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 can be operated via remote control with any WiFi enabled phone, tablet or laptop computer. 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.


  • Rugged and reliable; designed with tower climbers in mind
  • Fully configurable frequencies, powers and IM products
  • Remote control possible with handheld device, eg tablet, cell phone
  • Simple to operate touch screen interface
  • Extensive reporting capabilities
  • Spectrum monitor, frequency sweep and time trace modes
  • RTF compatible
  • Battery powered
  • Two models available A Series 0.1 to 20W, D Series 1W to 40W

technical specifications
Measurement methodReverse (reflected) PIM, 3rd, 5th and 7th order (iPA-0707D and iPA-0850A)
Reverse (reflected) PIM, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th order (other models)
Residual PIM< -117dBm/-160dBc maximum (<-125dBm/-168dBc typical) at 2 x 20W
Interface ports1x 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 interfaceLocal - touch screen display 4.3in (109mm)
Remote - tablet, computer, any Wi-Fi enabled user device with web browser
Return loss alarmAutomatic detection and shut down when high RL is detected
Transmit frequenciesSee model table
Frequency increment100kHz
Frequency accuracy± 5ppm maximum, aging ± 1ppm maximum after first year
Power per tone (adjustable)All A series Models 0.1 to 20W (+20 to +43dBm in 1dB increments)
iPA-0600D 100mW to 40W (+20 to +46dBm in 1dB increments)
iPA-0707D 1 to 40W (+30 to +46dBm in 1dB increments)
Power accuracy (per tone)± 0.5dB maximum
Receive band (100kHz steps) See model table
Measurement noise floor< -128dBm
Measurement range-50dBm to -128dBm
Battery power25.9 VDC, 2600 mAh, 67Wh Lithium Ion battery packs (removable)
Battery operating timeDepends on usage, 2 hr minimum per battery pack
Battery chargerOutput: 29.4 VDC, 1.2 Amp
Dimensions H x D x W369 x 160 x 240mm | 14.5 x 6.3 x 9.4in
Weight12kg | 26lbs
Temperature range-10ºC to +45ºC | +14°F to +113°F
Ingress protectionIP54. IP67 when enclosed in optional hard case
Operational humidity5% to 95% RH non-condensing
Storage temperature range-10°C to +60°C | +14°F to +140°F
Mechanical shock40G shock rating
ordering information
iPA-0600D600MHz617-630 MHz640-652 MHz663-698MHzRTF-1000
iiPA-0707D700MHz LOW/HIGH 728-731.5MHz 741-764MHz 698-716MHz
iPA-0703AAPT700 LTE758-768MHz778-803MHz703-748MHzRTF-1000
iPA-0790ALTE 800791-796MHz 808-821MHz832-862MHzRTF-1000
iPA-0850A850MHz 869MHz 879-894MHz824-849MHz RTF-1000
iPA-0901AEGSM900 925-935MHz 945-960MHz880-915MHzRTF-1000
iPA-1800ADCS18001805-1812MHz 1825-1880MHz1710-1785MHz RTF-2000
iPA-1921ADual Band PCS/AWS1930-1950MHz
iPA-2100A UMTS (3rd & 7th) 2110-2130MHz 2150-2170MHz1920-1980MHz
iPA-2600ALTE 26002620-2630MHz 2650-2690MHz 2500-2570MHzRTF-2600
NotesSpecifications 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.
3.Tablet to control the iPA is not included. Tablet with ruggedized case is offered as an accessory.
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.
ordering information
Highly recommended accessory
PIM Instrument self-calibration tool
RTFRange To Fault
PIM and Return Loss fault location tool
(Refer ordering table for model details)
iAK-0060APortable PIM Accessory Kit
R92-058810" tablet with ruggedized case