We always encourage customers
to use commercial off the shelf solution for their test
requirements. However, it is unrealistic to expect that
we have a solution for every eventually, despite having
the largest selection of switching products available.
If you have an application that demands
products that are not available then contact us with your
requirements. We have considerable in house experience of
designing custom systems and can design solutions for specialised
applications. They can be supplied as true custom modules
or developed on the understanding that Pickering Interfaces
can convert the requirement into a commercially available
part. The choice will effect the terms on which we will
supply the parts.
We can develop solutions for imbedded
switching systems or for test systems using design and manufacturing
methodologies adapted to high volume or low volume applications.
If you have a requirement for a product
that is not commercially available, or require a customised
solution approach, contact your local sales office
with information on your technical requirement and expected
volumes. All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence,
if necessary backed up by a non disclosure agreement.
Custom solutions fall into the following
1. Modifications of Existing Switch Cards
Many customers require relatively minor modifications to
standard switching cards. Most Pickering Interfaces switching
systems have been designed with flexibility in mind, for
example to offer a choice of relay or connector types. Many
of these modifications can be done at little or no added
2. Custom Switching Modules & Devices
We will consider the design and construction of custom switching
systems for PXI and LXI based switching solutions and if
appropriate add the solution to our standard product range.
3. Customized Cable Assemblies
Most switching systems require special cabling, this is
most often provided by the end user, however Pickering have
considerable experience in providing cabling, especially
in difficult RF, Optic or high density applications. For
further information please contact sales office or factory.
An example of a custom test module
Examples of custom products we have produced:
- Sonar, Radar and avionics test systems
- Modules to test space and shuttle equipment
- Weapons and defense test systems
- USB & Computer interface test system
- Custom micro-engineered optical switches
- Modules for quality testing of cellular phones
- Modules to support bulk life testing in severe environments