The Agilent 16316A balanced/unbalanced converter converts the (unbalanced) BNC configuration to a (balanced) binding posts configuration. It is used to measure a balanced device using an unbalanced measurement instrument.
Reflection and transmission measurements of balanced devices and circuits are also possible when connected to a Network Analyzer.
With the supplemental load resistance (50ohm, 100ohm, 600ohm) and short plate, calibration can be performed for high accuracy measurements.
With respect to the impedance of the device, a balanced impedance of 50ohm, 100ohm, or 600ohm can be selected.