Microwave Journal

Pickering Interfaces to display PXI microwave switch solutions at EuMW 2013

September 18, 2013

Pickering Interfaces (Stand 262) will be exhibiting at EuMW 2013, displaying a comprehensive new range of cost effective PXI Microwave switch solutions comprising 21 new modules.

The 40-784A family supports one, two or three Radiall microwave switches in just 2 slots of a 3U PXI chassis, with available configurations of 4-way (SP4T) and 6-way (SP6T) multiplexers and a choice of DC to 6GHz, 18GHz, 26.5GHz or 40GHz operating frequency ranges.

All versions offer excellent RF and repeatability characteristics, and the 6GHz/18GHz/26.5GHz configurations feature extended life with a guaranteed 10 million operations per position and typical life of 25 million operations. The single and dual switch models are fitted with channel selection LEDs to simplify system operation and debug.

The minimal 2-slot PXI occupancy allows test system designers to provide high density solutions for complex microwave switching applications. The modules can be used in any PXI or PXIe Hybrid chassis and are additionally supported by Pickering Interfaces LXI modular chassis for applications requiring Ethernet-based control.