iPA Series

iPA Series

Battery Portable Passive Intermodulation Analyzer

The iPA Series Passive Intermodulation (PIM) analyzer is the first battery powered PIM Test Analyzer versatile enough to support multiple test scenarios such as testing at the top of the tower, base of tower, roof top and in-building for DAS systems. This IEC compliant 20W, rugged, battery operated design includes a tablet computer in a ruggedized case for remote control. This allows hands-free dynamic testing that is safe and convenient. Add the optional Range to Fault (RTF) module to quickly identify the location of PIM and Return Loss sources. Evolved from a design legacy of field proven analyzers, this PIM Analyzer enables network operators to improve site performance by finding and eliminating sources of passive intermodulation at the cell site. An intuitive touch screen interface is also available for local control, performing tests and quickly generating site reports.

FEATURES

  • Rugged and reliable; designed with tower climbers in mind
  • Fully configurable frequencies, powers and IM products
  • 7 inch tablet computer included for remote control of device
  • Simple to operate touch screen interface
  • Extensive reporting capabilities
  • Spectrum monitor, frequency sweep and time trace modes
  • RTF compatible
  • Battery powered

technical specifications
system
Measurement method Reverse (reflected) PIM, 3rd and 5th order. (iPA-2100A 3rd, 5th and 7th order)
Residual PIM < -117dBm/-160dBc maximum (<-125dBm/-168dBc typical)
Interface ports 1x RF output (7-16 DIN female), 1x USB 2.0 Host, 1x USB 2.0 Slave, 1x SD
1x monitor port (SMB female), 1x SMA-RP (Wi-Fi external antenna)
User interface Local - touch screen display 4.3in (109mm)
Remote - tablet computer (included), any Wi-Fi enabled user device with web browser
Return loss alarm Automatic detection and shut down when high RL is detected
transmitter
Transmit frequencies See model table
Frequency increment 100kHz
Frequency accuracy ± 5ppm maximum, aging ± 1ppm maximum after first year
Power per tone (adjustable) 0.1 to 20W (+20 to +43dBm in 1dB increments)
iPA-0703A/ iPA-0790A 0.003 to 20W (+5 to +43dBm in 1dB increments)
Power accuracy (per tone) ± 0.5dB maximum
receiver
Receive band (100kHz steps) See model table
Measurement noise floor < -128dBm
Measurement range -50dBm to -128dBm
electrical
Battery power 25.9 VDC, 2600 mAh, 67Wh Lithium Ion battery packs (removable)
Battery operating time Depends on usage, 2 hr minimum per battery pack
Battery charger Output: 29.4 VDC, 1.2 Amp
mechanical
Dimensions H x D x W 369 x 160 x 240mm | 14.5 x 6.3 x 9.4in
Weight 12kg | 26lbs
environmental
Temperature range -10ºC to +45ºC | +14°F to +113°F
Ingress protection IP54. IP67 when enclosed in optional hard case
Operational humidity 5% to 95% RH non-condensing
Storage temperature range -10°C to +60°C | +14°F to +140°F
Mechanical shock 40G shock rating
ordering information
models
  DESCRIPTION TX1 RANGE TX2 RANGE RX RANGE (PIM) RTF MODULE *
iPA-0707A 700MHz LOW/HIGH 728-731.5MHz 741-764MHz 698-716MHz
776-802MHz
RTF-1000A
iPA-0703A APT700 LTE 758-768MHz 778-803MHz 703-748MHz RTF-1000A
iPA-0790A LTE 800 791-796MHz 808-821MHz 832-862MHz RTF-1000A
iPA-0850A 850MHz 869MHz 879-894MHz 824-849MHz RTF-1000A
iPA-0900A GSM900 932.5-937.5MHz 949-960MHz 903-915MHz RTF-1000A
iPA-0901A EGSM900 925-935MHz 945-960MHz 880-915MHz RTF-1000A
iPA-1800A DCS1800 1805-1812MHz 1825-1880MHz 1710-1785MHz RTF-2000A
iPA-1921A Dual Band PCS/AWS 1930-1950MHz
1930-1950MHz
1970-1990MHz
2110-2155MHz
1850-1910MHz
1710-1755MHz
RTF-2000A
iPA-2100A UMTS (3rd & 7th) 2110-2130MHz 2150-2170MHz 1920-1980MHz
2050-2090MHz
RTF-2000A
iPA-2600A LTE 2600 2620-2630MHz 2650-2690MHz 2500-2570MHz RTF-2600A
Notes Specifications subject to change without notice.
1. *Range to Fault is an optional accessory available for iPA test instruments which enables users to measure distance to return loss faults as well as distance to PIM faults. The RTF module is sold separately.
2. Dual Battery charger for standalone charging sold separately.
WARNING: Use of the portable PIM analyzer in a radiating mode, for example when connected to an antenna not enclosed in an anechoic environment, may be a violation of licensing regulations. Users should obtain permission in advance from any licensed operators that might be affected by these tests. Furthermore, radiating high RF power can pose a personnel risk.
 

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