Pickering Interfaces Introduces Highest Density 2 Amp PXI BRIC Matrices

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David Owen
Pickering Interfaces
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September 2012

Pickering Interfaces Introduces Highest Density 2 Amp PXI BRIC Matrices

Clacton on Sea, UK - Pickering Interfaces is expanding its popular range of innovative PXI BRIC matrices with an extremely high density 2 Amp matrix solution, the 40-567 capable of supporting a 176x8 2A matrix in a 4 slot BRIC or 352x8 in an 8 slot BRIC.

The 40-567 is available as a 4 or 8 slot 3U PXI module with an integrated backplane system and plugin modules that are used to create a scalable matrix. Users are able to order 1 pole matrix sizes from 44x8 to 176x8 in 4 slots and 44x8 to 352x8 in 8 slots in increments of 44x8.

Keith Moore, Managing Director of Pickering Interfaces, noted that “Pickering Interfaces have responded to the needs of our customers and have again pushed back the 2 Amp Matrix boundaries, beating current industry offerings by a massive 83% increase in density. This allows for a smaller test system footprint and can lower costs by potentially reducing the need for additional PXI chassis, all while retaining the capability and performance required”.

The 40-567 uses high quality electro-mechanical relay to achieve a 2A switch rating capable of hot switching up to 60W at voltages up to 200V. User connections are provided by cost effective industry standard 50 way D type connectors and are supported by the comprehensive range of connection solutions available from Pickering Interfaces.

The 40-567 sets new standards in high density 2A switching enabling the deployment of large 1 pole 2A matrices into PXI systems without the cost, performance degradation, and potential maintenance issues when using external expansion cabling.

All versions can be supported by any PXI compliant chassis or PXIe hybrid slot and by Pickering Interfaces modular LXI chassis.

Pricing and availability information is supplied on our web site www.pickeringtest.com

About Pickering Interfaces

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 Asia.