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 Post subject: / retrieving s parameters from vna
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:08 pm 
its on a agilent 8753es vna. I want to save 4 channel s/parameters data to a disk.( if i go to list i only see 2 channel data) I dont want the graph format. I need to give the data to a engineer. After i save the files if i remember correctly it save it in a weird csv? format. How then can I open this up.
I am familiar with vna's and can find my way around(most of the time. but its been over 1 year since i touched one last.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.


 
  
 
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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:21 pm 
ok i think i am trying to save s2p files to be more exact


 
  
 
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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:12 pm 
ok i figured it out but I have a new question I guess its more excel based, I am using Intulink to get the s2p files directly onto my pc. The thing is the files are dispalyed in scientific form. I want to change it to real # format.
If i go directly from vna to floppy then to pc it opens up real # format.
Anyone have any ideas?


 
  
 
 Post subject: data format
Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:48 am 
Hello I have used the 35665A dynamic signal analyser which is similar. It outputs the data to disk in LIF/DOS format which can then be converted into a text format. This from mem is real and imag with comma separation or maybe a space, once in excel it has options for opening and formating text documents, you just have to get excel to work out what formating is needed to split the real and imaginery into a colomn each, then you can do the maths to get the mag and phase. (do you guys have an 8714B anywhere in your lab, I need a copy of the bootrom)


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: / retrieving s parameters from vna
Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:13 pm 
Peter_bateman wrote:
its on a agilent 8753es vna. I want to save 4 channel s/parameters data to a disk.( if i go to list i only see 2 channel data) I dont want the graph format. I need to give the data to a engineer. After i save the files if i remember correctly it save it in a weird csv? format. How then can I open this up.
I am familiar with vna's and can find my way around(most of the time. but its been over 1 year since i touched one last.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.


You can use ADS (Advanced Design system software). You can call the file in S2P component which will read the data and give you the simulation graph.




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