The matrix module is based on Pickering's proven BRIC format and can be specified as a 4 or 8 slot module. The module can be fitted with a combination of Resource Distributor and Bus Matrix Input daughter cards as required by the user. The maximum configuration is six Bus Matrix and two Resource Distributor cards fitted in a BRIC8 module. The daughter cards are inter-linked by the BRIC's 16-wire analog backplane giving a high level of integration, reducing the cost and complexity of cabling that...
Pickering's PXI RF SPDT Switch Modules are capable of providing economic switching for frequencies up to 6 GHz. Our other PXI RF options include RF matrices and RF multiplexers. For higher frequency applications or applications requiring high performance levels, please take a look at our microwave switching modules.
Our 2 Amp PXI Large Matrix Modules use high-quality electromechanical relays to achieve their 2A switch rating. The BRIC structure allows the creation of large PXI matrices over multiple slots without the use of expensive external cables. The fully integrated programming interface represents the matrix as a single entity, easing user programming and reducing the likelihood of user errors.
These 8x9 RF Switch Cards are suitable for switching frequencies up to 500MHz. Available in either 50Ω or 75Ω versions with SMB coaxial connectors. These switch cards are intended for the easy construction of high-performance bidirectional matrix switching systems.
The design is fully scalable, allowing a variety of matrix sizes to be offered in a single family. It maintains a close path loss match for all routes through the matrix, minimizing the calibration effort that has to be invested by users in optimizing their test system performance. The design is non-blocking Y to X (or X to Y) allowing any input to be connected to any output. The construction is based on high quality electromechanical relays which provide a fast operating time compared to microw...
Pickering's PXI precision programmable resistor modules feature high setting resolution with excellent stability and accuracy through the use of innovative switching networks and software correction techniques. This also means all resistance values can be set - there are no missing values due to switch resistance or resistor tolerance. These modules are ideal for sensor emulation applications that require very fine adjustment and also have the capability of being set as open or short circuit to ...
These provide a seamless connection between a PC's PCI interface and a PXI chassis. Model 51-921A resides in one of the controllers PCI slots and provides two independent StarFabric™ serial interfaces, each capable of driving a separate PXI chassis. Model 41-921A resides in the slot 1 position of a PXI chassis and interfaces to the 51-921A module to provide a PC remote control.
Pickering's LXI 50Ω RF Matrix - 2.4GHz design permits any single Y input to be connected to any single X input, permitting the concurrent connection of 16 RF paths. All signal paths are bi-directional permitting any connection to be used as an input or an output. These matrices can be supplied in a variety of configurations based on Y axis sizes of 4, 8 and 16 and X axis sizes up to 32. The smaller matrix sizes in the range are factory reconfigurable up to the maximum size.
This range of High-Density Multiplexer Switch Modules provides a compact array of MUX solutions with differing combinations of channel counts and poles. Most of our high-density solutions include isolation relays that allow the MUX to be disconnected from the single input/output port, enabling the convenient interconnection of other channels.
Our model 40-681 is a very high-density versatile PXI Multiplexer module featuring a wide range of selectable switching configurations. The 40-681 is especially useful where a high-density MUX array is required that can adapt to different test configurations for different test targets, or where a test system may have to be reconfigured in the future. This PXI multiplexer uses high performance solid state relays to ensure long service life even when hot switching into capacitive loads. The 40-6...
Our PXI low density switch matrix modules are a cost-effective solution for applications that require relatively small matrices in the PXI format. These low-density switch matrices can be expanded by connecting together multiple modules, however, we recommend that users look at the higher density switch matrix modules that involve less user configuration.
Pickering's range of high-density switch matrix modules is a cost-effective solution for applications that require high-density matrices in the PXI format. The ability to expand to larger matrices is possible by connecting together multiple modules. Reed relay versions use high quality sputtered ruthenium reeds that exhibit excellent contact performance under low and medium level switching conditions, solid-state relay versions available for high speed and long life and electro-mechanical versio...
Pickering's PXI programmable resistor modules include fully programmable resistor and potentiometer modules for applications such as sensor emulation that require fine adjustment with a resolution of up to 24-bit. Also in the range are selectable resistor and potentiometer modules; these consist of fixed resistor values pre-defined by the user that can be switched in and out of circuit with reed relays.
Pickering's PXI high power general purpose switch modules provide a range of high current handling relays suited for high power applications. Lower current versions require one 3U PXI slot, the highest current versions occupy two slots. These modules can be used to switch heavy AC or DC loads and the highest current versions are particularly suitable for automotive test. We also have high power switches available in multiplexer and matrix configurations.
BIRST 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.
LXI Wired Trigger Bus adaptors and accessories. These adaptors and accessories are designed to help debug a WTB system or provide conversion of signals to or from the WTB to products that do not support the WTB. LXI approved WTB cable assemblies and terminators are available to interconnect LXI devices that support the LXI Wired Trigger Bus extended function.
Pickering's 6U high-density matrices are suitable for switching frequencies to beyond 250MHz. The 45- 720A module is available in 50 and 75 Ohm versions with a choice of coaxial connectors. It is intended for the easy construction of high-performance bidirectional matrix switching systems. Automatic Isolation Switches are located on all coaxial connectors, these disconnect the matrix from the external test fixture - this maximizes isolation and RF performance.
These modules simulate the operation of automotive switches where dirty contacts or leaking current can be expected from switch contamination. They allow automotive I/O devices to be tested for correct operation under adverse conditions. The design includes protection circuits that ensure module damage cannot be caused by wiring faults or UUT failures.
Pickering's PCI digital I/O and relay driver cards are built using the same basic technology as our acclaimed PXI range utilizing the same software drivers, soft front-panels and control electronics. Our PCI switch cards will plug into any PCI based computer and are supplied with software drivers for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 as well as comprehensive support for NI Switch Executive and LabView.
Our small format embedded switching cards or SIM relay cards (SIMRC) offer a choice of switching configurations using low cost industry standard SIM connectors. They are ideal for placing switching systems in fixtures close to the unit under test.