Perform Global Delta Match Cal

The following program performs a Global Delta Match Calibration. This may be required when performing an Unknown Thru Cal or TRL Cal on PNA-L models. See example of Unknown Thru or TRL Cal.

This VBScript (*.vbs) program can be run as a macro in the PNA. To do this, copy the following code into a text editor file such as Notepad and save it on the PNA hard drive as Delta.vbs. Learn how to setup and run the macro.

Sub PerformGlobalDeltaMatchCal()
Set pna = CreateObject("AgilentPNA835x.Application")
Set scpi = pna.ScpiStringParser

' Initiate a Global Delta Match calibration, choosing connector and cal kit

scpi.Parse "SENS:CORR:COLL:GUID:DMAT 'APC 3.5 female', '85033D/E'"

' Query the number of calibration steps

retStr = scpi.Parse("SENS:CORR:COLL:GUID:STEP?")
numSteps = CInt(retStr)

' Measure the cal standards

For i = 1 To numSteps
prompt = scpi.Parse("SENS:CORR:COLL:GUID:DESC? " & CStr(i))
retVal = MsgBox(prompt, vbOKCancel)
If retVal = vbCancel Then Exit Sub
retStr = scpi.Parse("SENS:CORR:COLL:GUID:ACQ STAN" & CStr(i) & ";*OPC?")

' Compute the error coefficients and save the cal to Global Delta Match CalSet

MsgBox "Cal is done!"
End Sub