pickeringPickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and simulation solutions used in electronic test and verification,will showcase their latest high-density PXI and Ethernet LXI Switching Solutions at SEMICON China, booth E7-7134, on March 14-16, 2018 in Shanghai, China. Below is a sampling of the products that will be highlighted at the show:

High-Density Single Pole LXI Ethernet Matrix Modules (model 60-552) – These modules can switch up to 300VDC/250VAC, or 2A (60W max). The use of high-quality electro-mechanical relays offer high switching confidence for signal routing in large ATE and Semiconductor test systems.

BRIC™ High-Density PXI Matrix Modules (model 40-597) – These modules are available in 2, 4 or 8-slot PXI sizes to suit all high-performance matrix requirements and are constructed using high quality electro-mechanical relays for high switching confidence. These modules allow a complete Functional ATE system to be housed in a single 3U PXI chassis for many applications.

4-slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis (model 60-105) – This chassis complements Pickering’s recently released 2-slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis in that they both offer a small, lightweight form/factor ideal for portable, benchtop and space restrictive applications. These chassis are designed for desk or rack mounting and feature remote control via USB or LXI Ethernet. Remote control over a network enables the switching function of a test system to be located as close as possible to the target equipment. This new 4-slot Chassis supports between one and four Pickering 3U PXI modules. Possible systems include switching matrices up to 2208 crosspoints or up to 72 channels of programmable resistor/sensor simulation.

SEMICON-CHINA 2018 Press_ReleaseBoth the 2-slot and this new 4-slot chassis are USB 3 compatible and have a fully compliant LXI interface. These communications standards enable the chassis to be controlled directly through standard interfaces found on most personal computers and tablets that support HTML5, allowing for a very practical route into a variety of applications in the modular test and measurement market.

All the PXI modules can be used in any PXI chassis and can be fitted to PXI hybrid slots in a PXIe chassis. They also can also be used in Pickering Interfaces’ LXI modular chassis for users preferring control via an Ethernet port, including the 2 and 4-slot USB/LXI modular chassis mentioned above.

Pickering will also displaytheir eBIRST Switching System Test Tools, designed specifically for Pickering’s PXI, PCI or LXI products, these tools simplify switching system fault-finding by quickly testing the system and graphically identifying the faulty relay. Also highlighted in the booth will be their Switch Path Manager™ Signal Routing Software – this new signal routing software simplifies signal routing through switching systems and speeds up the development of switching system software. Switch Path Manager supports Pickering’s PXI, LXI, PCI and GPIB switching modules and the interconnection between these products.

Pickering Interfaces stands behind all of their manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support. Pricing and availability information is supplied on their web site at www.pickeringtest.com.