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For attenuators specified by the OEM to operate DC-xGHz but are only verified with a VNA (50MHz-xGHz), has the attenuator really been verified to OEM specs.?

Question asked by jchristian on Mar 16, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 17, 2017 by Dr_joel

Does a DC resistance test need to be included with the VNA test to claim full verification of the device? I've attached an older attenuator manual which stipulates calibration frequencies are DC, 4Hz, 12GHz, etc. Newer manuals and OEM calibration certificates have the lowest test point at 50MHz. Was there an agreement made that the DC response can be inferred from the higher frequency test points? Should this lower frequency limitation be identified on the certificate? 

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