Switching System Saves PXI Slots for Other Instruments
Tue, 01/22/2008 - 5:53am
Pickering Interfaces announces its expanded range of LXI compliant switching products with its 60-800 and 60-820 microwave multiplexer platforms. They each support up to 16 six-channel microwave multiplexers in a compact 2U form factor. The 60-800 supports 50Ω multiplexers with a bandwidth of 20 GHz using SMA connectors, while the 60-820 supports 75Ω multiplexers with a bandwidth of 2.5 GHz using DIN1.6/5.6 connectors. The form factor allows more efficient use of rack space when compared to fitting microwave multiplexers in a PXI environment. Use of these products saves PXI slots for other instruments, potentially eliminating the need for additional PXI chassis. The LXI Class C compliant interface allows the platforms to be remotely controlled via its Ethernet port through a Web browser or by the programmatic interface.