Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of 6U PXI matrices with the introduction of the 45-541 and 45-542 high density matrices.
The 45-541 is a reed relay matrix occupying one slot of a 6U PXI chassis which provides a 132×8 matrix that supports 0.5A switching and up to 10W hot switch capacity. User connections are provided through easy to use 50 way D Type connectors. The module includes built-in-relay-self-test (BIRST) capability that allows functional checks on all the reed relays to be conducted without the use of supporting test equipment.
The 45-542 is an electro-mechanical relay (EMR) based matrix occupying just one slot of a 6U PXI chassis supporting a 132×8 matrix with 1A, 60W switching capacity. It is user pin compatible with the 45-541.