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Pickering to highlight BMS testing

13th June 2024
Caitlin Gittins

Pickering Interfaces will showcase its range of industry-standard modular signal switching and sensor simulation solutions for electronics test and verification, including BMS (battery management system) test, on booth D71 in Hall 9 at The Battery Show Europe 2024. 

The event will take place from 18-20 June 2024 at Messe Stuttgart in Germany.

The Battery Show, co-located with the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, is a conference and tech expo focused on developments in battery technology and the automotive industries. The technical conference will explore advances in battery technology, next-generation materials, and key topics such as charging infrastructure, regulatory insights, production scaling, sustainability, recycling, and end-of-life options.

Outlining the BMS test rig demo, Paul Bovingdon, Simulation Product Manager at Pickering, said: “With the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), one significant challenge to be tackled is effective testing and validation of battery management systems (BMS). Using modular, PXI-based switch and simulation products offers many advantages for BMS hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test, including flexibility to optimise the test system to meet exact requirements, simple modification to address evolving needs and an open, industry-standard architecture that promotes system longevity and mitigates obsolescence while providing seamless integration of multi-vendor modular instrumentation.”

Pickering has developed modules optimised for automotive electronics test, focusing on making BMS testing easier, faster, and more reliable. In addition to its BMS test demo, the company will also highlight the following signal switching and sensor simulation products:

  • A range of PXI/PXIe and LXI high voltage switching solutions up to 9 kV, as well as fault insertion, programmable resistor, and sensor simulation modules
  • RF & microwave switching products, including new PXI MEMS-based RF multiplexers that offer 300 times the operational life and 60 times the test system throughput compared to existing electromechanical relay products
  • Significant high channel-count additions to its extensive range of PXI Digital I/O modules
  • Fully integrated turnkey LXI microwave switch and signal routing subsystems, including a custom microwave switching matrix demo
  • Supporting cables and connectors, along with its free online graphical Cable Design Tool
  • Switch Path Manager (SPM) – the latest version of this automated signal routing software adds auto-detection and route caching features that improve speed and performance
  • eBIRST Switching System Test Tools – designed to simplify system fault-finding by quickly testing a switching system and graphically identifying any faulty relays

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