Portable PIM Testers

AWT’s Portable PIM testers are powerful yet compact tools for testing and analyzing telecommunications network infrastructure. These testers are ruggedized and can withstand harsh environmental conditions and are accurate, reliable and very easy to operate; furthermore, they provide a wealth of features ideal for work in the field. 

Portable PIM S1P - True 2x20W Tester

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Features

Multiple Test Modes: Field Diagnostic, Analyzer, Multi PIM, PIM over time, Rx Sweep Mode, Distance to PIM, VSWR, Distance to Fault, Single Carrier.  First PIM Testers with embedded Distance to PIM (DTP) and Distance to Fault (VSWR) capability.

  • Measures Intermodulation products IM3, IM5 IM7, IM9, IM11 and IM13.
  • Very high PIM sensitivity: -172 dBc @ 2x 43 dBm carriers.
  • Output power variable from 15dBm to 44dBm. Ideal for in-building DAS installations.
  • Single Carrier Mode for system insertion loss measurements.
  • PIM vs. Time Graph, Min-Maxhold feature. Perfect for static and dynamic PIM measurements.
  • True constant power carriers – fully compliant to PIM standard IEC62037.
  • Removable Case Lid

Leading Global wireless carriers use PIM analyzers to improve the quality of their networks. Low PIM installations are particularly important when wireless networks operate close to full cell capacity. Signal degradation affects revenue streams directly due to reduced data capacity.

Field use demands ruggedized yet accurate, test instruments. Our portable PIM testers are designed for this environment and an withstand tough conditions. An embedded module for accurate Distance to Fault (VSWR) and Distance to PIM measurements is available as option. Patented technology, provides very accurate indication of PIM sources.

Passive Intermodulation – PIM

Passive Intermodulation (PIM) is an unwanted mixing effect caused by non-linearity of passive components in the RF path of telecommunication systems. PIM diverts signal energy to other frequencies (spurious signals). This can generate interfering signals that may fall into receiving bands causing serious degradation of system performance.

Causes of PIM

  • Dissimilar metals with different electrical properties as well as corroded components and structures.
  • Ferromagnetic metals like iron, nickel and steel, show hysteresis effects when RF energy is applied.
  • Irregular contact areas, even on a microscopic scale, cause an inconsistent flow of electrons, generating inhomogeneous electrical fields.
  • Spark discharges that may happen by accidental “hot” connections and disconnections create craters on the connectors’ surfaces and lead to chemical reactions

 RF Components that may cause PIM

  • Cables
  • Connectors
  • Antennas
  • Attenuators, Loads
  • Surge Protectors
  • Filters, Diplexers, Duplexers
  • Combiners, Splitters, Couplers

Model

Description

Tx Frequency (MHz)

Rx Frequency (MHz)

PP700U LTE700-U 730 ~ 759 776 ~ 788
PP700L LTE700-L 728 ~ 759 698 ~ 716
PP800 LTE800 791 ~ 821 832 ~ 862
PP800SMR SMR800 851 ~ 869 806 ~ 824
PP850 AMPS/CDMA 869 ~ 896 824 ~ 851
PP900 GSM900 935 ~ 960 890 ~ 915
PP900E EGSM900 925 ~ 960 880 ~ 915
PP1500JP LTE-JP1500 1488 ~ 1520 1456 ~ 1480
PP1800 DCS/GSM1800 1805 ~ 1880 1710 ~ 1785
PP1900 PCS1900 1930 ~ 1990 1850 ~ 1910
PP1921PA PCS1900 & 2100AWS 1930 ~ 1935
2110 ~ 2155
1850 ~ 1910
1710 ~ 1755
PP2100AWS AWS 2010 ~ 2155 1710 ~ 1755
PP2000TD TD-SCDMA(2000) 2010 ~ 2025 1900 ~ 1920
PP2100UMTS UMTS/W-CDMA 2110 ~ 2170 1920 ~ 1980
PP2160JP W-CDMA-JP 2150 ~ 2170 2110 ~ 2140
PP2400LTE LTE2400, Band 40 2355 ~ 2400 2300 ~ 2345
PP2500 Band 41, BRS / EBS 2593 ~ 2690 2496 ~ 2580
PP2600LTE IMT-E(2600) 2620 ~ 2690 2500 ~ 2570
PP2600E IMT-E(2600) 2620 ~ 2695 2545 ~ 2580
PPWBKR WiBro-KR 2110 ~ 2170
2300 ~ 2390
1910 ~ 1990

Accessories

POPT1 Distance-to-PIM(DTP), VSWR, Distance-to-Fault Option embedded in tester.
POPT5 Output power range 25dBm to 46dBm.
PACC2 Accessory Kit: low PIM cables 3m / 10ft, low PIM load 50W / 10W DIN(m)-DIN(f), 690-2800 MHz, PIM <-165dBc @ 2x43dBm, (4) adapters, torque wrench, hard carry case IP66
PIMGEN PIM Source: Generator with preset PIM value -80dBm (+/- 10). Quick indication of system functionality. Ideal for test and training.
PLOAD100 Low PIM load 100W, PIM < -165 dBc, 690-2800 MHz, with handle.
PLOAD50 Low PIM load 50W / 10W (25 mins / permanent), PIM < -165 dBc, 690 – 2800 MHz, dual port DIN(m)-DIN(f), with ear for carabiner or strap.
LIC308DMDM-2M Low PIM cable 2m (6ft), PIM < -165dBc @ 2×43 dBm, DIN(m)-DIN(m).
LIC308DMDM-3M Low PIM cable 3m (10ft), PIM < -165dBc @ 2×43 dBm, DIN(m)-DIN(m).
ADA-DMDF Connector Saver. Adapter DIN(m)-DIN(f), PIM <-165dBc @ 2×43 dBm. Protects Measurement port of PIM analyzers and loads.

Specifications

Transmitter

Carrier Power +15 to +44 dBm (46 dBm optional)
Power Accuracy +/- 0.35 dB
Frequency Accuracy 2 ppm
Reverse Pwr. Protection +43 dBm for 5 sec

Receiver

Reverse IM @ 2x43dBm
PP1921PA
-129 dBm / -172 dBc typ.
-125 dBm / -168 dBc typ.
Noise Floor ( BW: 300 HZ / 1200 Hz) – 138 dBm/ -132 dBm
DynamicRange(typical) > 96 dB (ref: -70 dBm)
Reverse Power Protection +43 dBm for 5 sec
Operational Input Power -45 dBm RMS
Max Input Power 0 dBm
Measurement Accuracy +/- 1.0 dB @ 2 x 43 dBm

Distance to PIM / Distance to VSWR (Option)

DTP Accuracy 0.5 m typ.
DTF Accuracy (VSWR) 0.5 m
Cable Types Built-in list of cables
Editing and adding new cable types

Dimensions / Weight / Environment / Electrical

Dimensions 457 x 305 x 500 (mm)
18.0 x 12.0 x 19.7 (inch)
Weight (frequency > 1 GHz) 27 kg (26 kg)
Temperature -10 °C to +50 °C
Humidity 90{418c239779b5b29092871169baa76e47c8a20a99253981574c7d16d97fbc0ee9}, RH (non condensing)
Protection IP66 / IP20
AC Power 100 to 240V 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption  640 Watts (VA)
All data is subject to change without further notice.