Large switching matrices are LXI-compliant

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Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of LXI-compliant products with the introduction of two new matrix products. The first of these, the 60-600, is a high-current-capacity, 256-relay crosspoint matrix with a 10A rating capable of switching voltages up to 30V DC or 250V AC. It can be supplied in a variety of matrix configurations from 64x4 to 16x16, one pole. The 60-600 is packaged in a compact full-rack-width 1U enclosure using eight-way high-power D-type connectors for both the X and Y axis connections.

The second product, the 60-552, is a very-high-density 4096-relay crosspoint matrix with a 2A rating capable of switching voltages up to 220V DC or 250V AC. The fully-loaded version of the 60-552 is supplied as a 64x64 matrix, but partial x64 configurations are also available. Like the 60-600, the 60-552 is supplied in a compact 1U full-rack-width enclosure but uses 78-way D-type connectors for the user connections. Loop-thru connections are provided to simplify the creation of even larger matrices by using cabled connections between multiple 60-552 matrices. These cables can be purchased from Pickering Interfaces.

David Owen, Business development manager for Pickering Interfaces, comments: "These matrices are part of our expanding range of large-scale switching solutions available with LXI-compliant control interfaces. LXI is proving to be an ideal platform for Pickering Interfaces to develop large switching systems that suit a wide variety of application. The form factor of the units permits the creation of systems that are easy to configure and simple to program."

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