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Two Port S-Parameter Measurement

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20 May 2009 (Updated )

Perform a 2-port s-parameter measurement using the Instrument Control Toolbox.

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MATLAB is a software environment and programming language with over 1,000,000 users and is used to generate arbitrary and standard waveforms, configure and control instruments, build automated test applications, and analyze and visualize data from other instruments. MATLAB only supports instrument communication when you use MATLAB with its Instrument Control Toolbox.
 
This example uses MATLAB to configure an Agilent PNA network analyzer and perform a 2-port S-parameter measurement using the Instrument Control Toolbox.
 
To execute this example, type ‘[frequencies sParameters] = acquireTwoPortSParameters’ in the MATLAB command window. [Note: Change the VISA resource string in the acquireTwoPortSParameters.m file to the VISA resource string corresponding to your instrument]. The MATLAB function: acquireTwoPortSParameters, returns two output arguments i.e. the 2-port s-parameter measurement together with the frequencies at which the measurements are made. This MATLAB function uses SCPI commands over a VISA interface object to interact with the instrument.

The other files contained in this submission are:

cableData.mat
TxLineModel.mdl

The MAT-File cableData.mat contains sample frequency data and a 2-port s-parameter measurement from a successful run of "acquireTwoPortSParameters". This file is independent of "acquireTwoPortSParameters" and is meant to provide an example of the data typically returned from such a measurement, without actually running the program.

The Simulink Model TxLineModel.mdl is a baseband equivalent model of a simple transmission line. This model may be configured with the data obtained using "acquireTwoPortSParameters". This model is also meant for illustrative purposes only and is not an essential part of the M-File.
 
To learn more about using MATLAB and Instrument Control Toolbox for configuring and controlling instruments, visit:
http://www.mathworks.com/products/instrument
 
To request a trial of MATLAB and/or Instrument Control Toolbox, visit http://www.mathworks.com/products/instrument/tryit.html
 
For additional information on using MATLAB with Agilent instruments, including MATLAB examples, demos, drivers, and videos, visit:
http://www.mathworks.com/agilent

Required Products Instrument Control Toolbox
MATLAB release MATLAB 7.6 (R2008a)
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Comments and Ratings (4)
09 Apr 2014 Yongjun

There has something wrong with the code on my computer. The Function: localConfigurePNA, localFetchdata are not found in my matlab. How can I correct it?
Thank you!

23 Jan 2013 Rica

Hi!

it is really good program. How could i manipulate it to get S parameters each second. I am making measurement with Network analyzer. the characteresic of the device under Test is changig with Time.

Thank you

23 Sep 2010 Raj Sodhi

The post is appreciated, but the code doesn't work. There is a function that uses a variable 'visaObj', but this isn't passed. Needs more debugging.

yours,

Raj

function localConfigurePNA(fileFormat)
%% Preset system
% SYSTem:PRESet
% OPC? = All Operations Complete? +1 for Yes
fprintf(visaObj,'SYST:PRES');
localWaitForSystemReady(visaObj);

27 May 2009 Siddharth Shankar  
Updates
26 May 2009

Updated description of submission.

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