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SCSCPI Specifying source power cal in guided calibration

Question asked by andyTPE on Nov 30, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 30, 2011 by andyTPE
Hello PNA-X programmers,

I am running A.09.42 firmware and am controlling the analyzer via SCPI.

I have a question regarding what settings are used by the PNA-X during a Guided Cal that involves a source power calibration (e.g. SMC, GCA, IMD, IMDX etc).

I am assuming that if I issue:
SOURce:POWer:CORRection:COLLect:AVERage[:COUNt] <num>
SOURce:POWer:CORRection:COLLect:AVERage:NTOLerance <num>
SOURce:POWer:CORRection:COLLect:ITERation[:COUNt] <num>
SOURce:POWer:CORRection:COLLect:ITERation:NTOLerance <num>
to a given channel, the PNA-X will apply these parameters when performing any source power calibrations as part of the guided cal.  Is this a valid assumption?

If I want to specify the method (power meter, power with with fast iteration, pna receiver) that the Guided Cal will use, what command should I use?
SOURce<cnum>:POWer<port>:CORRection:COLLect:METHod <char> - says that it has been superseded
SOURce<cnum>:POWer<port>:CORRection:COLLect[:ACQuire] <char>,<id>[,src][,sync] - is used to actually initiate the source power cal, so not suitable for setting the cal method for the guided cal

Or does the guided cal know best and it's source power cal configuration parameters cannot be controlled (or at least via SCPI).

Thank you