Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and simulation solutions used in electronic test and verification, will showcase their broad catalog of PXI & LXI switching solutions at electronica China on March 14-16 in Shanghai. These products include Pickering’s PXI RF Multiplexers and Fault Insertion ranges as well as their new 2-slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis. Below is a preview of some of the products they will be showing:
2-slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis (model 60-104) – this new chassis offers a small lightweight form factor, making it ideal for portable, benchtop and space restrictive applications. It supports one or two 3U Pickering PXI modules. The USB compatible and LXI compliant interfaces enable the chassis to be controlled directly through standard interfaces found on most personal computers—allowing for a very cost effective route into the modular test and measurement market.
2 Amp PXI Fault Insertion Switch (model 40-190B) – available with 74, 64 or 32-channels, this fault insertion switch was primarily designed for the simulation of fault conditions in automotive and avionics applications involving the reliability testing of safety critical controllers. It is designed to be able to insert three different fault conditions between the test fixture and the equipment under test: open-circuit, short-circuit between UUT connections, and short-circuit to other fault conditions such as POW/IGN/GND via a fault insertion bus.
50Ω SP4T Terminated 6GHz PXI Multiplexer (model 40-882) – this family of RF multiplexers is available in single, dual, triple and quad versions. They exhibit low VSWR over the full operating frequency range and consistent insertion loss characteristics. The use of solid-state switches ensures a long service life with no wear out mechanism, making them ideal for ATE systems requiring frequent and fast operating RF switching.
Switch Path Manager Signal Routing Software, SPM – this new signal routing software simplifies signal routing through switching systems and speeds up the development of switching system software. Switch Path Manager supports Pickering's PXI, LXI, PCI and GPIB switching modules and the interconnection between these products.
Pickering will also be showing a range of PXI switching, PXI Precision Resistors and supporting cables and connector solutions as well as their eBIRST™ Switching System Test Tools. The eBIRST tools tools simplify switching system fault-finding by quickly testing the system and identifying any faulty relays. Once identified, the tools then display a graphical representation of the switching systems’ PCB assembly, highlighting the relays that need to be replaced.
Pickering Interfaces stands behind all of their manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support.