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Performing RF Signal Generator Self-Calibration

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    Last Modified: April 16, 2021

    Self-calibrate an RF signal generator device to ensure accurate measurements.

    In most applications, the RF signal generator connects to a device under test. The accuracy of a device will naturally drift over time. Self-calibration can ensure more accurate measurements by compensating for board level temperature variations and device degradation, as well as ensuring that the device operates within ranges defined in your test specifications.

    Performing Self-Calibration

    1. In the RF signal generator panel, open the instrument header menu ().
    2. Click Device Slot»Calibration»Self Calibrate... to begin self-calibration.
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      InstrumentStudio will warn you that the process may take several minutes to finish, and will lock the instrument until the process completes.

    3. Click Continue to proceed.

    Performing Self-Calibration Range

    This mode of calibration completes more quickly than general self-calibration.
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    This calibration is only valid until you restart your system.

    1. In the RF signal generator pane, open the instrument header menu ().
    2. Click Device Slot»Calibration»Self Calibrate Range....
    3. Under Steps to omit in the dialog box, select any steps you want InstrumentStudio to skip during the self-calibration process.
    4. Under Ranges, enter the values for the desired ranges of self-calibration.
    5. Click Continue to proceed, or Cancel to cancel the operation.

    Checking Calibration History

    1. In the RF signal generator pane, open the instrument header menu ().
    2. Click Device Slot»Calibration»History.

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