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Scalable matrix housed in LXI chassis

27 Nov 2012

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Pickering Interfaces has unveiled its 65-110 LXI modular matrix platform. The company's latest product provides a matrix bandwidth in excess of 200MHz for data acquisition applications requiring Y to X point-to-point connections. Matrices are created by populating the 65-110 chassis with plug-in modules that provide access to the X and Y connections on SMB coaxial connectors.


Designed for high bandwidth and low crosstalk, the 65-110 achieves a usable bandwidth of up to 500MHz and crosstalk of better than 60 dB at 30MHz and typically better than 45 dB at 500MHz, even on adjacent paths. The 65-110 includes a self-test function that allows it to check all connection paths with the signal connections in place, but not injecting current.

The chassis supports matrices with Y-axis sizes of 8 or 16 connections and X-axis sizes of up to 104 connections in increments of 8. Engineers can specify as many or as few plug-in modules as required, and modules can be added in the field. The chassis detects the presence of the plug-in modules and configures them as a single matrix.

A LXI Version 1.4-compliant interface allows Ethernet-based control of the matrix. All LXI modules are supplied with built-in software drivers, web pages for configuration, and soft front panels as required by the LXI specification.

The 65-110-001 LXI chassis costs $5495.

Prices for the plug-in modules start at $1335.Data Sheet for the 65-110 LXI modular matrix platform is available here.

Visit Pickering Interfaces at the company's website.

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