Pickering Interfaces Creates Family of Expandable PXI RF Matrices

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David Owen
Pickering Interfaces
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September 2012

Pickering Interfaces Creates Family of Expandable PXI RF Matrices

Clacton on Sea, UK - Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI matrices supporting RF switching with the addition of three new modules.

Leveraging on the success of our 40-726A matrix module, the 40-727 is a 16x4 matrix, the 40-728 is a 16x2 matrix and the 40-729 is an 8x4 matrix.

Each matrix is available in a 50Ohm version with 300MHz usable bandwidth or a 75Ohm version with 100MHz usable bandwidth. The 50Ohm versions are supplied with either SMB connectors or a multi-way connector that allows mass connection of the RF connections in one operation – this configuration can simplify cabling to a test fixture interface. The 75 Ohm versions are supplied with mini-SMB connections.

Each matrix is also available with an optional loop thru facility to allow easy plug-in expansion of the X axis of the matrix, thus offering larger configurations such as 24x4, 32x4, 40x4, 48x4 and providing larger matrix configurations than are normally available in PXI test systems. Isolation relays improve performance by eliminating stub lengths in most signal paths.

Applications include RF switching to 300MHz, but also many low frequency applications will benefit that require better crosstalk performance than is available in most low frequency matrices.

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.