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PIM Master™

This product has been discontinued Replacement Model(s) : MW82119B

Battery-operated, high power Passive Intermodulation (PIM) testing solution. The MW82119A PIM test solution allows operators to adjust output power from +25 dBm (0.3 Watts) to +46 dBm (40 Watts).

PIM Master MW82119A Battery-operated, High Power Passive Intermodulation Analyzer

  • Small Size: 350 mm x 314 mm x 152 mm (13.8 in x 12.4 in x 6.0 in)
  • Lightweight: 9.0 kg to 12.2 kg (20 lb. to 27 lb.) depending on frequency band
  • Battery Operated: 12V Li-Ion battery
  • 25 dBm (0.3 Watt) to 46 dBm (40 Watt) output power
  • Standard three-year warranty (battery one-year warranty)

PIM is a form of intermodulation distortion that occurs in passive components normally thought of as linear, such as filters, combiners, surge protectors, cables, connectors, and antennas. However, when subject to the high RF powers found in cellular systems, these devices can generate spurious signals.

PIM shows up as a set of unwanted signals created by the mixing of two or more RF signals in a non-linear device, such as in a loose or corroded connector, or in nearby rust. Other names for PIM include the "diode effect" and the "rusty bolt effect".

Many symptoms could be indicators of PIM problems. These include:

  • Receiver desensitization (raised noise floor)
  • Rx Diversity alarms
  • Spectral regrowth in the transmitter mask
  • Excessive dropped/blocked calls
  • Cell site coverage shrinking
  • Complaints of interference from neighboring cell site owners
Option Description Option Ordering Number
Option 700 LTE 700 MHz MW82119A-0700
Option 800 LTE 800 MHz MW82119A-0800
Option 850 Cellular 850 MHz MW82119A-0850
Option 900 E-GSM 900 MHz MW82119A-0900
Option 180 DCS 1800 MHz MW82119A-0180
Option 193 PCS / AWS 1900/2100 MHz MW82119A-0193
Option 210 UMTS 2100 MHz MW82119A-0210
Option 260 LTE 2600 MHz MW82119A-0260
Option 19 High Accuracy Power Meter MW82119A-0019
Option 31 GPS Receiver MW82119A-0031
Option 98 Standard Calibration MW82119A-0098
Option 99 Premium Calibration MW82119A-0099