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."
Pricing and availability information is supplied on the website at www.pickeringtest.com.