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iPA Series

Model Number: KA-iPA

iPA Series

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Kaelus iPA Passive Intermodulation Analyzer

  • Rugged and reliable; designed with tower climbers in mind
  • Fully configurable frequencies, powers and IM products
  • 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, B Series 3mW to 20W


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, the base of the tower, roof top and in-building for DAS systems. This IEC compliant 20W, rugged, battery operated design includes an iPad Mini for remote control, a hands-free dynamic testing scenario that is safe and convenient. Add the optional Range to Fault (RTF) Module to quickly identify the location of PIM and Return Loss sources.

This PIM Analyzer enables network operators to improve site performance by finding and eliminating sources of passive intermodulation at the cell site. An intuitive touchscreen interface is also available for local control, performing tests and generating site reports.

The iPA is designed to carry out reverse Passive Intermodulation (PIM) measurements in accordance with test setup one of IEC 62037. PIM occurs in passive devices whenever two or more RF signals encounter non-linear electrical junctions or materials. The interference generated is mathematically related to the localized downlink frequencies and can result in a noise rise in the uplink band of one or more systems sharing the RF infrastructure. The impact of PIM on the network performance can be severe, especially for wideband systems such as CDMA, UMTS or LTE.

PIM interference can lead to desensitization of the receiver causing increased dropped calls, increased access failures, pre-mature hand-offs, decreased data transmission rates and decreased system coverage and capacity. Any component in the RF path can be the source of the PIM interference including antennas, TMAs, diplexers, duplexers, surge arrestors, cables, and connectors. In addition, loose mechanical connections or rusty surfaces external to the antenna system can generate PIM when subjected to high radiated RF power.

Two synthesized carriers can be set to specific frequencies in the transmit band. With the RF output switched on, these tones will be present at the test port and stabilized to the predefined output level. The resulting third and fifth order intermodulation product is automatically calculated and the receiver is tuned to the required product. The detected voltage is processed by a microcontroller and the relevant reading shown on the display unit.

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Test Standards
  •  PIM Testing
  •   Verizon
Specifications

SYSTEM

  • Measurement Method: Reverse (reflected) PIM, 3rd and 5th order
  • Residual PIM: < -117dBm/-160dBc max (<-125dBm/-168dBc typ) (x2 @ 43dBm)
  • Interface Ports: 1x 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)
  • User interface, Remote: tablet computer (included), 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 Ordering Information PDF
  • Frequency Increment: 100kHz
  • Frequency Accuracy: ±5ppm (max), aging ±1ppm (max) after first year
  • Power per Tone: (adjustable) +0.1 to 20W (+20 to +43dBm in 1dB increments)
  • Power accuracy: (per tone) ±0.5dB (max)

RECEIVER

  • Receive band (100kHz steps): See Ordering Information PDF
  • Frequency Increment: 100kHz
  • RTF Module: RTF-1000A
  • Measurement noise floor: < -128dBm
  • Measurement range: -50dBm to -128dBm

ELECTRICAL

  • Battery power: 25.9VDC, 2500mAH Li-ion battery packs (removable)
  • Battery operating time Depends on usage, 2hr min per battery pack
  • Battery charger Output: 29.4VDC, 1.2A

MECHANICAL

  • Dimensions: 369 x 160 x 240mm | 14.5 x 6.3 x 9.4in
  • Weight: 12kg | 26lbs

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
Standard Accessories Included
  • Calibration & certificate
  • Charging cradle
  • One battery
  • Power cord
  • Hard transit case
  • All standard accessories
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