20 November 2012 Pickering unveils LXI wideband modular matrix 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. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.pickeringtest.com/ Companies Pickering Interfaces Ltd This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.