AWTs PIM Tester

PIM Tester Tackles UHF And TETRA

Feb. 24, 2014
These modular testers perform PIM-related measurements for TETRA and other communications systems.

Passive-intermodulation (PIM) analyzers in the S1L TETRA MK2 Series are suited for measuring TETRA and UHF networks in the 400-MHz range. Standard measurements include insertion loss and PIM versus time, while options include distance to PIM. The testers offer PIM sensitivity of better than -165 dBc and test signal power ranging from +16 to +44 dBm. The low noise floor of -132 dBc supports a 96-dB dynamic range, and a large 10.2-in. touchscreen display helps simplify making and viewing measurements. Models include the PS1L-400 MK2 for TETRA 400 testing, with transmit range of 390 to 400 MHz and receive range of 380 to 385 MHz; the PS1L-400E MK2 for E-TETRA testing, with transmit range of 420 to 430 MHz and receive span of 410 to 412 MHz; and the PSIL-385 MKS for TETRA 385 testing, with transmit range of 385 to 400 MHz and receive range of 410 to 425 MHz. Frequencies are tuned in 100-kHz increments.

AWT Global, 117 Grand Ave., Hackettstown, NJ 07840; (973) 321-3423.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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