SOLT Isolation Calibration - What

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just Random

Oct 19, 2021, 7:05:36 AMOct 19
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Is it possible to use the isolation parameter in the SOLT routine to remove test set capacitances? 

The isolation coefficients should represent crosstalk between the channels?

I put together a small setup with simulated ideals / measurements in awr.
The Coff capacitances are inherit in my switches...

Setup, code and results:

The isolation is the 2-port network form the "real" load measurement. It does not seem to do much...

Thx in advance :)

Henrik Forstén

Oct 19, 2021, 12:43:56 PMOct 19

Isolation calibration just subtracts the isolation measurement S21 and S12 from the measurement S21 and S12. It's a very simple calibration and can only correct for the leakage outside the calibration error model. Your measurement has more complicated leakage and it can't be applied.

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just Random

Oct 20, 2021, 3:33:48 AMOct 20
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I noticed that yesterday too  while reading the source for the algorithm given in the source code:
"Handbook of Microwave Component Measurements: with Advanced VNA Techniques"

Oh well, makes sense. Thank you for your answer!

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