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Through Calibration - 85033C Cal Kit and HP8753C NA

Question asked by CYBERPHOX on Aug 20, 2009
Latest reply on Sep 12, 2009 by CYBERPHOX
Hi All,

I use an old HP8753C network analyser which is setup to use the 3.5mm cal kit. Both my analyser cables have male 3.5mm connectors on either end and would like to know how to perform the through calibration without causing errors.

The cal kit only has open, short and load standards but there is no through to mate the male-male interface. I would image ideally you need a male on port1 and female on port2 for example.

My problem is the test board I have has female SMA connectors for the input and output so I have to have male connectors on port 1 and port2. At the moment I just use an SMA convertor which of course will add some error in the through delay. I want to dembed something and I am worried this is going to mess things up.

Can some one help me with this?  

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