Pickering Interfaces will be showcasing their latest PXI, PCI & LXI switching and simulation solutions and software in stand 7016 at the Automotive Testing Expo, 13-15 March 2018. These products include:
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.
Both the 2-slot and this new 4-slot chassis are USB 3.0 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.
PXI Fault Insertion Module (model 40-201) – This module is designed to simulate common faults on two wire communication interfaces such as Ethernet. The module supports 4 or 8-channels of two wire serial interfaces. Any wire can be set to an open circuit, shorts can be applied across the wire pair, or to the adjacent pair. Fault connections can be made to one of four external signals via two fault buses, typically simulating connections to a supply voltage or ground.
2 Amp PXI Fault Insertion Module (model 40-190B) – These fault insertion modules are available with 74, 64, or 32 channels and provide a high-density low-cost solution. They were primarily designed for the simulation of fault conditions in automotive applications involving the reliability testing of safety critical controllers.
16 Amp PXI Power Relay Module (model 40-161) – These switching modules are capable of switching currents up to 16 Amps and voltages up to 250VAC. This range is available with configurations of 16, 12, or 10 SPST, or 12 or 6 SPDT power relays. These power relay modules are intended for switching heavy AC or DC loads or for the slave switching of large external relays, contactors and solenoids.
PXI Precision Programmable Resistor Module (model 40-261) – These resistor modules feature fine resistance setting resolution with excellent resistance stability and accuracy through the use of innovative switching networks and software correction techniques. The modules support two identical resistor channels that can be set to values of between 1.5Ω to 2.9kΩ or 10Ω to 36kΩ with a precision of better than 2mΩ (40-261-001) or 15mΩ (40-261-002) making them ideal for simulating sensors that can be accurately controlled to fine values.
Pickering will also be showing a range of PXI, PCI, and LXI switching and simulation products.
Also highlighted in the booth will be their eBIRST Switching System Test Tools. These tools, designed specifically for Pickering’s PXI, PCI or LXI (Ethernet) products, simplify switching system fault finding by quickly testing the system and graphically identifying the faulty relays.
Pickering Interfaces stands behind all of their manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support.