LXI-compliant switching matrices handle high voltages

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Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of LXI-compliant switching products with the introduction of the 60-310 high-voltage matrix and the 60-510 LXI low thermal EMF matrix.

The 60-310 is a high-voltage 300 X 2 two-pole switching matrix capable of hot switching 500V DC signals and cold switching 1000V DC signals. The matrix is contained within a compact 2U full rack-width enclosure. The 60-310 is suitable for performing insulation tests on cable harnesses and PCBs, and for testing for breakdown voltages of semiconductor devices and relays. Its design uses Rhodium-plated reed relays that are optimised for high-voltage switching applications requiring a long service life.

The 60-510 is a low thermal EMF 56x33 matrix capable of switching 150V DC signals with carry current up to 1A. The matrix is contained within a compact 2U full rack-width enclosure. It uses instrument-grade Ruthenium sputtered relays to ensure a very long service life with very good low-level switching performance and ultra-stable contact resistance stability, while typically providing less than 2.5mV of thermal EMF.

Both products are supplied with IVI, SOAP and Direct I/O drivers and soft front panels that allow them to be controlled through any W3C-compliant web browser.

The products are the latest in an expanding range of LXI-compliant switching products available from Pickering Interfaces. David Owen, Business Development Manager for Pickering Interfaces, comments: "LXI is a rapidly growing part of our business. It has gone from nothing to being a significant proportion of revenue in less than 18 months and sales have been particularly strong in Europe. We are seeing a rapidly growing adoption of LXI in the test and measurement industry and Pickering Interfaces is fully committed to building a strong LXI business to compliment its PXI business.

"The recent successful LXI meeting in China supported by Pickering Interfaces shows that LXI will become a global standard for the test and measurement industry".

These products are available now and pricing can be found on Pickering's website.

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