Note: This dialog looks similar to the dialog that appears after the Cal Wizard View / Modify dialog. However, setting changes in that dialog affect ONLY the calibration that is in progress. These settings, accessed through Modify Cal Kit, changes the cal kit for all future calibrations that use this cal kit.

Allows you to assign single or multiple standards to SOLT Calibration Classes.

Click the TRL tab to assign standards to TRL Calibration Classes.

  1. For each Cal Kit Class, select Available Standards from the left list, then click >> to copy the standard to the Cal Kit.

  2. Use MOVE UP and MOVE DOWN to change the ORDER of the standards. The order is used in guided calibrations to determine which standards in that class will be used in calibrations that involve the frequency ranges over which the standards are defined. Guided cals will include standards in the order in which they appear in this class list, and in the case where standards in the class list have frequency ranges that overlap, the order also determines which standard is used for frequencies in the overlap range.  For example, let's assume that you define a broadband Short from Min Freq.= 0 Hz and Max Freq.= 999 GHz, and that standard is listed first in the SB or TRL REFLECT class. If you then list a frequency-banded Short with the same connector below the broadband short in those same classes, then guided calibrations would not use the frequency-banded Shorts because the broadband Shorts would always be given priority.

SOLT <cal class> Label

The cal standard category label that appears in the VNA’s user interface during unguided SOLT calibrations.

Calibration Kit Classes

For each calibration class, select Available Standards, then click >> to move to the Selected Standards list.

Note:  In older VNA models, the SA, SB, and SC classes were labeled S11A, S11B, S11C and S22A, S22B, S22C.  Separate classes for ports 1 and 2 is now considered unnecessary, especially in the context of VNA models with more than 2 ports.  When saving a cal kit in the PNA *.ckt format with this editor and viewing the kit in PNA firmware with the older user interface, the standard selections for those three classes are duplicated in both the S11 and S22 selections for those classes.

Link FWD TRANS, FWD MATCH, REV TRANS, and REV MATCH  Check to automatically assign the standard definition for FWD TRANS to FWD MATCH, REV MATCH, and REV TRANS. Clear to separately assign FWD MATCH, REV MATCH and REV TRANS classes (SOLT calibrations only).

Expanded Calibration

The following two check boxes apply ONLY during Guided Calibrations. For Unguided Calibration, these check boxes are ignored, including the case where the multiple standards dialog box is presented.

Measure all mateable standards in class  Check this box to attain the very highest accuracy possible. For example, if a cal kit contains several load standards, during the calibration process you will be prompted to measure each of the standards. This could require a significant amount of calibration time. When checked, the "Use expanded math when possible" box is also checked automatically.

Use expanded math when possible  Some kits contain multiple calibration standards of the same type that together cover a very wide frequency range. (For example: multiple shorts, or a lowband load and a sliding load.) If a calibration requires more than one standard to cover the calibration frequency range, there can be regions of overlapping measurements. When this checkbox is selected, the VNA automatically computes the most accurate measurement in the overlap regions using a "weighted least squares fit" algorithm. This function improves accuracy without slowing the calibration speed.

Available at the bottom of every tab

Save As - Allows you to save the cal kit to a new file name and type.

Save - Saves the cal kit to the same file name and type.

Close - Closes the cal kit editing session. The file is NOT saved automatically.

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