A challenge facing contractors working with mobile communication systems is conducting an accurate PIM test. Several quality service issues can arise as a result of passive intermodulation that directly impact a Mobile Network Operator’s (MNO) ability to retain customer loyalty and minimize churn. At Electro Rent, we believe it is essential to have a reliable PIM tester and effective strategy to improve quality and increase revenue.
Report GeneratorDue to low power levels, PIM test measurements are difficult to achieve with good accuracy. To get a valid and repeatable PIM measurement requires an analyzer with stable linear amplifiers, exceptionally low PIM duplexer, and a well-designed receiver with very low receiver noise floor.
Having PIM test equipment with a residual noise floor of <-138 dBm is well suited to perform PIM measurements. Since passive intermodulation energy cannot be simulated using today’s engineering design tools, using a PIM analyzer is the only way to quantify it.
Communication Components Inc.
Communication Components Inc. (CCI) is one of the fastest growing providers of base station enhancement products. With thousands of field-proven solutions in deployment, in PCS, Cellular and SMR environments, CCI brings expertise, technology, and reliability to meet base station enhancement needs. CCI’s range of PIM test equipment is comprehensive and addresses all the current needs.
By offering sales, rental and leasing services for CCI’s products Electro Rent Corporation is helping customers gain access to the PIM test solution they need today while ensuring that we can continue to meet their requirements for the future.
Anritsu is a pioneer in the implementation of next-generation wireless technologies while continuing to support existing standards. Anritsu offers solutions for the full range of 2G, 2.5G, 3G, and 4G LTE telecommunications as well as current and next-generation 3GPP, 3GPP2, and IEEE standards including 1xEV, GSM/GPRS, W-CDMA, HSDPA, 802.11, and 802.16.
Anritsu’s PIM master includes the patented Distance-to-PIM (DTP) technology for accurately determining the location of PIM faults, both inside the feed system as well as beyond the antenna. Distance-to-PIM allows technicians to quickly and efficiently locate PIM sources at a site resulting in quicker site repairs and lower cost.
Rent, Lease or Buy PIM Test Equipment
Electro Rent can provide PIM analyzers on a rental, lease or buy-used basis. By using Electro Rent’s services MNO’s can get immediate access to the PIM test solutions they need for their current technology and then migrate to new solutions as their technology evolves. In addition by renting or leasing MNO’s can shift their equipment investment from capital to operational expenditure minimizing their balance sheet exposure.
Find out more on what is PIM testing and on our FAQ page.