CIDEX 2018 - China

Preview for CIDEX – Beijing, China – Booth 1A404 

Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and simulation solutions used in electronic test and verification, will showcase their latest PXI, PCI, USB, and Ethernet LXI Switching Solutions at CIDEX China, booth 1A-404, on May 7-9, 2018 in Beijing, China. Below is a sampling of the products that will be highlighted at the show: 

High-Density BRIC PXI Matrix Modules (model 40-597) – This range of high-density matrix modules are able to switch up to two Amps or 100VDC/70VAC. They are available in 2, 4, or 8-slot PXI sizes and are constructed using high-quality electro-mechanical relays for high switching confidence. Typical applications include signal routing for functional ATE systems. 

2Amp PXI Fault Insertion Switch Modules (model 40-190B) – This range of fault insertion switching is available with 74, 64 or 36 channels at 2 Amps and is primarily designed for the simulation of fault conditions in automotive and avionics applications involving the reliability testing of safety critical controllers. 

High-Density 2Amp Electro-mechanical PXI Relay Modules (model 40-139) – This range of relay modules features 2A current capacity and a voltage rating to 300VDC/250VAC. Available configurations are 80 x SPST, 40 x DPST, 52 x SPDT and 26 x DPDT. They are designed for applications requiring medium power switching with high density. 

PXI Microwave Multiplexers (model 40-784A) – these support 4-way or 6-way multiplexers in single, dual or triple formats. They are characterized for 6GHz, 18GHz, 26.5GHz, or 40GHz and have excellent RF and repeatability characteristics. All of our microwave switch modules include visual indicators of the relay setting through the use of blue LEDs that indicate when a normally open path has been closed. These indicators are provided as an aid to help the user with visual checking of routing during system debug phase of test system development. 

PCI High-Density Precision Resistor Card (model 50-297) – designed as a simple solution for applications requiring accurate simulation of resistive sensors, this series includes 50 model configurations per platform (this model also available in PXI form/factor). Each version offers users the choice of channel count, range and setting resolution. The product features resolutions from 0.125Ω to 2Ω and channel counts from 3 to 18 and basic accuracy is 0.2% ± resolution. 

2 & 4-slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis (models 60-104 & 60-105) – These chassis both offer a small, lightweight form/factor ideal for portable, benchtop and space restrictive applications. They are designed for desk or rack mounting and feature remote control via USB or LXI Ethernet. Remote control over a network enables the switching function of a test system to be located as close as possible to the target equipment. This new 4-slot Chassis supports between one and four Pickering 3U PXI modules. Possible systems include switching matrices up to 2208 crosspoints or up to 72 channels of programmable resistor/sensor simulation. 

Both the 2-slot and the new 4-slot chassis are USB 3 compatible and have a fully compliant LXI interface. These communications standards enable the chassis to be controlled directly through standard interfaces found on most personal computers and tablets that support HTML5, allowing for a very practical route into a variety of applications in the modular test and measurement market. 

High-Density Single Pole LXI Ethernet Matrix Modules (model 60-552) – These modules can switch up to 300VDC/250VAC, or 2A (60W max). The use of high-quality electro-mechanical relays offer high switching confidence for signal routing in large ATE and Semiconductor test systems. 

All of Pickering’s PXI modules can be used in any PXI chassis and can be fitted to PXI hybrid slots in a PXIe chassis. They also can also be used in Pickering Interfaces’ LXI modular chassis for users preferring control via an Ethernet port, including the 2 and 4-slot USB/LXI modular chassis mentioned above. 

Pickering will also highlight their eBIRST Switching System Test Tools, designed specifically for Pickering’s PXI, PCI, USB or LXI products, these tools simplify switching system fault-finding by quickly testing the system and graphically identifying the faulty relay. As well as their Switch Path Manager™ Signal Routing Software – this 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, USB, and GPIB switching modules and the interconnection between these products. 

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