Webinar: Novel PIM Mitigation Techniques for Wireless Network Infrastructure

Get up to speed on the latest PIM mitigation techniques to help enable the future of 5G technologies. In this webinar, 3M Advanced Application Development Specialist Jeff Tostenrude explores the challenges of conducted vs. radiated PIM, methods for PIM measurement, lab testing results and more. Watch now: Learn more about 3M PIM mitigation technologies and 3M™ PIM Reduction Kit 1300.

What’s inside 3M™ PIM Reduction Kit 1300?

Reducing conducted PIM – passive intermodulation caused by induced currents reaching a non-linear junction – is surprisingly easy, with the right tools. 3M™ PIM Reduction Kit 1300 is an easy-to-use, all-in-one solution that can help reduce conducted PIM and improve the signal-to-noise ratio of your 5G network. Let’s unbox 3M™ PIM Reduction Kit 1300 and see what’s inside.

AT&T Issues CEQ Numbers for 3M’s PIM Reduction Materials

AT&T has recently approved and issued CEQ numbers for 3M™ PIM Reduction Kit 1300 and 3M™ External PIM Absorber 1000.  These products are intended to mitigate conducted external PIM, which is not affected by traditional shielding methods.  Easy to install and no downtime required, the 3M materials do not interfere with antenna brackets and PIM hunting is not required.  Just peel-and-stick at the locations specified, that’s it! Product AT&T CEQ# 3M SKU Contents Comments 3M™ PIM Reduction Kit 1300 CEQ.57050 7100296995 1 kit Typically one (1) kit required per site, depending on # of antennas and sectors. 3M™ External PIM

Conducted PIM: What it is, why it occurs and what you can do

Conducted PIM can negatively affect your wireless network performance. Learn about its key characteristics versus more conventional forms of PIM and how you can quickly and easily mitigate it with new 3M material solutions.

Understanding External PIM: Radiated vs. Conducted

Passive intermodulation (PIM) is a well-known source of noise for the wireless industry. But do you know the difference between conducted and radiated PIM? While both come from external sources and can have a huge impact on your system, conducted PIM is consistently overlooked. Discover the difference, why it matters and how to deal with conducted PIM.

7 FAQs About 3M Solutions for Transparent Antennas

5G is here. And it’s powerful. Network operators are densifying their networks to provide additional capacity and support future use cases. Antennas are increasing in number, complexity and size to support new spectrum allocations.[1] And in many cases, network operators, tenants and facilities managers will value inconspicuousness — antennas that are not easily seen in a lobby, a conference room or a terminal while enabling constant high-speed connectivity. Several months ago, 3M hosted a webinar with The International Wireless Industry Consortium on “Transparent Antennas for 5G Infrastructure Applications” outlining some of our latest solutions to balancing inconspicuousness with performance. 3M™ Transparent

Discover the science behind Passive Intermodulation (PIM) 

Also known as the “rusty bolt effect,” passive intermodulation (PIM) is a serious issue in the wireless industry, and one that has been growing over time. Constant installation of new equipment along with higher density of modulation symbols compound into difficulties caused by PIM. Explore the science of PIM to take a closer look and discover why it matters, and what you can do to address it. Why is External PIM a challenge? Passive Intermodulation (PIM) can have a major impact on network performance and capacity. And while PIM has been known in the wireless industry for a long time,

Attention In-Building Antenna Designers: Reduce Conspicuity with the Transparent Antenna Solution from 3M

What’s driving the need for transparent antennas? Over the last several years, network operators have been densifying their networks to provide additional capacity and support new use cases. There has been significant new spectrum allocated by the FCC, which will result in more and sometimes larger antennas. The continuing trend in increasing data utilization, 80% of which is either originated or terminated indoors, makes in-building antennas particularly important as a present and future component of 5G communications infrastructure. Additionally, aesthetics is becoming a significant consideration in the proliferation of in-building antennas. Many venues and office spaces have increasingly strict aesthetic

3M Technologies and Network Infrastructure Solutions

3M has technologies that have been instrumental in developing shielding, grounding and absorbing products intended primarily for helping improve the performance of mobile handheld devices.  More recently, our Electronics Materials Solutions Division (EMSD), has begun adopting them to help networks address problems in the Network Infrastructure market segment.  These applications are early in their development but should be available soon as commercial products. Transparent Antennas Antennas with low visual profile or Transparent Antennas can help provide the ubiquitous connectivity networks require to implement 5G networks, while minimizing aesthetic compromises for in-building high-end venues or outdoor locations.  3M has adapted technology

3M Solutions for Electromagnetic Interference

3M has decades of electromagnetic interference (EMI) experience developing products to help improve the performance of electronic devices.  These products can be broadly categorized as shielding, absorbing, and grounding materials.  EMI Background Electronic devices all around us emit signals at multiple frequencies, intended or not. EMI (electromagnetic interference) is an electronic emission that interferes with components, RF systems, and many other electronic devices, degrading performance or even causing a complete malfunction.  EMI may also be referred to as RFI, or radio frequency interference. Shannon’s Equation in Digital Communication A consistent trend in information devices is toward higher frequency operation to