Clacton on Sea, UK
–Pickering Interfaces is expanding
its range of LXI compliant switching products with the introduction of the 60-310
High Voltage Matrix and the 60-510 LXI Low Thermal EMF Matrix.
The 60-310 is a high
voltage 300 X 2 2-pole switching matrix capable of hot switching 500 V DC signals and cold
switching 1000 V DC signals. The matrix is contained within a
compact 2U full rack width enclosure. The 60-310 is deal for performing
insulation tests on cable harnesses and PCB’s, and for testing for breakdown
voltages of semiconductor devices and relays. The design uses Rhodium plated
reed relays that are optimized for high voltage switching applications
requiring a long service life.
The 60-510 is a low
thermal EMF 56x33 matrix capable of
switching 150 V DC signals with carry current up to 1 A. The matrix is
contained within a compact 2U full rack width enclosure. The matrix uses
instrument grade Ruthenium sputtered relays to ensure a very long service life
with very good low level switching performance and ultra stable contact resistance
stability, while typically providing less than 2.5 m volts of thermal EMF.
Both products are
supplied with IVI, SOAP and Direct I/O drivers and soft front panels that allow
them to be controlled through any W3C compliant web browser.
The products are the
latest in an expanding range of LXI compliant switching products available from
Pickering Interfaces. David Owen, Business Development Manager for Pickering
Interfaces commented “LXI is a rapidly growing part of our business. It has
gone from nothing to being a significant proportion of revenue in less than 18
months and sales have been particularly strong in Europe.
We are seeing a rapidly growing adoption of LXI in the test and measurement
industry and Pickering Interfaces is fully committed to building a strong LXI
business to compliment its PXI business. The recent successful LXI meeting in China supported
by Pickering Interfaces shows that LXI will become a global standard for the
test and measurement industry”.
These products are available now and
pricing can be found on our web site, www.pickeringtest.com
Pickering Interfaces is a market innovator
in signal switching and conditioning for a broad range of applications and
architectures, with the largest range of switching cards in the industry for
PXI, LXI, PCI, VXI and GPIB applications.
Pickering Interfaces has provided solutions to both commercial and
military applications. In addition, Pickering’s range of
instrumentation provides innovative test solutions to users and integrators of
modular test systems. Pickering
Interfaces operate globally with direct operations in the US, UK, Germany,
Sweden, France , Czech Republic, and Engineering support in China, together with
additional representation in countries throughout the Americas, Europe and