The Importance of VNA Calibration
Imperfections exist in even the finest test equipment. If uncorrected these systematic imperfections cause the equipment to yield less accurate measurements. The basis of network analyzer error correction is referred to as “calibration” of which multiple methods exist.
8850-Series (50 ohm)
Maury Type N calibration kits are designed for making error-corrected measurements on a wide range of vector network analyzers using precision 50ohm Type N connectors from DC to 18.0 GHz. Each kit includes a full complement of calibration standards and is available with optional in-series adapters. 8850-Series cal kits are available in standard Fixed Load SOLT using polynomial definition and Characterized Device (CD) Fixed Load SOLT using individually characterized calibration standards. Calibration kit coefficient files for modern VNAs and support documentation can be downloaded here.