3U PXI RF switches boast high switching density

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Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI RF switch products with the introduction of five types of 75ohm switches and a new 50ohm switch.

The 75ohm models are the 40-830 six-channel SPDT switch, 40-832 quad four-channel multiplexer, 40-834 dual eight-channel multiplexer, 40-835 16-channel multiplexer and the 40-837 dual expandable 2 x 2 matrix. Each model occupies just one slot in a 3U PXI chassis and provides excellent RF performance to 3GHz.

The current 50-ohm range is now joined by the 40-876 quad four-channel multiplexer with a terminated off position for the common connection, offering excellent performance to 3GHz in a single-slot 3U PXI module.

Each module is offered with a choice of MCX or SMB connectors and can be supplied in partially populated configurations.

The modules are fully compatible with any 3U PXI chassis or can be supported by Pickering Interfaces' 60-100 LXI modular chassis where Ethernet control compliant to the LXI standard is possible.

David Owen, Business Development Manager for Pickering Interface, says: "The new families of RF-switching modules offer the highest density and 3GHz performance switching available in the PXI form factor. They also provide a cost-effective method of switching RF signals using a PXI or LXI interface. Pickering Interfaces is now able to offer a wide range of 50- and 75-ohm switching devices that give excellent performance in RF test systems."

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