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PXI RF & Microwave Switch Modules

Increase the flexibility of Test & Measurement systems with signal bandwidths up to 65GHz.
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Description

Pickering Interfaces has a wide range of PXI RF & Microwave switch modules that can be used to increase the flexibility of Test & Measurement systems with signal bandwidths up to 65GHz. Available PXI switch module configurations include:

 

You can learn more about our full range of
RF & microwave switch modules here.

Specification

PXI RF SPDT Switch Modules

PXI RF SPDT Switch Modules PXI Switch Modules

  • General-Purpose Relay Configurations
  • 50Ω and 75Ω Modules Available – 75Ω are Suitable for Telecoms
    and High Quality Video Switching
  • Signal Bandwidths up to 6GHz
  • Wide Range of Signal Connectors including BNC, SMB, SMA, SMZ, 1.0/2.3, and MCX
  • Kernel, VISA and IVI Support For PXI Environments & Kernel and IVI Support For LXI Environments

 

Pickering’s PXI RF SPDT Switch Modules are capable of providing economic switching for frequencies up to 6 GHz. Our other PXI RF options include RF matrices and RF multiplexers. For higher frequency applications or applications requiring high performance levels, please take a look at our microwave switching modules.

Below you will find tables to help you choose which version is appropriate for your application:

  RF SPDT SWITCHES
Type Frequency Range Switch
Type
Channels Connector PXI Slots Part No.
50 Ohm DC – 500MHz EMR 17 MSM RF 1 40-754-017
9 40-754-009
DC – 1GHz EMR 4 BNC 2 40-710-504
DC – 1.2GHz 17 SMB 2 40-754-117
9 SMB 40-754-109
DC – 2.5GHz EMR 4 SMB 1 40-710-514
4 SMA 40-710-524
DC – 3GHz EMR 3 SMB 1 40-870-003
3 MCX 40-870-103
6 SMB 40-870-006
6 MCX 40-870-106
10MHz – 6GHz Solid State 2 Terminated SMA 1 40-880-001
4 Terminated 2 40-880-002
6 Terminated 3 40-880-003
8 Terminated 40-880-004
75 Ohm DC – 1GHz EMR 4 BNC 2 40-710-704
4 SMZ / Type 43 1 40-710-714
4 1.0 / 2.3 40-710-734
4 SMB 40-710-754
DC – 3GHz EMR 3 SMB 40-830-003
3 MCX 40-830-103
6 SMB 40-830-006
6 MCX 40-830-106

PXI RF Matrix Modules

PXI RF Matrix Modules PXI RF Matrix Module-40-884PXI RF Matrix Module-40-727

    • 50Ω and 75Ω Modules Available -  75Ω is Suitable for Telecoms and High-Quality Video Switching
    • Bandwidths up to 6GHz
    • Wide Range of Signal Connectors including SMB, SMA, MCX, MS-M RF
    • Kernel, VISA and IVI Support For PXI Environments and Kernel and IVI Support For LXI Environments
    • Select modules are supported by our eBIRST Switching System Test Tools, these tools provide a quick and simple way of finding relay failures within LXI, PCI and PXI switch systems.

Pickering’s RF Matrix Modules are capable of providing economic switching for frequencies up to 6 GHz. Our other PXI RF options include RF SPDT switches and RF multiplexers, for higher frequency applications or applications requiring high-performance levels, please take a look at our microwave switching modules.

Below you will find tables to help you choose which version is appropriate for your application:

  RF MATRICES
Type Frequency
Range
Switch Type Channels Connector PXI Slots Part No.
50 Ohm DC – 300MHz Reed and EMR 8 x 4 SMB 1 40-729-001
8 x 4 with LT 40-729-001-L
8 x 4 MS-M 40-729-002
8 x 4 with LT 40-729-002-L
DC – 300MHz Reed and EMR 16 x 4 SMB 40-727-001
16 x 4 with LT 40-727-001-L
16 x 4 MS-M 40-727-002
16 x 4 with LT 40-727-002-L
16 x 2 SMB 40-728-001
16 x2 with LT 40-728-001-L
16 x 2 MS-M 40-728-002
16 x 2 with LT 40-728-002-L
DC – 300MHz Reed 12 x 8 SMB 40-726A-511
12 x 8 with LT 40-726A-511-L
DC – 500MHz 8 x 9 SMB 40-725-511
DC – 1.5GHz EMR 8 x 2 SMA 40-750-521
8 x 2 SMB 40-750-511
DC – 2.5GHz EMR Single 2 x 2 with LT SMB 40-877-001
Dual 2 x 2 with LT 40-877-002
Single 2 x 2 with LT MCX 40-877-101
Dual 2 x 2 with LT 40-877-102
10MHz – 6GHz Solid State 4 x 4 SMA 3 40-884-001
75 Ohm DC – 100MHz Reed and EMR 8 x 4 SMB 1 40-729-101
8 x 4 with LT 40-729-101-L
16 x 2 40-728-101
16 x 2 with LT 40-728-101-L
16 x 4 40-727-101
16 x 4 with LT 40-727-101-L
DC – 250MHz Reed 8 x 9 75Ω SMB 40-725-751
8 x 9 50Ω SMB 40-725-721
12 x 8 SMB 40-726A-751
12 x 8 with LT 40-726A-751-L
DC – 2.5GHz EMR Single 2 x 2 with LT SMB 40-837-001
Dual 2 x 2 with LT 40-837-002
Single 2 x 2 with LT MCX 40-837-101
Dual 2 x 2 with LT 40-837-102

PXI RF Multiplexer Modules

PXI RF Multiplexer Modules

RF Multiplexer Module 40-881-best-in-test-2012RF Multiplexer Module 40-883

  • 50Ω and 75Ω RF Multiplexers Available
  • Bandwidths Up To 6GHz
  • Wide Range of Signal Connectors Including SMB, SMA, MCX, MS-M RF
  • Kernel, VISA and IVI Support For PXI Environments and Kernel and IVI Support For LXI Environments

 

Pickering’s PXI RF Multiplexer Modules are capable of providing economic switching for frequencies up to 6 GHz. They are available in 50Ω and 75Ω, the 75Ω version are designed for Telecoms and high quality video switching. Our other PXI RF options include RF SPDT switches and RF matrices. For higher frequency applications or applications requiring high performance levels, please take a look at our Microwave Switching Modules.

The tables below will help you choose the RF multiplexer appropriate for your application:

50 Ohm RF MUX        75 Ohm RF MUX

50 OHM RF MULTIPLEXERS
Type Frequency Range Switch Type Configuration Banks Connector PXI Slots Part No.
50 Ohm DC – 500MHz EMR 4:1 5 MS-M 1 40-755-005
4:1 10 40-755-010
DC – 1GHz EMR 16:1 1 SMB 1 40-747-511
SMA 2 40-747-521
4:1 1 BNC 1 40-745-501
DC – 1.3GHz EMR 4:1 4 SMB 1 40-749-511
SMA 2 40-749-521
DC -1.8GHz EMR 4:1 4 SMB 1 40-755-104
10 2 40-755-110
DC – 2GHz EMR 4:1 1 SMB 1 40-745-591
2 SMB 40-746-511
SMA 40-746-521
4:1 Auto Terminated 1 SMB 40-740-511
SMA 40-740-521
8:1 1 SMB 1 40-745-511
SMA 40-745-521
2 SMB 40-748-511
SMA 40-748-521
DC – 3GHz EMR 4:1 1 SMB 1 40-872-001
2 40-872-002
4 40-872-004
1 MCX 40-872-101
2 40-872-102
4 40-872-104
8:1 1 SMB 40-874-001
2 40-874-002
1 MCX 40-874-101
2 40-874-102
16:1 1 SMB 40-875-001
1 MCX 40-875-101
4:1 Terminated 1 SMB 40-873-001
2 40-873-002
1 MCX 40-873-101
2 40-873-102
1 SMB 40-876-001
2 40-876-002
4 SMB 40-876-004
1 MCX 40-876-101
2 40-876-102
4 40-876-104
10MHz – 6GHz Solid State 4:1 Terminated 1 SMA 1 40-882-001
2 2 40-882-002
3 3 40-882-003
4 3 40-882-004
6:1 Terminated 1 SMA 1 40-881-001
2 2 40-881-002
8:1 Terminated 1 SMA 2 40-883-001
16:1 Terminated 3 40-883-002

 

75 OHM RF MULTIPLEXERS
Type Frequency Range Switch Type Configuration Banks Connector PXI Slots Part No.
75 Ohm DC – 1GHz EMR 4:1 1 BNC 1 40-745-701
16:1 1 1.0 / 2.3 1 40-747-731
SMB 40-747-751
8:1 2 1.0 / 2.3 1 40-748-731
SMB 40-748-751
4:1 4 1.0 / 2.3 40-749-731
SMB 40-749-751
DC – 2GHz EMR 4:1 Auto Terminated 1 SMZ / Type 43 1 40-740-711
1.0 / 2.3 40-740-731
SMB 40-740-751
8:1 1 SMZ / Type 43 40-745-711
1.0 / 2.3 40-745-731
SMB 40-745-751
4:1 2 SMZ / Type 43 40-746-711
1.0 / 2.3 40-746-731
SMB 40-746-751
DC – 3GHz EMR 4:1 1 SMB 1 40-832-001
2 40-832-002
4 40-832-004
1 MCX 40-832-101
2 40-832-102
4 40-832-104
8:1 1 SMB 40-834-001
2 40-834-002
1 MCX 40-834-101
2 40-834-102
16:1 1 SMB 40-835-001
1 MCX 40-835-101

PXI Microwave Switch Modules

PXI Microwave Switch Modules

PXI Microwave Switch Modules
  • General-Purpose Relay, High Density Multiplexer and Matrix Configurations
  • 50Ω and 75Ω Modules Available
  • Signal Bandwidths up to 65GHz
  • Range of Signal Connectors Including SMA, SMZ, and Mini SMB
  • Power Handling up to 700 Watts
  • Kernel, VISA and IVI Support For PXI Environments & Kernel and IVI Support For LXI Environments

 

High performance switching that features low insertion loss and very high isolation

Pickering’s PXI Microwave Switch Modules vary from simple multiplexer and switch configurations to integrated matrices and large multiplexers. Most products are characterized for 50Ω operation however certain 75Ω versions are supplied either as standard or custom products. Remote versions occupy a single PXI slot with the microwave switches mounted separately from the host chassis, connection to the module is via a supplied control cable.

The tables below will help you choose which version is appropriate for your application:

Transfer Switches     SPDT Switches    Matrices     Multiplexers

MICROWAVE TRANSFER SWITCHES
Type Frequency Range Configuration Connector PXI Slots Part No.
50 Ohm DC – 18GHz Single SMA 2 40-782A-521
Dual 40-782A-522
DC – 26.5GHz Single SMA 40-782A-531
Dual 40-782A-532
DC – 40GHz Single SMA-2.9 40-782A-541
Dual 40-782A-542

 

  MICROWAVE SPDT SWITCHES
Type Frequency Range Configuration Connector PXI Slots Part No.
50 Ohm DC – 12.4GHz 1 x SPDT N-Type 2 40-780A-511
2 x SPDT 3 40-780A-512
DC – 18GHz 1 x SPDT SMA 1 40-780A-521
1 x SPDT
Internally Terminated
40-781-021
1 x SPDT
Externally Terminated
40-781-121
2 x SPDT 40-780A-522
2 x SPDT
Internally Terminated
40-781-022
2 x SPDT
Externally Terminated
40-781-122
3 x SPDT 2 40-780A-523
4 x SPDT 40-780A-524
DC – 26.5GHz 1 x SPDT SMA 1 40-780A-531
2 x SPDT 40-780A-532
3 x SPDT 2 40-780A-533
4 x SPDT 40-780A-534
DC – 40GHz 1 x SPDT SMA-2.9 1 40-780A-541
2 x SPDT 40-780A-542
3 x SPDT 2 40-780A-543
4 x SPDT 40-780A-544
DC – 50GHz 1 x SPDT SMA-2.4 1 40-780A-551
2 x SPDT 40-780A-552
3 x SPDT 2 40-780A-553
4 x SPDT 40-780A-554
DC – 65GHz 1 x SPDT SMA-1.8 1 40-780A-561
2 x SPDT 40-780A-562
3 x SPDT 2 40-780A-563
4 x SPDT 40-780A-564
75 Ohm DC – 2.5GHz 1 x SPDT 1.6 / 5.6 1 40-780A-751
2 x SPDT 40-780A-752
3 x SPDT 2 40-780A-753
4 x SPDT 40-780A-754

 

MICROWAVE MATRICES
Type Frequency Range Configuration Option Connector PXI Slots Part No.
50 Ohm DC to 10GHz 3×3 Matrix Standard SMA 10 40-787-518-3×3
Loop Thru 40-787-518-3×3-L
Terminated 40-787-518-3×3-T
Loop Thru + Terminated 40-787-518-3×3-L-T
4×3 Matrix Standard 40-787-518-4×3
Loop Thru 40-787-518-4×3-L
Terminated 40-787-518-4×3-T
Loop Thru + Terminated 40-787-518-4×3-L-T
4×4 Matrix Standard 40-787-518-4×4
Loop Thru 40-787-518-4×4-L
Terminated 40-787-518-4×4-T
Loop Thru + Terminated 40-787-518-4×4-L-T
DC to 20GHz 3×3 Matrix Standard SMA 40-787-528-3×3
Loop Thru 40-787-528-3×3-L
Terminated 40-787-528-3×3-T
Loop Thru + Terminated 40-787-528-3×3-L-T
4×3 Matrix Standard 40-787-528-4×3
Loop Thru 40-787-528-4×3-L
Terminated 40-787-528-4×3-T
Loop Thru + Terminated 40-787-528-4×3-L-T
4×4 Matrix Standard 40-787-528-4×4
Loop Thru 40-787-528-4×4-L
Terminated 40-787-528-4×4-T
Loop Thru + Terminated 40-787-528-4×4-L-T

 

MICROWAVE MULTIPLEXERS
Type Frequency Range Configuration Connector PXI Slots Part No.
50 Ohm DC – 6GHz 1 x SP4T SMA 2 40-784A-101
2 x SP4T 40-784A-102
3 x SP4T 40-784A-103
1 x SP6T SMA 2 40-784A-001
2 x SP6T 40-784A-002
3 x SP6T 40-784A-003
DC – 12GHz Configurable 36-Input SMA 10 40-789-511-S1
DC – 18GHz 1 x SP4T SMA 2 40-784A-121
2 x SP4T 40-784A-122
3 x SP4T 40-784A-123
1 x SP6T SMA 2 40-784A-021
2 x SP6T 40-784A-022
3 x SP6T 40-784A-023
18GHz Max 1 x SP6T SMA 2 40-786-521
2 x SP6T 40-786-522
3 x SP6T 40-786-523
1 x SP6T SMA 3 40-785B-521
2 x SP6T 40-785B-522
1 x SP6T Panel Mount, Terminated SMA 4 40-785B-521-T
2 x SP6T Panel Mount, Terminated 6 40-785B-522-T
1 x SP6T Remote Mount SMA 1 40-785B-521-E
2 x SP6T Remote Mount 40-785B-522-E
3 x SP6T Remote Mount 40-785B-523-E
1 x SP6T Remote Mount, Terminated SMA 1 40-785B-521-TE
2 x SP6T Remote Mount, Terminated 40-785B-522-TE
3 x SP6T Remote Mount, Terminated 40-785B-523-TE
DC – 26.5GHz 1 x SP4T SMA 2 40-784A-131
2 x SP4T 40-784A-132
3 x SP4T 40-784A-133
1 x SP6T SMA 2 40-784A-031
2 x SP6T 40-784A-032
3 x SP6T 40-784A-033
26.5GHz Max 1 x SP6T Panel Mount SMA-2.9 3 40-785B-531
2 x SP6T Panel Mount 40-785B-532
1 x SP6T Panel Mount, Terminated SMA 4 40-785B-531-T
2 x SP6T Panel Mount, Terminated 6 40-785B-532-T
1 x SP6T Remote Mount SMA-2.9 1 40-785B-531-E
2 x SP6T Remote Mount 40-785B-532-E
3 x SP6T Remote Mount 40-785B-533-E
1 x SP6T Remote Mount, Terminated SMA 1 40-785B-531-TE
2 x SP6T Remote Mount, Terminated 40-785B-532-TE
3 x SP6T Remote Mount, Terminated 40-785B-533-TE
DC – 40GHZ 1 x SP4T SMA-2.9 2 40-784A-141
2 x SP4T 40-784A-142
3 x SP4T 40-784A-143
1 x SP6T SMA-2.9 2 40-784A-041
2 x SP6T 40-784A-042
3 x SP6T 40-784A-043
40GHz Max 1 x SP6T Panel Mount SMA-2.9 3 40-785B-541
2 x SP6T Panel Mount 40-785B-542
1 x SP6T Panel Mount, Terminated SMA-2.9 4 40-785B-541-T
2 x SP6T Panel Mount, Terminated 6 40-785B-542-T
1 x SP6T Remote Mount SMA-2.9 1 40-785B-541-E
2 x SP6T Remote Mount 40-785B-542-E
3 x SP6T Remote Mount 40-785B-543-E
1 x SP6T Remote Mount, Terminated SMA-2.9 40-785B-541-TE
2 x SP6T Remote Mount, Terminated 40-785B-542-TE
3 x SP6T Remote Mount, Terminated 40-785B-543-TE
75 Ohm 2.5GHz Max 1 x SP6T Panel Mount 1.6 / 5.6 3 40-785B-751
2 x SP6T Panel Mount 4 40-785B-752
1 x SP6T Remote Mount 1.6 / 5.6 1 40-785B-751-E
2 x SP6T Remote Mount 40-785B-752-E
3 x SP6T Remote Mount 40-785B-753-E

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