High density PXI large-matrix solutions

June 26, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of 2-A 1-Pole matrices with releases that include the highest density solutions available in PXI large matrix (BRIC) format.

The 40-596, 40-597, and 40-598 are all BRIC 1-pole matrices with 2A current rating, up to 60W hot switch power and 100 VDC/70 VAC voltage rating – depending on the configuration, these products are available in 2-slot, 4-slot, and 8-slot PXI modules. Each model sets new standards in the achievable density of PXI matrices with configurations of 6, 12, and 16 Y Axis connections and maximum X Axis connections of up to 464 (up to 3,072 matrix crosspoints). For the first time matrix sizes have been introduced at Y sizes of 6 and 12 to complement the usual 4, 8 and 16 sizes; giving users further choice of Y axis size and maximising the X axis size for each configuration.

User connections are provided by industry standard D-type connectors and are supported by the comprehensive range of connection solutions also available from Pickering Interfaces.

The BRIC product range uses high quality electro-mechanical relays to achieve their 2-A switch rating. The BRIC structure allows the creation of large PXI matrices over multiple slots without the use of expensive external cables. The fully integrated programming interface represents the matrix as a single entity, easing user programming and reducing the likelihood of user errors.

Pickering Interfaces, www.pickeringtest.com