Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of 2Amp 1-Pole matrices with releases that it describes as including the highest density solutions available in PXI large matrix (BRIC) format.
The 40-596, 40-597, and 40-598 are all BRIC 1-pole matrices with 2A current rating, up to 60W hot switch power and 100V DC/70V AC voltage rating; depending on the configuration, these products are available in 2-slot, 4-slot, and 8-slot PXI modules. Each model sets new standards in the achievable density of PXI matrices with configurations of 6, 12, and 16 Y Axis connections and maximum X Axis connections of up to 464 (up to 3072 matrix crosspoints). 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 maximizing the X axis size for each configuration.
User connections are provided by industry standard D-type connectors and are supported by the comprehensive range of connections also available from Pickering Interfaces.
Pickering’s BRIC product range uses high-quality electro-mechanical relays to achieve their 2A switch rating. The BRIC structure allows the creation of large PXI matrices 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.
These new products will be showcased at Booth 5664 in the North Hall of SEMICON West, July 9 to 11 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Pricing and availability information for the PXI large matrices is supplied on the Pickering website at www.pickeringtest.com.