Solid-State RF Multiplexer optimizea routing of signals up to 6.6 GHz.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring unlimited mechanical lifetime, NI PXI/PXIe-2543 switch module gives RF test engineers solution with which to optimize routing of RF signals up to 6.6 GHz. Solid-state architecture provides long life and integrated PXI triggering provides fast and repeatable measurements. Suited for multisite test, this 6.6 GHz dual 4x1 multiplexer, intended for high-density RF switching, features 50 ohm termination on all channels.

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New NI PXI Switch Features Solid-State Architecture to Increase RF Test System Life and Speed for High-Volume Applications

AUSTIN, Texas --

News Highlights

-- The NI PXI/PXIe-2543 solid-state switch module offers faster switching and an unlimited mechanical lifetime for routing RF signals up to 6.6 GHz.
-- The switch increases test throughput and provides long-term measurement repeatability in many high-volume RF production test applications, including semiconductor and mobile device testing.
-- The switch module further extends NI's broad portfolio of PXI modular instruments to address the latest RF engineering challenges.

National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today introduced the new NI PXI/PXIe-2543 solid-state RF multiplexer, which gives test engineers a long-lasting, high-performance solution to optimize the routing of RF signals up to 6.6 GHz. Its solid-state architecture facilitates faster switching and more repeatable measurements than traditional electromechanical switching solutions.

"The new NI PXI/PXIe-2543 solid-state switch builds on the success of the industry-leading NI PXI platform and offers the speed and dependability of a solid-state architecture to RF applications," said Charles Schroeder, director of test marketing at National Instruments. "With this switch, automated test engineers can integrate and synchronize numerous PXI instruments, including RF generators and analyzers, to get the most out of their test systems and further increase accuracy and throughput."

-- 6.6 GHz dual 4x1 multiplexer for high-density RF switching, ideal for multisite test
-- Solid-state architecture for superior switch lifetime
-- 50 Ohm termination on all channels for improved RF performance
-- Integrated PXI triggering for fast and repeatable measurements

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