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HP 8517B
S-Parameter Test Set
Operating and
Service Manual
Printed in USA
12 August 1998
HP part number 08517-90054

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    HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Operating and Service Manual Printed in USA 12 August 1998 HP part number 08517-90054...

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    (c)(1) and (c)(2) of the Commercial Computer Software Restricted Rights clause at FAR 52.227-19 for other agencies. Hewlett-Packard Company Santa Rosa Systems Division 1400 Fountaingrove Parkway Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1799, U.S.A. © Copyright Hewlett-Packard Company 1997, 1998 ii HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

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    Chapters 1 and 2 Test set description and installation information • Chapters 3 and 4 Principles of operation and specifications • Chapters 5, 6, and 7 Troubleshooting, replacement procedures, and replaceable parts information HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual iii...

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    Buyer. However, Buyer shall pay all shipping charges, duties, and taxes for products returned to HP from another country. HP warrants that its software and firmware designated by HP for use with an instrument will execute its programming instructions when properly installed on that instrument.

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    TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. Assistance Product maintenance agreements and other customer assistance agreements are available for Hewlett-Packard products. For assistance, call your local Hewlett-Packard Sales and Service Office (refer to “Service and Support”). HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual v...

  • Page 6: Service And Support

    Any adjustment, maintenance, or repair of this product must be performed by qualified personnel. Contact your customer engineer through your local HP Service Center. You can find a list of HP Service Centers on the web at http://www.hp.com/go/tmdir If you do not have access to the Internet, one of these HP centers can direct...

  • Page 7: Instrument Markings

    This text indicates that the instrument is an Industrial Scientific and Medical Group 1 Class A product (CISPER 11, Clause 4). This symbol indicates that the power line switch is ON. This symbol indicates that the power line switch is OFF or in STANDBY position. HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual vii...

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    If this product is to be powered by auto-transformer, make sure the common terminal is connected to the neutral (grounded) side of the ac power supply. viii HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 9: Typeface Conventions

    Used for menus, lists, dialog boxes, and button boxes on a computer monitor from which you make selections using the mouse or keyboard: Use this software only with the HP 8517B Test Set. Refer to the HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Type filename.

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    HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    HP 8517B Test Set Options ........

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    Configuring the Test Set in a System ......2-5 Figure 2-3. Configuring an HP 8517B Test Set in a System ..2-5 Connecting the System Cables .

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    HP-IB Address Switch ........5-8...

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    Figure 5-14. RF Signal for Path 1 through Path 4, HP 8517B Option 007 ....... 5-21 Figure 5-15.

  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    HP 8517B Test Set ........7-15...

  • Page 16: Hp 8517b S-parameter Test Set Manual

    Contents-6 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 17: How To Use This Manual

    Getting Started This is the operating and service manual for the HP 8517B S-parameter test set. It is to be used in conjunction with the HP 8510C Network Analyzer Operating and Service Manual. Together, these manuals provide information needed to configure the system and make measurements.

  • Page 18: Test Set Description, Figure 1-1. Standard Hp 8517b Test Set Block Diagram

    Test Set Description Test Set Description The HP 8517B test set configured with an HP 8510B/C network analyzer and an HP 8360 series source, creates a system capable of making S-parameter measurements from 45 MHz to 50 GHz. The system is particularly suited for making two-port device measurements.

  • Page 19: Figure 1-2. Option 004, Hp 8517b Test Set Block Diagram

    Figure 1-2 Option 004, HP 8517B Test Set Block Diagram Figure 1-3 Option 007, HP 8517B Test Set Block Diagram Getting Started Test Set Description HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 1-3...

  • Page 20: Hp 8517b Test Set Options, Table 1-1. Hp 8517b Options And Descriptions

    HP 8517B Test Set Option Description Option 001 Adds IF switching capability for up to four test set connections to the HP 8510C Network Analyzer. The test set used is selected from the network analyzer. Refer to “Controlling Multiple Test Sets”...

  • Page 21: Verifying Test Set Operation, Table 1-2. Test Set Operation Verification, Checking System Operation, Checking Specifications

    Verifying Test Set Operation The test set is designed to operate with an HP 8510C network analyzer. You can verify its operation by: Table 1-2 Test Set Operation Verification Checking System Operation Perform a system calibration as described in the HP 8510C Operating and Programming Manual .

  • Page 22: Maintaining Measurement Accuracy

    Doing so helps retain measurement precision. The frequency of calibrations is determined by both the location of the system and the ambient temperature stability in its operating area. 1-6 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 23: Instruments Supported By This Manual, Figure 1-4. Instrument Serial-number Label Example

    The suffix includes the last five digits of the serial number, which is sequential and unique to each test set. You will need this part of the number to report test-set problems to an HP sales and service engineer. Figure 1-4...

  • Page 24: Instrument Firmware Compatibility

    Instrument Firmware Compatibility Instrument Firmware Compatibility To use the HP 8517B test set at frequencies up to 50 GHz, use an HP 83650B or HP 83651B source. If your network analyzer or source do not meet the required frequency ranges for your measurement needs, you need to upgrade your system.

  • Page 25: Service And Support Options Available

    Their office addresses and phone numbers are listed in the front of this document. The purchase of an HP 8517B includes a one year on-site service warranty. In the event of failure, Hewlett-Packard provides service for the system.

  • Page 26: Accessories

    “Accessories Supplied” in this section and in the “Replaceable Parts List” of this manual. Table 1-5 describes accessories available for the HP 8517B test set. For additional HP 8510C system accessories information, refer to the HP 8510C manual set.

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    Contents or Description Used when measuring one end of a 7 mm device connected directly to an HP 85130E adapter at Port 1. The test port return cable is connected between the device and Port 2. Used when measuring a 7 mm device connected between the cable ends.

  • Page 28: Recommended Test Equipment, Table 1-6. Recommended Test Equipment

    1-12 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Recommended Model HP 8510B or HP 8510C HP 83651B HP 9000 Series 200 or 300 with 3 Mbyte RAM and HP BASIC 3.0 or higher or PCC-305 or PC-308 HP BASIC Controller with 3 Mbyte Basic Language Processor RAM...

  • Page 29: Operating And Safety Precautions, Safety Precautions

    +30 dBm Port 2 (Option 004, or Option 004 “plus” 007) 1. This is the maximum input power allowed with HP 8517B Option 004, or Option 004 “plus” Option 007, when the attenuator is set to 20 dB. Without attenuation, the maximum input power allowed is +17 dBm.

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    Getting Started Operating and Safety Precautions 1-14 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

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    This chapter contains installation information. Topics include initial inspection, environmental considerations, test set location when using it with the HP 8510C network analyzer, and making connections to the test set. Refer to “Installation” in the HP 8510C On-Site Service Manual for complete system connection and turn-on instructions.

  • Page 32: Initial Inspection, Operating Environment, Storing The Test Set, Accessories Supplied

    If shipping materials are damaged, complete the performance tests outlined in the HP 8510C On-Site Service Manual. If the test set fails the performance tests, or is damaged or defective, keep the shipping materials. Notify both the carrier and the nearest Hewlett-Packard Sales and Service Office (listed in “Service and Support”...

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    (4) Specification and Performance Verification Software (5) Anti-rotation Clamps CAUTION CAUTION Accessories Supplied with the HP 8517B Test Set Accessories in Figure 2-1 (6) Female 2.4 mm to Female 2.4 mm Adapter (7) 20 mm, 98 N-cm (8 in-lb) Torque Wrench (8) 1/2”...

  • Page 34: Installing The Test Set Into A System Rack, Installing The Test Set On A Bench

    Installing the Test Set Into a System Rack The HP 85043C system rack is the recommended model to use. To rack-mount the test set into a system configured with the HP 8510C, refer to the “Installation” chapter of the HP 8510C On-Site Service Manual and to the HP 85043C System Rack Manual.

  • Page 35: Configuring The Test Set In A System

    Configuring the Test Set in a System Configuring the Test Set in a System Figure 2-3 illustrates the cable connections for installing an HP 8517B in a system. Refer to the information that follows to install the test set. Figure 2-3...

  • Page 36: Connecting The System Cables, Connect System Power, And Control Cables, Signal Path Connections

    HP 83651 Synthesized Sweeper. • Attach the other end of the RF cable to the RF input on the HP 8517B Test Set. Port 1 and Port 2 are male, NMD-2.4 mm connectors, and mate to female 2.4 mm connectors.

  • Page 37: Packaging The Test Set

    1. Wrap the test set in heavy paper or anti-static plastic. 2. If you are shipping the test set to an HP Sales or Service office, complete and attach a service tag (located in the HP 8510C manual set).

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    Installation Packaging the Test Set 2-8 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 39: Front-panel Features, Figure 3-1. Front-panel Features Of The Hp 8517b Test Set

    This LED lights about two seconds after power is turned on, following the successful conclusion of the self-test. If the test set is used with other test sets (Option 001) and is not addressed by the HP 8510C, then this light remains off.

  • Page 40: Rear-panel Features, Figure 3-2. Rear-panel Features Of The Hp 8517b Test Set

    Used only in test sets with Option 001. It allows connecting another test set to the option 001 test set. Up to four test sets can be serially connected to the analyzer. The HP 8510C system automatically selects the IF output from the chosen test set for processing and display.

  • Page 41: Controlling Multiple Test Sets

    (6) J12 8510 System Bus Connector (7) Port 2 Bias (8) Port 1 Bias Controlling Multiple Test Sets HP 851X Series, Option 001 test sets allow an HP 8510C to alternately control up to four test sets connected to it. For example: • •...

  • Page 42: Figure 3-3. Rf And If Switching With Two Test Sets

    Test Set Number Coaxial Switch Port Selected Selected Number 1 Port 1 Number 2 Port 2 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 3-4...

  • Page 43: Multiple Test-set Connections, Initialization At Power-up, Selecting A Test Set

    , then entering the address of the test set desired, [x1] followed by [x1] To select another test set, follow the procedure in Table 3-4 on page 3-6 of this chapter. key, then press The HP-IB {TEST SET} . HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 3-5...

  • Page 44: Test Set If Switching, Test Set Addressing, Rf Switch Driver Control

    A test set is selected via the built-in capability of the analyzer to generate an addressed command to each test set. Each time you change the {HP-IB ADDRESS} {TEST SET} function (refer to LOCAL [MENU] in the HP 8510C Operation and Service Manual ), the network analyzer does the following: •...

  • Page 45: Figure 3-4. Rf And If Switching With Four Test Sets

    1, 2, 3 Coaxial Port Selected Coaxial Port Selected with Switch #1 with Switch #2 Port 1 Port 1 Port 1 Port 2 Port 2 Port 1 Port 2 Port 2 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 3-7...

  • Page 46: Measurement Calibration

    Since the cal-set limited instrument state does not include the number of the active test set, a cal set which does not apply to the current test set can be turned on without displaying the HP 8510C caution messages. However, this causes errors in the data displayed because incorrect error coefficients are applied to the measured data.

  • Page 47: Measuring High-power Devices With Option 004

    Measuring High-Power Devices with Option 004 The HP 8517B, Option 004 test set enables devices with output power up to 30 dBm (1 watt) to be measured at Port 2, without adding external attenuators. Reverse dynamic range (S ) degrades by approximately 3 dB.

  • Page 48: Changing Signal Path States After System Calibration, Changing The Test Port Attenuators

    IF signal levels during calibration. 2. Perform the appropriate measurement calibration. 3. Connect the correct calibration standard, set Port 1 and Port 2 attenuators to the value required for operating the test device. displays. You must judge HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 3-10...

  • Page 49: Storing Trace Memories, Viewing Normalized Parameters

    Port 2 attenuator. To compensate for the main frequency response effects due to changing the attenuators, use the HP 8510C trace memories and trace mathematics function, as explained below: 1. Connect the thru used for calibration and set the port attenuators to the value used for device measurement.

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    If other parts of the test must be changed, especially components connected to the test ports, this procedure may require additional steps to adequately compensate for the changes. menu keys: DISPLAY: measurement. If the thru is and S measurements. Then the HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 3-12...

  • Page 51: Making Operational Checks

    {DATA --> MEMORY n} DISPLAY : {DATA and MEMORY] 4. Next, enter the HP-IB address of test set number 2, followed by re-enter the address of test set number 1 followed by 5. Repeat the above procedure for each of the other test sets in the system.

  • Page 52: Performance Verification

    Option 001 test set used as test set number 1. To verify the performance of a different test set in the configuration, enter its HP-IB address (as explained in “Making Operational Checks” on page 3-13) to select it, then continue with this procedure.

  • Page 53: Using Anti-rotation Clamps, Attach The First Clamp

    As a result, the loosening can invalidate calibrations and measurements. These instructions refer to an installation using HP RF cables. However, the anti-rotation clamps may also be used with front panel adapters. Adapter installations are similar. There are two anti-rotation clamps included in the test set accessories box.

  • Page 54: Figure 3-5. Using A Torque Wrench Correctly, Positioning The Thumb-screw

    • Turn the clamp to visually align the clamp flats with the flats on the test port connector nut. • This positioning minimizes rotating the connector in the procedure step. HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 3-16...

  • Page 55: Figure 3-6. Visually Aligning Clamp And Nut Flats, Positioning The Connector

    2. Fit the internal flats in the clamp over the flats on the test port connector nut. 3. Avoid rotating the clamp as you position it so the RF connection remains tight (remember it loosens easily). Figure 3-7 Mating the Clamp and Nut Flats HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 3-17...

  • Page 56: Aligning The Thumb-screw, Figure 3-8. Aligning The Thumbscrew With The Counter-sink Hole

    Figure 3-8 Aligning the Thumbscrew With the Counter-Sink Hole Attaching the second clamp To complete the anti-rotation clamp installation, repeat the steps above, beginning at step 1 to attach the second clamp. 3-18 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

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  • Page 58: Specifications, Mechanical Specifications, Supplemental Characteristics

    Nominal connector-nut size Specifications Specifications describe the warranted performance of the instrument. The electrical specifications of the test set when used with an HP 8510 network analyzer, are defined in the HP 8510C On-Site Service Manual. Mechanical Specifications Table 4-1 HP 8510/HP 8517B Mechanical Specifications...

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    Damage input level Nominal connector-nut size User 1 Power Levels for Reference Channel Phase Lock Minimum power level Maximum power level HP 8517B Power Requirements and Physical Characteristics Operating temperature range Input Power (AC) Dimensions Weight 1. This must be AC coupled.

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    Specifications HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 4-4...

  • Page 61: Troubleshooting The Test Set

    Troubleshooting the Test Set The troubleshooting strategy for the HP 8517B S-Parameter test set is a systematic sequence of procedures. The information may be used after system-level troubleshooting has identified the test set as the problem instrument. Use the troubleshooting flowchart in Figure 5-2 to help isolate the faulty assembly.

  • Page 62: Theory Of Operation, Figure 5-1. Standard Hp 8517b Rf Block Diagram, The Rf Source Power

    RF IN connector, through the test set, and to Port 1 for S and S measurements. Figure 5-1 Standard HP 8517B RF Block Diagram • RF source power enters the test set through the rear panel. The RF power is applied to the switch/splitter (A18).

  • Page 63: The Reference Signal Path, The Test Signal Path, The Sampler Control Switching

    • Sampler switching is controlled by a microprocessor on the HP-IB board assembly (A4). The default condition (test set power ON and no HP-IB commands sent by the network analyzer) is for the test set to be active with the RF signal applied to Port 1.

  • Page 64: The Lo Signal Control

    VTO to the correct LO frequency. The VTO also has an output LENDRA (Low END of RAnge) which is routed via the test set interconnect cable, to the HP 85102. The LENDRA provides an indication to the network analyzer about whether or not the VTO is operating within its normal frequency range.

  • Page 65: Troubleshooting Sequence, Figure 5-2. Troubleshooting Flowchart

    Troubleshooting Sequence Use this troubleshooting flowchart, along with the procedures in the following section, to help isolate faulty assemblies. Figure 5-2 Troubleshooting Flowchart Troubleshooting the Test Set Troubleshooting Sequence HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 5-5...

  • Page 66: Equipment Needed But Not Supplied

    (these items are not supplied with the instrument at shipment). Equipment Required, But Not Supplied Equipment Type 1-point, Pozidriv screwdriver 2-point, Pozidriv screwdriver Service adapter 5/16-inch torque wrench Oscilloscope 5-6 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual HP Part Number 8710-0899 8710-0900 85105-60210 8710-1655 HP 1740A...

  • Page 67: Troubleshooting Procedures, Table 5-2. Power Supply Voltages To A15

    • “Unratioed Power Test” on page 5-14 • “HP 8517B, Option 007 Unratioed Power Test” on page 5-20 • “Finding the Faulty Assembly” on page 5-23 Use a digital voltmeter to check the voltages and an oscilloscope to check for a maximum ripple level as listed in Table 5-2.

  • Page 68: Figure 5-3. Power Supply Fuses And Test Points, Hp-ib Address Switch

    Troubleshooting Procedures Figure 5-3 Power Supply Fuses and Test Points HP-IB Address Switch The HP-IB address switch is located on the rear-panel of the instrument. It is easy to access, but unnecessary to change unless the error message SYSTEM appears on the system display.

  • Page 69: Figure 5-4. Instrument Hp-ib Switch Setting, Fuse Location, Figure 5-5. Fuse And Voltage Cam Location

    To determine the portion of the self-test that failed, note which LEDs on A4 board assembly are turned on. Figure 5-7 shows the location of the LEDs. See Table 5-4 for the condition description of the LED status indicators. HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 5-9...

  • Page 70: Figure 5-6. The Active Led Location, If The Self-test Fails To Run Properly

    If the portion of memory holding the self-test program is faulty, the self-test will not run properly. If any of the following conditions occur, it indicates that the A4 HP-IB board is likely to be faulty. • All LEDs flash briefly, then turn off •...

  • Page 71: Figure 5-7. Hp 8518b Test Set, A4 Board Assembly Leds

    Figure 5-7 HP 8518B Test Set, A4 Board Assembly LEDs Table 5-4 Instrument Self-Test Indicator State Definitions Self-Test Indication PWON Start ROM Test Troubleshooting the Test Set Troubleshooting Procedures Time (Following Power-On) 0 to 0.5 seconds on briefly (a flash)

  • Page 72: Figure 5-8. Service Adapter Connections, Using The Service Adapter

    Amplifier Test signal from the HP 85102 to the amplifier on the HP 85102. Doing this determines whether a fault is in the test set or is in the HP 85102. Using the Service Adapter 1. Connect the service adapter as shown in Figure 5-8. On the network...

  • Page 73: Service Adapter Conclusions, Table 5-5. Results Observations

    Refer to Procedure 4, “Unratioed Power Tests” in this chapter. The problem is most likely in the HP 85102. Refer to the HP 8510C On-Site Service Manual for information about troubleshooting the HP 85102.

  • Page 74: Unratioed Power Test, Figure 5-9. Diagram Of If Signal Path, Isolating Signal Path Problems

    1. Set the network analyzer to its factory default settings by pushing the front-panel TEST switch. 2. Set the source for step mode. Press the network analyzer keys: INSTRUMENT STATE [PRESET] STIMULUS [MENU] {STEP} 5-14 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

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    5. Record your results for paths 1 thru 4 ( See Figure 5-10 for an RF signal-path 1 trace example. For Option 007, see Figure 5-13. Troubleshooting the Test Set Troubleshooting Procedures ) in Table 5-6. {USER 1} {USER 4} HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 5-15...

  • Page 76: Testing Paths 5 And 6

    Be sure that you return the parameters to their original conditions for a1, b1, a2, and b2. Use the redefine function to achieve this, or push the instrument TEST switch to restore factory default conditions. 5-16 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 77: Figure 5-10. Rf Path 1 And Path 2, Hp 8517b Standard Test Set

    Troubleshooting the Test Set Troubleshooting Procedures Figure 5-10 RF Path 1 and Path 2, HP 8517B Standard Test Set HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 5-17...

  • Page 78: Figure 5-11. Rf Path 3 And Path 4, Hp 8517b Standard Test Set

    Troubleshooting the Test Set Troubleshooting Procedures Figure 5-11 RF Path 3 and Path 4, HP 8517B Standard Test Set 5-18 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 79: Figure 5-12. Rf Path 5 And Path 6, Hp 8517b Standard Test Set

    Troubleshooting the Test Set Troubleshooting Procedures Figure 5-12 RF Path 5 and Path 6, HP 8517B Standard Test Set HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 5-19...

  • Page 80: Hp 8517b Option 007 Test Set

    Figure 5-13 through Figure 5-15 illustrate the signal path and trace display Unratioed Power Test for the unratioed power tests on HP 8517B, Option 007 model test sets. Figure 5-13 RF Path 1 through Path 4, HP 8517B Option 007 Test Set 5-20 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 81: Hp 8517b Option 007

    Troubleshooting the Test Set Troubleshooting Procedures Figure 5-14 RF Signal for Path 1 through Path 4, HP 8517B Option 007 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 5-21...

  • Page 82: Figure 5-15. Rf Path 5 And Path 6, Hp 8517b Option 007

    Troubleshooting the Test Set Troubleshooting Procedures Figure 5-15 RF Path 5 and Path 6, HP 8517B Option 007 5-22 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 83: Sample Diagnostics

    Path 4 Path5 Path6 — — — The HP 8517B test set is not the problem The source, source cable, VTO, cables from rear panel to switch splitter — The switch splitter — — The switch splitter —...

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    Troubleshooting the Test Set Troubleshooting Procedures 5-24 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

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    Assemblies exposed to ESD may or may not continue to operate properly. Their reliability, however, will be degraded. Refer to Figure 6-1 for ESD-safe workstation recommendations. HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 6-1...

  • Page 86: Figure 6-1. Esd-safe Workstation Configuration, Performance Tests, Adjustments

    Note that the HP 8510C performance test software (shipped with the test set) is required to test the test set. The results generated during the HP 8517B performance-test are based on its operation as part of the HP 8510C system.

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    3.5 mm semi-rigid cables, 2.4/1.85 mm cables HP 8516A 2.4 mm semi-rigid cables 7 mm, 2.4 mm, 1.85 mm test port connectors HP 8517B rear panel 2.4 mm connectors 2.4 mm and 1.85 mm test port connectors port connectors all components...

  • Page 88: Figure 6-2. Hp 8517b Major Assembly Location Diagram

    HP 8517B Test Set Replacement Procedures Figure 6-2 HP 8517B Major Assembly Location Diagram 6-4 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 89: Assembly Replacement Procedures, Initial Precautions, Switch/splitter Replacement, A18 Switch/splitter Assembly, Frequency Converter Replacement

    Assembly Replacement Procedures Before beginning any of the procedures in this chapter, do the following: 1. Turn off the HP 8517B test set. 2. Disconnect the test set’s power cord. 3. Remove the top- and side-covers, trim strips, and handles.

  • Page 90: Regulator Board Replacement, A15 Regulator Board Assembly, Filter Capacitor Replacement, C1 To C4 Filter Capacitors

    Discharge all capacitor terminals. It takes approximately six seconds per capacitor to discharge. 4. To remove a capacitor, remove the corresponding pair of screws and pull the capacitor out of the test set. 6-6 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 91: Test Port Connector Replacement, Mm Test Port Connectors

    6. If you added or removed shims, regage the test port connector assembly. Diagram of 2.4 mm Test Port Connector HP 8517B Test Set Replacement Procedures Assembly Replacement Procedures HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 6-7...

  • Page 92: Fan Assembly Replacement, B1 Fan Assembly, Power Transformer Replacement, T1 Power Transformer

    10. Using a small Pozidriv screwdriver, remove the four screws that hold the fan to the rear panel. Remove the fan assembly. T1 Power Transformer Turn off the test set and disconnect the power cord from the mains. 6-8 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

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    10. Remove the transformer. When you replace the transformer, refer to Figure 6-4 for the location of wires connected to the line module. Wire Connections to FL1 Line Module HP 8517B Test Set Replacement Procedures Assembly Replacement Procedures HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 6-9...

  • Page 94: O-ring Replacement, Front Panel And Interface Board Replacement, A1 Front Panel And Interface Board Assembly

    1. Pry the O-ring out of the clamp with fine tweezers or a similar tool. 2. To insert the new O-ring (HP part number 0900-0007), engage one side of the ring in the slot of the phenolic clamp donut (shown in Figure 6-5).

  • Page 95: Bias Tees Replacement, Test Port Coupler Replacement, A6 And A8 Test Port Couplers

    4. Remove the two screws that secure the attenuator bracket to the amplifier bracket. 5. Remove the attenuator/attenuator bracket from the instrument. 6. Remove the two screws that secure the attenuator to the attenuator bracket. HP 8517B Test Set Replacement Procedures Assembly Replacement Procedures HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 6-11...

  • Page 96: Input Amplifier Replacement, A22 Input Amplifier Assembly, Buffer Amplifier Replacement, A23 To A26 Buffer Amplifiers

    2. Remove the two semi-rigid cables from the buffer amplifier to be replaced. 3. Remove the four screws securing the buffer amplifier to the amplifier mount bracket. 4. Remove the buffer amplifier. 6-12 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 97: Post Regulator Board Replacement, A27 Post Regulator Board Assembly

    10. Remove the two screws holding the voltage regulator to the bracket. 11. Remove the regulator board assembly from the amplifier mount bracket. Do not loosen the grommets (HP part number 3050-0003) located on the regulator board assembly. 12. For reassembly, install two grommets on the underside of the mount bracket.

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    HP 8517B Test Set Replacement Procedures Assembly Replacement Procedures 6-14 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

  • Page 99: Introduction, Rebuilt-exchange Assemblies, Replaceable Parts List

    If you have any questions, contact the HP Sales and Service office in your region. Use the illustrations in this chapter to help locate and identify HP 8517B replaceable parts. Each illustration is accompanied by a replaceable parts list that includes the following information: •...

  • Page 100: Ordering Information, To Order Parts . . . . Fast!, Table 7-1. Reference Designation Abbreviations

    Reference Designation Abbreviations Assembly Attenuator, Isolator, Limiter, Termination Fan, Motor Battery Capacitor Coupler Diode, Diode Thyristor, Step Recovery Diode, Varactor 7-2 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Fuse Switch Filter Transformer Circulator Terminal Block Electrical Connector Thermocouple (Stationary Portion), Jack...

  • Page 101: Table 7-2. Manufacturer Names And Addresses

    Silicon Controlled Socket Rectifier (SCR), Transistor, Triode Thyristor Resistor Crystal Unit (Piezoelectric, Quartz) Thermistor Tuned Cavity, Tuned Circuit Manufacturer Address Pickens, SC 29671 Bradford, PA 16701 Palo Alto, CA 94304 North Adams, MA 01247 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-3...

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    Complementary Metal Oxide Semi-conductor CNDCT Conducting, Conductive, Conductivity, Conductor CONT Contact, Continuous, Control, Controller CONV Converter CPRSN Compression CUP-PT Cup point Deep, Depletion, Depth, Diameter, Direct Current Darlington DAP-GL Diallyl Phthalate Glass Double 7-4 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Standard Abbreviations...

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    Female FIL-HD Fillister Head Flash, Flat, Fluid FLAT-PT Flat Point Front RFEQ Frequency Current Gain Bandwidth Product (Transition Frequency), Feet, Foot Fixed General, Generator Ground General Purpose, Group Henry HP 8517B Replaceable Parts HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-5...

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    Kilovolts Direct Current Light Emitting Diode Length, Long Linear, Linearity Link, Lock Leakage, Locking Luminous Male, Maximum, Mega, Mi, Milli, Mode Milliampere MACH Machined Maximum Molded Carbon Composition Metal, Metallized Mega Hertz 7-6 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Standard Abbreviations (Continued)

  • Page 105

    Outside Diameter OP AMP Operational Amplifier Optical, Option, Optional Picoampere, Power Amplifier PAN-HD Pan Head Parallel, Parity Lead (Metal), Push-button Printed Circuit Printed Circuit Board P-CHAN P-Channel Pad, Power Dissipation HP 8517B Replaceable Parts HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-7...

  • Page 106

    Range, Red, Resistance, Resistor, Right, Ring Reference Resistance, Resistor Radio Frequency Rigid Round Rear Rivet, Riveted SAWR Surface Acoustic Wave Resonator Segment Single Silicon, Square Inch Slide Slow Slot, Slotted Subminiature, A-Type (Threaded Connector) 7-8 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Standard Abbreviations (Continued)

  • Page 107

    Turn, Turns TRSN Torsion Microcandela (or CD) Micro Farad (or F) Micro Henry (or H) Microliter, Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc. (or CD) UNHDND Unhardened Variable, Violet, Volt, Voltage Vacuum, Volt—Alternating Current HP 8517B Replaceable Parts HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-9...

  • Page 108: Table 7-4. Multipliers, Abbreviation And Description

    By (as used with dimensions), Reactance Yttrium-Iron-Garnet Zener Diode Table 7-4 Multipliers, Abbreviation and Description Abbreviation tera giga mega kilo deka deci centi milli micro nano pico femto atto 7-10 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Table 7-3 Standard Abbreviations (Continued) Prefix Multiple...

  • Page 109: Figure 7-1. Power Cable And Plug Part Numbers

    HP 8517B Replaceable Parts Figure 7-1 Power Cable and Plug Part Numbers HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-11...

  • Page 110

    - 5 Vdc Regulator Board +15 Vdc Regulator Board - 15 Vdc Regulator Board Bias Bias Fuses Front Panel 7-12 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Amps for 100 to 120 Vac (part number) 2110-0002 2110-0043 2110-0001 2110-0043 2110-0001 2110-0012...

  • Page 111: Figure 7-2. The Low Cost Rebuilt-exchange Procedure

    HP 8517B Replaceable Parts Use this fast, efficient economical method to keep your Hewlett- Packard instrument in service. *Hewlett-Packard pays postage on boxes mailed in the U.S.A. Figure 7-2 The Low Cost Rebuilt-Exchange Procedure HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-13...

  • Page 112

    5086-7501 5086-6501 08516-60002 08513-60001 08513-60006 08517-60044 08513-20031 9100-4723 7-14 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Description Front Panel Interface Board Assembly 50 GHz Coupler, (NEW) 50 GHz Coupler, (R-E) Bias Tee (NEW) Bias Tee (R-E) 60 dB Step Attenuator (NEW)

  • Page 113: Hp 8517b Test Set

    HP 8517B Replaceable Parts Figure 7-3 Major Assembly Locations in the Standard HP 8517B Test Set HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-15...

  • Page 114

    Table 7-7 Semi-Rigid Cable Assemblies in the Standard HP 8517B Test Set *Components not visible Ref Des HP Part Number 08517-20039 08517-20042 08517-20041 08517-20038 08517-20038 08517-20028 08517-20031 08517-20027 08517-20032 08517-20056 08517-20040 7-16 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Quantity Description...

  • Page 115

    Table 7-8 Flexible Cable Assemblies in the Standard HP 8517B Test Set Ref Des HP Part Number Quantity 08513-60121 08513-60122 08513-60123 08513-60124 08513-60133 08513-60134 08513-60136 08513-60138 HP 8517B Replaceable Parts Description Cable Assembly A12J3 to A1J11 Cable Assembly A13J3 to A4J11...

  • Page 116

    Table 7-8 Flexible Cable Assemblies in the Standard HP 8517B Test Set (Continued) 08513-60140 08513-60141 08513-60142 08513-60143 08517-60014 85102-60226 08513-60014 08513-60036 08513-60013 08517-60015 7-18 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Cable Assembly A3J4 to A14J2 Cable Assembly A5J2 to A18J4...

  • Page 117: Table 7-9. Miscellaneous Parts, Front Panel Hp 8517b Test Set

    Table 7-9 Miscellaneous Parts, Front Panel HP 8517B Test Set Ref Des HP Part Number DS1,DS2 1990-0858 E33,E34 2110-0797 F1,F2 2110-0012 J13,J14 – 5021-8747 1450-0615 08340-40002 08517-00002 08517-00003 1. See Table 7-10 for parts detail. HP 8517B Replaceable Parts Quantity...

  • Page 118: Table 7-10. Test Port Connector Assembly Components

    Quantity 5062-7274 5001-3930 5001-3904 5001-3905 5001-3906 5062-7276 5021-3428 5021-3427 7-20 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Description Test Port Connector .0002 IN SHIM .0005 IN SHIM .001 IN SHIM .002 IN SHIM Test Port Center Conductor Test Port Connector Nut...

  • Page 119: Table 7-11. Miscellaneous Parts, Rear Panel Hp 8517b Test Set

    Table 7-11 Miscellaneous Parts, Rear Panel HP 8517B Test Set Ref Des HP Part Number Quantity 5062-7243 9135-0217 1251-2197 1251-2204 0380-0643 0400-0010 0380-0926 1251-7812 0380-0002 2510-0322 2510-0270 3050-0139 3050-0152 3050-0227 3160-0309 08517-00001 2190-0017 08513-00002 Description 2.4 mm RF Connector Assembly Line Module-Filtered Connector R&P 24F (Part of W30)

  • Page 120

    Table 7-11 Miscellaneous Parts, Rear Panel HP 8517B Test Set 5021-0906 5001-3907 2190-0016 2190-0104 2950-0001 2950-0132 7121-2380 08513-20032 0590-0663 1. See Figure 7-4, item 2 for detail. 2. See Figure 7-4, item 3 for detail. 3. See Figure 7-4, item 1 for detail.

  • Page 121: Figure 7-4. Detailed Views Of Hardware Stack-ups

    HP 8517B Replaceable Parts Figure 7-4 Detailed Views of Hardware Stack-Ups HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-23...

  • Page 122

    2360-0115 08512-20005 08513-00001 08513-00002 08513-00015 2200-0109 08514-00007 See Table 7-13 for all part numbers and locations 0513-00037 7-24 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Quantity Description Terminal Crimp Machine Screw RFI Gasket Top Deck Transformer Bracket Capacitor Plate Machine Screw Mounting Plate –...

  • Page 123

    HP Part Number Quantity C1 - C4 0180-2671 Miscellaneous Parts, Top Internal View Machine Screws Miscellaneous Parts, Motherboard Description Capacitor-FXD .012F+75-10% 30VDC AL HP 8517B Replaceable Parts bottom.pcx Manufacturer Manufacturer Part Code Number 00853 500123U030AC2A HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-25...

  • Page 124

    5% 2W MO TC = 0±200 Resistor 1 k 5% 2W MO TC = 0±200 Resistor 51.1 1% 0.125W F TC = 0±100 Connector-PC Edge 2-Rows Not Assigned Connector-PC Edge 2-Rows 7-26 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Manufacturer Manufacturer Part Code Number 24546 C4-1/8-T0-51R1-F...

  • Page 125

    Table 7-14 Parts Unique to HP 8517B Option 001 Test Set Ref Des HP Part Number Quantity 08513-60004 08513-69004 08513-60125 08513-60126 08513-60127 08513-60128 08513-60129 Description Board Assembly, IF Multiplexer (NEW) Board Assembly, IF Multiplexer (R-E) Cable Assemblies Unique to Option 001...

  • Page 126

    Table 7-14 Parts Unique to HP 8517B Option 001 Test Set 08513-60130 Ref Des HP Part Number Quantity 08513-60131 08513-60132 08513-60135 08513-60137 08513-60139 08513-60144 08513-60145 08513-60146 08513-60147 08517-20017 08517-20018 7-28 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Cable Assembly, A2J9 to J10A4...

  • Page 127

    Table 7-15 Parts Unique to HP 8417B Option 002 Test Set Ref Des HP Part Number Quantity 08517-20743 08517-20737 Description Cable Assembly, A12J3 to Port 1 J13 Cable Assembly, A13J3 to Port 2J14 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-29...

  • Page 128

    Table 7-16 Parts Unique to HP 8517B Option 004 Test Set Ref Des HP Part Number Quantity 08517-20051 08517-20052 08517-20050 08517-60020 7-30 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Description Cable Assembly, AT7 to A9J1 Cable Assembly, A8J3 to A17J2 Cable Assembly, A17J1 to A11J2...

  • Page 129

    Table 7-17 Parts Unique to HP 8517B Option 007 Test Set Ref Des HP Part Number Quantity AT8 and AT9 08516-60021 5086-7650 A23, A24, 5086-7649 A25, and A26 08517-60045 Description 3 dB Attenuators Input Amplifier Buffer Amplifiers Post Regulator Board Assembly (Beneath A22 Input Amplifier)

  • Page 130

    Table 7-17 Parts Unique to HP 8517B Option 007 Test Set (Continued) Ref Des HP Part Number Quantity 08517-20023 08517-20024 08517-2003 08517-20061 08517-20036 08517-20062 08517-20034 08517-20029 08517-20034 08517-20030 33340-60004 08516-60004 33340-60004 08516-60007 7-32 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Description...

  • Page 131: Table 7-18. Parts Unique To Option 002 "plus" Option 007

    HP 8517B Replaceable Parts Table 7-18 Parts Unique to Option 002 “plus” Option 007 There are no unique parts to Option 002 “plus” Option 007. All other parts are included in Option 002 or Option 007. HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-33...

  • Page 132

    Table 7-19 Parts Unique to Option 004 “plus” Option 007 Ref Des HP Part Number Quantity 08517-20049 7-34 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Description A17J1 to A25 All other parts are included in Option 004 or Option 007.

  • Page 133

    Instrument Chassis Replaceable Parts Item Number HP Part Number Quantity 08513-00040 08513-00041 5021-8403 5062-3747 5062-3799 5021-8496 Description Top Cover Side Cover, Perforated Front Frame Bottom Cover Handle Assembly Trim, Front Handle HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual 7-35 HP 8517B Replaceable Parts...

  • Page 134

    5041-8821 5062-3757 Item Number HP Part Number Quantity 5021-5837 5021-5804 5041-8802 5041-8821 5021-8538 5021-8540 7-36 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual Bottom Foot Side Cover Description 18-inch Corner Strut Rear Frame Trim Strip Back Panel Foot Lock Foot Lock Foot...

  • Page 135

    3-15 bias supply connector, 3-3 bias tees replacement, 6-11 bias tees usage, 1-2 block diagram, Option 004 HP 8517B, 1-3 block diagram, Option 007 HP 8517B, 1-3 block diagram, standard HP 8517B, 1-2 buffer amplifier replacement, 6-12...

  • Page 136

    3-5 using the test set at a bench, 2-4 verification kit part number, 1-10 verifying test set performance, 3-14 viewing S11 to S22 parameters, 3-12 what to do with damaged shipments, 2-2 Index-2 HP 8517B S-Parameter Test Set Manual...

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