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Preview for DesignCon 2014, January 29 – 30, Booth 843 for Pickering Interfaces

Jan 15, 2014

PXI Microwave Multiplexers (40-784A)

PXI Microwave Multiplexers (40-784A)

LXI Microwave Multiplexers (60-800)

LXI Microwave Multiplexers (60-800)

PXI 6GHz Solid State RF Switch Modules (40-88X)

PXI 6GHz Solid State RF Switch Modules (40-88X)

LXI Wideband Modular RF Matrix (65-110)

LXI Wideband Modular RF Matrix (65-110)

Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, will be showcasing their broad range of RF and Microwave switching solutions at DesignCon 2014 in Santa Clara, CA.

Pickering Interfaces’ RF and Microwave switching solutions can be used to increase the flexibility of Test and Measurement systems with signal bandwidths up to 65GHz. Configurations available within our PXI and LXI platforms include multiplexers, matrices and general purpose switches.

Pickering will be showcasing the following configurations:

PXI Microwave Multiplexers (40-784A) - Supports 4-way or 6-way multiplexers in single, dual or triple formats. They are characterized for 6GHz, 18GHz, 26.5GHz, or 40GHz and have excellent performance throughout their frequency range. All models occupy just two 3U PXI slots and single and dual multiplexer versions feature LEDs that indicate which path is active.

LXI Microwave Multiplexers (60-800) - this multiplexer has bandwidth available from 18GHz through 40GHz with a 50 ohm characteristic impedance. It has the capability of supporting up to 16 banks of 6 channel multiplexers it is ideal for constructing complex microwave switching systems for many applications.

PXI 6GHz Solid State RF Switch Modules (40-88X) - these versions include an SP8T (8:1) MUX occupying two PXI slots and an SP16T (16:1 ) MUX occupying three PXI slots. Each version uses solid state switches that ensure fast switch operation time of 50µs, very repeatable performance and an indefinite service life when used within ratings.

LXI Wideband Modular RF Matrix (65-110) - this is a new scalable matrix providing 200MHz bandwidth with 8 Y or 16 Y connections and up to 104 X connections.


Pickering Interfaces offers signal switching and conditioning for a broad range of applications and architectures. Today, Pickering’s portfolio contains the largest range of switching cards in the industry for PXI, LXI, PCI and GPIB applications. Pickering’s products are specified in both commercial and military test systems installed throughout the world and have a reputation for providing excellent reliability and value. Pickering Interfaces operates globally with direct operations in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, France, Czech Republic, and engineering support in China, together with additional representation in countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. We currently serve the automotive, aerospace & defense, medical, power generation, energy and commercial electronics industries. For more information on signal switching and conditioning products or sales contacts please visit www.pickeringtest.com. Also visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

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