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Cables and Assemblies of Cables React Quickly with Great Results

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The RF is cable is a cable that offers easy use. The RF cable can slide into the socket and pulled out easily. There are other versions or types of RF cables too. These types can include screwing up the cable and so on. The type of the screw may be more secure, but it is also of difficult use and not convenient. The best point in using the RF cable is to have a cable that is not so expensive. These are affordable cables. There are qualities of certain nature in affordable prices too.   There are the other forms of cables too. There are also the assemblies of cables.  There is the RF Cable assembly, the Microwave Cable assembly or a phaseflex cable assembly. The RF Cable assembly, the Microwave cable assembly or a phaseflex cable assembly is made by making an assembly of the wires.

The assembly of wires can be made according to specific designs and so on. The design diagram or the plan to make the RF Cable assembly, the Microwave cable assembly or a phaseflex cable assembly is made according to the specifications required or needed. The RF Cable assembly, the Microwave cable assembly or a phaseflex cable assembly may be different kinds, but the basic structure of design is usually the same. The cables are arranged and cut according to the size that is needed. These are then joined together and the lose metal ends are connected. These are then assembled on a board to make an assembly. Finally the assembly is sleeved to protect it. These assemblies are also designed for safety purposes and also for the ease in use that they provide. Moreover the cost and the time of installing are also saved.

The working and performance can be checked through a test board. The VNA cables are also a kind that is reliable and accurate kind of cables. VNA Cables needs to be reliable and accurate. There is no way they are not so. The reason is this that the VNA needs to give reliable and perfect results. The VNA Cables are designed for this main purpose. The Phase Stable Cable is also the kind that needs to be as accurate and good performance giver as can be. The phase stable cable, for the stability of the phase needs to be heat resistant and flexible too. These qualities are in good quality Phase Stable Cables.


SOLT Calibration with non Insertable thru Connection

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This is a method of network calibration that is used in electronics field. It is often termed as on wafer calibration. The standards used in this calibration are termed as short open load and thru which constitutes the SOLT calibration kit. These standards are used to calculate the calibration algorithm which is important to make error free measurements. This method is carried out by connecting a short circuit, and open circuit and a load in successive manner to one port of the and the measurements are taken to complete the reflection calibration within a vector network analyzer plane.


This is typical calibration method that implies three impedance and one transmission standards to specify the reference plane. The three impedances are matched typically with the three standards a Short, Open, Load, and Thru which constitutes the SOLT calibration setup. While as in the other calibration methods like asTRL calibration and others the thru reflection and line standards are used to measure the calibration.

Both of the calibration methods are used and any of the calibration setup can be used to measure the performance of the network as per the availability of calibration standards and functionality of the network analyzer.

The SOLT calibration method is quite useful in deciding the measurement for network performance that is specified as per the mechanical dimensions. While performing SOLT Calibration process you must find the standard values. Then you should attach the calibration setup with the above standards to the Network Analyzer calibration port, the end of a cable, or inside a test fixture where the measurement is to be made. This is considered as the reference plane or measurement plane.


The network connections like as the insert-able connection like as male to female cable connection and others. These connections don’t require other external connections. The external adapters or devices are used to complete the through connection during SOLT calibration. While performing network calibration you must use all the components that are to be used in calibration or else it may result in measurement error.


Calibration can be done without insertable thru this is useful in handling the non-insertable devices. The simplest method of doing this is by using a set of phase-equal adapters with shorts, opens, and loads of male and female adaptors. Now by connecting one adapter to complete the through connection during calibration and then replacing it to swap by another adapter connected with the Device Under Test gives the calibration measurements.


This method of calibration is quite useful in designing the devices operating on the cascading networks and uses high frequencies but can be tested with insertable thru connection. It is quite useful in RF devices. Apart from this there are various other methods of calibration.