Pickering Interfaces will showcase its new 40/42-890 family of modular, flexible microwave switches, bringing highly configurable switching solutions up to 110 GHz to the PXI platform, on booth #204 at IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2023, at The Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., from August 28-31, 2023.

AUTOTESTCON is the world’s premier meeting place for government and defense procurers and users and the military and aerospace automated test sector to come together to share new technologies and discuss innovative applications in conference sessions, as well as exhibit products and services. Sponsored annually by the IEEE, AUTOTESTCON is dedicated to increasing system availability through advanced test technology.

Ideal for test environments requiring high frequency microwave switching, from radar and communications to consumer electronics and 5G infrastructure, the new 40/42-890 microwave switch family provides highly configurable switching solutions up to 110 GHz via the PXI platform, delivering flexibility, versatility and test system optimization. “This new family available in both PXI and PXIe allows RF test engineers to select from and combine a wide range of high performance microwave relay types to suit their exact application requirements while minimizing chassis slot usage by combining multiple relay and connector types on a single module,” said Steve Edwards, switching product manager at Pickering.

In addition to the new PXI flexible microwave switching family, Pickering will also highlight the following signal switching and sensor simulation technologies for electronic test and verification on booth #204 at AUTOTESTCON 2023, in Maryland  from August 28-31:

  • The first modules in a new MEMS-based RF PXI and PXIe multiplexer family
  • Flexible LXI microwave switch platform and turnkey services for signal routing subsystems – including a custom 12x12 LXI microwave switching matrix demo
  • New Microwave Switch Design Tool – a free online tool for configuring flexible PXI or LXI microwave switch products
  • Also on show will be a selection from Pickering's broad portfolio of signal switching and simulation, including thermocouple, LVDT/RVDT/resolver and analog output simulators. along with their PXI, PXIe and LXI/USB modular chassis, and cables and connectors.