iXA Series

Battery Portable Passive Intermodulation Analyzer

The Kaelus iXA Series Passive Intermodulation (PIM) analyzer is a dual port, 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, in-building for DAS systems and external PIM Finding.

This IEC-62037 compliant 2x40W, ruggedized test unit, is capable of operating via remote control using any Wi-Fi enabled phone, tablet, or laptop computer allowing for hands-free dynamic testing which is safe and convenient.

The iXA Series has an integrated Range to Fault (RTF) module to quickly identify the location of PIM and Return Loss sources. The iXA Portable PIM Analyzer evolved from a legacy design based upon World Class Kaelus iPA series of Portable PIM Analyzers with a proven track record of providing reliable field testing.
 

FEATURES

  • 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
  • Inbuilt Range to Fault on both ports
  • Battery powered
  • Dual-port 40W mode for optimum external PIM finding

technical specifications
system
Measurement method Reverse (reflected) PIM, 3rd, 5th and 7th order.
Residual PIM <-123dBm/-166dBc maximum (<-128dBm/-171dBc typical) @2x43dBm
Interface ports 2x 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, 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) 1-port mode 0.5W to 20W (+27 to +43dBm in 1dB increments)
2-port mode 1W to 40W (+30 to +46dBm 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, 3300 mAh, 85Wh 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 397 x 220 x 240mm | 15.6 x 8.7 x 9.4in
Weight 19kg | 42lbs
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)
iXA-0707A 700MHz LOW/HIGH 728-740MHz 741-764MHz 692-716MHz
776-800MHz
Notes Specifications subject to change without notice.
1. Dual Battery charger for standalone charging sold separately.
2. Tablet to control the iXA 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.
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