Anritsu Company Introduces New PIM Master™ Options for 'Top of the Tower' Testing of Key LTE and UMTS Bands

  Anritsu Company Introduces New PIM Master™ Options for 'Top of the Tower'
                      Testing of Key LTE and UMTS Bands

-- Industry's Largest Handheld, Battery-operated Passive Intermodulation
Analyzer Family Measures LTE 800 MHz, UMTS 2100 MHz and LTE 2600 MHz Bands --

PR Newswire

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Anritsu Company introduces
three frequency options for its industry-leading PIM Master MW82119A Passive
Intermodulation (PIM) high-power, battery-operated, portable PIM test
analyzer. The new options provide wireless field engineers and technicians
with the first battery-operated handheld analyzers that can accurately conduct
"top of the tower" PIM measurements in the LTE 800 MHz and UMTS 2100 MHz
bands, in addition to the LTE 2600 MHz band.

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The new options have been specifically developed to address the top bands
planned for LTE network deployments, and can help ensure LTE networks do not
suffer from lower data throughput caused by PIM interference. Coupled with the
battery operation, small size, and ability to perform 40W PIM testing, the new
options make the PIM Master MW82119A well suited for deploying, installing,
and maintaining LTE networks using Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) at the top of the
tower. The PIM Master MW82119A can also be used to measure PIM at traditional
macro site installations, as well as in Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS).

The three new frequency options extend the PIM Master MW82119A family to nine
analyzers. Six other models are available to address major frequency ranges,
including the upper and lower 700 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz,
and 1900/2100 MHz bands. All PIM Master MW82119A analyzers incorporate
Distance-to-PIM (DTP) technology, allowing tower contractors, maintenance
contractors, and wireless service provider field technicians to pinpoint PIM
problems, whether they are on the tower or outside the antenna system. The
analyzers' ability to test at 40W allows the PIM Master MW82119A to locate
faults that conventional 20W test solutions might miss, such as intermittent
and power-sensitive PIM problems.

As with all Anritsu handheld test solutions, the PIM Master MW82119A is
designed to withstand transportation shock, vibration, and harsh outdoor test
conditions associated with cell site deployment, installation, and
maintenance. Testing is simplified by the analyzer's ability to save and
recall test set ups for standardized testing, and limit lines can be set for
visual and/or audible pass/fail criteria. Anritsu's Line Sweep Tools can be
used to manage PIM Master MW82119A measurements, and generate reports that
combine VSWR data as well as PIM data into a unified site report. PIM
measurements can be tagged with the GPS location when the analyzers are
equipped with the GPS option.

The PIM Master MW82119A delivery is 6 weeks.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company ( is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu
Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and
measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for
existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and
operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and
digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D,
manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision
microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices
for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world,
Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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SOURCE Anritsu Company

Contact: Katherine Van Diepen, Director, Marketing Communications, Anritsu
Company, 408.778.2000 ext. 1550,, or Patrick
Brightman, Compass|SGW, 973.263.5475,
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