Newsletter | March 8, 2012

03.08.12 -- Troubleshooting PIM Problems In The Field

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BTS System Line Sweep And PIM Testing

BTS System Line Sweep And PIM Testing

Line sweep testing and PIM are very different tests. Both are very important and accurate measures of a cell site's ability to provide service and perform optimally. Read the white paper from Anritsu.

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How To Measure 5ns Rise/Fall Time On An RF Pulsed Power Amplifier
By Agilent Technologies
Rise/fall time is one of the key measurement parameters when designing, manufacturing, or maintaining pulsed radar power amplifier systems, especially for wideband pulse power amplifiers. Learn how to achieve 5 nanosecond rise/fall time RF pulse measurement with the 8990B peak power analyzer by reading this application note. This article also includes tips on how to consistently obtain accurate rise/fall time measurement results.


Troubleshooting Passive Intermodulation Problems In The Field
By Nicholas Cannon, Anritsu Company
It is broadly understood that passive modulation is a formidable issue within the cellular industry, resulting in poor site/sector performance and reduced coverage. Testing for PIM is now required in the field.

Test And Measurement News

Aeroflex TM500 LTE Test Mobile Adds Category 5 UE Emulation Capability
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R&S TS8980LBS Scalable RF Test System Supports Conformance Testing Of International Location-Based Services
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Anritsu Introduces Industry’s Most Comprehensive Trouble-Finding Tool For Analyzing 850-MHz Cellular Band Networks
MegaPhase Announces Private Labeled Test And Measurement Cables
X-COM Systems 4CH-VSG2000 Four-Channel Arbitrary Waveform Vector Signal Generator Simplifies Testing Of Commercial And Military Multi-Receiver Systems
Constant Wave Introduces Advanced De-Embedding Software For Vector Network Analyzers
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National Instruments Announces Test Solution For 802.11ac WLAN
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JFW Industries Catalog
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Video: Anritsu Introduces Distance To PIM Solution
Video: Anritsu Introduces Distance To PIM Solution
This video interview explains the basics of passive intermodulation (PIM) including what PIM is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, and how to find it using the new Anritsu MW8219A PIM Master solution with Distance-to-PIM technology.

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