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Pickering adds new device to PXI solid-state switching line

Posted: 15 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:PXI solid state switching module? hot switching?


Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI solid state switching solutions with the introduction of the 40-500 matrix module.

The 40-500 is a 64x4 solid state switching matrix with the capability of hot switching voltages up to 60V. The 40-500 can sustain inrush currents of 1.5A for 100ms and continuously carry 0.5A on each cross-point switch.

The Y axis of the matrix is designed to support 3A continuous current, allowing each Y axis to be connected to multiple X connections carrying high currents on each cross-point. The 40-500 is suitable for handling AC or DC signals and occupies one 3U PXI slot. It uses a robust 78 way D Type connector for user connections.

Use of solid state switching ensures a very long service life, potentially infinite operations, even when hot switching large voltages and currents, including those with high inrush currents because of capacitive loading of the signal patha condition that can lead to early failures in mechanical relays.

Applications include power supply routing in test systems and the routing of high current signals where the test system requires frequent hot switching events.

The 40-500 can be supported in any PXI chassis or can be supported in an LXI environment using Pickering Interfaces 60-100A Modular Switching Chassis.

Pricing and availability information is supplied on the company's Website.

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