Impedance Parameter Display

Impedance Parameter Display
Agilent E5070B/E5071B ENA Series RF Network Analyzers
Impedance Parameter Display
First Edition
No. 16000-95025
August 2003
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The Impedance Parameter Display is the VBA application software for the Agilent E5070B/E5071B
Series RF network analyzers. The software calculates impedance parameters such as C, D, L, and Q
from S-parameter measurement results and then displays them on the ENA’s screen.
NOTE: We recommended that you use the E5070B/E5071B firmware revision 3.54 and above.
l Save the installation program of the Impedance Parameter Display to your floppy disk to create
the installer disk.
l Reboot the ENA. (Turn the ENA’s power OFF, and then turn it ON again.)
l Insert the installer disk in the ENA.
l Press [Save/Recall], Explorer to open the Windows Explorer and double-click on the
installation program in the A drive.
l Install the Impedance Parameter Display by following the instructions of the installation
If the ENA has an older version of the Impedance Parameter Display installed in it, uninstall the
older version before installing the newer version. The procedure is as follows:
Reboot the ENA. (Turn the ENA’s power OFF, and then turn it ON again.)
Double-click on the installation program in the Windows Explorer.
Uninstall the older version by selecting “Remove ImpedanceParameterDisplay”
in the dialog box.
Double-click on the installation program again, and install the newer version by following
the instructions given in the dialog box.
l The Impedance Parameter Display program file and two related DLL files will be installed
under the path D:/VBA of the ENA.
Operating Procedure
l Connect your test fixture to the ENA’s test port 1 (for S11 Reflection mode) or between the
ENA’s test ports 1 and 2 (for S21 Transmission Series mode or Transmission Shunt mode).
l Before running the Impedance Parameter Display program, make measurement setups and
calibration at Channel-1 of the ENA by manual operation.
Typical setup items:
Start and stop frequencies
Sweep type
Number of points
Source power level
IF Bandwidth
If you are going to use the S11 Reflection mode (Shunt to Ground) for impedance
measurement, perform the full 1-port calibration at test port 1.
If you are going to use the S21 Transmission Series mode (Series Through) or Transmission
Shunt mode (Shunt Through) for impedance measurement, perform the full 2-port
calibration or TRL calibration (using the TRL VBA macro) between test ports 1 and 2.
l Run the Impedance Parameter Display to make impedance measurements.
Press [Macro Setup], Load&Run, and select I mpParamDisp.
(Alternatively, you can press [Macro Setup], Load Project, load “ImpParamDisp.vba” at
D:/VBA, and press [Macro Run]. )
You will see the control panel of the Impedance Parameter Display as shown in Figure 1.
NOTE: The Load&Run function is available on the E5070B/E5071B firmware revision 3.5 and
Figure 1. Impedance Parameter Display Control Panel
l Select the conversion mode at the Z Conversion menu.
Conversion Mode
S11 Reflection
S21 Transmission Series
S21 Transmission Shunt
NOTE: Z0 is fixed to 50 ohms in the calculations of the Impedance Parameter Display.
l Select the number of traces in the Num Of Traces menu.
l Select the measurement parameters in the Meas Parameters menu.
Series Inductance
Parallel Inductance
Series Capacitance
Parallel Capacitance
Series Resistance
Parallel Resistance
Quality Factor
Dissipation Factor
Impedance Magnitude
Admittance Magnitude
Impedance Phase in radian
Impedance Phase in degree
Admittance Phase in radian
Admittance Phase in degree
All of the parameters are displayed with the linear scale for the y-axis. It is not possible to
display the parameters with the logarithmic scale for the y-axis.
For the traces displayed by the Impedance Parameter Display, do not change the display format
by using the softkeys under the ENA’s [Format] key. This will corrupt the impedance
measurement data.
l Measure the DUT.
To make a single sweep, click on Measure.
To make a continuous sweep, turn Repeat ON.
l To leave the Impedance Parameter Display, click on the close button [X] in the upper right hand
corner of the control panel.
If you want to perform the following key operations, stop the sweep by turning Repeat
Change the stimulus setups such as IFBW, NOP, Start, Stop, and so on.
Re-perform calibrations.
The following functions are not available when using the Impedance Parameter Display.
Memory Trace, Trace Math
Electrical Delay, Phase Offset
Timedomain Transform, Gating
Z Conversion
Do not change the setup of trigger related functions with the ENA’s front panel keys while
using the Impedance Parameter Display. The trigger is controlled by the VBA program.
If you want to preset the ENA or use the save/recall function, leave the Impedance
Parameter Display by using the close button [X].
When the analyzer ’s sweep time is long, the status bar under the Measure button indicates
the progress of the sweep.
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