SMA calibration & verification kit for Keysight/Agilent FieldFox VNA or combination analyzer.

SMA calibration kit

The Keysight/Agilent FieldFox handheld RF and microwave analyzers include instruments which have network analyzer capability. The Kirkby Microwave 85033 can be used with all FieldFox instruments which have a network analyzer capability. At the time of writing (April 2015), this includes the following instruments

Setting up a FieldFox to use the 85033 kit is very easy, as one just needs to download one of the following files:

Calibration kit files for Agilent/Keysight PNA series VNAs
Connector Model .xkt file Notes
SMA 85033 (standard 7 GHz) SMA.xkt
SMA 85033 (>7 GHz non standard) Specific to S/N Custom kit.
N 85054 (18 GHz) KM85054.xkt See note #2 below.
WR90 waveguide X-WR90-3 X-WR90.xkt See note #3 below
  1. Some special versions of the 85033 kit have been supplied for use to 11 GHz. These have individually measured coefficients. Data on the standards, and calibration kit files will be supplied with the kit. They are not available for download here, as each kit has different data.
  2. Early versions of the 85054 18 GHz N kit used a different male short, so a different file is needed. Please contact us for advice on this.
  3. The data files for the X-WR90-3 are generic, and whilst they will work with any kit, slightly higher accuracy is obtainable if the thickness of the shim is measured with a very accurate micrometer, and so the delay calculated. We write the exact thickness of the shim on the shim.
  4. Whilst the opens and shorts in the 85054 kit are suitable for use to 18 GHz, most kits are supplied with loads. We can not always supply new 18 GHz loads at a price that makes the kit economic.

These should be copied to the FieldFox via ethernet using Keysights's Data Link software.

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