Six-slot modular USB/LXI chassis is for limited space applications

A six-slot modular USB/LXI chassis from Pickering Interfaces occupies a small, 1U rack-height form factor, making it suitable for portable and space-restricted rack-mount applications. The 60-106 chassis accepts from one to six Pickering PXI 3U modules. The user can choose from over 1000 module types including programmable resistors, matrices, multiplexers, general purpose relays, RF switches and fault insertion units.

The chassis is USB 3.0-compatible and has a compliant LXI interface with the option of using a Wi-Fi dongle (which is sold separately). This means that remote control via USB or LXI Ethernet is possible; the chassis can be controlled through standard interfaces found on most personal computers and tablets that support HTML5, says Pickering.

Bob Stasonis, director of sales and marketing at Pickering Interfaces, said: “Possible system configurations include switching matrices up to 3312 crosspoints (three 40-560 BRIC2 modules occupying three pairs of slots) or up to 108 channels of programmable resistor/sensor emulation (six 40-295 18-channel resistor modules occupying six slots). This allows the system to add the necessary switching and frees up the PXI/PXIe slots for instrumentation.”

Pickering Interfaces provides a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support.

  1. Pickering Interfaces designs and manufactures modular signal switching and simulation for use in electronic test and verification. It offers switching and simulation products for PXI, LXI, and PCI applications as well as cable and connector solutions, diagnostic test tools. In addition, it offers application software and software drivers created by an in-house software team.
  2. Pickering’s products are specified in test systems installed throughout the world. 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. Markets currently served are automotive, aerospace and defence, energy, industrial, communications, medical and semiconductor

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