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Calibration Control

With the Calibration Control you can tell the MCS software what Antenna, Cable and other equipment you have connected to your Spectran device, so amplifying and damping effects can be accounted for in the displayed results. If the selected settings do not fully cover the current measurement spectrum there will be a warning sign next to them. When you position the mouse cursor over it it will tell you which frequency range is covered by the selected setting.

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1. Antenna Selection
Select the antenna that is attached to the current device. The “save” button on the right will export the calibration table of the current entry as a CSV file for import in external applications.

2. Cable Selection
Select the cable that is attached to the current device. The “save” button on the right will export the calibration table of the current entry as a CSV file for import in external applications.

3. Attenuator Selection
Select the external attenuator that is attached to the current device. The internal attenuator setting is selected in the Settings Control.  The “save” button on the right will export the calibration table of the current entry as a CSV file for import in external applications.

4. Preamplifier Selection
Select the external preamplifier that is attached to the current device. The internal preamplifier of some devices is enabled / disabled in the Settings Control. The “save” button on the right will export the calibration table of the current entry as a CSV file for import in external applications.

5. Calibration Editor Button
This button opens the calibration editor, where you can add new objects or edit existing ones.

6. Manual Calibration Settings
Add a manual offset to all measurement values to compensate for effects or devices not covered by the previous sections above.

7. Matrix Calibration Controls
Enable, Load and edit matrix calibration data. See Matrix Calibration for details.

8. Image Suppression Controls
Subtracts the values of the current, maximum, average or a selected reference trace from future measurements. This can be used to visually compare measurements with a reference signal or to remove noise.

9. Noisefloor Level Calibration
Only available for SPECTRAN HF V4 devices. This will overwrite the default calibration with the current environment readings.

This operation cannot be undone! To restore the default calibration the device has to be sent in!

10. Export Antenna Calibration Data
Export the Calibration Data of the currently selected antenna as CSV file.

11. Export Cable Calibration Data
Export the Calibration Data of the currently selected cable as CSV file.

12. Export Attenuator Calibration Data
Export the Calibration Data of the currently selected attenuator as CSV file.

13. Export Preamplifier Calibration Data
Export the Calibration Data of the currently selected preamplifier as CSV file.

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