Intermodulation tester maintains telecoms infrastructure

May 09, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
A portable PIM tester from US maker AWT-Global helps telecoms companies improve network quality.

Link Microtek is offering AWT-Global's portable PIM (passive intermodulation) test system that will enable telecoms companies to improve the quality of their networks. Providing a powerful and compact tool for testing and analysing telecoms network infrastructure, the AWT PIM-P is a self-contained unit that is designed to detect sources of PIM in an installation, thereby helping to avoid any loss of capacity due to signal degradation.

The instrument is available in a number of different models covering various frequency bands from 698 to 2690 MHz, and its wide transmit power range of 15 to 44 dBm makes it suitable for DAS (distributed antenna system) installations. It has a typical dynamic range of 96dB. As well as offering three test modes as standard – field diagnostic, analyser and sweep mode – the unit can be specified with an optional embedded module that provides accurate distance-to-fault and distance-to-PIM measurements.

Suitable for operation in ambient temperatures from -10 to 50 ºC and up to 90% humidity, the PIM-P is housed in a ruggedised case to withstand the harsh environmental conditions that can be encountered in the field.

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