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High channel count microwave MUX modules

12th June 2024
Paige West

Pickering Interfaces will showcase its range of RF and microwave switching solutions at booth 404 during the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2024.

The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre in Washington, DC, USA, from June 18-20, 2024.

Pickering's display will include SPDT, transfer, MUX, and matrix switches with bandwidths from DC to 110GHz, available in PXI, LXI, and USB formats. Additionally, it will introduce its new family of high channel count PXI/PXIe microwave multiplexer (MUX) modules.

IMS, part of IEEE Microwave Week, is the annual international meeting for engineers engaged in all aspects of RF and microwave engineering theory and practice. The symposium features a week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as the largest RF and microwave commercial exhibition in the world. Over 500 companies will showcase the latest in advanced materials, devices, components, subsystems, and design, simulation, and test and measurement tools.

Pickering's new high channel count microwave MUX family (models 40/42-788) features Radiall mechanical microwave switches, offering bandwidth options from 8 to 40GHz. The switching configurations include single or dual SP8T, SP10T, or SP12T multiplexers. In addition to microwave switching applications, these modules are ideal for various RF spectrum uses where extremely low insertion loss and ultra-high isolation are essential.

“These modules give you the highest RF and microwave switching performance available within a Pickering switching system,” noted Switching Product Manager at Pickering, Steve Edwards. “As well as the highest channel count microwave multiplexer switches available from any PXI vendor. This can result in fewer switches and associated interconnections being required for high channel count microwave switching applications, improving signal quality and ease of programming.”

In addition to the new high channel count microwave MUX modules, Pickering will also highlight the following RF & microwave switching solutions:

  • MEMS-based PXI/PXIe RF multiplexers that deliver 300x operational life and 60x test system throughput compared to existing electro-mechanical relay products
  • 110GHz PXI/PXIe microwave switch – supporting 5G and semiconductor test
  • A configurable PXI microwave switch platform that allows RF test engineers to combine a wide range of high-performance relay types while minimizing chassis slot usage
  • Microwave Design Tool – a free online tool for configuring flexible PXI & LXI microwave switch products
  • Flexible LXI microwave switch platform and turnkey services for LXI microwave switch and signal routing subsystems – including an LXI microwave switching matrix demo
  • Also on show will be a selection from Pickering’s broad portfolio of other switching and sensor simulation products, along with its PXI, PXIe and LXI/USB modular chassis and supporting cables & connectors

Pickering Interfaces stands behind its manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support.

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