Fairview Microwave Inc., Allen, Texas, introduced expanded offerings of low passive intermodulation (low PIM) RF cables assemblies, low PIM adapters and low PIM terminations, commonly used in indoor/outdoor commercial telecom and cellular applications as well as distributed antenna systems (DAS).
Offered in Fairview Microwave’s latest low PIM product expansion are 16 cable assemblies, 20 RF adapters and 2 RF loads. The majority of the cable assemblies are built using formable 0.141 or 0.250 low PIM coax, while assemblies using ½ in. flexible and superflexible low PIM coax are also available. These cables can be ordered with in-series or between-series combinations of Type-N, SMA, 7/16 DIN and 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN connectors. These low PIM cables operate up to 3 GHz or 6 GHz depending on the configuration and exhibit excellent PIM performance of -160 dBc and 1.25:1 VSWR.
Fairview’s lines of low PIM adapters are available in combinations of SMA, TNC, Type-N, 7/16 DIN and 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN coaxial connectors. Many of these RF adapters have PIM performance ranging from -150 dBc to -168 dBc, operating frequencies up to 8 GHz and VSWR of 1.25:1. Also available from Fairview Microwave are two new medium and high power low PIM RF loads. These are available in 50 Watt and 100 Watt versions, both up to 2.7 GHz. The low PIM terminations have PIM ratings of -168 dBc.
“Our newly expanded lines of low PIM RF components are ideal for PIM-critical applications such as cellular/PCS, DAS, OEM in-rack RF routing, in-building systems, land mobile radio applications and portable PIM testing”, says Greg Arnold, Technical Sales Manager at Fairview Microwave. “Our customers now have access to one of the largest in-stock selections of low PIM products in the industry.”