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PXI 16x8 High Density Matrix Module
PXI 16x8 High Density Matrix Module


The 40/42-588-212 is a high density 16x8 2-pole PXI matrix module capable of switching up to 2 A at 220 VDC/250 VAC. The module is in 2-slot format and is constructed using quality electromechanical relays for high switching confidence. A larger 32x8 2-pole version is also available.

The matrix has been optimized for applications that require high signal bandwidth. With careful matrix design and the use of isolation switching, the 40-588 PXI matrix module has a bandwidth in the range of 35 MHz to 70 MHz depending upon path selected.

High Reliability and Ease of Use

The 40/42-588 matrix is formed from two 16x8 matrix daughter cards with their Y-connections linked via an internal analog bus. This is designed to minimize the cost and complexity of interconnecting cable assemblies.

Isolation Switching 

The 40/42-588 daughter cards are fitted with isolation switches between the matrix Y-bus and the interconnecting analog bus. These ensure that only the required Y signal is routed to the front panel connector helping to preserve the bandwidth and crosstalk performance.

This module is supported by our eBIRST Switching System Test Tools

Key Features

  • Available as a PXI or PXIe Module
  • High-Density in 2-Slot Format
  • 32x8 or 16x8 2-Pole Configuration
  • Maximum Current 2A Hot or Cold Switching
  • Switch up to 220VDC/250VAC
  • Bandwidth up to 70MHz
  • Automatic Isolation Switching
  • VISA, IVI & Kernel Drivers Supplied for Windows
  • PXI Version Supported by PXI or LXI Chassis
  • PXIe Version Supported by PXI Hybrid or PXIe Chassis
  • Supported by our eBIRST Switching System Test Tools
  • 3-Year Warranty
* Note: Product image above may be a different model in this range and is for illustrative purposes only

Product specifications

If no specifications are present, please see the product datasheet in this section. 

Please note: In some cases, for products like our Scalable LXI Chassis, the specifications can be found on the datasheets for the associated plugin modules that are inserted into these chassis. To find these modules, go to the "Also in the Range" link above.

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Product Type: Matrices
Platform: PXI, PXIe
Switch Type: EMR
X Size: 16
Y Size: 8
Max I (A): 2
Max V DC: 220
Poles: 2
Banks: 1


PDF Datasheet
Includes full information and specifications
PDF, 916.88 KB
PDF Manual
Includes manual, extended specifications, installation instructions
PDF, 3.12 MB
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