VTI Instruments EX71HD High-Density, Modular 26.5 GHz Microwave Switch (1U)

Product Overview:

  • Combine up to 12 fail-safe building blocks, dual SPDT, SP4T, SP6T, or transfer switch in a compact 1U footprint
  • Front “pluggable” relays facilitate field maintenance
  • Embedded web interface provides interactive utility to monitor and control relays from anywhere in the world
  • Flexible API supports IVI and Linux development environments minimizing software investment
  • LXI Trigger Event implementation provides seamless test synchronization with external devices
  • Store up to 128 relay state configurations for quick recall, including an automatic power up state
  • Define exclude lists to avoid setting an undesirable configuration
  • Relay odometer tracks closures to facilitate preventative maintenance

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The EX71HD is the highest density microwave switching platform in the industry and is designed to address applications that require non-latching relays and an operating range of up to 26.5 GHz. Any combination of up to twelve building blocks can be housed in a single 1U rack LXI enclosure. Building block topologies include dual SPDTs, SP4T, SP6T, and transfer switches, as well as a 6-line pass through adapter that can be used to drive external circuitry.

To configure your switch simply follow these three steps

Step 1 - Start with the EX71HD base unit. It holds up to twelve microwave building blocks in one 1U rack (1.75") height.
Step 2 - Select up to twelve microwave building blocks
Step 3 - Contact VTI Instruments for price and delivery

Intuitive command and control

The EX71HD software architecture has been developed to allow it to be easily integrated with other GPIB, PXI, VXI, or LXI instruments. The software drivers are based on the IVI industry standard and can be used within virtually any application development environment in addition to Windows and Linux operating systems. An intuitive graphical web-based interface provides the necessary tools for controlling and monitoring an EX71HD through local or remote access using familiar web browsers. 

The EX71HD leverages the EX7000-OEM feature set and provides users with tools that can enhance the efficiency of their application, such as scan lists, exclude lists, programmable MBB and BBM, pre-defined configuration storage, LXI Trigger Events and IEEE-1588 synchronization and triggering, and TTL I/O control of other devices.

  • 72-0375-000--VTEX Switch IVI Driver 32 Bit EX1200/SMX/EX7000 Platforms - 72-0375-000

    (Rev:4.2.5)

  • 72-0375-100--VTEX Switch IVI Driver 64 Bit EX1200/SMX/EX7000 Platforms - 72-0375-100

    (Rev:4.2.5)

 
  • EX7000 Series Product Manual - 82-0121-000

    (Rev:13/JUN)

  • EX7000-PROGRAMMERS MANUAL SCPI COMMANDS - 82-0153-000

    (Rev:15/MAY Rev A)

 
 
  • Switch - LabVIEW Driver p/n 72-0268-000

    (Rev:4.1.2)

  • VTEX Switch Driver Manual - 82-0117-000

    (Rev:15/FEB)

  • VTEX System Driver Product Manual - 82-0125-000

    (Rev:10/JUL)

More Product Information

  • Combine up to 6 SPDT and 6 multiport high-performance building blocks in a 2U footprint
  • Extended life and self-terminating options provide maximum design flexibility
  • Embedded web interface provides interactive utility to monitor and control relays from anywhere in the world
  • Flexible API supports IVI and Linux development environments minimizing software investment
  • LXI Trigger Event implementation provides seamless test synchronization with external devices

  • 16 integrated analog backplane lines
  • 4-slot carrier plugs into a standard EX1208A series mainframe
  • Configure with either Resource or I/O matrix modules in any combination
  • 1 or 2 pole switching options, up to 300 V/2 A
  • Typical bandwidths in excess of 20 MHz
  • Integrate with optional 6.5 Digit DMM across backplane
  • Up to 176 x 8 2-wire configuration in 4-slots, 704 x 8 in a single 3u mainframe
  • Pre-program hardware triggers to automate relay states and reduce cycle time

  • Combine up to 16 SPDT or 8 multiport, high-performance relays in a 2U footprint
  • Latching/Terminated options (EX7204L)
  • LXI/LAN and USB command and control options
  • Embedded web interface provides interactive utility to monitor and control relays from anywhere in the world
  • Flexible API supports IVI and Linux development environments minimizing software investment
  • LXI trigger event implementation provides seamless test synchronization with external devices
  • Store up to 128 relay configurations for quick recall, including automatic power-up state

  • Switch signals from DC to 26.5 GHz
  • Microwave building blocks pluggable from the front for simplified servicing
  • Built in web-based soft front panel automatically detects relay plugged in and populates itself
  • Built in relay odometer for predictive maintenance
  • Competitively priced modules to suit OEM/system integration markets

  • Switch signals from DC to 26.5 GHz
  • Microwave building blocks pluggable from the front for simplified servicing
  • Built in web-based soft front panel automatically detects relay plugged in and populates itself
  • Built in relay odometer for predictive maintenance
  • Competitively priced modules to suit OEM/system integration markets

  • 26.5 GHz
  • Single and Dual Carriers
  • External Device Drivers
  • Embedded Virtual Schematic Control

  • 26.5 GHz
  • Single and Dual Carriers
  • External Device Drivers
  • Embedded Virtual Schematic Control

  • Switch signals from DC to 26.5 GHz
  • Building blocks range from dual SPDT relays to SP6T relays, transfer switches and relay drivers
  • Microwave building blocks pluggable from the front for simplified servicing
  • Built in web-based soft front panel automatically detects relay plugged in and populates itself
  • Built in relay odometer for predictive maintenance
  • Competitively priced modules to suit OEM/system integration markets

  • Switch signals from Dc to 26.5 GHz
  • Up to 9 (1 x 6) in only 1U rack size
  • Building blocks range from dual SPDT relays to SP6T relays, transfer switches and relay drivers
  • Microwave building blocks are “pluggable” from the front
  • Mix and match with any other eX1200 plug-in modules
  • Competitively priced modules to suit for OEM/system integration market

VTI Instruments

VTI Instruments delivers precision modular instrumentation and systems for electronic signal distribution, acquisition, and monitoring, used in the world's most demanding test applications. The company’s products and systems are used to monitor and record data that characterizes the physical integrity and performance of aircraft, engines, and other large structures, as well as automate the functional testing of complex electronic systems.

VTI is recognized as an industry leader with a reputation of providing reliable data, first time, every time. A sustained focus on innovation and technology enables VTIs customers to optimize their capital investment through product longevity, while ensuring unmatched measurement integrity and data reliability.

VTI has customers in over 30 different countries and in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, defense, power generation, automotive and consumer electronics. The Company’s products are used in applications ranging from wing test on Boeing 787 to production test for cell phones.

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PXIe Switching - SMX Series PXIe DSA - EMX Series
PXIe Chassis - CMX Series PXI Computer / Chassis - PMX Series

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PXIe-PCIe8381 PCI Express (x8 Gen 2) Control of PXI Express, 3.2 GB/s Practical Throughput
PXIe-PCIe8388 PCI Express (x16 Gen 2) Control of PXI Express, 5.6 GB/s Practical Throughput
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Digitizers
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EMX-4250 204.8 kSa/s DSA Instr., 16 Ind. Ch., 24-bit Digitizer
EMX-4251 204.8 kSa/s DSA Instr., 8 Ind. Ch, 24-bit Digitizer
EMX-4016 16 channel, rackmount breakout box for use with EMX-4250
EMX-4008 8 channel breakout box for use with EMX-4251
PXI-2005 4-CH, 500KS/s Simultaneous A/D Multi-function PXI-H Module
PXI-2010 4-CH, 2MS/s Simultaneous A/D Multi-function PXI-H Module
PXI-2022 16-CH 16-Bit 250 KS/s Simultaneous Sampling, PXI-H Module
PXI-2204 64-CH, 3MS/s 12-bit Multi-function PXI-H Module
PXI-2205 64-CH, 500KS/s 16-bit Multi-function PXI-H Module
PXI-9846D High Resolution PXI-H Digitizer, 4CH 16-bit 40MS/s with 512MB SDRAM
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Switch Cards
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SMX-3276 152 channel, 300 V/2A Multiplexer
SMX-4410 160 crosspoint, four (4x10)s, 300V/2A Matrix
SMX-5001 80 ch 300 V/2 A SPST switch
SMX-6301 Four SP4T multiplexer tree, 3 GHz
SMX-6301T Four SP4T multiplexer tree, 3 GHz w/ 50ohm Termination
SMX-7121 1-slot microwave switch, single SPDT, 26.5 GHz
SMX-7122 1-slot microwave switch, dual SPDT, 26.5 GHz
SMX-7200 Pass through adapter, 6 drive lines

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DMM
Model Description
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Communication Buses
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PXI-C429-8 8 Channel ARINC-429 on PXI-H
PXI-C429-16 16 Channel ARINC-429 on PXI-H
PXI-C429-32 32 Channel ARINC-429 on PXI-H
PXI-C1553-1 Single 1553 Channel on C-size PXI-H
PXI-C1553-2 Dual 1553 Channel on C-size PXI-H
PXI-C1553-4 Quad 1553 Channel on C-size PXI-H