The Importance of Calibration

With any measurement instrument or tool used to qualify product, it is mandatory that the tool or instrument be 100% functional and measure per the appropriate specifications when used.  A manufacturer’s calibration can perform both functions.  A system inspection and calibration verify that the instrument is functional and that the instrument was and is measuring accurately, while routine maintenance helps to ensure the instrument will continue to function going forward.

While an instrument’s self-calibration or internal calibration is convenient for routine spot checking and verification, it should never replace a full calibration performed by an unbiased and trained professional.

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Switches, Lossy Components, and the Need for External Reflectance Standards

This article focuses on RL measurement setups that are prone to introducing testing errors. Ways to mitigate these errors are discussed. Some errors are unavoidable; therefore, steps for correcting them out or reducing them are also described here. Continue reading

Ensuring Accurate Return Loss Measurements

OptoTest equipment provides the most accurate Return Loss measurements in the industry. In this presentation you will learn more about the elements that make that possible and things to keep in mind to ensure optimal performance.

Ensuring Accurate Return Loss Measurements

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