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April 2013: Pickering introduces the highest density 2A matrices available in PXI. The 40-575, 40-576, 40-577, 40-578 and 40-579 are single slot 1 pole matrices with 2A current rating and 150VDC/100VAC voltage rating with matrix sizes of 84x4, 64x6, 50x8, 36x12 and 28x16 (448 matrix crosspoints).
A range of half density solutions has also been introduced to suit cost sensitive applications. The 40-505, 40-506, 40-507, 40-508 and 40-509 have the same Y axis size as 40-575 series but with half the X axis size.
April 2013: Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of 2A BRIC matrices with the introduction of the 40-568 - a high density multi-slot BRIC occupying 2, 4 or 8 slots of a PXI chassis providing a range of 1 pole matrix solutions from 75x4 to 600x4, substantially increasing the density of 2A matrices compared to the competition. The product range uses high quality electro-mechanical relays to achieve a 2A switch rating and 60W power capability to voltages up to 100VDC, 70VAC.
April 2013: Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of low cost PXI multiplexers with the introduction of the 40-635, a single slot 3U PXI module providing a range of cost effective multiplexer (MUX) configurations for general purpose test applications. It is available in large range of different configurations varying from a single 64:1 MUX to an octal 8:1 MUX for single pole configurations, a single 32:1 and dual 16:1 two pole MUX, a single 16:1 and dual 8:1 MUX with 4 poles and an 8:1 eight-pole MUX.
March 2013: Pickering Interfaces expands its range of PXI Solid State Matrix solutions. The 40-501 is a single slot 3U PXI module providing a high density 64x4 matrix solution capable of switching 100V with 150mA continuous current handling and 350mA surge. This makes the module ideal for applications requiring frequent hot switching of high voltages, The switching life is unlimited while used within ratings and the operating speed is comparable with reed relay solutions.
January 2013: Pickering Interfaces expands its range of PXI Solid State Multiplexer solutions. The 40-683 is a single slot 3U PXI module providing a versatile multiplexer solution capable of supporting multiple MUX configurations that include single pole, two pole and multiple bank capabilities from a single module. Typical selectable configurations vary from a single bank 128:1 MUX to 8 banks of 8:1-2 pole MUXs with all the MUX possibilities from a single module.
November 2012: Pickering Interfaces expands its range of LXI units with the introduction of a wide band modular matrix. The 65-110 provides up to 16 of 104 X connections simultaneously to 16 measuring devices on the Y axis with a usable BW of 500MHz. A version supporting 8 Y connections is also available. The unit is fully scalable – users can add X connections in blocks of 8 up to 104 by simply adding or removing plugin boards. Plugin modules can be added by users in the field; the chassis detects the presence of the plugin modules and configures the unit as a single matrix.
September 2012: Pickering Interfaces expands its range of PXI modules supporting USB products with a new module that adds USB 2.0 interfacing to PXI test solutions. The 40-738 is a single slot 3U PXI module that combines a USB 2.0 hub and USB data and power switching to provide a programmatically controlled connection between the PXI controller’s PCI interface and USB products. 8 USB products are supported by the module and standard USB 0.5A device power is provided on all channels.
September 2012: Pickering Interfaces is expands its popular range of innovative PXI BRIC matrices with an extremely high density 2 Amp matrix solution, the 40-567 capable of supporting a 176x8 2A matrix in a 4 slot BRIC or 352x8 in an 8 slot BRIC. The module includes an integrated backplane system and plugin modules that are used to create a scalable matrix. Users are able to order 1 pole matrix sizes from 44x8 to 176x8 in 4 slots and 44x8 to 352x8 in 8 slots in increments of 44x8.
September 2012: Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of 6Ghz solid state switching modules with the introduction of the first RF solid state matrix in PXI, the 40-884. The module provides a 4x4 matrix which occupies 3 slots of a 3U PXI chassis and provides excellent input VSWR to greater than 6GHz. Input and output connections are provided on robust SMA connectors and all unused ports are automatically terminated in 50Ohms.
September 2012: Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI multiplexers (MUXs) with the introduction of the 40-611. The module provides the highest density 2A MUX solution available in 3U PXI. It is offered as either 1 pole 158:1 MUX or as a 2 pole 79:1 MUX each rated at 2A switching up to 60W and voltages up to 300VDC.
September 2012: Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI matrices supporting RF switching with the addition of three new modules. Leveraging on the success of the 40-726A matrix module, the 40-727 is a 16x4 matrix, the 40-728 is a 16x2 matrix and the 40-729 is an 8x4 matrix. Each matrix is available in a 50Ohm version with 300MHz usable bandwidth or a 75Ohm version with 100MHz usable bandwidth. Optional Y loop-thru is also available.
June 2012: Pickering Interfaces announces the appointment of Quantel Pte Ltd. as their representative for the Philippines and Vietnam.
May 2012: Pickering Interfaces has reorganized its sales regions for the US and has hired Kevin Wheeler as a Regional Sales Manager. Kevin will enhance Pickering’s sales efforts in North America allowing Pickering to better focus on the needs of its customers.
May 2012: Pickering Interfaces announced the appointment of Vigven Tech Mark Pvt. Ltd as their representative for India.
February 2012: Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI power matrices with the introduction of the 40-549 and 40-551. The 40-549 is available in single 16x4, 8x8, 8x4 or dual 8x4 formats and is capable of handling 5A. The 40-551 is available as 8x4, 8x2, 4x4 or 8x4 with loop-thru and is capable of handling 10A
February 2012: Pickering Interfaces expands its European sales force by appointing Jaroslav Pyszko, as sales engineer to support the Eastern European sales region. The sales office, which supported the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Poland, will expand its sales region to support Romania, Hungary, the Republic of Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Serbia.
December 2011: Pickering Interfaces appoints Scientific Devices Pty. Ltd. as New Representative for Australia.
November 2011: Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of 3U PXI Microwave switch solutions with the introduction of the 40-784. It supports one or two microwave switches in just 2 3U PXI slots and is available in un-terminated 4 way (SP4T) and 6 way (SP6T) multiplexer configurations. Each configuration is available with a 6GHz, 26.5GHz or 40GHz specified frequency range.
November 2011: Pickering has introduced a new PXI Fault Insertion switch module. The 40-199 provides 10 fault insertion channels that can be connected to either (or both) of two fault buses. Each fault insertion channel can switch up to 125VDC with powers up to 300W or 250VAC at up to 2500VA. Each channel can carry and hot switch 10A. Both fault buses are rated at 20A enabling each one to support two 10A fault conditions.
September 2011: Pickering is expanding its range of 3U PXI RF/Microwave solutions with the introduction of 4 new modules with frequency coverage to 6GHz.
The 40-880 is a 10MHz to 6GHz solid state SPDT switch available as dual, quad, hex and octal configurations.
The 40-881 is a 10MHz to 6GHz solid state SP6T available as a single or dual version.
The 40-882 is a 10MHz to 6GHz solid state SP4T switch available in single, dual, triple or quad configurations.
The 41-182 is a 10MHz to 6GHz solid state programmable attenuator available in single, dual or triple configurations, each attenuator having an attenuation range of 0 to 31.75dB in 0.25dB steps.
September 2011: Pickering has introduced two new 6U PXI high density matrix modules. The 45-541 is a reed relay matrix occupying one slot of a 6U PXI chassis which provides a 132x8 matrix that supports 0.5A switching and up to 10W hot switch capacity. The 45-542 is an electro-mechanical relay (EMR) based matrix occupying just one slot of a 6U PXI chassis supporting a 132x8 matrix with 1A, 60W switching capacity.
September 2011: Pickering has introduced a new PXI 50 ohm RF switch module. The 40-754 has 17 separate SPDT switches and is available as a single slot module with multi-way connectors and 500MHz bandwith, or as a dual slot module with SMB connectors and 1.2GHz bandwidth. Versions with 9 switches are also available.
September 2011: Pickering has expanded its range of PXI multiplexers with the introduction of the 40-570 and the 40-571. They are based on the established Pickering Interfaces BRIC format and provide a solution for applications requiring high pole count multiplexers. The 40-570 can be ordered in configurations from 6 channels of 160 poles to 96 channels of 10 poles, it is rated for 1A switching and voltages up to 100V. The 40-571 has a higher current rating of 3A and can be ordered in configurations from 6 channels of 48 poles to 48 channels of 6 poles.
September 2011: Pickering has introduced a new LXI High Density Matrix. The 60-590 is available in 40x40 or 40x20 formats and has provision for loop thru connections and isolated Y axis monitoring. It has a current rating of 2A and supports up to 60W hot switching and voltages up to 300VDC.
July 2011: Pickering has expanded its range of PXI Fault Insertion solutions with the introduction of two new fault insertion switches. The 40-197 has 34 or 16 channels, 4 fault buses and 2A current handling. The 40-198 has 20 channels, 1 or 2 fault buses and 5A current handling.
April 2011: Pickering Interfaces have published their first full catalog of LXI switching products running to over 150 pages and is available in either printed or downloadable from Pickering’s web site.
April 2011: Pickering has introduced a new PXI 50 ohm RF multiplexer module. The 40-755 has 10 separate SP4T multiplexer banks and is available as a single slot module with multi-way connectors and 500MHz bandwith, or as a dual slot module with SMB connectors and 1.8GHz bandwidth. Versions with 5 multiplexer banks are also available.
March 2011: Pickering introduces a new PXI Battery Simulator Module. The 41-753 has a single channel and is designed to support the testing of battery operated devices. It is capable of providing voltages up to 6V and output current up to 2.8A, it also has a programmable output resistance function that allows it to replicate batteries with a finite output resistance.
July 2010: Pickering introduces a new PXI Programmable Power Supply Module. The 41-743 has a single channel capable of providing 2A at output voltages up to 20V and 0.8A up to 48V. Remote sense, voltage monitor and programmable current limit are included.
June 2010: Pickering introduces a new PXI USB Switch Module. The 40-737 is an 8-channel multiplexer conforming to USB1.1 and USB2.0 standards and is suitable for the bulk testing of USB devices.
April 2010: Pickering introduces a new interface for controlling a PXI chassis. The 41-924-001 kit provides a simple solution for connecting modern PCs with PCIe slots to a PXI chassis. The kit contains a single lane PCIe card, a connecting lead and a PXI module for insertion into Slot 1 of any PXI chassis.
April 2010: Pickering has introduced a new version of the 40-190 Fault Insertion Switch. The 40-190B is a fault insertion module that increases the number of fault channels from 64 to 74 compared to the 40-190 without compromising the module signal ratings.
April 2010: Pickering introduces a new RF multiplexer module. The 40-873 is a 50 ohm multiplexer which features one or two 4:1 multiplexer banks with terminated inputs in a single PXI slot with a useable bandwidth up to 3GHz.
April 2010: Pickering has expanded its range of PXI high power switching solutions. The 40-555 is a solid state 8x2 matrix in two PXI slots that features 30A current rating and very high inrush current tolerance. It is an excellent solution for high current switching applications.
April 2010: Pickering Interfaces has expanded its 40-160 range of power relay modules with the introduction of the 40-160-003 which supports 20 off SPST 10A relays in a single PXI slot and is suitable for switching DC signals up 30V and AC voltages to 250V.
March 2010: Pickering Interfaces announces the introduction of its comprehensive range of PXI switching and instrumentation products to the Russian marketplace with the appointment of Sovtest ATE as its local Russian distribution partner, www.sovtest.ru.
March 2010: Pickering Interfaces and Geotest-Marvin Test Systems announce a strategic alliance for the North American market. A joint website: www.pxi4test.com has been created to highlight the broad range of products offered by both companies.
February 2010: Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of LXI based switching solutions with the introduction of a new high voltage matrix. The 60-311 is capable of switching 1kV with 2A carry current, it is available in single, dual or triple 75x4 matrix sizes and has X and Y loop-thru connections to simplify matrix expansion.
December 2009: Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of LXI based RF switching solutions with the introduction of a high isolation multiplexer. The 60-722 is a 75 ohm RF multiplexer featuring very high isolation and crosstalk performance. Available in single or a dual 12:1 formats it has a bandwidth of greater than 1GHz and typical isolation and crosstalk in excess of 100dB.
November 2009: Pickering Interfaces expands its range of LXI based RF switching solutions with the introduction of two new matrices. The 60-730 is available in sizes of 32x16, 16x16, 16x8 and 8x8, has an impedance of 75 ohms and a bandwidth of 1GHz. The 60-771 is available in sizes of 32x8, 24x8, 16x8 and 8x8, has an impedance of 50 ohms and a bandwidth of 2.5GHz.
November 2009: Pickering Interfaces introduces a new battery simulator module with 6-channels suitable for emulating the battery stacks used in electric vehicle propulsion systems. The 41-752 is capable of supplying up to 300mA per channel, and each channel is adjustable from 0V to 7V. A current sink feature is included to simulate a battery under charge where each channel is capable of sinking 100mA.
September 2009: Pickering Interfaces introduces Built-In Relay Self Test to selected matrix modules. The extensive range of 40-560A, 40-561A, 40-562A and 40-563A ulta high density BRIC matrices have now been enhanced with BIRST. Also two new ranges of high density and very high density BIRST enabled matrices - the 40-584 and 40-527 have been introduced.
September 2009: Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of LXI conformant switching units with the introduction of the 60-511 Low Thermal EMF Matrix. It is available in sizes of 14x33, 28x33. 42x33 and 56x33, and is suitable for instrumentation switching applications that require the minimum of thermal EMF errors.
August 2009: Pickering Interfaces, announces the appointment of Ward/Davis Associates as their Californian representative. www.warddavis.com
July 2009: Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of LXI conformant high density matrices with the introduction of the 60-555 available in sizes between 192x8 and 512x8, and the 60-556 available in sizes between 192x4 and 512x4. They offer 2-pole switching with a voltage rating of 300Vdc/350Vac and current handling of up to 2 Amps.
June 2009: Pickering Interfaces introduces a range of new Digital I/O modules with 32 inputs and 32 high-side or low-side output drivers. The 40-413-001 provides 32 high-side output drivers with 2A source capability, the 40-413-002 provides 32 low-side output drivers with 2A sink capability and the 40-413-003 provides 32 output channels which can operate as high-side or low-side drivers. The 32 input channels of all versions have a programmable high and low logic threshold.
May 2009: Pickering Interfaces is improving its service in South America with the appointment of Hitech, a local Brazilian distribution partner. Aimed at serving both existing electronics manufacturing sites in Brazil and Argentina as well as companies who are moving into the region, Hitech Eletronica Industrial Comercial Ltda provides sales and service representation for Pickering Interfaces’ complete product range.
March 2009: Pickering Interfaces introduces two new PXI Chassis. The 40-922 supports 8 PXI slots and the 40-923 supports 19 PXI slots. Both chassis include advanced features including low noise temperature controlled cooling fans and a chassis monitoring system which can be controlled via RS232.
March 2009: Pickering Interfaces introduces a new PCI Precision Programmable Resistor Card. The 50-297 is a high density resistor simulator offering excellent resolution and accuracy and is available in three resistance ranges with 18, 9 and 6 channels. It is functionally equivalent to the established 40-297 PXI precision resistor module.
January 2009: Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of LXI conformant high density matrices with the introduction of the 60-554. It is available in sizes between 64x16 and 256x16, and has current handling of up to 2 Amps.
January 2009: Pickering Interfaces introduces a new Digital I/O module with variable threshold. The 40-412 provides 32 output channels and 32 input channels. The outputs can operate as high-side or low-side drivers, and the inputs have a programmable high and low logic threshold. The 40-412 is complimentary to 64 channel low side driver PXI module, 40-411, also available from Pickering Interfaces.
November 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces two new LXI Modular Switching Chassis. The 60-102 supports 7 PXI modules and the 60-103 supports 18 PXI modules. These chassis allow 3U PXI modules from Pickering's range of over 500 to be controlled in an LXI environment.
October 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces a new PXI Strain Gauge Simulator. The 40-265 is a 6 channel Resistive Strain Gauge Simulator module with high accuracy and performance. Each channel provides a full bridge circuit with very fine resistance control of better than 2 milliohm in one bridge arm. The bridge can be excited by a fixed internal supply or by independent external bridge voltage sources.
September 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces a new LXI High Performance Video Multiplexer. The 60-721 is available in 24, 48 and 72 channel versions and is capable of switching 1GHz. It also features multiplexer expansion outputs and automatic termination of unused channels.
August 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces a new range of PXI High Current Solid State Switching Modules. The 40-191 and 40-192 are 6-channel fault insertion switches capable of switching 10A, 200V and 30A, 40V respectively. The 40-182 and 40-183 are SPST solid state switches capable of switching 10A, 200V and 30A, 40V respectively. The 40-666 and 40-667 are solid state multiplexers available in dual 3 channel or single 6 channel configurations with 10A, 200V and 30A, 40V ratings respectively. The 40-553 and 40-554 are 6x2 solid state matrices with 10A, 200V and 30A, 40V ratings respectively.
July 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces a new PXI Power Relay Module. The 40-330 has 24 separate SPST contacts, each rated at 4 Amps with a hot switch rating of 250 Volts AC and a cold switch rating of 1000 Volts peak.
July 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces a new PXI Data Communications Multiplexer Module. The 40-736 is a configurable multiplexer designed for switching data carried on differential pairs. It has a high operating bandwidth making it ideal for switching POTS, USB, AFDX, 100BaseT Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet.
June 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces 2 new PXI Precision Programmable Resistor Modules. The 40-261 is a 2 channel resistor module offering excellent resolution and accuracy and is available in two resistance ranges. The 40-297 has a wider resistance range with a lower resolution than the 40-261 and is available in three standard configurations with up to 18 channels.
June 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces new 2 Amp LXI high density matrices, the 60-550 is available in sizes between 128x8 and 512x8, and the 60-551 is available in sizes between 128x4 and 512x4.
April 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces a new PXI solid state 64x4 matrix, the 40-500, which supports inrush currents up to 1.5A and voltages to 60V.
April 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces two new fault insertion modules, 40-193 and 40-194, each of which can support 7 channels of fault insertion at currents up to 20A.
April 2008: Pickering Interfaces publishes the second edition of the LXImate, an easy to read guide to the LXI standard. Copies of the new publication can be obtained free from Pickering Interfaces.
March 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduce new LXI High Density and High Current Matrices. The 60-600 is designed for high power signal routing applications and is available in a variety of X and Y sizes. The 60-552 is a high density matrix available in a wide selection of sizes with the added advantage of loop-thru connections enabling easy expansion.
March 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces new 75 ohm and 50 ohm RF switching modules. The 40-830, 40-832, 40-834, 40-835, 40-837 and 40-876 offer high performance in a compact form factor with a choice of connector styles.
February 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces new PXI modules that provide more compact and cost effective switching solutions for ARINC 608A based test systems. The 40-569 BRIC and 40-618 Source Switching modules comply to the requirements detailed in Appendix D of the ARIC 608A specification.
February 2008: Pickering Interfaces introduces a new module to the Precision Resistor range. The 40-262 can accurately simulate up to 18 channels of resistive temperature devices (RTD) in a single PXI module with an unprecedented accuracy. Versions simulating PT100 and PT1000 sensors are available, other sensors can be supported on request.
December 2007: Pickering Interfaces introduces microwave MUX platforms, the 60-800 and 60-820, capable of supporting up to 16 microwave MUX's in a compact 2U form factor.
November 2007: Pickering Interfaces expands the PXI BRIC matrix range with the introduction of a solid state version. The 40-563 is an ideal solution for applications where hot switching and high surge currents can be expected, or where an exceptionally long service life is required with fast matrix operation.
October 2007: Pickering Interfaces introduce a new Precision Resistor Module, the 40-260. The 40-260 provides the most accurate resistor simulation available in the PXI format thanks to the use of innovative technology. It offers a setting resolution of better than 10m ohm and an accuracy of better than 0.1% over the range 90 ohm to 8k ohm.
October 2007: Pickering Interfaces introduces the first Optical Multiplexer system controlled through an LXI compliant interface, the 60-850 and 60-851. The 60-850 supports single mode fiber switching and the 60-851 supports multimode fiber. Both available in 8 and 16 way MUX configurations.
September 2007: Pickering Interfaces introduces LXI HF Matrix switching system, 60-760. The dual 24x8 matrix is capable of switching signals up to 100MHz in a 50 ohm system.
September 2007: Pickering Interfaces introduces the LXImate First Edition, the easy to read guide to the LXI Standard. Copies can be obtained free of charge from our sales offices or by registering a copy request on our web site.
July 2007: Pickering Interfaces adds the BRIC2 to its range of integrated matrix solutions. The new version of the BRIC is perfect for smaller matrix applications where PXI space is at a premium.
July 2007: Pickering Interfaces introduces the 40-566 2A BRIC matrix.
The 40-566 is available for appliactions requiring up 385x4 matrices
in a two pole configuration with a current rating of 2 Amps.
July 2007: Pickering Interfaces expands its range of PXI RF switching modules with the introduction of 4 new 3GHz switching modules. The new modules, 40-870, 40-872, 40-874 and 40-877, offer low insertion and excellent VSWR characteristics and are available with SMB or MCX connectors.
July 2007: Pickering Interfaces introduces 2 new LXI switching matrices, the 60-310 high voltage 300x2 2-pole matrix and the 60-510 56x33 low thermal EMF matrix.
July 2007: Pickering Interfaces provides marketing and technical support for the first LXI Consortium meeting in China.
May 2007: Pickering Interfaces introduces a new solid state versatile MUX, 40-682, which features low path resistance and fast operating speed.
May 2007: Pickering Interfaces introduces 60-200 LXI Remote AC Power Management Switch that enables users to remotely control power distribution in a test system. Control is enabled through an LXI conformant interface that allows users to time power up and power down sequences and individually power cycle instruments.
March 2007: Pickering Interfaces introduces a 60-990 Adaptor that allows Agilent MSO series oscilloscopes to simply display LXI WTB activity.
March 2007: Pickering Interfaces introduces the 40-680 solid state multiplexer.
February 2007: Pickering Interfaces is named as a finalist in the 2007 EE Times ACE Awards.
January 2007: Pickering Interfaces expands its range of PXI switching modules with the introduction of two new versatile MUX solutions, the 40-612 and 40-613.
The 40-612 is a software configurable MUX that can support one pole or two pole configurations with isolation relays. The flexible software controlled architecture supports diverse MUX configurations varying from a single pole 128 way MUX to 8 banks of 8 channel 2 pole MUX’s.
The 40-613 is a software configurable MUX supporting 2 pole configurations. The flexible software controlled architecture supports MUX configurations varying from a 2 pole 64 way MUX to 16 banks of 4 channel MUX.
October 2006:Pickering Interfaces announces the introduction of the 60-750 and 60-751 LXI Microwave Matrix. These are the first in a range of microwave switching products with an LXI compliant control interface. The 60-750 has 10GHz bandwidth and is available as a single or dual 3x3 or 4x4 matrix & a single 8x4 matrix. The 60-751 has 20GHz bandwidth and is available in single 3x3 or 4x4 formats. They are housed in standard width 2U rack enclosures and have the convenience of remote control over Ethernet.
August 2006. Grants Pass, Oregon - As part of it's planned expansion of support for their customers, Pickering Interfaces today announced the opening of a new sales office in Littleton, Colorado. In addition, Bill Green has been named Western Region Sales Manager, based in the Littleton office. Green, who recently joined Pickering, will be managing sales in the Western half of the United States and Mexico.
"Bill will be a great asset for Pickering as we continue to expand and grow in our selected markets. His knowledge of the test & measurement market will improve our ability to address the needs of our customers" said Bob Stasonis, North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Pickering Interfaces in the US. Keith Moore, Managing Director of Pickering Interfaces, based in the UK, added, "Bill's in-depth knowledge of the market and extensive industry experience will be invaluable as we introduce new products and address new markets. The addition of a new US office highlights our belief in the North American market and reinforces our past successes."
Over his career, Bill has held sales management positions with Tektronix, Anritsu, Acterna, and Synthesis Research. Bill received his degree from Pepperdine University.
Bill can be reached at email@example.com
June 2006. Pickering Interfaces introduces a new versatile 2A switching module, 40-139. The new module supports up to 80 relays of varying configurations in a single slot 3U module. It represents an ideal solution for applications requiring a variety of different switch types (SPST, SPDT, DPST and DPDT) in a single module t save space and cost. The 40-139 can be used in any PXI chassis or in the 60-100 LXI switching chassis to provide LXI compliant control.
May 2006. The worlds highest density single slot 3U switching module is introduced by Pickering Interfaces. The 40-540 series supports 528 crosspoint switches in a module that can be supported by any PXI chassis or by the 60-100 to provide LXI compliant control via an Ethernet port. As with all Pickering products the new module uses high quality instrument grade reed relays that ensure long service life under all switching conditions
May 2006. A new French Office has been opened by Pickering Interfaces based in the Paris region.
April 2006. Worlds first LXI certified video switching matrix is launched as Pickering introduces the 60-710 matrix. The 60-710 is available as single or dual 24 by 8 video matrix in a 1U high full rack width package. The 60-710 provides simple control from remote locations using Ethernet connectivity and a driver less soft front panel
February 2006. Pickering Interfaces expands its line of PXI modules with the introduction of the world’s first battery simulator in the PXI format. The new module, the 41-750, is capable of simulating a battery supplying power to hand held and portable electronic devices in manufacturing test. It offers an extremely fast transient load response when providing power to devices such as mobile phones
December 2005. Pickering Interfaces becomes one the first manufacturers to provide a LXI compliant product when the 60-100 switching chassis is declared LXI compliant by the LXI Consortium. The 60-100 permits 7 off Pickering PXI switching cards to be supported in an LXI compliant control environment.
October 2005. The latest edition of the popular PXImate has been introduced by Pickering Interfaces. The 4th edition can be obtained free of charge through the Pickering Interfaces web site or by contacting your local sales representative.
May 2005. May 2005. Pickering lowers cost of ownership of switching products
with new diagnostic aid.A new test tool has been introduced, the PI-MXT 90-100, that makes it simple and straightforward
for a user to test a Pickering Interfaces' PXI switching product. It provides a fast and efficient method of identify a
failed relay and taking corrective action without resorting to the lengthy process of returning the module to a remote
repair location or calibration centre.
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March 2004. March 2004. Pickering Interfaces introduces a new multifunction module,
the 41-250 and 41-251, which combine a DMM with a multiplexer, frequency
counter, audio source, digital I/O and serial interfaces in a compact 3U
PXI module. The new module is ideal for smaller test applications.
February 2004. February 2004. Pickering Interfaces introduces a new resistor module,
40-295 and 40-296, which provide the highest density provided in any
format. The modules are available configured for 8, 12, 16 and 24 bit
resistor chains and in a potentiometer configuration. The modules are
ideal for simulating resistive sensors in control applications and for
simulating the impact of variable controls.
February 2004. February 2004. A new range of isolated power supplies, 41-720, is
introduced providing up to 4 outputs from a single 3U PXI module. The
modules can be ordered with a variety of different fixed output voltages
to suit customer applications with output voltages ranging from 3.3 V to
15 V. Outputs can be stacked in series to provide higher voltage
January 2004. January 2004. Pickering Interfaces introduces a new 16 by 16 RF matrix,
45-720, with a BW in excess of 200 MHz in a 6U PXI format.
September 2003. September 2003. Pickering Interfaces extends the BRIC PXI module into
microwave switching applications by introducing the 40-787 Microwave
Switching matrix. Initially aimed at 10 GHz and 20 GHz applications the
40-787 is a new switching platform providing a solution for matrix
applications up to 4x4 with options for loop through or terminated
configurations. The modules are capable of being extended in terms of
frequency and complexity to other microwave application. Pickering
Interfaces will use the platform to meet the demand for both standard and
customised microwave switching applications.
August 2003. The PXImate second edition is now available from Pickering
Interfaces. With new sections covering PXI software and PXI power supplies
and expanded sections this book provides a simple guide to the PXI standard
and its capabilities. The book contains more than 100 pages of useful
information and can be obtained free of charge by registering a request on
the Pickering Interfaces web site or by calling your local sales office.
August 2003. Pickering Interfaces has introduced a new PXI 3GHz PXI
Attenuator module, 41-180. The attenuator provides a single or a dual DC to
3 GHz 0 to 63 dB attenuator with 1 dB step control in a single slot 3U PXI
module. The module is ideal for the conditioning of outputs from special to
type sources or for optimising signal levels in PXI based test systems.
July 2003. Pickering Interfaces announces
the availability of a flexible microwave switching platform,
40-789, capable of being configured in a large variety of
formats. The initial product is a 36 way multiplexer that
can be configures as a dual 18 way multiplexer. The architecture
of the new module allows Pickering Interfaces to offer many
variations of the switching arrangements and reduces the complexity
of external microwave cabling in test systems.
July 2003. A new module, 40-735, is available
from Pickering Interfaces designed specifically to switch
high speed serial interfaces. The 410-735 is ideal for switching
USB connections between banks of serially connected devices
undergoing bulk testing for the purpose of gathering quality
control data. It can be configured as either two 18 way
multiplexers or as a single 36 way multiplexer. The multiplexer
has been carefully designed to ensure that the transmission
line characteristics of the USB interface are maintained.
July 2003. A new combined power and sense
multiplexer is available from Pickering Interfaces designed
to allow the switching of power supply connections to loads.
It is ideal for the bulk testing of battery operated devices
where a Battery Simulator is required to be switched between
devices. An 18 way power multiplexer and 18 way sense multiplexer
are combined in a single slot module to provide a compact
solution that would other wise require more than one module.
The product can also be used as a general purpose multiplexer.
July 2003. Pickering Interfaces has launched
a new look web site to promote its products and services.
The new site provides user forums and provides a comprehensive
overview of the Pickering Interfaces product range. New
sections provide application notes and software download
centres to support the whole of Pickering’s product
February 2003. Pickering Interfaces has
expanded its range of microwave PXI switching products to
40 GHz. The 40-785 is available as a single or a dual 6
way multiplexer in a 3 slot PXI module with frequency variants
of 20 GHz, 26.5 GHz and 40 GHz.
August 2002. At NI Week 2002 Pickering
Interfaces has introduced a new range of high density PXI
switching matrix, described as the BRIC range. The range
offers the highest density switching system available on
any switching platform and is based on the use of custom
designed reed relays supplied by Pickering Electronics.
The BRIC uses a modular structure to provide a large variety
of matrix possibilities with features designed to ensure
the matrix has a high signal bandwidth. The product allows
higher complexity test targets to be functionally tested
by PXI systems than previously possible.