Pickering Interfaces is expanding its broad range of PXI switching modules with the introduction of two new versatile MUX products, the 40-612 and 40-613.
The 40-612 is a software-configurable MUX that can support one-pole or two-pole configurations with isolation relays. The flexible software-controlled architecture supports diverse MUX configurations varying from a single-pole, 128-way MUX to eight banks of eight-channel two-pole MUXs.
The 40-613 is a software-configurable MUX supporting two-pole configurations. The flexible software-controlled architecture supports MUX configurations varying from a two-pole, 64-way MUX to 16 banks of four-channel MUX. Both modules are implemented using high-quality electromechanical relays rated for operation to 220V DC and 250V AC and 2A hot or cold switching.
Each PXI module occupies just one 3U PXI slot and is supplied with VISA and kernel drivers.
According to Shaun Fuller, Product Manager for PXI switching at Pickering Interfaces: "The new modules are particularly useful for applications where there are a variety of different test targets requiring different switching configurations or where the test application is expected to change with time. The ability to configure a mux without adding or modifying jumpers or changing the connector block on a module is a real plus, speeding test program development and minimising the possibility of damage or error. The 40-612 and 40-613 are each designed to provide a flexible and robust solution to MUX selection."