Test configuration focuses on passive IMD

November 25, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
The PIM S1L analyser from Link Microtek has been designed to provide R&D laboratories and quality assurance departments with a straightforward means of testing components for passive intermodulation (PIM).

Manufactured by US firm AWT-Global, the instrument is available in a number of different models covering frequency bands from 698 to 2690 MHz. It has a fully adjustable transmit power range of 15 to 44 dBm that enables testing to be carried out in compliance with the IEC 62037 international standard.

As well as offering four test modes as standard – diagnostic, analyser, PIM-over-time, and sweep mode – the unit can be specified with an optional embedded module that provides distance-to-fault and distance-to-PIM measurements.

The instrument has a very high PIM sensitivity of -172 dBc, a typical dynamic range of 96 dB and power accuracy of ±0.35 dB. Operating temperature range is specified as 0 to 45C, and the unit has overall dimensions of 521 x 396 x 236 mm.

Optional accessories include low-PIM cables, adapters, a 100-W low-PIM load and a 90 dBm PIM generator for quick system tests.

Link Microtek; www.linkmicrotek.com