November 23, 2012

Kaelus Introduces LTE 800 ‐ Passive Intermodulation Test Equipment


Kaelus, a Smiths Interconnect business, has announced the availability of LTE 800 test capability in both their Portable and Bench Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Test Equipment. This latest product development demonstrates Kaelus’ dedication to supporting the global wireless industry through technically differentiated offerings that optimize network performance while helping operators save time and money. The LTE 800 band products provide network operators with the ability to improve site performance by finding and eliminating sources of PIM at the cell site. In addition, cellular equipment manufacturers can quickly and confidently verify the performance of their products at the time of manufacture.


“The deployment of 3G and 4G technologies within the 800MHz band creates the need to carefully manage interference mechanisms and in particular it is essential that effective interference management tools are available to drive performance, capacity and service quality in these networks”, said Michael Symes, President of Kaelus Site Solutions. “European operators will benefit from the 800MHz PIM test analyser and more generally we continue to evolve our technologies to ensure Kaelus offers best-in-class products and services to the global market.”

Also available with the LTE 800 band portable PIM Test instrument is the recently released Range to Fault (RTF) module. With RTF technology, network operators will be able to eliminate PIM problems at a cell site much more effectively and reduce the time required to complete site repairs.

Datasheets for the LTE 800 portable PIM analyser (iQA-0790C) and the Kaelus bench PIM factory and laboratory analyzer (SI-0790E) are available at www.kaelus.com. The cover LTE frequency band 20 using FDD Uplink 832 – 862MHz, FDD Downlink 791 – 821MHz.

About Kaelus
Kaelus www.kaelus.com, a Smiths Interconnect business formed by the combination of Summitek Instruments, Allrizon Communications, Triasx Pty Ltd and the commercial division of TRAK Microwave Ltd, designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative RF and microwave solutions for the wireless telecommunications sector. Products include specialized filters, combiners, tower mounted amplifiers, Passive Intermodulation (PIM) test solutions, radio link diplexers, ferrite isolators and circulators. Kaelus’ experience and understanding of the radio environment enables it to excel by developing technically differentiated offerings that improve network performance. 

About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect www.smithsinterconnect.com is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.