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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 ...
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.
Pickering's GPIB (IEEE-488) switching systems offer you a comprehensive line of switching modules that are ideal for functional test, factory automation and data acquisition applications. These GPIB switching systems range from small low-cost entry level systems to large high performance units with extensive built in self-test.
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 PCI switch 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 WindowsXP/Vista/7/8 as well as comprehensive support for NI Switch Executive and LabView.
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.
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.
Programmable RF Attenuators – accurate DC to 3GHz programmable attenuator has a 1dB step resolution, allowing it to adjust signal amplitudes for optimum measurement by other devices.Solid State Programmable RF Attenuators – available in triple or hex formats with bandwidths between 10MHz and 6GHz.High Voltage Attenuators – provide a convenient way of attenuating high voltage low frequency signals to levels that can be captured by other PXI devices without risk of damaging them.
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.
Pickering's PXI RF Multiplexer Modules are capable of providing economic switching for frequencies up to 6 GHz. They are available in 50Ω and 75Ω, the 75Ω version are designed for Telecoms and high quality video switching. Our other PXI RF options include RF SPDT switches and RF matrices. For higher frequency applications or applications requiring high performance levels, please take a look at our Microwave Switching Modules.
Within small switching system configurations or when utilizing just single switch modules, the user typically applies device drivers with the provided API to control the relays. Simple CLOSE and OPEN commands with additional parameters like module number and channel number control the required relays.
Our LXI High-Density Modules are single and double pole matrices available in a wide range of configurations including versions with the added flexibility of dual analog bus. These high-density matrices are ideal for signal routing in large automatic test equipment (ATE) systems and are suitable for applications where a simple start-up process is required and for applications requiring control over large distances.
132x8 High Density Matrices in 6U PXI format - model #45-541 includes Built-in Diagnostics (BIRST)Ease of maintenance through the use of leaded relaysVISA/IVI & Kernel drivers supplied for Windows environments