Choosing an architecture can be a confusing issue and usually there is more than one way of solving a problem. The following pages should help you understand the compromises.
- Choosing a Matrix Size - Consider whether
you want to use a matrix instruments to the UUT by connecting Y to X or X to X, it makes a difference to performance
and to cost
- Matrix Architectures -
Matrices can be implemented using a crosspoint switch or a MUX arrangement, the approach used has an impact on
BW, cost and user features.
- General Purpose Switching Architectures - Explains
the different general purpose switching architectures
- Comparing Tree and Conventional MUX Architectures -
Tree MUX's and conventional MUX's trade cost against BW, find out why here
- How a 2-Pole Matrix Works -
A concise explanation of the benefits of a two pole matrix
- Flexibility of a Dual Bus Architecture - What is a Dual Bus Matrix and how does the dual bus provide greater flexibility for a matrix?
- Expanding a Matrix Size - If you need to consider using multiple devices or modules to create a larger matrix here is a useful guide to how to do - assuming you cannot use the better alternative of a fully integrated design
- Changing Matrix Size 4x4 to 6x1 - You maybe able to use your existing matrix, for example you can convert a 4x4 to a 6x1
- Managing screen connections on switch modules - Exactly how do you use the screen connection on a switching module? The answer is that all depends. Find out why here
- Stubless Matrices - Stubless matrices achieve higher bandwidth than simple crosspoint matrices but save some of the routing complexity of Tree matrices
- Pole Switch Matrices - Pole switched matrices can offer matrix solutions which use fewer relays to achieve a required matrix size