An accurate PIM test is one of the greatest challenges in today’s mobile communication systems. The quality of service issues that arise as a result of passive intermodulation can directly impact a Mobile Network Operator’s (MNO) ability to retain customer loyalty and minimize churn. For MNO’s an effective PIM management strategy is essential to improve quality and increase revenue.
Report GeneratorDue to their low power levels, less than -80 dBm, PIM test measurements are difficult to make with good accuracy in the best of lab conditions, let alone the harsh conditions of cell sites. A valid and repeatable PIM test measurement requires an analyzer with stable linear amplifiers, exceptionally low PIM duplexer and related components and a well-designed receiver with very low receiver noise floor.
PIM test equipment with a residual noise floor of<-138 dBm is well suited to perform PIM measurements. Since passive intermodulation energy cannot be mathematically modeled and therefore cannot be simulated using today’s engineering de-sign tools, using a PIM test analyzer is the only way to quantify it.
PIM Testers Now Available
Electro Rent Corporation always aims to keep pace with the technology demands of our customers. Performing a descent and accurate PIM test is a critical issue in mobile communications. The challenge is to provide solutions that match the developments in mobile communications technology.
Communication Components Inc. (CCI) is one of the fastest growing providers of base station enhancement products. With thousands of field-proven solutions in deployment, in PCS, Cellular and SMR environments, CCI brings expertise, technology, and reliability to meet base station enhancement needs. CCI’s range of PIM test equipment is comprehensive and addresses all the current needs.
By offering sales, rental and leasing services for CCI’s products Electro Rent Corporation is helping customers gain access to the PIM test solution they need today while ensuring that we can continue to meet their requirements for the future.
Anritsu is a pioneer in the implementation of next-generation wireless technologies while continuing to support existing standards. Anritsu offers solutions for the full range of 2G, 2.5G, 3G, and 4G LTE telecommunications as well as current and next-generation 3GPP, 3GPP2, and IEEE standards including 1xEV, GSM/GPRS, W-CDMA, HSDPA, 802.11, and 802.16.
Anritsu’s PIM master includes the patented Distance-to-PIM (DTP) technology for accurately determining the location of PIM faults, both inside the feed system as well as beyond the antenna. Distance-to-PIM allows technicians to quickly and efficiently locate PIM sources at a site resulting in quicker site repairs and lower cost.
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Rent, Lease or Buy PIM Test Equipment
Electro Rent can provide PIM analyzers on a rental, lease or buy-used basis. By using Electro Rent’s services MNO’s can get immediate access to the PIM test solutions they need for their current technology and then migrate to new solutions as their technology evolves. In addition by renting or leasing MNO’s can shift their equipment investment from capital to operational expenditure minimizing their balance sheet exposure.