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This 16-channel fault insertion switch is primarily intended for routing simulated fault conditions in automotive and aerospace applications involving the reliability testing of safety critical controllers.

Designed to route different fault conditions between the test fixture and the equipment under test, including:

  • Open-circuit
  • Short-circuit between UUT connections
  • Short-circuit to other signals such as power, ignition and ground via fault buses

Through relays on each channel enable signals to the UUT to be held open-circuit. Fault Insertion Buses allow any channel to be shorted to any other channel and also enable any channel to be connected to an external fault condition. The module has four fault buses that allow an external signal level such as power, ignition and ground to be inserted as a fault condition.

For further flexibility, each fault bus includes a changeover switch to select one of two fault conditions. The default state of the unit is with all through relays closed and all fault insertion relays open, giving an un-interrupted path between the test fixture and the equipment under test.

Key Features

  • Available with 34 or 16 Fault Insertion Channels
  • Four Buses for Inserting Fault Conditions, Each with a Changeover Switch for Further Flexibility
  • Suitable For Automotive ECU Burn-In/Endurance Applications
  • High Density Low Cost Solution
  • Simulation of Various Types of Electrical Fault, Enabling Rigorous Fault Testing
  • Maximum Current 2A Hot or Cold Switching
  • Switch up to 300VDC/250VAC and up to 60W Max Power
  • VISA and Kernel Drivers Supplied for Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Supported by PXI or LXI Chassis
  • Supported by 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

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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: Fault Insertion Switching
Platform: PXI
Switch Type: EMR
Fault Buses: 4
Max I (A): 2
Max V DC: 300
Channels: 16


PDF Manual
Includes full information and specifications
PDF, 3.4 MB
PDF Data Sheet
Includes manual, extended specifications, installation instructions and data
PDF, 867.09 KB
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