Pickering Interfaces

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Phone: 781-897-1710

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Pickering Interfaces
2900 Northwest Vine Street, Suite D
Grants Pass OR 97526
United States

Pickering Interfaces offers a wide range of RF & Microwave switch modules that can be used to increase the flexibility of test and measurement systems with signal bandwidths up to 65GHz. Available PXI and LXI switch module configurations include: High-density multiplexers, matrices, general-purpose switches and attenuators. We also offer a complete line of solid state switching and attenuators that operate up to 6 GHz.

All of these RF & Microwave switch modules exhibit low insertion loss and VSWR through the use of modern RF switch technology at an affordable cost. Each module has been carefully designed to ensure excellent and repeatable RF characteristics with all signal paths having nominally equal insertion loss wherever possible. All of our modules may be ordered together with mating cables to ensure speedy and successful system integration.

Along with the RF & Microwave modules, our extensive range of signal switching and conditioning products—including PXI, LXI, PCI and GPIB applications—are specified in test systems installed throughout the world and have a reputation for providing excellent reliability and value.

Pickering operates globally with direct operations in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, France, Czech Republic, and China, together with additional representation in countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. We currently serve the automotive, aerospace & defense, power generation, energy and commercial electronics industries.

Articles

RF and Microwave Switching Solutions in both PXI / LXI Formats

EDICON2016_Press_ReleasePickering Interfaces RF and microwave switching solutions in both PXI and LXI formats; 2-slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis, LXI Simulation Tool, PXI RF Multiplexers (series 40-760), PXI Microwave Multiplexers (40-785B), PXI Microwave Multiplexers (40-784A) and LXI Microwave Multiplexer (60-800). Pickering also provides eBIRST Switching System Test Tools and a range of LXI/PXI switching, PXI chassis and PXI battery simulators.


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High-Density 2 Amp PXI Relay Module: 40-100

2a-pxi-relay-module-40-100-001Pickering Interfaces announced the launch of a high-density 2 amp PXI relay module. 2 amp PXI relay module (model 40-100) – configured with 83 SPDT relays, this relay module was originally designed for applications in aerospace and defense requiring a higher density 2 amp alternative to Pickering’s current 52 SPDT Module (model 40-139).


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Pickering Interfaces IMS2016 product preview

Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, will showcase their broad catalog PXI of Ethernet LXI RF & Microwave switching solutions, including their newly announced PXI RF Multiplexer range (40-760), at the IEEE MTT-S 2016 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) at booth #1850 on May 24–26, 2016.


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PXI RF Multiplexers

PXI RF MultiplexersPickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and instrumentation for electronic test and simulation, is expanding its range of 50 Ω 600 MHz  PXI RF Multiplexers with 18 different configurations including a PXI two slot 32:1 configuration. This new range of PXI RF multiplexers (series 40 to 760) is available in dual, quad and octal SP4T, single, dual and quad SP8T, single and dual SP16T and single SP32T. 


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High-Density LXI Switching Matrix: 60-553

pickering-lxi-switch-200Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of LXI switching matrices with the introduction of high-density matrix modules. High-Density LXI Switching Matrix (60-553) is a 1024 x 4 dual bus 1-pole matrix in a compact 1 U full rack width enclosure. The product has been designed specifically to support high relay closure counts to optimize its use with a digital multimeter (DMM) or source meter for checking for insulation problems between a single contact and all other contacts.


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Pickering Interfaces - Offering Over 1000 PXI Modules

Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and instrumentation, is pleased to announce a significant milestone in providing test engineers with the optimum PXI solutions for their Test & Measurement applications. The company now offers over 1,000 PXI modules, ranging from their BRIC™ high density switching matrices, RF/microwave and optical switching products through to precision resistor switching networks for sensor emulation.


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PCI Cards: 50-262 / 50-265

50-262 50-265Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and instrumentation for use in electronic test and simulation, is expanding its range of PCI precision programmable resistor solutions with the introduction of two new PCI cards. the 50-262 PCI RTD simulator range is offered with two resistance ranges and four different models are offered in the 50-265 PCI strain gauge range.


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Expanding Range of PCI / PXI Programmable Resistors

40-297-FPPickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PCI and PXI Programmable Resistors. The existing PCI High-Density Precision Resistor Card (model 50-297) and PXI High-Density Precision Resistor Module (model 40-297) have been expanded to increase the versions offered from 6 to 42; each version offers users the choice of the number of resistor channels, resistance range and the resistance setting resolution.


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Expanding Range PXI Microwave Switching Modules

Microwave_Press_ReleasePickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and instrumentation for use in electronic test and simulation, is improving and expanding its range of PXI Microwave Switching Modules. All of these new and improved microwave switch modules will include visual indicators of the relay setting thru the use of blue LEDs that indicate when a normally open path has been closed.


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Pickering Interfaces' high-density PXI multiplexer selected for aircraft lightning protection testing

Aerospace & Defense

Pickering announced that a major UK manufacturer of aircraft engine control units awarded them a contract for a large quantity of high-density PXI multiplexers as the switching solution for use in its new automated production test systems. These systems will be used to test FADEC lightning-strike protection components.


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PXI 10 A Power Multiplexer: 40-661

40-661-power-multiplexerThis new PXI 10A power multiplexer (model 40-661) is available in a variety of configurations ranging from 8 off 4:1 multiplexers to 1 off 32:1 multiplexer. Each multiplexer is capable of hot switching up to 10 A at 30 VDC and has a maximum DC hot switch rating of 125 VDC. AC signals up to 250 VAC at 10 A can be switched. For cold switching applications the 40-661 is capable of withstanding 400 VDC.


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5A Power Multiplexer Module: 40-651

40-651-multiplexerPickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, continues to expand its range of PXI modules with the introduction of a 5A Power Multiplexer Module (40-651). The 40-651 is a high density multiplexer (MUX) capable of hot switching up to 5A and 110VDC/250VAC; and the hot switch power is up to 150 W or 1250 VAC.


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PXI Switching Module: 45-542

45-542-hill-afbPickering Interfaces Inc.announced that Hill Air Force Base recently awarded them a contract for a large quantity of their Model 45-542 6U High-Density Matrix modules for the PXI switching requirement that is part of the PATS-70 (Portable Automated Test Station) program for the life extension program of the A-10 aircraft. As part of the life extension program, the PATS-70 will provide ground-based diagnostics for the A-10 avionics systems.


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PXI Microwave Multiplexer: 40-784A

40-784-PXI-Microwave-MultiplexerPickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, introduced an upgraded version of its 40-784 PXI Microwave Multiplexer – the 40-784A. The new version now supports one, two, or three microwave multiplexers, the multiplexers can be either 4 or 6 way. The multiplexers fitted to each model are characterized for 6, 18, 26.5, or 40 GHz bandwidth.


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Digital I/O Card: 50-412

50-412-digital-ioPickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, is again expanding its range of PCI modules with the introduction of a 32-Channel Digital I/O card (50-412) capable of driving high current loads and reading back the logical state of high voltage logic signals. The 50-412 digital I/O card provides 32 channels of digital output lines that can serve as high or low side drivers.


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LXI Modular Chassis: 60-102B and 60-103B

60-102b-103b-lxi-chassisPickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, has introduced an upgraded version of its popular LXI Modular Chassis. The 60-102B and 60-103B LXI Modular Chassis increase the Ethernet interface speed to 1 Gb from 100 Mb, as well as adding an IP display that shows the IP address of the chassis.


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PXI Switching Module: 40-161

40-161-16amp-pxi-switchPickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, continues to expand its range of PXI modules with the introduction with a new 3U 16 Amp PXI switching module (40-161). The 40-161 PXI switching module is capable of switching currents up to 16 A and voltages up to 300 VDC / 250 VAC with hot switch power of 480 W at 30 VDC and 4000 VA at 250 VAC.


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Multiplexer: SP8T and SP16T

Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, is expanding its range of PXI RF solid state 6GHz switching solutions with the introduction of two new multiplexer (MUX) versions (model #40-883). These versions include a SP8T (8:1) MUX occupying two PXI slots and a SP16T (16:1) MUX occupying three PXI slots.


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Five Switching Modules and Chassis

Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions,was excited to announce the launch of five new switching modules and chassis at AUTOTESTCON 2013. These products included a new 3U 16Amp PXI Switching Module, a 5 Amp PXI Power Multiplexer Module, a 32-Channel PCI Digital I/O Card, an upgrade to its popular LXI Modular Chassis and an upgrade to one of their PXI Microwave Multiplexers.


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Pickering RF & Microwave Test Solutions

Brochure detailing RF & Microwave Test Switching solutions offered.

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PXI Module Map

Our single sheet reference to over 600 PXI modules and specifications.

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LXI Solutions Map

A single sheet reference to over 600 modular solutions and 150 switch systems (including RF & Microwave) and specifications.

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