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Pickering PXI Fiber Optic Multiplexers connect a single channel to one of two or four channels. They are available in single or dual multiplexer configurations supporting single-mode or multi-mode fiber. A wide choice of connectors types is available. The 40-810 multiplexer connects the optical channel by redirecting the optical signal into a selected output fiber. This is achieved using optical prisms driven by a highly precise mechanism and activated via an electrical control signal.  The 40-820 series feature a 2x2 Insert/Bypass switch.

Note: For new applications please refer to the PXI Optical Switching page for details of current products.

Key Features

  • Single or Dual 4 to 1 Fiber OpticMultiplexer
  • Single or Dual 2 to 1 Fiber OpticMultiplexer
  • Single or Dual 2 x 2 Insert/Bypass FiberOptic Switch
  • 2 or 3 Slot Width Modules
  • FC/APC,FC/PC or SC/PC Connectors
  • 1300 to 1550nm
  • Single or Multi-Mode Versions
  • Return Loss >55dB
  • High Repeatability Typical Insertion Loss0.5dB with ± 0.03dB Stability and ±0.003dB Repeatability
  • Crosstalk -70dB Typical
  • 10mS Typical Switching Time
  • Drivers Supplied for Win 95/98/2000/NT
  • Complies with PXI and CompactPCISpecifications
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Product specifications

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Product Type: Fibre Optic Switching
Switch Type: Prism
Mode: Single
Connector Type: FC/APC Fiber Optic
Banks: 2
Channels: 2


PDF Datasheet
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PDF Manual
Includes manual, extended specifications, installation instructions and data
PDF, 1.93 MB
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