Using the Kirkby Microwave calibration kits with the HP/Agilent 8714 series of VNAs

HP 8714C VNA

Although Kirkby Microwave do not own an 8714, our customers have successfully used our 85033 SMA calibration kit with 8714C and 8714ES VNAs. There's no reason the VNA could not be used with our 85054 N kit too.

Entering calibration kit definitions into an 8714 series instrument.

For the HP/Agilent 8714 series VNAs you will need to read the manual on your particular VNA. But essentially the coefficients of the kit need to be stored into two text files (one for the male calibration standards, and one for the female calibration standards), then put onto a floppy disk, which is read by the instrument. Two example files are CALKITM and CALKITF, which were created to use our SMA cal kit with the Agilent 8714. The first is the male, and the second the female file

Kirkby Microwave do not currently place the files on the USB stick, as few customers have 8714 VNAs. However, we are always willing to generate the calibration kit files, and this process could be easily automated by us, as the file is a nice simple text file, rather than the binary files that some VNAs use.

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