EZ Form Cable’s RF and Microwave Measurement Capabilities
Characteristic Impedance (Zo)
The impedance of all cable is measured using Tektronix Time Domain Reflectometers (TDRs), in conjunction with a calibrated 50 ohm airline. Measurement resolution is 0.1 ohms. The TDR is also used for bulk continuity checks and as a fault locator for cable and assemblies.
Return Loss (VSWR) and Insertion Loss (Attenuation)
Return Loss (VSWR) and Insertion Loss (Attenuation) is measured using Agilent Network Analyzers (PNA’s), with test frequencies up to 40 GHz. Laser printers are used for graphical hardcopy output upon request.
Agilent PNA’s are used for Time Delay measurements. Printed hard copy data is also available upon request. Standard delay tolerances are +/- 1ns, and can be held as tight as +/- 20ps if required.
Agilent PNA’s are used for Phase measurements. Printed hard copy data is also available upon request. Standard phase match tolerance is +/- one degree per GHz, with tighter tolerances as required.