Pickering Interfaces

Pickering Interfaces designs and manufactures modular signal switching and instrumentation for use in electronic test and simulation. We offer the largest range of switching cards in the industry for PXI, LXI, PCI and GPIB applications as well as a full range of supporting cables and connectors. Our products are specified in test systems installed throughout the world and have a reputation for providing excellent reliability and value.

Nobody Does Switching Better than Pickering

We are continually expanding our range of switching products – because when it comes to test, our customers care about breadth of choice. In order for test engineers to balance their budget with the specified testing requirements, they need choices – in other words, just enough switching for their application. Our philosophy has always been to offer the right amount of switching, with the required performance, at the right cost no matter what the application may be. 

All module and cabling manufacturing processes are done within our two factories on flexible manufacturing lines allowing us to offer simple customization to meet our customers' needs. No matter what the test platform, we can provide a cost-effective solution for your switching requirements. We are also the only switch provider with in-house reed relay manufacturing capability.

Pickering offers the largest range of switching products available in PXI format

Because we consistently invest heavily in R&D, we now offer well over 1,000 PXI modules, more than all of our PXI market segment competitors combined. Our PXI modules range from our BRIC high-density switching matricesRF & microwave, and optical switching products through to standard and precision programmable resistor switching networks for sensor emulation.

Contact Us

Western US Office Telephone: +1 541-471-0700

Eastern US Office Telephone: +1 781-897-1710

Fax: +1 541-471-8828

support@pickeringtest.com

Learn about Pickering Interfaces Switch Path Manager - Signal Routing Software Strain Gauge Simulator Demo using LabView

 
 


Products

Pickering BRIC™ - Large PXI Matrix Modules

High-Density Packaging and Integrated Backplanes for Automated Test Systems
 
  • Highest crosspoint density
  • Up to 1Amp and 2Amp scalable matrices
  • Integrated PXI matrix modules with built-In analog bus
  • Available as 2, 4 and 8-Slot 3U PXI modules
  • High bandwidth - up to 35MHz
  • Wide range of fully configured Y bus architectures
With Pickering's BRIC Large PXI Matrix Modules, the use of high-density packaging and integrated backplanes enables a large PXI matrix to be implemented with no user configuration or special matrix expansion kits. These matrices use thru-hole mechanical relays (not surface mount) and can be serviced using standard de-soldering tools simplifying repair and reducing down time. Our BRIC large PXI matrix's integrated design ensures high matrix performance with high signal bandwidth and fewer system implementation errors.
All of our PXI matrix modules can be programmed with our IVI-compliant software drivers and we also have a general soft front panel application so you can become familiar with the modules quickly and to enable manual control. To simplify the management of complex switch systems, we also offer our signal routing software, Switch Path Manager. To ensure speedy and successful system integration, check out our large range of mating cables and connectors.
For an overview of these high performance large PXI matrix solutions, take a look here >> Get the BRIC Advantage

Pickering General Purpose PXI Relay Switch Modules

Offering a wide range of general purpose PXI relay switch modules for automated test systems
Our general purpose PXI relay switch modules offer reliable switching in a variety of configurations. They consist of multiple independent relays single-pole single-throw (SPST), single-pole double throw (SPDT), double-pole single-throw (DPST) and double-pole double-throw (DPDT) relays. Our PXI relay switch module come in a variety of relay types including reed relays, electromechanical relays (EMR) and solid state relays—offering you the kind of relays that you need for your application.

Choose from low-density to high-power PXI relay switching, take a look at the categories below to find the right fit for your application.

All of our PXI relay switching modules can be programmed with our IVI-compliant software drivers and we also have a general soft front panel application so you can become familiar with the modules quickly and to enable manual control. To simplify the management of complex switch systems, we also offer our signal routing software, Switch Path Manager. To ensure speedy and successful system integration, check out our large range of mating cables and connectors.

 
We stand behind our products with a three-year warranty.

Pickering PXI Chassis

When you need high performance and configurability - choose Pickering's PXI Chassis.
We can supply a PXI chassis to meet every PXI application, they range from 8 to 19 3U slots. Selected PXI chassis are available with optional low acoustic operation; suitable for office, laboratory or other environments where low audible noise is essential. These PXI chassis can be optimized to accept multi-slot modules, such as our BRIC™ matrix modules, while only occupying one electrical slot.
 
We can also pre-configure your PXI modules and ship them pre-installed in our 8, 14 or 19 slot PXI chassis to your exact requirements—this is done free of charge. Contact us to discuss your requirements and to learn more about our PXI Chassis.
 
Interested in controlling PXI modules in an Ethernet environment?
 
Our LXI chassis allow any of our 3U PXI switch modules and many of our instrumentation modules to be controlled in an Ethernet environment. You may also be interested in our 2-Slot USB/LXI Chassis, this chassis allows most of our 1 or 2-slot PXI modules to be controlled via USB or Ethernet. Also our 4-Slot USB/LXI Chassis allow USB or Ethernet control of most PXI modules up to 4-slot width.

Pickering PXI Matrix Switch Modules

From low density to high power - we have the PXI matrix switch modules you need
PXI matrix switch modules deliver low, medium and high-density switching of multiple channels in a single instance. They are organized in rows and columns to provide maximum flexibility, allowing you to connect any row to any column, making them ideal for routing multiple signals between your device under test and your instruments.
 
We also offer Large PXI Matrix Modules (BRIC) which includes our 2Amp version with the highest crosspoint density available in the industry.
 
All of our PXI matrix modules can be programmed with our IVI-compliant software drivers and we also have a general soft front panel application so you can become familiar with the modules quickly and to enable manual control. To simplify the management of complex switch systems, we also offer our signal routing software, Switch Path Manager. To ensure speedy and successful system integration, check out our large range of mating cables and connectors.
 
Find more information on PXI related topics on our Support Knowledgebase or feel free to contact us:

Pickering RF & Microwave PXI Switch Modules

We offer wide range of RF & Microwave PXI switch modules that can be used to increase the flexibility of Test & Measurement systems with signal bandwidths up to 65GHz. Take a look at the available PXI switch module configurations below.
 
Download these RF & Microwave resources:
You can learn more about our full range of RF & microwave switch modules here. We also offer mating cables and connectors to ensure speedy and successful system integration. Find more information on PXI related topics on our Support Knowledgebase. You can also download one of our many PXI switching resources here or feel free to contact us.