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NIST Measurement Services: NIST Multifunction Calibration System



Nile M. Oldham, Mark E. Parker


The NIST automated Multifunction Calibration System (MCS) for voltage, current, and resistance is described. Developed primarily to calibrate digital multimeters and calibrators, the system can also be used to test thermal converters, and micropotentiometers. Methods for characterizing the MCS over a wide range of amplitudes at frequencies from dc to 30 MHz are described.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 250-46
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calibration, calibrator, current, digital multimeter, DMM, resistance, voltage


Oldham, N. and Parker, M. (1998), NIST Measurement Services: NIST Multifunction Calibration System, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed July 23, 2024)


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Created January 31, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021