Pickering offers a large range of LXI, PXI (CompactPCI compatible) and GPIB IEEE-488 optical switching solutions. Our range includes 1x2, 2x2, 1x4 and 1x8 configurations and our switch modules are available with a wide choice of connectors including FC/APC, FC/PC, SC/PC, MU (Mini SI) and LC. We offer a choice of either MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) or more traditional Prism based switches.

Our optical PXI cards will plug into any PXI chassis or our LXI/USB chassis. In addition, dedicated LXI optical solutions are available to suit larger scale applications.

LXI Optical Switches

Ethernet control of optical switches are an ideal solution for larger optical switch applications. Our LXI Optical Switches are fiber optic multiplexers that use MEMS switching technology to ensure fast and reliable switching of single or multi-mode optical signals being carried on fiber connections. LXI is an ideal platform for supporting optical switching systems; the use of Ethernet control makes it easy to provide optical switching within the network that is easy to control via a programmatic or web based interface.

LXI Optical Switches

PXI Optical Switches

Our PXI optical switching modules include high performance multiplexers and insert/bypass switches. MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) switch technology offers higher performance and longer operational life compared to conventional prism based optical switching. 

These modules can be mounted in any PXI chassis or our Modular LXI chassis.

PXI Optical Switching

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