Locate external PIM Sources - PIM Finder

Over the years, we have seen a steady increase in the complexity of antenna tower architecture. It is nowadays common to see cellular infrastructures supporting multiple frequencies bands. Although each system can, individually, perform within the expected PIM level, when mixing with other bands, stronger PIM signals can be generated and deafen the radio's receivers. This is mostly seen in 700 MHz networks (US) and co-located 700 MHz and 800 MHz networks (Europe).

 

The Kaelus PIM Finder is a solution designed to identify and locate external PIM sources. It is used to troubleshoot external PIM by replicating the cross-band PIM scenario and thus more accurately searching for the PIM sources. External PIM sources come in many different forms, e.g. corroded metal, loose metal objects, or objects that are non-linear in the proximity of the radiating antenna.

 

The main objective of the Kaelus PIM Finder Solution is to help identify the location of external PIM sources and quickly suppress these interfering signals using different methods, like removing or covering the PIM source.

 

The Kaelus PIM Finder solution is ideal for all testing scenarios including tower, rooftop, DAS and small cell sites.

 

FEATURES

  •      Complete solution from Kaelus 
  •      One GUI controls all equipment by Unify software from Kaelus

  •      iPA provides two transmit tones at a power level of up to 40W per carrier

  •      iVA provides a receiver for measuring externally generated PIM

  •      One-handed operation, direct connection from iVA to low PIM probe
  •      Small and lightweight, allows for working in hard to access areas

  •      Equipment designed for harsh environment and with field use in mind

 

 

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External PIM in 700 MHz band

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2-PORT - PIM FINDER SOLUTION

 

The Kaelus 2-Port PIM Finder solution is specifically developed for the US 700 MHz Band, but can also be used for other scenarios, e.g. EMEA 700 when co-sited with EMEA 800 band. 

 

 

The 2-port PIM Finder solution consists of lightweight, easy to use products that are battery powered:
     1. A two port portable PIM Test Analyzer (iXA)
     2. PIM Test probe
     3. Protection filter/Bandpass Amplifier (BPA)
     4.Cable and Antenna Analyzer (iVA)
     5. Kaelus Unify Software for remote control of iPA and iVA. Running on iOS/Android tablet/phone, or Windows PC

 

External PIM in other bands

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1-PORT - PIM FINDER SOLUTION

 

Kaelus 1-Port PIM Finder solution has been developed for use when locating external PIM sources in other frequency bands, available for all existing iPA bands.

The 1-port PIM Finder solution consists of lightweight, easy to use products that are battery powered:
     1. A portable PIM Test Analyzer (iPA)
     2. Range to Fault Module (RTF)
     3. PIM Test probe
     4. Protection filter
     5. Cable and Antenna Analyzer (iVA)
     6. Kaelus Unify Software for remote control of iPA and iVA. Running on iOS/Android tablet/phone, or Windows PC


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Making PIM Finding methodology simple to execute and less time consuming 


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