Copper Mountain Technologies recommends a 12 month calibration interval for all VNAs and ACMs we produce. The objective of verifying performance of test equipment regularly is to ensure measurement performance is within specification. Testing procedures for our instruments are well-aligned with established processes. For example, VNA calibration procedures include measurement of RF output power, frequency accuracy, harmonic distortion, as well as S-parameter measurement accuracy.
COPPER MOUNTAIN TECHNOLOGIES CALIBRATION LABORATORY
Copper Mountain Technologies' Indianapolis-based calibration laboratory is accredited in accordance with the recognized international standard ISO/IEC 17025 (2005) and meets the requirements of ANSI/NCSL Z540-1994-1. All reference standards and equipment of the laboratory are traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or international equivalents.
Our certificate of accreditation and scope, issued by ANSI-ASQ Accreditation Board (ANAB), can be accessed at anab.org or the link below.
Our laboratory goal is to complete all calibration service orders within 5 days after receipt of the instrument, however actual lead times will vary according to resource availability and work volume.
CALIBRATION SERVICES PRICING
To order calibration services, please complete the Calibration Services Order Form [xlsx] or contact us today.
You can also access our Calibration and Repair Services website.
Sample 17025 Accredited Calibration Certificate [.pdf]
Sample Unaccredited Calibration Certificate [.pdf]
Sample Factory Report[.pdf]
* Budgetary pricing only. Please contact our Calibration Team for lead time, a formal quote, or to place an order. Calibration certificate may be provided by a qualified third party laboratory during times of peak demand. Our standard Service Policies apply.
THIRD PARTY LABORATORIES
Should you prefer to perform annual testing yourself, or using a third party, Copper Mountain Technologies' calibration experts are here to help. Any laboratory with sufficient RF measurement experience and capability can perform the maintenance needed for annual verification and calibration of our VNAs.
Performance test manuals for many of our instruments can be freely accessed in the Downloads section of this page. Please contact us for details about or questions on using these procedures.
Additionally, the VNA Performance Test (VNAPT) software application is available for third party laboratories without restriction. Use of VNAPT to execute performance tests is optional, but the software is designed to automate and streamline VNA performance testing, including generation of test reports automatically. Currently, VNAPT supports Planar 804/1, Planar 808/1, S5048, Planar R54, and Planar R140. Support for additional instruments will be incorporated in future releases.
Copper Mountain Technologies has worked extensively with calibration service providers at many ISO17025-accredited and Z540-1 compliant calibration labs across the United States and around the world. A sampling of US laboratories able to calibrate CMT VNAs is included below for convenience.
For locations not listed, please contact us or your local distributor for recommended calibration options.
, India (Chennai), China (Wuxi), Thailand, Singapore
MAT Solutions (TX)
(If you wish for your laboratory to be listed here as a calibration services supplier, please contact our Calibration Team.)