Pickering Interfaces Expands Range of PXI High Power Solid-State Switches
3, 2014 Clacton-on-Sea, UK – Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and instrumentation
for use in electronic test and simulation, is pleased to introduce two new PXI high power solid-state switch modules
to its range of PXI switching solutions.
PXI 25A Solid-State SPST Switch (40-184) – offer 3 or 6-off SPST solid-state switches capable of handling 25A signals at up to 100V.
PXI 1.5A Solid-State SPST Switch (40-185) – offer 3 or 6-off SPST solid-state switches capable of handling 1.5A signals at up to 400V.
Both of these new PXI switching solutions use solid-state switch designs based on isolated MOSFET technology to provide solutions capable of switching very high power AC or DC signals without any lifetime degradation while used within their ratings. The solid-state SPST switches feature a fast operating time of less than 250µs and bounce-free state transitions that can handle high inrush currents on switching without any impact on lifetime.
These new switching modules are particularly well suited to use in PXI applications where higher voltages and powers are required. Applications include testing products used in transportation systems where mechanical relays are generally unsuitable because of limited switching capacity at the voltages and currents required.
For each model the 3-off SPST versions occupy one 3U PXI slot while the 6-off SPST versions require two 3U PXI slots. Each model uses robust high power D-type connectors that are fully supported by Pickering Interfaces’ range of connection accessories. The modules can also be supported in Pickering Interfaces LXI Modular chassis’ for users preferring Ethernet control of switching systems.
Pickering Interfaces stands behind all of their manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support. Pricing and availability information is supplied on their web site www.pickeringtest.com
About Pickering Interfaces
Pickering Interfaces designs and manufactures modular signal switching and instrumentation for use in electronic
test and simulation. We offer the largest range of switching cards in the industry for PXI,
, PCI and GPIB applications as
well as a full range of supporting cables and connectors. Pickering’s products
are specified in test systems installed throughout the world and have a reputation for providing excellent
reliability and value.
Pickering Interfaces operates 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. We currently serve the automotive, aerospace & defense, power generation, energy and commercial electronics
industries. For more information on signal switching and conditioning products or sales contacts please visit