Automatic Fixture Removal Plug-in for CMT VNAs
Automatic Fixture Removal (AFR) is an intuitive software plug-in that is used to accurately measure hard to access devices, such as SMD sized components mounted on a fixture by de-embedding the fixture effects. The AFR VNA software plug-in enables the measurement of a wide range of components through comprehensive methods tailored to specific fixture properties. This demo will provide a feel for the intuitive AFR software, which moves the calibration plane towards hard to access DUTs and guides the de-embedding process using either time-gating, filtering, or bisect methods on a 2-port 2xThru or 1xReflect fixture. These methods provide the user with better measurement accuracy and reliability based on the components being tested. The AFR software plug-in is easy to use and is compatible with all CMT Cobalt series VNAs and Compact series two-port, two-path VNAs.