My 2-port DUT has female N connectors, the two patch cables from my VNA ports and the 3 ports on my VNA calibration tee have N-Male connectors. Doing my SOLT calibration, I install female-female barrels on the calibration tee, and use another barrel to join the patch cables for the Thru calibration. Should I still enter the reference plane corrections into the VNA for best accuracy?
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.