GPIB (IEEE-488) Switching GPIUB (IEEE-488) Switching

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.

Two types of GPIB switching lines:

  • Our 3U Chassis (System 10) products provide low-cost entry level into GPIB (IEEE-488) switching.
  • Our 6U Chassis (System 20) products are a high performance, high density range of GPIB switching modules featuring sophisticated matrix, multiplexer, RF (50, 75, 100 or 120 Ohm) and high voltage switching. These modules can be combined with cards from our System 10 range for maximum flexibility.

These systems have switching from nano-Volts to 7.5kV, pico-Amps to 40Amps, DC to 26.5GHz and fiber optic. All Models are IEEE 488.2, RS-232 or Ethernet (supporting TCP/IP) controlled from standard desktop PCs. Systems vary in size from a few relays, to more than 15,000, plus they are all expandable for future updates.

Both IEEE-488 and RS-232 interfaces are compatible with the IEEE-488.2 (1987) standard giving programmers a familiar software interface with known syntax and formats.

Below are links to the product selector tables:

3U Chassis (System 10) Products:
6U Chassis (System 20) Products:
Matrices       Multiplexers       RF Changeover Switch       RF Matrix        RF Multiplexer
Microwave Changeover Switch       Microwave Multiplexer 

System 10/20 Chassis and Accessories:
Power Supplies     Interfaces     Chassis     Expansion Module     Accessories

3U Chassis (System 10) Products

GENERAL PURPOSE SWITCH
Switch  Current  Switch Type  Voltage  Configuration  Connector Front Panel Width  Part No. 
SPST 0.5A(1A) Reed 200V x8 1x37W D-Type 1.2" 10-125-021
4PST x7 1x62W D-Type 10-115-024
SPDT 0.25A(1.2A) x8 1x37W D-Type 10-110-001
x7 10-120-001
DPST 0.5A(1A) x8 10-115-022
x8 1x62W D-Type 10-125-022
DPDT 0.25A(1.2A) x8 10-110-002

POWER RELAY
Switch  Current  Switch Type  Voltage  Configuration  Connector Front Panel Width  Part No. 
SPDT 13A EMC 250V x8 24W CPC 2.4" 10-150-001

HIGH VOLTAGE REED RELAY
Type  Current  Switch Type  Voltage  Max Power  Banks  Configuration  Connector  Front Panel Width  Part No. 
SPST
(NO)
0.25A Reed 3.5KV 10W(50W) 1 x4 15W HV 2.4" 10-330-001
0.5A 1kV 10W x8 24W CPC 10-310-001
1.5KV x7 15W HV 10-320-001
SPST
(NC)
0.25A 3.5KV 10W(50W) x4 15W HV 10-330-101
MUX 0.5A 1kV 10W 8:1 24W CPC 10-315-001
1.5KV 8:1 15W HV 10-325-001

DIGITAL AND BREADBOARD
Configuration Current Prototyping
Area
Max Output Voltage Digital Input Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
Breadboard
16-Bits Out + 16-Bits In
TTL Sink: 8mA max, Source: 0.4mA; OC 500mA Drive Square Pad
and DIP Construction
7V 7V 2x37W
D-Type
2.4" 10-220A-001
Breadboard
32-Bits Out + 0-Bits In
- 10-220A-002
Breadboard
0-Bits Out + 32-Bits In
- 7V 10-220A-003
TTL
16-Bit Input + 16-Bit Output
- 7V 10-410B-001
TTL 32-Bit Output - 10-410B-002
TTL 32-Bit Input - 7V 10-410B-003
32-Bit High Voltage
Remote Driver
Please contact the factory 1x37W
D-Type
10-410B-004

    10-220A Options: -C (CMOS compatible logic), -O (Open Collector Output), -H (High Voltage Remote Driver)
    10-410B Options: -C (CMOS compatible logic), -O (Open Collector Output)  

MATRICES
Type Current Switch Type Voltage Configuration Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
x4 Analog Bus 0.5A (1A) Reed 100V 8x4 1-Pole 2x37W
D-Type
2.4" 10-510-021
8x4 2-Pole 10-510-022
16x4 1-Pole 10-520-021
16x4 2-Pole 10-520-022
x8 Analog Bus 8x8 1-Pole 10-530-021
8x8 2-Pole 10-530-022

MULTIPLEXERS
Current Switch
Type
Voltage Banks Configuration Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
0.25A(1.2A) Reed 200V 1 or 2 Changeover
Dual 16:1 1-Pole to Single 32:1 1-Pole
2x37W
D-Type
2.4" 10-631A-021
0.5A (1A) 100V 1 8:1 4-Pole 10-610A-124
8:1 5-Pole 10-610A-125
16:1 2-Pole 10-620A-122
16:1 3-Pole 10-620A-123
16:1 4-Pole 10-620A-124
16:1 2-Pole
Low Thermal
1x50W
D-Type
10-670-122
0.5A(1.2A) 200V 1 or 2 Dual 16:1 2-Pole to Single 64:1 1-Pole 2x37W
D-Type
10-630A-021
Dual 16:1 1-Pole to Single 32:1 1-Pole 10-630A-022
100V 1 or 2 Dual 28:1 1-Pole to Single 56:1 1-Pole 2x62W
D-Type
10-640-021
Dual 28:1 2-Pole to Single 112:1 1-Pole 10-640-022

  Note: The 10-630A and 10-640 ranges are configurable in terms of the number of Banks, Poles and Channels.

RF MULTIPLEXERS
Type Freq Range Switch Type Configuration Banks Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
50 Ohm DC - 150MHz (D8:1); DC - 40MHz (16:1) EMC 8:1 2 BNC 4.2" 10-740A-501


MICROWAVE SWITCHES AND MULTIPLEXERS
Type Frequency Range Banks Configuration Connector Front Panel Width Part No.
50 Ohm DC - 18GHz 1 2 x SPDT SMA 2.4" 10-780A-522
4 x SPDT 10-780A-524






1 6:1 MUX 10-785C-521
2 10-785C-522
1 6:1 MUX Terminated 4.2" 10-785C-521-T
2 10-785C-522-T
DC - 26.5GHz 1 2 x SPDT 2.4" 10-780A-532
4 x SPDT 10-780A-534
1 6:1 MUX 10-785B-531
2 10-785B-532
1 6:1 MUX Terminated 4.2" 10-785B-531-T
2 10-785B-532-T
DC - 40GHz 1 6:1 MUX SMA-2.9 2.4" 10-785B-541
2 10-785B-542
1 6:1 MUX Terminated 4.2" 10-785B-541-T
2 10-785B-542-T
75 Ohm DC - 4GHz 1 6:1 MUX 1.6/5.6 2.4" 10-785B-751
2 10-785B-752

POWER SUPPLIES
Power Rating Input Voltage Output Voltage Configuration Front Panel Width  Part No.
100W 120VAC
or 240VAC
5V DC Logic, 5VDC Primary Relay Supply, 12VDC Secondary Relay Supply Triple Output,
Front Access
2.4" 10-910A-001
Triple Output,
Rear Access
10-910A-002

INTERFACE MODULES
Type Configuration Connector Front Panel Width  Part No
System 10  RS232/IEEE-488.2 Interface 9W D-Type / 24W GPIB 1.2" 10-920A-001
System 10/20  RS232/IEEE-488.2 Interface 9W D-Type / 24W GPIB 10-921-001
Ethernet Interface RJ45 10-922-101

CHASSIS
Type No of Power Supplies Power Rating
/ Input Voltage
Internal Fan Chassis Width Part No.
System 10 Chassis, Single Row, Full Width, 3U Height, Front Access 1 As Approved Power Supply  10-910A No 17.7" 10-930A-001
System 10 Chassis, Single Row, Full Width, 3U Height, Rear Access 10-930A-002
System 10 Chassis, Double Row, Full Width, 6U Height, Front Access 10-934A-001
System 10 Chassis, Double Row, Full Width, 6U Height, Rear Access 10-934A-002
System 10/20 Mixed Chassis, Full Width, 6U Height,
Front Access with 3 split options
20-935A-001-12/72
20-935A-001-42/42
20-935A-001-24/60
System 10/20 Mixed Chassis, Full Width, 6U Height,
Rear Access with 3 split options
20-935A-002-12/72
20-935A-002-42/42
20-935A-002-24/60
System 10/20 Mixed Chassis, Full Width, 3U Height, Front Access 20-936A-001
System 10/20 Mixed Chassis, Full Width, 3U Height, Rear Access 20-936A-002

EXPANSION MODULE
Type Configuration Connector Part No
System 10/20  Expansion Module 37W D-Type 10-925-001

ACCESSORIES
Item Part No.
128 Pole Analogue Backplane 10-943-001
3U Backplane Extender Card 10-954-005

6U Chassis (System 20) Products: 

Below are links to the product selector tables:

Matrices       Multiplexers       RF Changeover Switch       RF Matrix        RF Multiplexer
Microwave Changeover Switch       Microwave Multiplexer           

GENERAL PURPOSE SWITCH
Switch  Current  Switch Type  Voltage  Configuration  Connector Front Panel Width Part No. 
SPST 0.5A(1A) Reed 200V x64 DIN41612 1.8" 20-115-121
ZIF 20-115A-321
SPDT 0.25A(1.2A) x32 DIN41612 20-110-021
x64 DIN41612 20-110-121
x32 ZIF 20-110A-221
DPST 0.5A(1A) x64 DIN41612 20-115-122
x32 ZIF 20-115A-222

DIGITAL I/O MODULES
Configuration Current Max Output Voltage Digital Input Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
32-Bit Input/Output TTL: Current Sink 10mA max,
TTL: Current Source 0.4mA max.
OC Drive 0.5A max
7V 7V lih=20mA lil=-0.4mA 2 x
DIN41612
2.4" 20-410-021
32-Bit Input/Output -
Open Collector
50V 20-410-021-O
64-Bit Output 7V - 20-410-022
64-Bit Output -
Open Collector
50V - 20-410-022-O
64-Bit Input - 7V lih=20mA lil=-0.4mA 20-410-023
64-Bit Input/Output 7V 20-410-041
64-Bit Input/Output -
Open Collector
50V 20-410-041-O
128-Bit Output 7V - 20-410-042
128-Bit Output -
Open Collector
50V - 20-410-042-O
128-Bit Input - 7V lih=20mA lil=-0.4mA 20-410-043

TRIBUTARY SWITCH
Type Current Switch Type Max Frequency Configuration Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
75 Ohm 0.5A EMC 2.5GHz 8 Tributary Daisy-Chain Switch SMZ/Type 43 1.8" 20-790-711
8 Tributary Daisy-Chain Switch 1.0/2.3 20-790-741
8 Tributary Switch + 8 Channel MUX SMZ/Type 43 20-791-711
8 Tributary Switch + 8 Channel MUX 1.0/2.3 20-791-741
8 Tributary Switch + 2 Channel MUX SMZ/Type 43 20-791-711-S
8 Tributary Switch + 2 Channel MUX 1.0/2.3 20-791-741-S
1A 100MHz Daisy-Chain Tributary Switch SMZ/Type 43 20-792-711
Daisy-Chain Tributary Switch 1.0/2.3 20-792-741
100/120 Ohm Daisy-Chain Tributary Switch 2x64W DIN41612 20-795-922

POWER
Switch  Current  Switch Type  Voltage  Configuration  Connector Front Panel Width  Part No. 
32 x SPDT 5A at 125VAC, 3A at 250VAC EMC Switching 250VAC,100VDC 32 x SPDT Power Relay 50W D-Type 2.4" 20-160-001
64 x SPDT 64 x SPDT Power Relay 20-160-101
Single Pole 8A Switching 380VAC/125VDC Single 10 x 5 Matrix CPC 2.4" 20-540-001
Single 10 x 10 Matrix 20-540-201
Single 20 x 5 Matrix 20-540-301
SPDT 13A Medium Power; 30A High Power Med Power 250V Switch, High Power 270V Switch 16 Medium Power Relays 3.0" 20-150-001
2xSPST + 12xSPDT 12 Medium Power
+ 2 High Power Relays
20-150-101
4xSPST + 8xSPDT 8 Medium Power
+ 4 High Power Relays
20-150-201
8xSPST + 2xSPDT 2 Medium Power
+ 8 High Power Relays
20-150-301

HIGH VOLTAGE REED RELAY
Type  Current  Switch Type  Voltage  Max Power  Banks  Configuration  Connector  Front Panel Width  Part No. 
1 Pole <5mA at MaxV Reed 1.5kV Switching 10W 1 32:1 MUX 96W ZIF 2.4" 20-350A-001
0.25A 7500VDC 10W
(V Max)
50W
(Low Voltage)
16 x Normally Open 15 Pole HV 3.6" 20-310-011
8 x Changeover (NO + NC) 20-310-211
2 8:1 MUX 15 Pole HV 20-320-011
2kV Switching 10W 24:1 MUX 15 Pole HV 20-330-011
1A 1.5kV Switching 1 16:1 MUX 15 Pole HV 2.4" 20-341-101
1.5kV Switching 24:1 MUX 15 Pole HV 3.6" 20-340-101
1kVDC Switching 12 x 4 Matrix BNC 2.4" 20-360-101

MATRICES
Type Current Switch Type Voltage Configuration Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
1 Pole 0.5A (1.2A) Reed 100VDC 20 x 4 96W ZIF 1.8" 20-518A-021
40 x 4 20-519A-021
56 x 6 20-530A-021
32 x 16 20-532A-021
64 x 4 20-534A-021
32 x 8 20-535A-121
1A
(1.2A)
20 x 12 20-510A-021
20 x 12 37W D-Type 20-510A-121
2 Pole 0.5A (1.2A) 20 x 4 96W ZIF 20-518A-022
40 x 4 20-519A-022
64 x 4 20-534A-022
32 x 8 20-535A-122

MULTIPLEXERS
Current Switch Type Voltage Banks Configuration Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
0.5A
(1.2A)
Reed 100V 4 44:1 2-Pole 96W
DIN41612
1.8" 20-610-022-Q/44/2
2 88:1 1-Pole 20-610-021-D/88/1
200VDC 1 16:1 Low Noise, High Isolation MUX BNC 2.4" 20-620-021-S/16/1
2 8:1  Low Noise, High Isolation MUX XLR Audio 3.6" 20-620-322
100V 1 1 Channel, 128-Pole DUT MUX  96W ZIF 1.8" 20-630A-021-1/128
2:1 64-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-021-2/64
4:1 32-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-021-4/32
8:1 16-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-021-8/16
16:1 8-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-021-16/8
1 Channel, 128-Pole DUT MUX  20-630A-901-1/128
2:1 64-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-901-2/64
4:1 32-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-901-4/32
8:1 16-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-901-8/16
16:1 8-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-901-16/8
1 Channel, 128-Pole DUT MUX  20-630A-521-1/128
2:1 64-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-521-2/64
4:1 32-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-521-4/32
8:1 16-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-521-8/16
16:1 8-Pole DUT MUX 20-630A-521-16/8

RF CHANGEOVER SWITCH
Type Freq Range Switch Type Configuration Banks Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
50 Ohm DC - 1300MHz EMC 8 x SPDT 1 BNC 1.8" 20-710A-501
16 x SPDT BNC 20-711-501
DC - 3000MHz 8 x SPDT SMA 20-710A-511
8 x SPDT SMB 20-710A-521
16 x SPDT SMA 20-711-511
16 x SPDT SMB 20-711-521
75 Ohm DC - 1300MHz 8 x SPDT BNC 20-710A-701
16 x SPDT BNC 20-711-701
DC - 2000MHz 8 x SPDT Type 43/SMZ 20-710A-711
8 x SPDT 1.0/2.3 20-710A-741
16 x SPDT Type 43/SMZ 20-711-711
16 x SPDT 1.0/2.3 20-711-741

RF MATRIX
Type Freq Range Switch Type Configuration Banks Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
50 Ohm DC - 100MHz Reed + EMR 8 x 4  2-Pole 1 Co-Ax 2.4" 20-522-522
8 x 4  2-Pole
Loop Thru
3.6" 20-522-522-L
16 x 4  2-Pole 2.4" 20-520-522
16 x 4  2-Pole
Loop Thru
3.6" 20-520-522-L
8 x 8  2-Pole 2.4" 20-525-522
8 x 8  2-Pole
Loop Thru
3.6" 20-525-522-L
DC - 200MHz 8 x 4  1-Pole 2.4" 20-522-521
8 x 4  1-Pole
Loop Thru
3.6" 20-522-521-L
16 x 4  1-Pole 2.4" 20-520-521
16 x 4  1-Pole
Loop Thru
3.6" 20-520-521-L
8 x 8  1-Pole 2.4" 20-525-521
8 x 8  1-Pole
Loop Thru
3.6" 20-525-521-L
DC - 800MHz EMR 8 x 4 Blocking BNC 2.4" 20-750-501
DC - 1300MHz 8 x 4 Blocking SMA 20-750A-511
8 x 4 Blocking SMB 20-750A-521
75 Ohm DC - 100MHz Reed + EMR 8 x 4  2-Pole Co-Ax 2.4" 20-522-722
8 x 4  2-Pole
Loop Thru
3.6" 20-522-722-L
8 x 8  2-Pole 2.4" 20-525-722
8 x 8  2-Pole
Loop Thru
3.6" 20-525-722-L
DC - 200MHz 8 x 4  1-Pole 2.4" 20-522-721
8 x 4  1-Pole
Loop Thru
3.6" 20-522-721-L
8 x 8  1-Pole 2.4" 20-525-721
8 x 8  1-Pole
Loop Thru
3.6" 20-525-721-L
16 x 4  1-Pole 2.4" 20-520-721
16 x 4  1-Pole
Loop Thru
3.6" 20-520-721-L
DC - 800MHz EMR 8 x 4 Blocking BNC 2.4" 20-750-701
DC - 1000MHz Type 43/SMZ 20-750-711
120 Ohm DC - 50MHz Reed + EMR 8 x 8  2-Pole 50W D-Type 1.8" 20-525-802
8 x 8  2-Pole
Loop Thru
1.8" 20-525-802-L
16 x 4  2-Pole 1.8" 20-520-802
16 x 4  2-Pole
Loop Thru
1.8" 20-520-802-L

RF MULTIPLEXER
Type Freq Range Switch Type Configuration Banks Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
50 Ohm DC - 1300MHz EMC 8:1 2 BNC 2.4" 20-740-501
Configurable Q1:8,D16:1,S32:1 1 BNC 1.8" 20-745-531
DC - 2000MHz 8:1 2 SMA 2.4" 20-740-511
8:1 2 SMB 2.4" 20-740-521
Configurable Q1:8,D16:1,S32:1 1 SMA 1.8" 20-745-521
Configurable Q1:8,D16:1,S32:1 1 SMB 1.8" 20-745-501
75 Ohm DC - 1000MHz 8:1 2 BNC 2.4" 20-740-701
8:1 2 Type 43/SMZ 2.4" 20-740-711
8:1 2 1.0/2.3 1.8" 20-740-741
Configurable Q1:8,D16:1,S32:1 1 BNC 1.8" 20-745-731
DC - 1500MHz Configurable Q1:8,D16:1,S32:1 1 Type 43/SMZ 1.8" 20-745-701
Configurable Q1:8,D16:1,S32:1 1 1.0/2.3 1.8" 20-745-741
120 Ohm Balanced DC - 200MHz 16:1 2 50W D-Type 2.4" 20-730-802
Reed 16:1 4 50W D-Type 2.4" 20-731-802

MICROWAVE CHANGEOVER SWITCH
Type Freq Range Configuration Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
50 Ohm DC - 18GHz 4 x SPDT SMA 2.4" 20-780A-524
8 x SPDT 20-780A-528
DC - 26.5GHz 4 x SPDT 20-780-534
8 x SPDT 20-780-538

MICROWAVE MULTIPLEXER
Type Freq Range Configuration Connector Front Panel Width  Part No.
50 Ohm DC - 18GHz Dual 6:1 MUX SMA 2.4" 20-785A-522
Dual 6:1 MUX (Terminated) 3.6" 20-785A-522-T
Quad 6:1 MUX 2.4" 20-785A-524
Quad 6:1 MUX (Terminated) 3.6" 20-785A-524-T
DC - 26.5GHz Dual 6:1 MUX 2.4" 20-785-532
Dual 6:1 MUX (Terminated) 3.6" 20-785-532-T
Quad 6:1 MUX 2.4" 20-785-534
Quad 6:1 MUX SMA-2.9 20-785-544
DC - 40 GHz Dual 6:1 MUX 20-785-542
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