In modern RF wireless installations the network performance has become more crucial than ever before. All failures related to component, wireless interference or incorrect installation or maintenance will need to be averted before they occur in order to deliver the ultimate subscriber experience and at the same time avoid costly downtime of your networks and time-consuming work to fix the problem by your field techs.
Passive intermodulation occurs when two or more signals mix together or multiply in a passive non-linear device. Typically this may occur in connectors, cables, switches or antennas. PIM creates a challenge for every company that is developing components and maintaining networks as the passive intermodulation originates from signal degradation effects of passive elements within the transmission system. Poorly maintained or dirty equipment, improperly torqued connectors, ferromagnetic materials, minor damages to components enable two or more signals to mix and create intermodulation distortion.
HUBER+SUHNER has a wide range of products to help you perform in-advance cable and antenna analysis, run interference detection test (distance to failure), monitor and verify network signals and run transmitter/receiver tests.