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Detecting PNA error during SMC Calibration

Question asked by dacaptn on Dec 24, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 27, 2013 by bhokkan
In the first step of a SMC calibration, when the power meter is used,  if the operator does not have to sensor properly connected, the PNA reports on the screen that the test has failed.

I am using SPCI commands to control the calibration and would like to query the instrument and stop if the calibration failes at this point.  I do not want to continue with the next steps which would at that time be a waste. Especially because I am performing a lot of parallel calibrations on different channels (with the same connections.)

When the error pops up on the PNA screen, there is not matching error number to look for.  Limit lines do not indicate a failure.  Status registers to not change in any consistant way that I can find.


Thank you  

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