It can be hard to confirm or identify faulty relays on complex switching matrices, the user may be aware that the test system is not behaving as expected and is unsure if it is cabling fault, a software problem or a faulty matrix. Discovering the real problem takes time and effort users do not have when working to tight schedules.
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.
Once the PI-MXT tool has identified the location of a fault, the failed relay can be quickly be replaced without resorting to specialist tools since all Pickering Interfaces modules have been designed for simple relay replacement without the use of specialist tools.
The diagnostic tool uses a Test Adaptor and a DMM operating under automated software control to perform the tests with a minimum of operator skill. This unique tool will be available to support all Pickering Interfaces switching products, lowering the cost of ownership and allowing fast field repair of their modules to minimize system down time.
About Pickering Interfaces
Pickering Interfaces is a market innovator in signal switching and conditioning for a broad range of applications. With the largest range of switching cards in the industry, Pickering Interfaces has provided solutions to both commercial and military applications. In addition, Pickerings range of instrumentation provides innovative modular test solutions to users of the PXI architecture.
For more information on Pickering Interfaces, visit our web site at www.pickeringtest.com.