Microwave Journal

PIM Testing Solution: MW8219A

February 21, 2012

PIMmasterMW8219AAnritsu Company introduces its first generation high performance PIM testing solution, the MW8219A, for the 1900/2100 MHz PCS/AWS frequency bands. Anritsu has developed the PIM Master to verify if receiver interference at a cell site is due to an intermodulation product of two or more transmit frequencies, also known as passive intermodulation (PIM).

The Anritsu PIM Master features patented technology – Distance-to-PIM™. In just a few seconds, Distance-to-PIM can find the distance and relative magnitude of all static PIM sources in an antenna system and beyond the antenna. Only Distance-to-PIM can find the location of:

  • Dirty connectors
  • Corroded connectors
  • Over torqued connectors
  • Microscopic arcing connectors
  • PIM outside the antenna system

PIM is power sensitive, and today there is more power than ever going up the tower. PIM Master features 2 x 40 W of RF power to activate the PIM, making it more visible to find the PIM that cannot be found on traditional 20 W PIM testers.

Features

PIM Master MW8219A for the 1900/2100 MHz PCS/AWS frequency bands:

  • Featuring Patented Distance-to-PIM™ (DTP)
    The Fastest Way to Pinpoint the Source of PIM
  • Featuring 2 x 40 Watts of RF Power
    Finds PIM that cannot be found by 2 x 20 Watt PIM testers
  • Tx Band: 1930 to 1990 MHz, 2110 to 2155 MHz
  • IMD Band: 1710 to 1755 MHz, 1850 to 1910 MHz
  • IMD Orders: 3rd, 5th, or 7th orders (user selectable)

Measurements:

  • PIM
  • Noise Floor
  • Distance-to-PIM (DTP)

Controlled with Anritsu Handheld Spectrum Analyzers:

  • See PIM results with PIM Analyzer
  • Listen to relative PIM level with audible tone
  • Set Limit Lines for visual and/or audible Pass/Fail criteria
  • Save and Recall Set-ups for standardized testing
  • GPS tag PIM measurements with GPS Option 0031

Report Generation and Training:

  • Utilize Anritsu's next generation Line Sweep Tool
  • PIM Master Certified PIM Measurement Training Course

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