Pickering Interfaces to Show a Range of PXI and LXI Signal Switching and Conditioning Products

IEEE International Microwave Symposium, June 4th-7th, 2013, Seattle, WA-MTTS – Booth # 118

Clacton-on-Sea, UK - Pickering Interfaces, a leading PXI/LXI Supplier has continued in 2013 to regularly release a steady flow of new products in both the LXI and PXI platforms.  At this symposium we will show a range of innovative PXI and LXI Signal Switching and Conditioning Products for the microwave market.

New Range of Microwave PXI Switch Solutions

The 40-784 PXI Switch Solution supports one or two microwave switches in just 2 slots of 3U PXI and is available in two configurations and three frequency ranges. The available configurations are un-terminated 4 way (SP4T) and 6 way (SP6T) multiplexers, each configuration is available with a 6GHz, 26.5GHz or 40GHz specified frequency range.  All versions offer excellent VSWR and insertion loss performance. The 6GHz/26.5GHz configurations feature extended life of 10 million operations per position.

Microwave Multiplexer

Pickering Interfaces' 60-800 Microwave Multiplexer is suitable for switching 50 ohm signals up to 20GHz. With the capability of supporting up to 16 banks of 6 channel multiplexers it is ideal for constructing complex microwave switching systems for many applications. Connection is by high performance front panel mounted SMA connectors. A 75 ohm version, the 60-820, is also available covering frequencies to 4GHz.

Large Matrix PXI Modules with BIRST Tool – The 40-560A BRIC™ 150 Volt, 0.5 Amp, 1 Pole Matrix Relay Family

Verification and diagnosis of complex switching operation in a test system has always been an issue, especially in the PXI platform. For this reason, Pickering Interfaces has introduced built in self-test to select models of their PXI switching modules. This feature is called BIRST™, or Built In Relay Self Test.

We are showcasing the 40-560A Large Matrix PXI BRIC with built in self test.

The BIRST tool allows the user to very easily check system switching operation on command.  BIRST will identify any relay failures in the switch module and is capable of detecting relays with deteriorating contacts which may indicate they are in the process of failing. To conduct a test the user simply disconnects the switching module from the UUT and runs the supplied application program. No supporting test equipment is needed; the test simply runs and identifies the position of any defective or suspect relays within the module.

First 4x4 RF Solid State Matrix available in PXI

This is the first 4x4 RF Solid State matrix available in PXI, the 40-884 4x4 6GHz RF Matrix.  This product is an addition to our continually expanding family of 40-88X Solid State Switching.

About Pickering Interfaces

Pickering Interfaces is a market innovator in signal switching and conditioning for a broad range of applications and architectures, with the largest range of switching modules in the industry for PXI, LXI, PCI, VXI and GPIB applications.  Pickering Interfaces has provided solutions to both commercial and MIL/Aero applications.  In addition, Pickering's range of instrumentation provides innovative test solutions to users and integrators of modular test systems.  Pickering Interfaces operate globally with direct operations in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, France, Czech Republic, and Engineering support in China, together with additional representation in countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Pricing and availability information is supplied on our web site: www.pickeringtest.com

Press contact: Renate Fritz, email:  renate.fritz@onlinehome.de


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