Perform an Unguided 1-Port Cal on Port 2

This VBScript program does the following:

  1. Clear measurements from the PNA

  2. Create a new S22 measurement

  3. Set an instrument state

  4. Select a cal kit

  5. Initiate an Unguided calibration

  6. Display a prompt to connect each standard

  7. Save the calibration to a newly created cal set

Note: This example illustrates an important step when calibrating a reflection measurement in the reverse direction. You MUST create a reverse (S22) measurement and have it be the active (selected) measurement on the channel that is being calibrated. This is not necessary for any calibrating any other measurement parameter.

The SCPI commands in this example are sent over a COM interface using the SCPIStringParser object. You do NOT need a GPIB connection to run this example.

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 Unguided.vbs. Learn how to setup and run the macro.

Dim App
Set App = CreateObject("AgilentPNA835x.Application")

Dim Parser
Dim Chan

Rem Clear old measurements


Rem Create a new Measurement

Set Parser = App.SCPIStringParser
Parser.Parse "DISPlay:WINDow1:STATE ON"
Parser.Parse "CALCulate:PARameter:DEFine:EXT 'MyMeas',S22"
Parser.Parse "DISPlay:WINDow1:TRACe1:FEED 'MyMeas'"

Rem Initialize state

Set Chan = App.ActiveChannel
Chan.StartFrequency = 200e6
Chan.StopFrequency = 1.5e9
Chan.IFBandwidth = 1000

Rem Begin an unguided calibration
Rem Set the calibration method

Parser.Parse "SENSe:CORRection:COLLect:METHod REFL3"

Rem Turn off continuous sweep

Parser.Parse "INITiate:CONTinuous OFF"

Rem Select a cal kit

Parser.Parse "SENSe:CORRection:COLLect:CKIT:SELect 1"

Rem  Measure the standards

MsgBox("Connect OPEN to port 2.  Then press OK")
Parser.Parse ("sens:corr:coll:acq STAN1")

MsgBox("Connect SHORT to port 2.  Then press OK")
Parser.Parse ("sens:corr:coll:acq STAN2")

MsgBox("Connect LOAD to port 2.  Then press OK")
Parser.Parse ("sens:corr:coll:acq STAN3")

Rem All standards have been measured.  Save the result


Rem Turn ON continuous sweep

Parser.Parse "INITiate:CONTinuous ON"
MsgBox("The calibration has been completed")