Portable Test System for Passive Intermodulation
Thu, 04/03/2008 - 10:53am
Battery-driven and self-calibrating Enclosure provides IP55 protection 80 dBc to 𤪋 dBc @850 MHz
Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group Company, introduces its PIM 20 ultra-portable Test System PIM 20 for passive intermodulation. This instrument is designed to provide a rugged, reliable and handy tool to RF field technicians. In comparison to other instruments, PIM 20 is battery driven, self calibrating and easy to use. When connected to the component or system, users can read the measurement value (dBc) directly from the display, follow the LED bar that turns red if the PIM value measured is too high, or connect the PIM 20 to a device, i.e. a Walkie-Talkie, to listen remotely if PIM values change when altering components (e.g. tap test). PIM 20 generates two RF signals that can be set between 20 and 33 dBm, thus allowing to measure components close to their predetermined power range without overloading them. The frequencies of the RF tones can be customized. PIM 20 offers a sensitivity range from 㫨 dBc to up to an impressive 𤪋 dBc (@850 MHz). Built for true outdoor applications, the PIM 20 enclosure provides IP55 protection (lid closed). The test system measures 343 × 327 × 152 mm (13.5 inches× 12.9 inches× 6.0 inches.