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The Importance of Microwave Switching for Automated Test
When architecting a test system that includes Microwave instrumentation, whether for military, aerospace, automotive or semiconductor applications, it is advantageous to design in a signal routing or switching system. Switching subsystems can bring great benefit to an automated test strategy, reducing overall cost and increasing the throughput of test. Switching signals at microwave frequencies offers unique challenges.
Joe Woodford joins Pickering Interfaces
Pickering Interfaces has announced the appointment of Joe Woodford as International Sales and Partner Manager.
Simplifying Test Interconnect with Pickering’s Online Cable Design Tool
The cable design for a test system is critical for repeatability and accuracy, it needs care and expertise, and many times a standard cable assembly just won't work. You may need custom connectors and wire types or specific harness wiring. Pickering's free Cable Design Tool is a simple and efficient way of creating these custom cabling solutions. More information can be found here.
PXI matrix module makes productronica debut
A 0.5Amp ultra-high-density PXI matrix module family that delivers up to 6,144 crosspoints was unveiled at productronica by Pickering Interfaces. With a switching density 39% higher than competing devices, the 40-558 allows a complete functional ATE system to be housed in a single 3U PXI chassis.
PXI matrix modules set for productronica debut
Pickering interfaces will debut its BRIC ultra-high-density PXI matrix module family at productronica in Munich (November 12-15). The 0.5A 40-558 which delivers up to 6,144 crosspoints and has a switching density 39% higher than competing devices, allowing a complete functional ATE system to be housed in a single 3U PXI chassis.
Pickering Interfaces export sales win Queen's Award
Pickering Interfaces which designs and makes modular signal switching and simulation solutions for use in electronic test and verification, has been presented with a Queen’s Award for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
PXI matrix modules have up to 6,144 crosspoints
A scalable, modular matrix platform with internal analogue bus that reduces the need for external signal cabling typically needed when building large matrices has been unveiled by Pickering Interfaces. The 0.5A ultra-high-density PXI matrix module family delivers up to 6,144 crosspoints.
10W reed relay suits high-speed test systems
Series 122 relays from Pickering Interfaces measure 12.5mm in height and are rated with a switching current of 0.5A at 10W. 3V and 5V coils are available. The 10W-rated reed relay is an addition to its 4mm2 product family which features devices that occupy a PCB footprint of only 4mm x 4mm, facilitating the high packing density.
Sales growth wins Queen's Award for Pickering Interfaces
Pickering Interfaces has won the Queen’s Award for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years. Comments CEO, Keith Moore (pictured), “Pickering Interfaces exports 95% of its production overseas - 40% to North America, 35% to Europe and 20% to Asia. We received the Queens Award this year due to our 25% average growth during each of the three previous years.”
High accuracy PXI/PCI precision resistor modules offer long life
Pickering Interfaces has launched two new families of high density, high accuracy, precision programmable resistor modules in modular PXI and PCI formats for easy system integration. The 40-298 (PXI) and 50-298 (PCI) modules are each available in 50 standard configurations with up to 18, offering a huge choice of resistor channel count, resistance range and resistance setting resolution for a wide variety of functional test system ...
PXI matrix modules showcased at SMTConnect 2019
SMT Connect 2019 will provide the platform for Pickering Interfaces to show its modular signal switching and simulation solutions for use in electronic test and verification. These include the Model 40-559 BRIC Ultra-High-Density Large PXI Matrix Modules. This range of large PXI matrices are robust 1A/20W switching modules, with up to 4,096 crosspoints.
Switching signal software improves speed and performance
Pickering Interfaces has launched an updated version of its signal routing software, Switch Path Manager Version 6.1.2, which adds auto-detection and route caching features that improve speed and performance. Pickering’s Switch Path Manager (SPM) software simplifies signal routing through switching systems and speeds up the development of switching system software and is especially useful for large complex switching systems.
4 & 6-Channel LXI Microwave MUX Solutions
Pickering Interfaces launch new four and six channel LXI 50Ω microwave multiplexers in compact 1U and 2U rack-mount form factors. The 60-801/60-802 high-performance microwave switches feature excellent RF characteristics and repeatability to within 0.01dB.
PXI modules head out to ITC 2018 in Phoenix
Pickering Switching Solutions, including Pickering Interfaces and Pickering Electronics will exhibit at the International Test Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The company will showcase its latest high-density PXI and Ethernet LXI Switching & Simulation Solutions along with Signal Routing Software, its 6U Modular Chassis and the world’s smallest reed relays.
RF PXI switches target telecom, semiconductor test
A 13-model family of 8GHz solid-state RF PXI switches, including SPDT, SP4T, SP6T, SP8T, SP16T and 4x4 Matrix devices has been unveiled by Pickering Interfaces. The series 40-88xA high-performance switch family now covers 10MHz to 8GHz in the modular PXI format for easy system integration.
Microwave switches cover 6GHz-40GHz with low VSWR
Four and six channel LXI 50Ω microwave multiplexers in compact 1U and 2U rack-mount form factors have been launched by Pickering Interfaces. The 60-801/60-802 high-performance microwave switches feature excellent RF characteristics and repeatability to within 0.01dB.
High accuracy PXI RTD simulator modules
Modular signal switching and simulation products, Pickering Interfaces, has launched its model 40-263 PXI RTD simulator module range that provides a cost-effective method of simulating PT100, PT500 or PT1000 RTDs (resistance temperature detectors) with high accuracy.
USB/LXI chassis aids test functionality in tight spaces
A six-slot modular USB/LXI chassis that occupies only a small, 1U rack-height form factor, making it suitable for portable and space-restricted rack-mount applications has been released by Pickering Instruments.The 60-106 chassis accepts from one to six Pickering PXI 3U modules; the user can choose from over 1000 module types including programmable resistors, matrices, multiplexers, general purpose relays, RF switches and fault insertion units.
PXI RTD simulator makes its bow at electronica
A range of products designed to increase test efficiency and productivity will be featured by – Pickering Interfaces at electronica in Munich, Germany (November 13 - 16). Making its debut will be a high-accuracy PXI RTD simulator. The 40-263 is a cost-effective method of simulating PT100, PT500 or PT1000 RTDs from -150°C to >850°C.
RF/Microwave switches highlighted at EuMW 2018
RF & Microwave switching products that increase test system effectiveness and productivity will be demonstrated by Pickering Interfaces at European Microwave Week (September 25-27). A show debutant will be the 13-model family of PXI 8GHz solid-state RF switches, including SPDT, SP4T, SP6T, SP8T, SP16T and 4x4 Matrix devices.