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 SOLT Fixed Load, SOLT Sliding Load and TRL formats. Calibration kit coefficient files for modern VNAs and support documentation can be downloaded here.