Pickering to present ultra-high-density Matrix 40-581 at Nepcon

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Pickering Interfaces will present the ultra-high-density Matrix 40-581 at Nepcon 2007. The company claims that its two-pole, single-slot 3U PXI Matrix Module 40-581 is the world's highest-density device of its type, with 264 cross-points configured as a 33 x 8 matrix. The use of high-density electro-mechanical relays means that this module represents a low-cost, high-density matrix with current handling of up to 1A. The 40-581 was voted the Test & Measurement winner in the recent EE Times Ultimate Products awards.

The module is suitable for matrix applications where two signals are required to be switched simultaneously - for example, send and return signals in a telecommunications system. It is also suitable for applications where reed relay-based matrices do not have sufficient power handling capability.

Larger matrices may be constructed by daisy-chaining the common signals from multiple PXI modules. However, for applications that require a very large matrix, Pickering Interfaces' BRIC modules may be more suitable.

Technical data in brief:

  • World's highest density single-slot PXI two-pole Matrix module
  • Maximum Current 1A, hot or cold switching
  • Switch up to 150V with 60W maximum power
  • Very cost-competitive
  • Partially populated configurations available
  • VISA/IVI drivers supplied for Windows 2000/NT/XP
  • Leaded relays for ease of maintenance and repair
  • Also supported by Pickering's 60-100 LXI chassis
  • two-Year warranty

Pickering will be on stand J56 at Nepcon 2007.

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