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Kaelus iPA

Battery Portable Passive Intermodulation Analyzer

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

Evolved from a design legacy of field proven analyzers, this PIM Analyzer enables network operators to improve site performance by finding and eliminating sources of passive intermodulation at the cell site. An intuitive touch screen interface is also available for local control, performing tests and quickly generating site reports.

 

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Rugged and reliable; designed with tower climbers in mind 
  • Fully configurable frequencies, powers and IM products
  • 7 inch tablet computer included for remote control of device 
  • Simple to operate touch screen interface
  • Extensive reporting capabilities 
  • Spectrum monitor, frequency sweep and time trace modes

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

SYSTEM

Measurement method

Reverse (reflected) PIM, 3rd and 5th order. (iPA-2100A 3rd, 5th and 7th order)

Residual PIM

< -117dBm/-160dBc max (<-125dBm/-168dBc typ)

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) 
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 model table

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)
iPA-0703A/ iPA-0790A +0.003 to 20W (+5 to +43dBm in 1dB increments)

Power accuracy (per tone)

± 0.5dB (max)

RECEIVER

Receive band (100kHz steps)

See model table

Measurement noise floor

< -128dBm

Measurement range

-50dBm to -128dBm

ELECTRICAL

Battery power

25.9 VDC, 2600 mAh, 67Wh Lithium Ion battery packs (removable)

Battery operating time

Depends on usage, 2 hr min. per battery pack

Battery charger

Output: 29.4 VDC, 1.2 Amp

MECHANICAL

Dimensions/ Weight

14.5 x 9.4 x 6.3in (369 x 240 x 160mm)/ < 26lbs (12kg)

ENVIRONMENTAL

Operating temperature range

-10°C to +45°C (+14°F to +113°F)

Storage temperature range

-10°C to +60°C (+14°F to +140°F)

Ingress protection (IP)

IP54. IP67 when enclosed in optional hard case

Relative humidity

5% to 95% RH non-condensing

Mechanical shock

40G shock rating

MODELS

 

DESCRIPTION

TX1 RANGE

TX2 RANGE

RX RANGE (PIM)

RTF MODULE *

iPA-0707A

700MHz LOW/HIGH

728-731.5MHz

741-764MHz

698-716MHz
776-802MHz

RTF-1000A

iPA-0703A

APT700 LTE

758-768MHz

778-803MHz

703-748MHz

RTF-1000A

iPA-0790A

LTE 800

791-796MHz

808-821MHz

832-862MHz

RTF-1000A

iPA-0850A

850MHz

869MHz

879-894MHz

824-849MHz

RTF-1000A

iPA-0900A

GSM900

932.5-937.5MHz

949-960MHz

903-915MHz

RTF-1000A

iPA-0901A

EGSM900

925-935MHz

945-960MHz

880-915MHz

RTF-1000A

iPA-1800A

DCS1800

1805-1812MHz

1825-1880MHz

1710-1785MHz

RTF-2000A

iPA-1921A

Dual Band PCS/
AWS

1930-1950MHz
1930-1950MHz

1970-1990MHz
2110-2155MHz

1850-1910MHz
1710-1755MHz

RTF-2000A

iPA-2100A

UMTS (3rd & 7th)

2110-2130MHz

2150-2170MHz

1920-1980MHz
2050-2090MHz

RTF-2000A

iPA-2600A

LTE 2600

2620-2630MHz

2650-2690MHz

2500-2570MHz

RTF-2600A

For all your requirements please contact Castle Microwave Ltd:

+44 (0)1635 271300

sales@castlemicrowave.com



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