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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. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.