Prognostics and System Health Management Conference (PHM-Harbin)


Pickering to Show Latest Switching and Simulation Modules at 2017 Prognostics and System Health Management Conference 

Pickering Switching SolutionsPickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and simulation solutions used in electronic test and verification, will showcase their broad catalog of PXI, LXI and PCI solutions at the PHM Conference on July 9 - 12 in Harbin, China. These products include Pickering’s PXI Simulation and PXI Fault Insertion products as well as their new 2-slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis. Below is a preview of some of the products they will be highlighting:

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 and accepts the majority of Pickering’s PXI products. 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) – a 74-channel fault insertion switch primarily designed for the simulation of fault conditions in automotive applications involving the reliability testing of safety critical controllers. These were designed to be able to insert three different fault conditions between the test fixture and the equipment under test including open-circuit, short-circuit between UUT connections, and short-circuit to other fault conditions such as POW/IGN/GND via a fault insertion bus.

Millivolt Thermocouple PXI Simulator Module (model 41-760) – A low-voltage source module ideal for simulating the operation of a thermocouple. This module supports up to 32 channels from a single-slot 3U PXI module, each with an independent output of -100mV to +100mV and a remote sense that allows for the correction of ground voltages on each channel.

Serial Interface PXI Fault Insertion Module (model 40-200) – This module is designed to simulate common faults on two wire communication interfaces such as CAN Bus and FlexRay. The 40-200 allows the introduction of fault connections that include data paths open; data paths shorted together and data paths shorted to externally applied faults such as power supplies and ground (this model is also available in PCI form/factor).

Switch Path Manager Signal Routing Software – 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 simplify switching system fault-finding by quickly testing the system and identifying the faulty relays. Once identified, the tools then display a graphical representation of the switching system’s PCB assembly, highlighting the relays that need to be replaced.

Pickering Interfaces stands behind all their manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support.