BRIC ultra-high-density PXI switching matrix modules

Pickering Interfaces is consistently working to increase the performance and decrease the size of its modules and systems, in-line with the requirements of the demanding industries it serves. The company will demonstrate their new product developments at Productronica 2019, the trade fair for electronics development and production, in Munich (November 12-15th).

In Hall A1, Booth 452, the company will debut a new member of its BRIC ultra-high-density PXI matrix module family, the 0.5A 40-558 which delivers up to 6144 crosspoints and has a switching density 39 per cent higher than competing devices, allowing a complete functional ATE system to be housed in a single 3U PXI chassis. The integrated BRIC design saves on valuable chassis slots compared to standard PXI matrix modules.

This unit follows on from the model 40-559 - launched at the show last year - a robust 1A/20W module with up to 4096 crosspoints. Other BRIC modules will also be on the booth, showing the wide variety of options that are available as standard. Comments CEO Keith Moore: "With Pickering, we like to offer customers exactly what they need, rather than forcing them to over-spec or compromise."

In partnership with VX Instruments of Germany who will be on Hall A1 Booth 370, Pickering will again be demoing VX Instruments' PXM7820 high-speed multi-measurement device operating in an LXI Ethernet environment through the 4-Slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis (model 60-105). The PXM7820 features a 16-bit DMM, 16-bit digitiser, counter/timer, and a high-voltage input circuitry. The addition of the PXM7820 allows all of Pickering's LXI/USB Modular chassis to perform measurements as well as controlling switching in a single chassis.

Also highlighted in the booth will be:

The High-Density Modular LXI Ethernet Reed Relay Matrix - originally designed to test Semiconductors at wafer and package levels, this Reed Relay Matrix product combines Pickering's LXI Chassis (model 65-200) and 1Amp plug-in matrices.

Various Sensor Simulation modules including programmable resistor modules and thermocouple simulation modules.

Switch Path Manager Signal Routing Software - this signal routing software simplifies signal routing through switching systems and speeds up the development of switching system software. Switch Path Manager supports Pickering's PXI, LXI and PCI switching modules. Its ability to automate signal routing results in effective and easy switching system management - safely and quickly.

eBIRST Switching System Test Tools - Designed specifically for Pickering's PXI, PCI or LXI products, these tools simplify switching system fault-finding by quickly testing the system and graphically identifying the faulty relay.

Cable Design Tool - A graphics-based online tool used to create custom cable solutions for many applications. Features include a built-in library of standard cable sets that can be used as the basis for customisation or they can be defined from scratch. The tool allows very detailed design characteristics including: selection of connector types, wire type, pin definitions, pin and cable labelling, cable bundling, length selection, sleeving, comments and more.

Pickering Interfaces stands behind all of its manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support. Pricing and availability information is supplied on their website at

Pickering Interfaces Ltd

Stephenson Road
Clacton On Sea
CO15 4NL

+44 (0)1255 687900

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