An Analysis for 2.4mm-2.4mm RF Connector Insertion Loss Measure From 45MHz Until 50GHz by Using Electronic Calibration Module and Mechanical Calibration kits in a Network Analyzer
1 Radio Frequency Calibration Laborotary, National Instruments Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
This paper is a study regarding the Radio Frequency (RF) connector characteristic (insertion loss) in applications at 50 Ω Impedance from 45MHz until 50GHz by using the Network Analyzer and two type of calibration kits that are Electronic Cal (E-Cal) Module and Mechanical Calibration (M-Cal) Kits. RF connector will always assume as idle (lossless) in a calibration system. It can exist in varying types in dimension and length (delay line). The purpose of this study is to determine the significant and impact of the RF connector loss against its frequency range. The objective is to gain more knowledge about the RF connector characteristic, network analyzer and the two type of calibrations kits setting and usage. One port and full two ports calibration techniques are used to determine the loss of RF connector. This study will analyze the differences between both techniques (one port and full two-port calibration) and calibration kits (E-Cal and M-Cal kits) in the RF connector insertion loss.
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