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Preview for Pickering Interfaces for the International Microwave Symposium – San Francisco, CA

Apr 30, 2016

PXI RF Multiplexers (series 40-760).

PXI RF Multiplexers (series 40-760).

PXI Microwave Multiplexers (40-784A).

PXI Microwave Multiplexers (40-784A).

LXI Microwave Multiplexer (60-800).

LXI Microwave Multiplexer (60-800).

RF and Microwave Switching Solutions in both PXI
and LXI Formats Will Be on Display

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.

Pickering’s RF & Microwave Switching solutions range from low-level DC signals to RF and Microwave. These switching solutions can be used to increase the flexibility of Test and Measurement systems with signal bandwidths up to 65GHz. Configurations available within their PXI and LXI platforms include multiplexers, matrices, transfers and general-purpose switches.

These RF & Microwave switching solutions include:

PXI RF Multiplexers (series 40-760) – this new range of RF Multiplexers is available in the following configurations: dual, quad and octal SP4T, single, dual and quad SP8T, single and dual SP16T and single SP32T. All of the multiplexers have versions with automatic terminations to manage VSWR effects, which could degrade the performance of a test system.

PXI Microwave Multiplexers (40-785B) – designed for switching 50Ω signals up to 40GHz. They are available as a single or dual 6-channel multiplexer with relays mounted on the front panel. The single slot version can support up to three supplied remotely mounted multiplexers.

PXI Microwave Multiplexers (40-784A) – support 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.

All of these new and improved microwave switch modules include visual indicators of the relay setting thru the use of blue LEDs that indicate when a normally open path has been closed. These indicators are provided as an aid to help the user with visual checking of routing during system debug phase of test system development.

LXI Microwave Multiplexer (60-800) – this range of multiplexers is designed for switching 50Ω signals up to 26.5GHz. With the capability of supporting up to 16 banks of six channel multiplexers—it is ideal for constructing complex microwave switching systems for many applications.

Also highlighted in the booth will be their eBIRST Switching System Test Tools. These tools, designed specifically for Pickering’s PXI, PCI or LXI products, simplify switching system faultfinding by quickly testing the system and graphically identifying the faulty relays.

Pickering will also be showing a range of LXI and PXI switching, PXI chassis and PXI battery simulators.


  1. Pickering Interfaces designs and manufactures modular signal switching and instrumentation for use in electronic test and simulation. We offer the largest range of switching cards in the industry for PXI, LXI, PCI and GPIB applications as well as a full range of supporting cables and connectors. Pickering Interfaces’ products are specified in test systems installed throughout the world and have a reputation for providing excellent reliability and value. Pickering Interfaces operates globally with direct operations in China, US, UK, Germany, Sweden, France, and Czech Republic, 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. For more information on signal switching and conditioning products or sales contacts please visit www.pickeringtest.com.

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