iXA Series

Battery Portable Passive Intermodulation Analyzer

The Kaelus iXA Series Passive Intermodulation (PIM) analyzer is a dual-port, battery powered PIM Test Analyzer. It supports multiple test scenarios such as testing at the top of the tower, the base of the tower, rooftop, in-building for DAS systems and external PIM Finding.

No other PIM tester has ever been integrated to this level! The iXA includes a network of electronic switches to change from one-port to two-port measurement seamlessly. In addition, with integrated Range-to-Fault (RTF) on each port, the user can first troubleshoot the system for internal PIM. Then, without reconnection, the user can progress with the external PIM process, making the entire process much more efficient.

With integrated RTF on each port, the user can collect four times more range-to-fault data than the standard 1-port PIM Finder solution. Thus, the user can easily locate and swiftly eliminate the strongest PIM source.
 

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 (RTF) on both ports
  • Battery powered
  • Dual-port 40W mode for optimum external PIM Finding

The iXA is a highly integrated unit, including:
  • a network of electronic switches to seamlessly change between one-port and two-port measurement
  • Integrated RTF on each port
  • Consequently, no RF reconnection is required to switch between one-port testing, two-port testing and RTF measurement on either port, making the PIM measurement process much more efficient.
The RTF measurement is optimized for external PIM Finding:
  • The internal RF filters provide full RX frequency sweeping ranges, thus the Distance to PIM resolution is maximized.
  • The RTF measurement can be performed as two "one-port" measurements and two "two-port" measurements seamlessly. The user can collect four times more range-to-fault data than the standard 1-port PIM Finder solution.
  • Thus, the user can easily locate and swiftly eliminate the strongest PIM source.
technical specifications
system - 1 port mode
Measurement method Reverse (reflected) PIM, 3rd, 5th and 7th order.
Residual PIM <-123dBm/-166dBc maximum (<-128dBm/-171dBc typical) @2x43dBm
Power per tone (adjustable) 0.5W to 20W (+27 to +43dBm in 1dB increments)
system - 2 port mode
Measurement method Reverse (reflected) PIM, 3rd, 5th and 7th order.
Cross band Residual PIM (*) <-123dBm/-166dBc maximum (<-128dBm/-171dBc typical) @2x46dBm
Power per tone (adjustable) 1W to 40W (+30 to +46dBm in 1dB increments)
Note: (*) 25dB Port to Port isolation assumed​
system
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
Kaelus Unify app compatibel with iOS and Android devices, free download from Apple Store and Google Play Store.
Return loss alarm Automatic detection and shut down when high RL is detected
Compliance IEC-62037
transmitter
Transmit frequencies See model table
Frequency increment 100kHz
Frequency accuracy ± 5ppm maximum, aging ± 1ppm maximum after first year
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, 3450 mAh, 90Wh Lithium Ion battery packs (removable)
Battery operating time Depends on usage, 3 hr minimum per battery pack
Battery charger Output: 29.4 VDC, 1.2 Amp
mechanical
Dimensions H x D x W 397 x 205 x 240mm | 15.6 x 8 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.
accessories
PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION NOTES
ACE-1000A PIM Instrument self-calibration tool Highly recommended accessory
ASSY108321 High Capacity Battery - 90Wh  
R92-0588 10" tablet with ruggedized case  
PIL-0005A​ Low Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Load​  
CIS-0001A Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Source Required for RTF calibration
R92-0043 Battery Cradle  
R18-0836 Rugged, Low PIM cable assembly, 2.7 meters (8’10”), 7/16 DIN (M) to 7/16 DIN (M)  
ASSY121959 Rugged, Low PIM cable assembly, 2.7 meters (8’10”), 7/16 DIN (M) to 4.3-10 (M)  
bundles
PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION NOTES
iAK-0150A iXA Premium Accessory Kit Ruggedized case to transport iXA
Includes Low PIM Load, PIM source, wrenches, cables and adaptors
Heavy! 33kg | 72.7lbs
iAK-0160A iXA Accessory Kit light Ruggedized case only to transport iXA
Lighter weight for travel: 25kg | 55lbs
iAK-0140A iXA Softcase Accessory Kit Bagpack to carry the accessories
Includes Low PIM Load, PIM source, wrenches, cables and adaptors

 

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