PIM test

An accurate PIM test is one of the greatest challenges in today’s mobile communication systems. The quality of service issues that arise as a result of passive intermodulation can directly impact a Mobile Network Operator’s (MNO) ability to retain customer loyalty and minimise churn. For MNO’s an effective PIM management strategy is essential to improve quality and increase revenue.

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Due to their low power levels, less than -80 dBm, PIM test measurements are difficult to make with good accuracy in the best of lab conditions, let alone the harsh conditions of cell sites. A valid and repeatable PIM test measurement requires an analyzer with stable linear amplifiers, exceptionally low PIM duplexer and related components and a well-designed receiver with very low receiver noise floor.

PIM test equipment with a residual noise floor of<-138 dBm is well suited to perform PIM measurements. Since passive intermodulation energy cannot be mathematically modeled and therefore cannot be simulated using today’s engineering de-sign tools, using a PIM test analyzer is the only way to quantify it.

PIM testers now available

Electro Rent Europe always aims to keep pace with the technology demands of our customers. Performing a descent and accurate PIM test is a critical issue in mobile communications. The challenge is to provide solutions that match the developments in mobile communications technology.

CCI LogoCommunication Components Inc. (CCI) is one of the fastest growing providers of base station enhancement products. With thousands of field-proven solutions in deployment, in PCS, Cellular and SMR environments, CCI brings expertise, technology, and reliability to meet base station enhancement needs. CCI’s range of PIM test equipment is comprehensive and addresses all the current needs.

By offering sales, rental and leasing services for CCI’s products Electro Rent Europe is helping customers gain access to the PIM test solution they need today while ensuring that we can continue to meet their requirements for the future.


Anritsu LogoAnritsu is a pioneer in the implementation of next-generation wireless technologies while continuing to support existing standards. Anritsu offers solutions for the full range of 2G, 2.5G, 3G, and 4G telecommunications as well as current and next-generation 3GPP, 3GPP2, and IEEE standards including 1xEV, GSM/GPRS, W-CDMA, HSDPA, 802.11, and 802.16.

Anritsu’s PIM master includes the patented Distance-to-PIM (DTP) technology for accurately determining the location of PIM faults, both inside the feed system as well as beyond the antenna. Distance-to-PIM allows technicians to quickly and efficiently locate PIM sources at a site resulting in quicker site repairs and lower cost.

Find out more on what is PIM testing and on our FAQ page.

Rent, lease or buy PIM test equipment

Electro Rent Europe can provide PIM analyzers on a sale, rental, lease or rent-purchase basis. By using Electro Rent Europe’s services MNO’s can get immediate access to the PIM test solutions they need for their current technology and then migrate to new solutions as their technology evolves. In addition by renting or leasing MNO’s can shift their equipment investment from capital to operational expenditure minimising their balance sheet exposure.

Application Note - Anritsu
Certified Training Course - Anritsu
Certified Training Course - CCI
PIM Master Brochure - Anritsu
PiMPro Brochure - CCI
PiMPro Datasheet - CCI
White Paper - Demystifying PIM in Todays Wireless Networks - CCI
White Paper - Troubleshooting PIM - Anritsu

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