PEMCTRL Switch and Control unit for PEM, Expandable PIM Analyzers – PEM Series

Production testing requires fast and highly reliable PIM analyzers. As the spectrum of manufactured products widens, PIM analysis may have to be performed on additional frequencies. Our Expandable PIM Analyzer is can be equipped with one to four different RF Units.Expandable PIM Analyzer for Manufacturing and Laboratory.

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PEMCTRL Switch and Control unit for PEM, Expandable PIM Analyzers – PEM Series


  • Control Unit can control up to 4 different RF Units.
  • 3 Measurement Modes: PIM Analyzer, PIM over Time, PIM over Frequency (Frequency Sweep).
  • RF Units from 700 MHz up feature forward & reverse PIM (2-port).
  • Measures Intermodulation products IM3, IM5 IM7, IM9, IM11 and IM13

Passive Intermodulation (PIM) analyzers measure the amount of unwanted intermodulation signals generated by passive components. Increasing demand for wireless data bandwidth requires networks that operate optimally. Leading global wireless carriers use only low PIM components to guarantee best possible quality of their networks. Since PIM is detrimental to both, network performance and capacity, low PIM components are vital to achieve this goal. PIM is caused by RF components that show non-linear frequency behavior. Reducing PIM to a minimum must be the ultimate goal for manufacturers of RF components.

Expandable PIM AnalyzersAWT’s Expandable PIM Analyzers grow with widening manufacturing requirements. The Main Control Unit can handle up to four RF Units with different frequency bands. To minimize expenses, customers can choose to start with only one basic frequency band and install additional RF Units later when needed. There is no need to send units back to the factory for the upgrade; additional RF Units can be installed in the field.

Whether growing with demand, or offering greatest flexibility with four frequency bands, AWT’s Expandable PIM Analyzers are a cost efficient solution for manufacturing and laboratory.

 RF Components that may cause PIM:

  • Cables
  • Connectors
  • Antennas
  • Attenuators, Loads
  • Surge Protectors
  • Filters, Diplexers, Duplexers
  • Combiners, Splitters, Couplers

Additional information

Weight 11.7 kg
Dimensions 48.8 × 30.5 × 50.0 cm
PCTRLCOM Control Computer for PS2M, PD2M and PEM series Analyzers
PACC2 Accessory Kit: low PIM cable 3m / 10ft, low PIM load 50/10W, 690-2800 MHz, -165dBc, (4) adapters, torque wrench with hard carry case
PACC2L Accessory Kit: low PIM cables 3m / 10ft, low PIM load 100W, 380-2800 MHz, -165dBc,  (4) adapters, torque wrench with hard carry case
PLOAD100 Low PIM Load 100W, < 165 dBc @ 2* 43W, 690 – 2800 MHz, DIN 7/16 (f)
PLOAD100L Low PIM Load 100W, < 165 dBc @ 2* 43W, 380 – 2800 MHz, DIN 7/16 (f)
PIMGEN PIM Source: Generator with preset PIM value -80dBm (+/-10). Quick indication of system functionality. Ideal for test and training.


Carrier Power +20 to +44 dBm (46 dBm optional)
Power Accuracy +/- 0.35 dB
Frequency Accuracy 2 ppm
Reverse Pwr. Protection +43 dBm for 5 sec


Reverse IM
Forward IM (units 700MHz and up)
-129 dBm / -172 dBc typ. (@ 2x43dBm)
-125 dBm / -168 dBc typ. (@ 2x43dBm)
Noise Floor -140 dBm (300 Hz BW)
DynamicRange(typical) > 96 dB (ref: -70 dBm)
Reverse Power Protection +43 dBm for 5 sec
Operational Input Power -40 dBm RMS
Max Input Power 0 dBm
Measurement Accuracy +/- 1.0 dB @ 2 x 43 dBm

Dimensions / Weight / Environment / Electrical

Control Unit
RF Units (exc. E-GSM)
RF Units E-GSM
483 x 305 x 500 (mm)
483 x 667 x 143 (mm)
483 x 756 x 143 (mm)
Control Unit
RF Units
11.7 kg
25 – 28 kg
Temperature 0 °C to +40 °C
Humidity 80 %, RH (non condensing)
Protection IP20
AC Power 100 to 240V 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
Control Unit
RF Units
88 Watts (VA)
700 Watts (VA) max