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 Post subject: Measuring S param. on 0402 RF boards using tiny semirigid
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:04 pm 
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I cannot believe I cannot find a solution!

I am trying to find a way of calibrating small tiny semirigid coax cables ( 1.2mm diameter ) for measuring S param. on RF boards populated with 0402 components. I tried soldering one end of this semirigid on a SMA connector already mounted on RF board, to use it as a reliable way of connecting my calibration kit and use it for reflection calibration.

Then I use a semirigid coax cable ( both ends SMA terminated ) to calibrate the trasmission, but at the end of calibration procedure, the measurements I took, differ a lot from "clasical calibration" ( the one which is using just simple coax cables ).

Where am I wrong ? What is going on?

ADS said that is very difficult to calibrate such stuff on 8753E unless I am using an additional software.

Please advise. Your help will be greatly appreciated.



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 Post subject: Kirt, or Jerry please give me a solution
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:34 pm 
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So, I am still waiting for at an idea.

I do not think nobody used to work on 0402 parts.

Please !


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