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Pickering unveils LXI wideband modular matrix

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of LXI switching solutions with the introduction of the 65-110 LXI wideband modular matrix.

The 65-110 is a modular platform which connects up to 16 104 X connections simultaneously to 16 measuring devices on the Y axis with a usable BW of 500MHz. A version supporting eight Y connections is also available for use in systems requiring fewer measuring devices.

Designed to be fully scalable, users can add X connections in blocks of eight up to 104 connections by adding or removing plugin boards to the chassis. Plugin modules can also be added by users in the field.

The company says the matrix has been designed for high BW and low crosstalk, achieving a usable BW of up to 500MHz and crosstalk to better than 60dB at 30MHz, and typically better than 45dB at 500MHz even on adjacent paths. This means the 65-110 is optimised for fast data acquisition systems where a limited number of measuring devices need to capture data from many potential test points.

All connections are carried on SMB coaxial connectors to preserve the signal BW and ensure cabling can be adequately screened. The 65-110 includes a self test capability that allows it to check all connection paths with the signal connections in place but not injecting current.

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Simon Fogg

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