PXI Switch Matrix is offered in solid-state version.

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Available in 2-, 4, and 8-slot BRICs, 40-563 PXI switch matrix features solid-state switches that have continuous current rating of 0.25 A and can sustain inrush currents of 0.75 A for 100 ms. Switches ensure rise and fall times of typ 20 ms without contact bounce, and each switch has typical on resistance of 0.8 W, providing typ path resistance under 2.5 W between X axis connections. Model 40-563 is available in matrix sizes from 64x8-384x8.

Original Press Release:

Pickering Adds Solid State Switching to the BRIC Range

Clacton on Sea, UK, November 2007, Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI switch matrix solutions with the introduction of a new solid state switching version of the BRIC, the 40-563.

The new solid state matrix is available in 2, 4 and 8 slot BRICs and offers a perfect solution for applications that benefit from the characteristics of solid state switches and large matrix requirements. The solid state switches in the 40-563 have a continuous current rating of 0.25 A and can sustain inrush currents of 0.75 A for 100 ms. The switches ensure fast rise and fall times of typically 20 ms without contact bounce. Each switch has a typical on resistance of 0.8 ohms providing a typical path resistance of less than 2.5 ohms between X axis connections.

The 40-563 is available in matrix sizes from 64x8 to 384x8. Other configurations can be supplied on request.

These solid state matrices are particularly suitable for applications requiring hot switching since the FET based switches can sustain short term inrush currents and full load operation without any degradation in operational life.

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

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 cards in the industry for PXI, LXI, PCI, VXI and GPIB applications. Pickering Interfaces has provided solutions to both commercial and military 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.


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