. YMMV. </FONT></SPAN><SPAN class=271081203-23032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>The only exception to this is during a full cal routine of the test station, where broad freq ranges are used and delays are not as important.</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=271081203-23032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV><SPAN class=271081203-23032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Just as a side note. I worked in RF power and dealt with rather large load attenuations, so during a detailed test station CAL routine, I would have VEE save a profile of the load attenuator to a cal table on the hard drive. During product testing, I would have VEE recall the appropriate attenuation for the freq I was working at and stuff it in the offset of the Power Meter. If an exact cal point was not available, I would have VEE interpolate between the 2 nearest points. Not only would it now read "corrected" measurements right into VEE, but more important, the PM's front panel always displayed corrected measurements during the test process. This not only helped for "sanity checks", but also when customers (and bosses) would be observing the stations at work and watch the numbers go by.</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=271081203-23032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV><SPAN class=271081203-23032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Just a little tip I picked up over the years. I'm sure others in the VRF community do similar things, but as an inexperienced programmer, I had to learn a lot of these things the hard way.</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=271081203-23032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV><SPAN class=271081203-23032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Cheers,</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=271081203-23032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Mike Groves</FONT></SPAN></DIV><BLOCKQUOTE dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">  <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma   size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Drago, William @NARDAEAST   [mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, March 22, 2005 1:10   PM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf] E4419B   Headaches<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=277110220-22032005><FONT face=Arial   color=#000080>Thanks,</FONT></SPAN></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=277110220-22032005><FONT face=Arial   color=#000080></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=277110220-22032005><FONT face=Arial color=#000080>It is the   50MHz/1mW correction factor that I wanted to change. Yeah, I was looking   at the wrong display. Thanks.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=277110220-22032005><FONT face=Arial   color=#000080></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=277110220-22032005><FONT face=Arial color=#000080>I also want   to change the measurement cal factor so the info you provided on that is   appreciated.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=277110220-22032005><FONT face=Arial   color=#000080></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=277110220-22032005><FONT face=Arial color=#000080>BTW, I have   not been able to find the PDF version of the programming manual. All I have is   the hard copy.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=277110220-22032005><FONT face=Arial   color=#000080></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=277110220-22032005><FONT face=Arial   color=#000080>Thanks,</FONT></SPAN></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=277110220-22032005><FONT face=Arial   color=#000080>Bill</FONT></SPAN></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=277110220-22032005><FONT face=Arial   color=#000080></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>  <BLOCKQUOTE   style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000080 2px solid">    <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma     size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> DANZY,OJ (A-USA,ex1)     [mailto:oj_danzy@agilent.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, March 22, 2005 2:45     PM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf] E4419B     Headaches<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=672163319-22032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff     size=2>Hello Bill,</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=672163319-22032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff     size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=672163319-22032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff     size=2>The command that you are using is changing the reference cal factor     used during the 50 MHz/1mW calibration process.  This values is     only displayed under [Zero/Cal] as the REF CF: value.  The CF value for     measurements is set under the [Frequency/Cal Fac] -> Cal Fac     setting.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=672163319-22032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff     size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=672163319-22032005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff     size=2>Check out the command below to change the measurement cal factor and     the command you are already using if you want to change the cal factor for     the calibration (Reference cal factor).</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=672163319-22032005>    <P align=left><STRONG><SPAN class=672163319-22032005></SPAN><FONT     face=Arial><FONT size=2>M<SPAN class=672163319-22032005>easurement     Calibration     Factor:</SPAN><BR>[SENSe[1]]|SENSe2:CORRection:CFACtor|GAIN[1|2][:INPut][:MAGNitude]     |numeric_value><SPAN class=672163319-22032005> (page 9-26 of printed     manual or 328 of pdf file).</SPAN></FONT></FONT></STRONG></P>    <P align=left><STRONG><FONT face=Arial><FONT size=2><SPAN     class=672163319-22032005>Reference Calibration Factor:<BR><B><FONT     face=Arial size=2>CALibration[1|2]:RCFactor |numeric_value> (page 4-12     of printed manual or 240 of pdf     file)</P></B></FONT></SPAN></FONT></FONT></STRONG>    <P align=left><FONT face=Arial><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN     class=672163319-22032005>O.J.</SPAN></FONT></FONT></P></SPAN></DIV>    <BLOCKQUOTE dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">      <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma       size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Drago, William       @NARDAEAST [mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday,       March 22, 2005 2:27 PM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> [vrf] E4419B       Headaches<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN       class=524072119-22032005>All,</SPAN></FONT></DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN       class=524072119-22032005></SPAN></FONT> </DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN class=524072119-22032005>I'm       trying to write the calibration correction factor to the       E4419B.</SPAN></FONT></DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN       class=524072119-22032005></SPAN></FONT> </DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN class=524072119-22032005>I'm       using the example in the book: "CAL:RCF 98.7PCT"</SPAN></FONT></DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN       class=524072119-22032005></SPAN></FONT> </DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN class=524072119-22032005>I can       read this back successfully using, "CAL:RCF?"</SPAN></FONT></DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN       class=524072119-22032005></SPAN></FONT> </DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN class=524072119-22032005>But,       the meter display always shows CF: 100%</SPAN></FONT></DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN       class=524072119-22032005></SPAN></FONT> </DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN class=524072119-22032005>What       gives?</SPAN></FONT></DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN       class=524072119-22032005></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Arial       color=#000080><SPAN class=524072119-22032005></SPAN></FONT> </DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN       class=524072119-22032005>Thanks,</SPAN></FONT></DIV>      <DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#000080><SPAN       class=524072119-22032005>Bill</SPAN></FONT></DIV>---</BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE>---<BR>You are currently subscribed to vrf as: rsb@soco.agilent.com<BR>To subscribe send a blank email to 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