PXI 6U Switching Modules

PXI 6U Switching Modules

6U high-density matrices are suitable for switching frequencies to beyond 250MHz.

Description

PXI 6U Switching ModulesPXI 6U Switching

  • Power Relay Module with 48 Uncommitted SPDT Switches and Current Handling to 7.5A
  • High Density Matrix Module with 132×8 1-Pole Switching Configuration – includes Built-in Diagnostics (BIRST)
  • Expandable 16×16 RF Matrix Module – Available in 50Ω or 75Ω With Frequency Handling up to 250MHz
  • Custom Switching Configurations Available
  • Kernel, VISA and IVI Drivers Supplied for Windows Environments
Pickering’s 6U PXI Switching Modules are available in:

Specification

PXI 6U Power Relay Module

PXI 6U Power Relay Module 

  • 48 Changeover Contacts in One 6U PXI Module
  • Current Handling of 7.5A Per Contact
  • Hot Switch to 300VDC/240VAC, Cold Switch to 400VDC/240VAC
  • Suitable for Switching Resistive and Inductive Loads
  • Uses Electro-mechanical Relays With Gold Plated Silver Alloy Contacts
  • VISA, IVI and Kernel Drivers Supplied for Windows XP/Vista/7/8

The SPDT Power Relay Module consists of 48 single pole changeover relays controlled by a PXI/CompactPCI interface. It is suitable for applications were conventional reed-relay based switching modules do not have sufficient voltage rating or current carrying capacity. All 48 contacts are electrically isolated from each other and are capable of switching resistive and inductive loads up to 2000VA at 240V AC. The module is built on a single width 6U PXI module and the interface is via a standard PXI/CompactPCI backplane. Connection to the switching contacts is via three 50-way D-type male connectors mounted on the front panel. These are machined contact types with 7.5A current carrying capacity.

PXI 6U High-Density Matrices

PXI 6U High-Density Matrices

High-density matrices suitable for signal switching in ATE and data acquisition systems
6U MATRIX – 1 POLE
Type Current Switch
Type
Voltage Configuration PXI
Slots
Part No.
High Density
Matrix
0.5 Amp Reed 100VDC/70VAC RMS 132×8 1 45-541-001
1 Amp EMR 170VDC/120VAC 132×8 45-542-001

PXI 6U High-Density RF Matrices

PXI 6U High-Density RF Matrices

  • 16×16 Coaxial Matrix in 6U PXI Format
  • 250MHz Bandwidth
  • Choice of Front Panel Mounted Coaxial Connectors
  • Uses High-Reliability Reed Relays
  • VISA, IVI and Kernel Drivers Supplied for Windows 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 6U high-density matrices are suitable for switching frequencies to beyond 250MHz. The 45- 720A module is available in 50 and 75 Ohm versions with a choice of coaxial connectors. It is intended for the easy construction of high-performance bidirectional matrix switching systems. Automatic Isolation Switches are located on all coaxial connectors, these disconnect the matrix from the external test fixture – this maximizes isolation and RF performance.

The table below will help you choose the appropriate version for your application:

  6U PXI RF MATRIX
Type Max
Frequency
Switch
Type
Voltage Configuration Connector PXI
Slots
Part No.
50 Ohm 250MHz Reed 100VDC 16 x 16 Expandable SMB 1 45-720A-511
16 x 16
Expandable 2 Slot
Lemo 00 2 45-720A-541
75 Ohm - Reed 100VDC 16 x 16 Expandable BT Type 43 / SMZ 2 45-720A-711
16 x 16 Expandable 1.0 / 2.3 1 45-720A-741
16 x 16 Expandable Mini SMB 1 45-720A-751

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