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Pickering rolls out latest high density PXI solutions

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Pickering Interfaces? PXI? matrix? BRIC?

Pickering Interfaces has recently announced the expansion of its 2A matrices with the highest density solutions available in PXI. The new additions increase the density of electro-mechanical relay matrices by up to 75 per cent compared to the company's previous products.

The 40-575, 40-576, 40-577, 40-578 and 40-579 are all single slot 1 pole matrices with 2A current rating, up to 60W hot switch power and 150VDC/100VAC voltage rating. Each model sets new standards in the achievable density of PXI matrices with matrix sizes of 84x4, 64x6, 50x8, 36x12 and 28x16 (448 matrix cross points). For the first time matrix sizes have been introduced at Y sizes of 6 and 12 to compliment the usual 4, 8 and 16 sizes, giving users further choice of Y axis size and maximising the X axis size for each configuration.

The 40-568 is a high density multi-slot BRIC occupying 2, 4 or 8 slots of a PXI chassis and provides a range of 1 pole matrix solutions from 75x4 to 600x4, substantially increasing the density of 2A matrices compared to competing solutions.

The switching matrices can be easily expanded by linking the Y axis connections together to create matrices with a larger configuration across more than one PXI slot. User connections are provided by industry standard 160pin DIN41612 (40-575), 78 way D (40-576 and 40-577) and 50 way D type connectors (40-578 and 40-579) and are supported by the comprehensive range of connection solutions available from Pickering Interfaces.

The product range uses high quality electro-mechanical relays to achieve their 2A switch rating and 60W power capability to voltages up to 100VDC, 70VAC.

Pickering Interfaces BRIC structure allows the creation of large matrices in PXI over multiple slots without the use of expensive external cables. The fully integrated programming interface represents the matrix as a single entity, easing user programming and reducing the likelihood of user errors.

User connections are through industry standard 78 way D type connectors that are fully supported by Pickering Interfaces range of interconnection products.

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