Hardware Topics

    From this page, you can access a list of topics related to hardware issues.

     Switching Architectures  Guidance on choosing switching architectures and explanation of the terminology 
     Relay Reliability    Find information on relay reliability: 
    • What causes relays to fail
    • How to calculate MTBF
    • Why BIRST and eBIRST are effective tools for finding defective relays
    • When do relays reach end of life
     BRIC Large PXI Matrix Topics   What is a BRIC Scalable Matrix? Learn more about BRIC's and how they are used
     Fault Insertion  Want to know more about fault insertion and what modules to select? Try this page  
     RF Switching  A selection of topics concerning RF issues
    PXI Instrument and General Instrument Topics A selection of topics concerning instrumentation products.
    LXI (Ethernet) Specific Pages A selection of topics concerning LXI products
    Platform Selection   Not sure what platform to use for your switching application?
    Find some useful help from this page
    Relay Characteristics If you have questions about relay specifications and characteristics look in this section for more information
    Resistor Modules Find useful information about resistor modules
    Switching System Specifications Understanding switching system specifications
    Specification and Test Find assorted information on specification issues and how to test
    Digital I/O Information on our Digital I/O modules
    Cable and Connector Accessories Understanding Pickering's cable and connector offerings

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