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Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Measurement

Passive intermodulation (PIM) is a form of intermodulation distortion that occurs in passive components such as antennas, cables, connectors, or duplexers with two or more high-power input signals. PIM in the transmission path degrades quality of the wireless communication system.

PIM is becoming a critical parameter recently due to installation of new technologies in wireless communication industries such as higher RF transmission power, multiband operation with a shared common antenna, or wider bandwidth signals with higher probability of PIM in the receiver band.

To help you achieve higher-performance and low-cost test solution, Agilent has the solution that combines PIM and S-parameter measurements of passive components by using the vector network analyzer (VNA).

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  • E5072A Front E5072A ENA Series Network Analyzer 
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    E5072A ENA Series Network Analyzer

    The E5072A ENA Series Network Analyzer, 30 kHz to 8.5 GHz, is suitable for characterization of components, such as antennas, high-rejection filters and amplifiers. The solution with the E5072A can combine tests for both PIM and S-parameters.

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    USB Power Sensors

    Agilent USB power sensors offer the capability to measure peak and average power of a power meter in a compact and portable form factor. Setup is fast and easy with the plug-and-play USB connectivity.

  • no image available Low PIM Coaxial Switches 
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    Low PIM Coaxial Switches

    These low PIM switches provide ultra-low passive intermodulation (PIM) performance for applications where two or more transmitted signals share a common antenna or whenever the transmitter signal is too high or the receiver is sensitive to high inter

  • X-Series Signal Generators (MXG, EXG) 

    X-Series Signal Generators (MXG, EXG)

    MXG and EXG X-Series RF and microwave Signal Generators. Six models to choose from with frequency coverage from 9 kHz to 1, 3, 6, 13, 20, 31.8 and 40 GHz.