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Pickering Interfaces Highlights Wide Range of PXI RF & Microwave Switch Modules and Modular LXI Chassis at International Microwave Symposium

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Pickering Interfaces, the leading supplier of modular signal switching
and simulation solutions for use in electronic test and verification,
will exhibit at the IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS),
the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in
all aspects of microwave theory and practice which takes place at the
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA. from June 4-6
(conference runs June 2-7) 2019.

Featuring at the show will be a 13-model family of PXI
8GHz solid-state RF switches
, including SPDT, SP4T, SP6T,
SP8T, SP16T and 4×4 Matrix devices. Pickering Interfaces’ series 40-88xA
high-performance switch family now covers 10MHz to 8GHz in the
modular PXI format for easy system integration. All units feature
automatic termination of unused switch channels, up to +36 dBm input
power handling and excellent RF performance characteristics.

Pickering will also be showing its USB/LXI chassis family including the 60-104
2-slot chassis
and 60-105
4-slot chassis
. These chassis offer a small, lightweight
form/factor for portable, benchtop and space restrictive applications.
Both chassis are controlled remotely via USB 3 or 1000-BaseT Ethernet,
allowing switching to be sited close to the Device Under Test (DUT),
thereby minimizing cable lengths and preserving RF performance. The
60-105 chassis will be shown containing 3 x SP4T and 3 x SP6T 26.5GHz
switches, demonstrating the flexibility of this modular chassis when
used in conjunction with Pickering’s range of around 250 PXI
RF/microwave switch modules.

Pickering’s larger 60-103B LXI 18-slot rack-mount chassis will showcase
a variety of the company’s high performance PXI RF and microwave switch
modules, from 300MHz to 65GHz, including several terminated switches,
where unused channels are automatically terminated in 50Ω for more
consistent RF performance. Most of the microwave switches shown have
LEDs on the front panels to show the energized switch paths – a very
useful feature when debugging test programs.

Other products of Pickering’s RF/Microwave product family will also be
available to view, such as the 40-745-117 RF switch module and the
40-785-521-T terminated switch prominently displayed.

About Pickering Interfaces

Pickering Interfaces designs and manufactures modular signal switching
and simulation for use in electronic test and verification. We offer the
largest range of switching and simulation products in the industry for
PXI, LXI, and PCI applications. To support these products, we also
provide cable and connector solutions, diagnostic test tools, along with
our application software and software drivers created by our in-house
software team.

Pickering’s 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
the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, France, Czech Republic and China, together
with additional representation in countries throughout the Americas,
Europe and Asia. We currently serve all electronics industries
including, automotive, aerospace & defense, energy, industrial,
communications, medical and semiconductor.

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