Pickering Interfaces launches pair of Gen 3 PXIe chassis
Maximising PXI application flexibility, Pickering Interfaces has released two PXI Express (PXIe) chassis. The hybrid, eight- and 18-slot Gen 3 PXIe chassis are designed for high performance, benchtop or rack-mount applications. Both feature an intelligent chassis management system that monitors the power supply voltage, internal temperature and cooling fan speed.
Pickering’s 42-924 eight-slot chassis provides seven hybrid-compatible slots for application flexibility. The 42-925 18-slot chassis provides one PXIe system slot, one PXIe timing slot and 16 hybrid-compatible slots for similar versatility. Any 3U PXI, PXIe, or Compact PCI-compliant module will work in any module slot.
The 4U high chassis also benefit from high-capacity system power supplies rated at 400W (eight-slot) and 1200W (18-slot). Fans and a direct convection design ensure maximum PXI module cooling, enabling the chassis to operate over an extended ambient temperature range of 0 to +50 degrees C. Front-to-back cooling does not require space to be left between rack-mounted devices; this provides greater instrument density. The current condition of the chassis can be monitored remotely via a port on the rear panel.
According to Lee Huckle, Pickering’s product manager, “Customers need maximum flexibility to use both PXI and PXIe modules, and these hybrid chassis support the latest generation (Gen 3) PXIe modules from all manufacturers, as well as Pickering products”.
Both chassis include low operating noise, external clocking capability and rack mount handles as standard. They are also covered by a three-year warranty.
Pickering Interfaces designs and manufactures modular signal switching and simulation for use in electronic test and verification. It claims to offer the largest range of switching and simulation products in the industry for PXI, LXI, and PCI applications. To support these products, it also provides cable and connector solutions, diagnostic test tools, and application software and software drivers created by an in-house software team.
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. The company currently serves all electronics industries including, automotive, aerospace and defence, energy, industrial, communications, medical and semiconductor.